25 Things To Do With Kids

25 Things To Do
With Kids

Traveling with kids can be fun. Keeping them engaged and entertained is simple with a little extra research and preparation. Here in Missoula there are endless possibilities of things to do with kids to keep them busy and wanting to do more! Honored in 2009 with a "Playful City USA" Award, Missoula has an activity or play area for the young and the young at heart.

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Visit A Carousel For Missoula And Dragon Hollow

A Carousel for Missoula, a kid's paradise, is one of the first fully hand-carved carousels to be built in the United States since the Great...

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2
Check Out The Historical Museum At Fort Missoula

The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula was established by community effort in 1975 to save what remained of original Fort Missoula, and to i...

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3
Follow The Lewis And Clark Trail

Follow in the footsteps of the early explorers along US Highway 12 from Missoula, MT to Lewiston, ID. As you follow the same route that Lewi...

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4
Catch A Local Theatre Performance

Missoula has an abundance of talented stage performers. From the Missoula Community Theatre to the Hamilton Players, you will find somethin...

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5
Go Shopping, Montana Style

In Missoula we have lots of choices for the shopping enthusiast in all of us. Visit our downtown shops with lots of uniquely Missoula prod...

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6
Explore Garnet Ghost Town

Montana's most intact ghost town was never built to last. Garnet endures along with the spirits of the rugged gold miners and their families...

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7
Take A Historical Walking Tour Of Downtown Missoula

Missoula has one of the state’s most extensive listing of properties and places on the National Register of Historic Places. A walk throug...

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8
Visit a Montana State Park

Take a day trip from Missoula to visit one of the many State Parks that are just a short drive outside of town. Montana's State Parks are ri...

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9
Spend An Afternoon Or Evening At Caras Park

Caras Park is Missoula's town square and is the site for many exciting events such as: Out to Lunch Downtown ToNight Garden City...

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10
Find A Local Sledding Hill

When the snow starts to fall, sometimes the best thing to do is grab a sled and hit the hills around Missoula.  Laughter and giggles can be...

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11
Ski And Snowboard

With a whole handful of downhill ski areas to choose from—all boasting mixed and exciting terrain, epic snowfall levels, affordable lift t...

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12
Show Your Team Spirit At A Local Game

Missoula is home to the Montana Grizzlies football, basketball, volleyball and soccer teams. Missoula is also home to the Missoula Bruins ju...

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13
Check Out The Montana Natural History Center

The mission of the Montana Natural History Center is to promote and cultivate the appreciation, understanding and stewardship of nature thro...

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14
Explore The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is more than just a museum. It's an experience that reveals the beauty, diversity and importance of elk co...

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15
Raft The Famous Alberton Gorge

Hitting the rapids is exhilarating no matter your vessel of choice, but whitewater rafting—led by any one of Missoula’s several rafting...

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16
Visit The Children's Museum of Missoula

To better meet the needs of our community, Families First Children’s Museum has joined forces with the Missoula Public Library, spectrUM D...

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17
Explore Science At SpectrUM

Know a little science buff? SpectrUM is an interactive science center located in Downtown Missoula dedicated to getting children involved i...

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18
Play At Mobash Skate Park

Praised as one of the top 5 parks in the country, MoBash has over 15,000 square feet of skate area. Complete with various bowls, bank walls,...

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19
Learn To Fish At Silver's Lagoon

Conveniently located in McCormick Park, Silver's Lagoon is the perfect fishing hole for the young angler. Or just spend some time exploring...

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20
Spend An Afternoon Bowling

Everyone loves to bowl! Slip into a sweet pair of retro bowling shoes and pick out your favorite colored ball to hurl down the lane. If the...

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21
Head To Big Dipper For Some Ice Cream

With curious flavors such as Mango Habanero Sorbet, Irish Whiskey, Pumpkin, Black Licorice and Cardamom, Missoula's Big Dipper is well-known...

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22
Paint Your Own Pottery

Drop in to the Zootown Arts Community Center and spend an afternoon crafting your very own keepsakes. Paint a number of items and have them...

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23
Hike The M

A local favorite, the short scramble up Mount Sentinel takes you, courtesy of 11 switchbacks, 620 feet above the valley floor in less than h...

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24
Visit A Missoula City Park

With over 400 acres of land split into 45 parks, there is an abundance of playing space in Missoula. Grab a frisbee, ball and mit or just a...

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25
Bike Rentals at Currents Aquatic Center

Tour Missoula on a bright blue Trek cruiser bike - for free! Located at the Currents Aquatic Center in McCormick Park, Parks and Recreation...

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