Local Area Attractions Near Missoula KOA Holiday
Shopping - Hub of Western Montana
Besides unique downtown shops which are great fun to browse, Southgate Mall has over 100 stores, plus located within walking distance to the campground are many trendy stores like Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Ross Dress for Less, REI, Sports Authority, Famous Footwear, Target, Costco, Pier 1 Imports, Barnes & Noble, Staples and Best Buy. Missoula is Western Montana's shopping destination area!
2901 Brooks St
Missoula, MT 59801
Historic Downtown Missoula
Missoula's best galleries and museums can be found in the Downtown area as 14 art galleries & 3 museums offer original, contemporary, traditional, & historical art of all forms. Native American & Western themes abound, as do modern exhibits, gifts & seasonal showings. Famous Missoula artists, Monte Dolack & Larry Pirnie, along with leading authors James Lee Burke & James Welch, contribute to Missoula's art scene. Check out Gallery night from 5-8 PM on the first Friday of every month when Downtown Galleries and Museums feature new artists with wine and hors d' oeuvres.
University of Montana
The University of Montana – home of the Grizzlies - has nationally-ranked academic programs and performing arts. Chartered in 1893 and opened in 1895 with 50 students, but today 10,600 students work and live in 47 buildings and residence halls over a 640 acre campus. Tours are available by appointment at (406)243-6266. While here, make sure to climb the "M" overlooking the city of Missoula.
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Wildlife Visitor Center
Come explore the wildlife art gallery and view original paintings, prints and bronzes at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Marvel at the impressive collection of world-record elk displays and life-size mounts of grizzly bear, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, wolf, lynx, a cow elk and newborn calf display and more. Take a seat in the theater and watch the finest in wildlife films. Then, further your knowledge of elk and their habitat with educational and entertaining books and videos.
5705 Grant Creek Road
Missoula, MT 59808
United States Forest Service Smoke Jumper and Aerial Fire Depot Visitor Center
The United States Forest Service Smoke Jumper and Aerial Fire Depot features murals, videos, a reconstructed lookout tower and exhibits of men and women fighting wildfire, from the advent of the smoke jumper in 1939 to present day. In addition, Forest Service smoke jumpers are trained here. Open mid-May through mid-September with tours available on the hour.
5765 West Broadway St
Missoula, MT 59808
Local Area Recreation Near Missoula KOA Holiday
Golfing – 6 Major Courses Nearby
You will find many great public golf courses in the Missoula area.
- University Golf Course – 9 hole public (406) 728-8629
- Linda Vista Golf Course – 9 hole 3 par (406) 251-3655
- Larchmont Municipal Golf Course – 18 hole (406) 721-4416
- Canyon River Golf Course – 18 hole (406) 721-0222
- Highlands Golf Course – 9 hole (406) 728-7360
- The King Ranch Golf course – 18 hole (406) 626-4000
River, Trail, Rafting, Canoe Adventures & Float Trips
Historical river and trail adventures, rafting adventures, canoe trips, the River Pub & Town Floats.
Follow Lewis & Clark on a canoe trip on the wild and scenic upper Missouri River, or a history rich hike on the legendary Lolo Trail. LCTA is dedicated to putting you in the footsteps of the legendary explorers.
Lewis & Clark Trail Adventures offers trips through the beautiful Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River, the remote Salmon River, and the unruly Lochsa River. The adventure is always balanced by a high sense of style and comfort. River and trailside meals are sumptuous and diverse, and camp accommodations are outdoor luxury.
912 E. Broadway
Missoula, MT 59807
Hiking in Missoula Area
The Waterworks Hill trail and Kim Williams Nature Trail are a great way to see wild flowers and animals and don't forget to climb the “M” at the University of Montana to get a bird's eye view of the Missoula valley!
Water Parks and Splash/Spray Decks
Currents Aquatics Center a year-round indoor water playground has four pools with engaging water features for every age. Splash Montana Water park an outdoor water park is a family fun destination. Splash Montana Water park features an outdoor water park, café, and 50-meter lap pool. Open June through August. Missoula has great parks throughout the area some with Splash Decks and Spray pools for the best summer fun.
Biking Around Missoula
Missoula is surrounded by many recreational areas, Pattee Canyon, Blue Mountain, and Rattlesnake Recreation Area, to name a few.
Throughout the city there is an extensive, beautiful, and well-maintained network of riverfront trails for walkers, joggers, and bicyclists.