Missoula, Kalispell, and Northwest Montana

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Missoula, Kalispell, and Northwest Montana - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. A Carousel for Missoula

    Carousel

    In downtown Caras Park, kids hop in the saddles of hand-carved steeds. The carousel's horses and chariots gallop on a lovingly restored 1918...Read More

  • 2. Caras Park

    Park/Playground

    Downtown's favorite green space, the park has a walking path along the Clark Fork River. A summer pavilion hosts live musical performances such...Read More

  • 3. Clark Fork River

    Local Interest–Sight

    The heart of Missoula is defined by the Clark Fork River, which cuts through Hellgate Canyon between Mount Sentinel and Mount Jumbo, passes...Read More

  • 4. Council Grove State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    History buffs appreciate this park's significance as the place where Isaac Stevens and the Pend d'Oreille and Flathead Kootenai Indians signed...Read More

  • 5. Higgins Block

    Building/Architectural Site

    This Queen Anne–style commercial structure, a granite, copper-domed corner building with red polychromed brick, occupies a block in the heart...Read More

  • 6. Historical Museum at Fort Missoula

    Museum/Gallery

    Fort Missoula, at the western edge of town, was established in 1877 at the height of the U.S. Army's conflict with the Nez Perce, led by Chief...Read More

  • 7. Missoula Art Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Each year two-dozen changing contemporary art exhibits join a permanent collection featuring works by E.S. Paxson, Walter Hook, Rudy and Lela...Read More

  • 8. Montana Museum of Art and Culture at the University of Montana

    Museum/Gallery

    The university's art museum, divided into the Meloy and Paxson galleries, hosts traveling exhibitions and has a permanent collection of more...Read More

  • 9. Northern Pacific Railroad Depot

    Building/Architectural Site

    The construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad was instrumental in opening up the West to settlers, and the arrival of the line in Missoula...Read More

  • 10. Old Milwaukee Railroad Depot

    Museum/Gallery

    A Missoula landmark along the river's south shore, this 1910 passenger depot, with Romanesque windows, a Spanish-style roof, two towers, and...Read More

  • 11. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Wildlife Visitor Center

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    The visitor center features natural-history displays (including hands-on displays for kids), films, art, taxidermied animals, a world-record...Read More

  • 12. Smokejumper Visitor Center

    Information Center

    A replica 1930s lookout tower, fire photos, videos, and murals explain wildland fire ecology and behavior, fire-fighting technique, and the...Read More

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