Welcome to Missoula

Missoula serves as a center for education, medicine, retail and the arts. Located at the base of Mount Sentinel and on the banks of the Clark Fork River is The University of Montana. The 200-acre campus is one of the most beautiful in the nation and is home to 12,000 students.

Missoula offers a variety of recreation opportunities. Three major rivers run through the area: the famous Blackfoot River to the northeast, the beautiful Bitterroot River to the south and the Clark Fork of the Columbia River, which flows through the city. Fly fishermen, rafters, kayakers and canoers thrive on the waters of western Montana.

Missoula attractions include A Carousel for Missoula/Dragon Hollow, Art Museum of Missoula, Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, St. Francis Xavier Church, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Wildlife Visitor Center and The Smokejumper Visitor Center. Historic Downtown Missoula features classic early-century buildings and offers unique shops, galleries, fine dining, cultural activities and an exciting nightlife.

Several major events Missoula celebrates include the International Wildlife Film Festival, Out to Lunch, Downtown ToNight, International Choral Festival, Farmer’s Market, Saturday Arts and Crafts Market, First Night Missoula, Irish Cultural Celebration, Germanfest, and numerous other community events. Performing arts include Missoula Childrens Theater, Missoula Symphony and The University of Montana performing arts.

Missoula Outdoor Recreation

If you are an outdoor enthusiast then Missoula, Montana is the place for you. We have some of the world’s greatest hiking and biking spots, as well as some of the most challenging Golf Courses in the United States. You can find everything from the adrenaline rush of whitewater rafting the Alberton Gorge, to relaxing in peace on the Clark Fork river trying to catch that record fish. If you are looking for outdoor adventure, what are you waiting for!

Missoula Fishing

Come discover the most pristine, undisturbed waters that nature has to offer.

Northwestern Montana offers competitive fishing for the hardcore angler as well as an abundancy of easily accessible streams and rivers for the casual fisherman. Simply step off the side of Highway 200 and fish the deep holes of the Blackfoot River. Take a float trip down the Middle Fork of the Flathead for some of the most difficult yet rewarding fishing offered anywhere in the world. With fishable waters just a step off the road to three day trips into deep, quiet canyons offering peaceful solitude that can be so hard to obtain elsewhere. Northwestern Montana is definately the place for any and all anglers.

With well over 200 fishable rivers and streams, Montana’s Glacier Country is a truly, unique experience for any angler.

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