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Things to do in Missoula

A great place for fishermen & travelers alike!

Looking for things to do in Missoula? There’s certainly something for everyone in Missoula. Thousands join us for fun Missoula activities by visiting our exciting water parks, participating in our wide variety of youth and adult recreation programs, fun runs, festivals and outdoor recreation adventures. We strive to make sure every Missoula neighborhood is served with parks and open space, recreational facilities and bicycle and pedestrian access to the great outdoors. There is never a short supply of things to do in Missoula!

The outside of the Notorious PIG BBQ in Missoula

The Notorious P.I.G. is consistently rated as the best BBQ in Montana, and they’re just down the block from us. Drop by and try their burnt ends, mac and cheese, homemade pickles, and baked beans.

The Notorious P.I.G.

247 W. Front St.

Missoula, MT 59802

Phone: (406) 926-1344


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Combining A Love of Music And Food

In music, the first set is good. But the Second Set is better, more creative, more interesting, more fun. It’s where the improvisation occurs. That is what Second Set Bistro hopes to bring to your dining experience.

Second Set Bistro

111 N. Higgins Suite 100

Missoula, MT 59802

(located through the lobby of the historic Florence Building)

Phone: (406) 830-3233

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Scotty’s Table is the place for simple, yet sophisticated french bistro fare in the heart of downtown Missoula. Located on the park level of the historic Wilma building, Scotty’s Table is where casual Missoula meets urban Grill. We feature simple, fresh ingredients from local growers combined with flavors from Europe and the Mediterranean for a creative New American twist on classic fare. We are open for lunch Tuesday-Saturday from 11-2:30 and dinner Tuesday-Sunday from 5-close. Beer and wine are available and we offer outdoor dining as well.

Scotty’s Table

131 South Higgins Ave.

Missoula, MT 59802

Phone: (406) 549-2790


The Rhino bar offers the most beer on tap in Missoula. That’s their claim to fame. They have 50 beer taps and change their selection frequently. It really fills up on Thursday for Pint Night. College students cram into the small bar that night but on any other night the crowd varies from students to young adults, professionals and even a few groups of older adults. Come for the beer and the classic Montana bar ambience. If you’re up for the challenge you can attempt to try all of their beers. All of the bars downtown are within walking distance.


158 Ryman St

Missoula, MT 59802

Phone: (406) 721-6061

An outside view of Montgomery Distillery in Missoula

We are a family business with roots five generations deep in Montana agriculture.  The inspiration and ingredients for our spirits come from the Montana landscape but our love of small-batch spirits has taken us far and wide.

The Montgomery Distillery

129 Front St.

Missoula, MT 59802

Phone: (406) 926-1725

People at the Kettlehouse brewery in Montana

Our mission is to match the quality of our beers to the quality of the Montana outdoor experience. Put in beer geek parlance: We live to pair our world class beers with Montana’s world class outdoors. By handcrafting the highest quality premium beers that convey our passion for an active Montana outdoor lifestyle, and producing and packaging them in environmentally sensitive ways, we expect to grow a community of beer drinkers and thinkers that can help cool our warming world. We are… In Search of Cooler Times®.
Click here to see some pictures of our amazing staff that are committed to this mission.

The Kettlehouse Brewing Company

Northside: 313 N 1st St West

Southside: 602 Myrtle St

Missoula, MT 59802

Phone: (406) 728-1660

Bayern Brewing from outside

Bayern Brewing offers traditional German beer styles, using traditional German brewing techniques, German brewing equipment, with oversight from two German Master Brewers, and in strict accordance with the 1516 German Law of Purity (Reinheitsgebot). Established in 1987 in Missoula, MT, it is the oldest microbrewery operating in Montana. The education, experience, and dedication of the Bayern team combine to produce amazing beer.

Bayern Brewing, Inc.

1507 Montana St.

Missoula, MT 59801

Phone: (406) 721-1482

Bartender at bar at Imagine Nation Brewing company

Imagine Nation Brewing Co. transcends how a brewery serves a community by being the first in the country to include a center for community transformation.  Through craft beer and education, the INBC is a unique model of celebration and dialogue, envisioned to joyfully address the challenges of our time and fuel social change in Missoula, Montana, and beyond.

