Places to Visit: Missoula Montana

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Missoula Montana

Beautiful Missoula, Montana is a must-see when visiting the northwestern United States on any vacation. If you are anywhere near this outdoor paradise, you must follow travel information on how to get here. Once called the "Paris of the Nineties," its rich culture is something to absorb. Read More

Missoula, Montana is on a glacial lakebed that is now cut through by the Clark Fork River. Just east of town is another famous river, The Big Blackfoot. This was the setting for the novel, "A River Runs Through It." With two popular recreation areas nearby, Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Rattlesnake Wilderness, you will find many fun activities for everyone in your family. Missoula has been called the Garden City as it has very mild winters compared to the rest of Montana.

Activities are waiting for your enjoyment in this outdoor enthusiast paradise. You can hike, fish, ride the rivers, or go mountain biking. Fly-fishing is great here and also a good place to hunt elk, moose, mule deer and more. You can even tour one of the largest U.S. Forest Service smokejumper bases for free during the summer.

Camping is popular here and you can spend the night at one of the many campgrounds in a tent or in an RV.

Missoula is convenient to and within a 3-hour radius of Glacier National Park and Yellowstone. To get to Missoula from the McCall, Idaho area, get on US-12 and go for 143 miles and you'll be there.