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Indoor and Outdoor Missoula Attractions

Nestled in the northern Rockies, Red Lion Inn & Suites Missoula is conveniently located near the area's best attractions. Take a drive up north to Glacier National Park for a day of fly fishing and whitewater rafting, or explore Missoula's hidden gems, including artisanal shops, epicurean delights, innovative art, and stunning architecture. After a long day of exploring local attractions, return to resort-style amenities like our heated outdoor pool and hot tub.

Experience the perfect balance of invigorating wilderness and charming town life with some of our favorite Missoula things to do below. For the top Missoula attractions for kids, click here.

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Charlie B's 428 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, Mt 59802 406-549-3589 0.65
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Sushi Hana Downtown 403 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, Mt 59802 406-549-7979 0.6
Ciao Mambo 541 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, Mt 59801 406-543-0377 0.9
El Cazador 101 S Higgins Ave #1, Missoula, Mt 59802 406-728-3657 0.6
Red Bird 111 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, Mt 59802 406-549-2906 0.6
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Missoula Downtown North Higgins Avenue, Missoula, Montana 406-543-4238 0.62
Southgate Mall 2901 Brooks St, Missoula, Mt 59801 406-721-5140 3.05
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Carousel for Missoula 101 Carousel Drive Missoula, MT 59802 406-549-8382 0.61
Riverfront Trail 101 EAST MAIN MISSOULA, MT 59801 0.56
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Missoula Children's Museum 225 W Front St, Missoula, Mt 59802 406-541-7529 0.48
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Top Hat Lounge 134 W Front St, Missoula, Mt 59802 406-728-9865 0
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James Bar 127 West Alder Street, Missoula, Montana 406-721-8158 0.65
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Wilma Theater 131 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, Mt 59802 406-728-2521 0.63
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Le Petit Outre 129 S 4th St W, Missoula, Mt 59801 406-543-3311 0.98
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Caras Park 101 Carousel Dr, Missoula, Mt 59802 0.61
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Brennan's Wave

Brennan's Wave is an engineered whitewater play wave in the middle of the Clark Fork River. Visit the banks of Caras Park to watch extreme kayakers and surfers take on the force of this man-made wave.

The "M"

Los Angeles has the Hollywood sign and Missoula has our "M" Located on the slopes of Mt. Sentinel, this grand concrete "M" can be found overlooking the University of Montana campus. Lace up your boots and hike the switchback trail to the "M" for spectacular views of the city and Missoula Valley.

River City Roots Festival

Luring in over 10,000 fans a year, River City Roots Festival is one of the top Montana attractions and winner of the 2009 Montana Tourism Event of the Year. Run four miles through the heart of the city and enjoy two days of live music, art, and entertainment for all ages.

Riverfront Trail at Caras Park

Located in downtown Missoula, just a 10-minute walk from our hotel, Riverfront Trail is a paved trail that runs through Caras Park. Come out on Thursday for live performances and weekday lunches hosted by the Missoula Downtown Association

Smokejumper Visitor Center

The Smokejumper Visitor Center Home is home to the largest smokejumper base in the country. Explore the fascinating history of aerial firefighters with a free tour through the Smokejumper loft, ready room and National Smokejumper memorial. During the summer, check out the fire lookout tour at the museum for a chance to catch the smokejumper aircrafts in action.

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