Imagine Nation Brewing

1151 W. Broadway St.

Missoula, MT 59802

Phone: (406) 926-1251

Bartender at Flathead Lake brewing company

There are 16 great FLBC tap selections to choose from, carefully selected wines, a full liquor bar, and a beer cocktail menu that was carefully designed using FLBC beer and the freshest ingredients. During Montana’s warmer months, the front of the building opens up to let inside and outside merge into one. Enjoy the patio area right on Higgins Avenue as you enjoy a pint of FLBC ale or one of our delicious menu items.

Flathead Lake Brewing Company

424 N. Higgins Ave.

Missoula, MT 59802

Phone: (406) 542-3847

An outside view of the Tamarack brewing in Missoula

Tamarack Missoula is located downtown and overlooks Caras Park.  Tamarack Missoula has two floors-  a fun, sports pub environment downstairs, and a casual, low-key experience upstairs, offering the same great food and drink as the brewery in Lakeside on both floors.  Join us for game day specials, our famous bloody mary bar on weekends, and of course, great Montana craft beer.

The Tamarack Brewing Company

231 W Front St.

Missoula, MT 59802

Phone: (406) 830-3113


Glacier National Park is a 1,583-sq.-mi. wilderness area in Montana’s Rocky Mountains, with glacier-carved peaks and valleys running to the Canadian border. It’s crossed by the mountainous Going-to-the-Sun Road. Among more than 700 miles of hiking trails, it has a route to photogenic Hidden Lake. Other activities include backpacking, cycling and camping. Diverse wildlife ranges from mountain goats to grizzly bears.

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park PO Box 128

West Glacier, MT 59936

Phone: (1-888) 436-6267

The Montana Grizzlies football program represents the University of Montana in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision of college football. The Grizzlies have competed in the Big Sky Conference, where it is a founding member, since 1963.

Montana Grizzly Football Game

The University of Montana 32 Campus Drive

Missoula, MT 59812

Phone: (406) 243-4051

Located in downtown Missoula, Montana, The Wilma has anchored the Missoula cultural and entertainment scene for almost 100 years. Constructed in 1921 as a vaudeville house, The Wilma has been utilized as a movie house for the majority of its history. In the 1980s, The Wilma began to once again host live entertainment.

The Wilma

131 South Higgins Ave.

Missoula, MT 59802

Phone: (406) 728-2521

Truck on a dirt road with a buffalo

The National Bison Range is a National Wildlife Refuge located in western Montana established in 1908 to provide a sanctuary for the American bison. The NBR is one of the oldest National Wildlife Refuges in the United States.

National Bison Range

58355 Bison Range Rd.

Charlo, MT 59824

Phone: (406) 644-2211

Hiking in Missoula means endless mountain trails, views of the valley and paths leading to hidden wonders that are just begging to be discovered. Wildlife and beautiful scenery are just a couple of the things that you will find hidden away in Missoula’s surrounding mountains. Get out and Explore!

Hiking in Missoula


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Missoula, MT

Founded in 2008, Strongwater MTN Surf Company is the result of chasing our passions & living our dreams. Our passion is surfing & our dream is to surf the earth.

Strongwater MTN Surf Shop

614 S Higgins Ave

Missoula, MT 59801

Phone: (406) 721-2437

People whitewater rafting in Missoula

Founded in 2008, Strongwater MTN Surf Company is the result of chasing our passions & living our dreams. Our passion is surfing & our dream is to surf the earth.

Zootown Surfers

3067 Fleet St.

Missoula, MT 59808

Phone: (406) 546-0370

an outside view of the Top Hat in Missoula

Established in 1952, the Top Hat Lounge has anchored the Missoula music scene for over 60 years. Located in the heart of downtown Missoula, the Top Hat entertains a wide range of demographics across all genres of music. With an increased capacity, the Top Hat hosts Montana-based artists as well as national touring musicians. Patrons of the Top Hat can also experience live performance art, comedy, and film. Take a look at our upcoming events and plan for your next Top Hat Experience.

The Top Hat Lounge

134 W. Front St

Missoula, MT 59802

Phone: (406) 728-9865