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Things to do in Montana

A List from Blue Mountain BB (A Missoula Montana Bed and Breakfast)

*Enjoy The Missoula Area: information about specialty stores, sites, activities, concert tickets and more:

Recommended Guide and Recreational Services

  • Abundant Living Retreats (to rejuvenate your mind and body)
  • Adventure Cycling Association (bike travel info., tours, gear) 150 E. Pine  (406) 721-1776
  • Blackfoot River Outfitters: guided rafting, fly fishing (406) 542-7411 
  • Blackfeet Reservation pack trips and Native American Jewelry- Marty Martain, Sr. (406) 279-3739
  • Blake Gallagher, Montana Fishing Guide  (206) 718-1304
  • Blue Mountain B&B/Tales and Trails – details on our inn page
  • Confluence Rafting: day and half-day scenic, white water and dinner floats 1-888-655-5388
  • Dunrovin Ranch in Lolo: equestrian and river recreation  toll free: 877-373-7745 local: (406) 273-7745
  • Fishing  Guide/Local Author: Chris Dombrowski (406) 546-2041 
  • Gold Creek Overland Stagecoach tours (406) 288-3340
  • JM BAR Outfitters and Trail Rides  (406) 825-3230
  • Lewis and Clark Trail Adventures: raft@montana.com  1-800-366-6246  912 E. Broadway, Missoula 59807  (history, outdoor tours!)
  • Lewis and Clark Tours with Kent Watson (406) 721-3500
  • Missoulian Angler: fly shop and guided fishing
  • Missoula Bicycle Works:  (406) 721-6525 toll free: 1-888-888-2453 (rentals, area trails, group rides and clubs)
  • Missoula Historic Walking Tours with Allan Mathews (year round) (406) 728-2351
  • Montana River Guides: white water, scenic and historic raft and canoe trips (406) 288-3340
  • Native Ed-Ventures: tours from the Native American perspective, Pablo (800) 883-5344
  • The Trail Head: info@trailheadmontana.net  1-406-543-6966 221 E. Front St. (rentals & area information)
  • Wild Rocky Tours: (406) 728-0566  P.O. Box 8184 Missoula, Mt 
  • Glacier National Park is Just 3.5 hours from us and is a popular day trip for many
  • Going to the Sun Highway in Glacier is a breath-taking scenic drive.  The tour line that runs to the pass is a great way to experience the scenery for driver and passenger

        *Also, see Tourist Information sites and Outdoor Recreation (other listings, below)

Animal Boarding

  • Quick-Paws  Doggy daycare and non kenneled boarding

Art and Cultural Activities

  • First Friday Gallery Night (406) 543-4238
  • International Media Center/Roxy Theater (wildlife, cultural films, etc.) 718 S Higgins Ave. (406)  728-9380
  • Masquer Theatre, Montana Theatre (406) 243-4581
  • MCT Community Theatre (406) 728-PLAY
  • Missoula Art Museum 111 N Higgins Ave   (406) 728-0447
  • Missoula Children’s Museum 111 N Higgins  (406) 541-7529
  • Missoula Cultural Council (406) 721-9620
  • The Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale  (406) 721-3194
  • Montana Museum Of Art & Culture  (U of M) (406) 243-2019
  • Montana Repertory Theatre (406) 243-6809
  • Music Recital Hall (406) 243-6880
  • The People’s Center (Native American cultural center- St. Ignatius) (406) 675-0160
  • Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre (406) 549-5155
  • String Orchestra of the Rockies  (406) 728-8203
  • The University Center Information Desk (general and events information)
  • The University of Montana Department of Drama/Dance (406) 243-4581
  • The University of Montana Department of Music (406) 243-6880

Area History- museums and sites (sites in bold are in close proximity to Missoula/Lolo))

  • Big Hole National Battlefield (west of Wisdom)  (406) 689-3155
  • Daly Mansion Historic Site, 251 Eastside Hwy (Hamilton, Mt)
  • Fort Owen (Stevensville) (406) 542-5500
  • Flathead Indian Museum & Trading Post (406) 745-2951
  • Flathead Indian Reservation: National Bison Range  (406) 644-2211,  St. Ignatius Mission (406) 745-2768
  • Flathead I. R. (Pablo)  The People’s Center (museum, gallery, gift shop, tours) (406) 675-0160
  • Garnet Ghost Town 
  • Glacier National Park (406) 888-7800
  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, (Deer Lodge)  (406) 846-3388
  • Historic Nine Mile Remount Depot and Ranger Station  (406) 626-5201
  • Historical Museum At Fort Missoula (gifts, exhibits- Frontier Era, military history )  728-3476
  • Lolo Trail (National Historic Landmark)  and Fort Fizzle
  • Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail (National Park Service)
  • Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation  
  • Missoula County Courthouse (Lewis & Clark murals by E. Paxon) 200 W. Broadway St.  (406) 721-5700
  • Museum of Mountain Flying (near airport) 5525 Highway 10 W  (406) 721-3644
  • Smoke Jumper Visitor’s Center (near airport) 392-4939
  • St. Francis Xavier Church (built in 1889, the year Mt. became a state, beautiful murals)  420 W. Pine St., Missoula
  • St. Mary’s Mission Church in Stevensville, Mt (1st Catholic mission in the Northwest) (406) 777-5734
  • Travelers’ Rest State Park (Lewis & Clark Trail, Lolo) 6550 Mormon Creek Rd.

