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 artisan 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.
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.
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.