Culture, Craft Beer and Fresh Air in Missoula, Montana
Number of Participants: Maximum of four attendees – ground transportation, lodging, meals and activities provided.
Start Point: September 14 at Billings Hotel and Convention Center.
End Point: September 17 at Missoula International Airport.
Transportation: Ground transportation provided from Billings to Missoula.
Description: Outdoor recreation meets big city culture in Missoula, nestled in the Northern Rockies of Montana and surrounded by seven wilderness areas. You can kayak, raft or tube through downtown by day and sample local breweries by night. After you’re done exploring the great outdoors, head to the heart of the city and dive into Missoula’s eclectic culture. Visitors will find this arts and culture hub filled with an endless array of local art, entertainment and events. Think theatre, film festivals, author’s readings at independent bookstores, college sports, ballet, and opera. We’re famous for a music scene that just won’t quit—think local artists downtown, big-name bands at a riverside amphitheater, and the transcendent Missoula Symphony to top it all off. Bottom line: we don’t sit still in Missoula.
A sampling of items on the agenda:
- Go with the flow (literally) down the Clark Fork River, proudly running through the center of Missoula. Choose between mellow tube floats and whitewater adventures alongside local guides.
- It’s not that we hate a spinning rod here in Missoula, but have you seen our fly fishing? Team up with one of many fishing outfitters in town and learn the art of angling in Montana.
- Described as the “epicenter of craft beer in Montana,” Missoula is a beer-lover’s paradise. Tour the city’s most popular breweries and find out what makes a Missoula microbrew so special.
- When you think of dining in Montana your imagination may go straight to bison burgers and BBQ, but our dining scene is so much more. Foodies can venture down to the wine cellar of Plonk Wine Bar for fine wine, signature cocktails, and quite possibly the best beef tartare we’ve ever tasted.
- When in Missoula, do as the Missoulians do. Visitors and locals alike love hiking up to the iconic hillside “M” for the best views of the city below. Most importantly, don’t forget your camera.
- Connect with nature on a new level—horseback. Wade through rivers and gaze over the Bitterroot Valley with the best outfitters in the area.
- Don’t judge us by our epic outdoor cover—Missoula’s art scene continues to take everyone by surprise. Tour the Missoula Art Museum for an in-depth look at the local and international artists we cherish.