Missoula KOA Holiday Events
Local Area Events
A Carousel for Missoula
Come see and ride the first fully hand-carved carousel to be built in America since the Great Depression. Thirty-eight wooden horses await riders. Two chariots are available for handicapped riders, and others preferring a smoother ride. The horses and chariots ride on a 1918 carousel frame, lovingly restored and maintained by a volunteer mechanical crew. They revolve around artist panels depicting many of the local artists who created A Carousel for Missoula. The outside row of horses travel at 8 miles per hour, making this one of the fastest carousels in the country. A Carousel for Missoula is the home for the largest band organ in continuous use in the United States. It has over 400 pipes which duplicate the sounds of 23 instruments and 45 musicians.
Dragon Hollow Playground
Located adjacent to A Carousel for Missoula - Three-Headed Dragon! A magical playland with slides, an obstacle course pavilion, swings, tot land for small children, musical instruments, special details by local artists built by volunteers and the creativity of children in 2001. Dragon Hollow has been turned into an all-inclusive play area for children of all abilities. Dragon Hollow is open to the public from dawn to dusk each day. There is no charge to use the play area.
Missoula Valley Winter Market - Saturdays, November- April
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Local food, art and music
The Missoula Valley Winter Market is open every Saturday November 11th through April 13th. Located at the Southgate Mall 2901 Brooks Street, Missoula MT 50801.
Saturday craft and food market run by local artisans is available for all. Enjoy coffee and treats, local crafts. At the Winter Market, you'll find everything from photography and painting to clothing, jewelry, locally made soap, and hand-poured candles. Check out the contemporary designs, and even meet the artists themselves. If you are an art watcher, this is a must-go-to event on Saturday's.
• Enjoy locally grown goods that have not been shipped across the country
• Enjoy supporting our local economy by supporting Montana's producers
• Enjoy supporting your local artists and craftsmen