Fine Dining

  • Blue Mountain B&B- details on specials page. 
  • The Depot (prime rib, seafood, homemade desserts) (406) 728-7007
  • Finn & Porter (views of the Clark Fork River- steak, seafood, soup, salad) 100 Madison  (406) 542-4660
  • Guy’s Lolo Creek Steakhouse (beautiful log atmosphere) 6600 Hwy. 12 W, Lolo (406) 273-2622
  • Jaker’s Grill (more casual, lovely outdoor patio) 3515 Brooks(406) 721-1312
  • The Pearl (country French specialties, seafood, steak, homemade baked goods) 231 E Front  (406) 541-0231
  • The Red Bird, 120 W Front St   An amazing Gormet experience!  One of our favorites (406) 549-2906
  • Shadows Keep (view of the city, beautiful building) 102 Ben Hogan Drive  (406) 728-5131

Ethnic Restaurants

  • Marie’s Italian Restaurant  (open spring-fall) 4040 US Hwy 93 S, Stevensville 777-3681
  • Mustard Seed (contemporary Asian, regional micro beers) (406) 542-7333
  • Sean Kelly’s Pub (Gaelic music, unique menu, 17 beers on tap)  130 W Pine Street  (406) 542-1471
  • Scotty’s Table (American Bistro, classic Mediterranean) 529 S. Higgins Ave.  (406) 549-2790
  • Sushi Hana 403 N Higgins Ave  406-549-7979
  • HuHot Mongolian Grill 3521 Brooks Street  (406) 251-4303

Food, Health, Leisure, Specialty Stores and Services

  • Bayern Brewing Inc. (German brewery and pub) 1507 Montana St   (406) 721-1482
  • Bagels on Broadway (New York style bagel, soups, desserts, espressos) 223 W. Broadway, across from the Courthouse
  • Bernice’s Bakery 190 South 3rd West
  • Big Sky Brewing Company 5417 Trumpeter Way  (406) 549-2777
  • Carla Green Massage 360-8746 
  • Brown Bear & Company  (wildlife gifts, home-made fudge) 222 N Higgins Ave (406) 549-4896
  • Butterfly Herbs (bulk herbs, teas, gifts & a cafe with ice cream, soup) 232 N. Higgins Ave (406) 728-8780
  • The Book Exchange (new & used bargain books)  2335 Brooks
  • Cara’s Nursery & Landscape LLC  2727 S 3rd W   (406) 543-3333
  • Chocolate Necessities (specialty chocolates made on site) 1605 Stephens Ave  (406) 541-2626
  • Dolack Monte Gallery 139 E. Front St. (406) 549-3248
  • Ellie Blue (a nostalgic, elegant and fun boutique, free coffee- located in Missoula’s oldest house)
  • Fact & Fiction (local authors) 220 N Higgins  Ave. (406) 721-2881
  • Good Food Store (organic & locally grown groceries, ) 1600 S 3rd W (406) 541-3663
  • Great Harvest Bakery (free samples) 1407 S Higgins Ave (406) 729-4549
  • Jeannette Rankin Peace Center & Fair Trade Store (unique handcrafted gifts)  519 S. Higgins
  • Lake Missoula Cellars– Doug Wagner, wine maker wine@clearweatherwines.com (406) 541-8463  410 Expressway Suite F
  • Le Petit Outré (European hand-crafted breads and espresso) 129 S. 4th West  406-543-3311
  • Liquid Planet (espresso, fine wines, gifts, etc.) Higgins Ave.  (406) 541-4541
  • Lolo Peak Winery, 2506 Mount (award winning fruit wines from Montana produce) Free tasting M-Sa  (406) 549-1111
  • Missoula Bicycle Works (rentals available)  (406) 721-6525
  • Montana Ocean Spa, 5000 Blue Mountain Road (located in the Montana Athletic Club)  (406) 251-8200
  • Montana Coffee Traders
  • Moose Creek Mercantile (western and wildlife furnishings/gifts)
  • Posh Chocolat (bakery specializing in chocolates and pastries)
  • REI-Recreational Equipment Inc.
  • The Schoolhouse (pottery, jewelry, antiques- located in the historic Desmet school) 6105 Hwy 10 W (near airport)
  • Summit Beverage (local and imported wine, micro brews and other beverages)  3305 Great Northern Way, Missoula
  • The Trail Head voted Missoula’s best outdoor store!  (rental gear: camping, canoes, etc.) 221 E. Front Street  (406) 543-6966
  • Western Outfitters (western wear, gifts and horse tack) Tremper’s Shopping Center, 2305 Brooks  (406) 543-6919
  • Wheat Montana (deli, espresso, gifts) 2520 S. Third West  (406) 327-0900

Outdoor Recreation, Wildlife Activities and Museums and Gardens  

* Also, see Tourist Information Site links (other listings, below)

Sports Events, Family Activities and Concerts

Tourist Information Sites

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