stuff to do in Missoula in October
entertaining in march
stuff for kids in missoula
(and this paul's Make It Missoula blog post - 20 things for kids visiting missoula)
But nothing with the full-on summertime action in Missoula for all ages.
From stuff to do in October:
paul wheaton wrote:
"Hike to the M" is always a big one. It sounds lame, but ... trust me.
The carousel is a must: http://www.permies.com/t/7821/missoula/Missoula-Carousel
There are some excellent places for fine dining in Missoula:
And, of course, #1 gyros:
Here's a sense of the scale of the big M above Missoula and the U of M after Paul and I hiked it with Geoff B. in 2011.
From entertaining in march:
Greg M Peters wrote:Fort Missoula has a cool museum to visit. Their winter hours are Tues-Sun 12-5.
If your guests are lucky to be here on the first weekend of the month - First Friday is awesome, even in March.
If they happen to be here on the third Thursday of the month, Artini - at the Missoula Art Museum is fun too. Art and wine, mmmm. http://www.missoulaartmuseum.org/index.php/fuseaction/participate.artiniThursday.htm
The Rocky Mountain Elk foundation has a museum for wildlife buffs. http://www.rmef.org/AboutUs/VisitorCenter/ There's a nature trail there too, who knew?!
University of Montana Events are typically open to the public too. Presidential Lectures, drama, music, student readings, art shows. Check out http://www.umt.edu/home/artsentertainment/ for more info.
http://www.missoulaevents.net/ - lots of music, theatre, education and other events listed here
Rockin' Rudy's - awesome, quirky, music and gift store
Big Dipper Ice Cream
Out to Lunch - a weekly performing arts festival Wednesdays at Caras Park June-August, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
FREE Tuesdays-Saturdsay 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The farmer's markets:
http://www.missoulafarmersmarket.com/ - Saturdays May-September, Tuesday eves July-September
http://www.clarkforkmarket.com/ - Saturdays May-September
http://www.missoulapeoplesmarket.org/ - arts & crafts, Saturdays May-September
(check websites for exact start and stop dates)
Outside of town:
Jerry Johnson hot springs
Lolo Hot Springs on Lolo Pass - hot spring pool, regular pool, restaurant & hiking trails
Quinn's Hot Springs - north of St. Regis
Hot Springs - the town and various pools and resorts
Glacier National Park
I tried to cull the most popular suggestions from the other threads...what did I miss?
The Missoula Insectarium is an arthropod educational museum and classroom located in downtown Missoula.
Admission is $4
218 E Front St, Suite 200 (second Floor)
Website - http://www.missoulabutterflyhouse.org/
Find them on FB https://www.facebook.com/pages/Missoula-Insectarium/169743129718253?fref=ts