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Keep Missoula Weird: Destinations

Updated on July 8, 2011

Missoula Valley

Welcome to Missoula

I know your not here yet, but welcome anyways. Missoula is an amazing town nestled along the Rocky Mountain front. The city has a population of roughly 60,000, with 90,000 people in the surrounding outlying areas. Missoula is the home of the University of Montana – Go Griz! – and numerous, numerous outdoor and indoor recreation activities. Whether your coming here for school, vacation, work or just passing through, you are bound to find enough to keep you occupied. But, please be kind--and as the bumper stickers say, ‘Help keep Missoula Weird’.

Renting a car in Missoula

The first thing you’ll want to do is get yourself a Missoula car rental. Montana is a big state and the fun in and around Missoula is spread out wide under the big sky. Because of our sparsely populated city-area, public transportation just can’t take you everywhere you need to go, unlike larger cities. Having your own wheels will allow you to make your own schedule on your own time. There are a number of great car rental stores located conveniently to those entering Missoula via plane, train or automobile. Check out the map below for specific locations.

Missoula Car Rental Shops

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Dollar Car Rental:
1905 W Broadway St, Missoula, Mt 59808, USA

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Dollar Car Rental (406) 542-2311‎

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Thrifty Rent-a-car:
3309 W Broadway St, Missoula, Mt 59808, USA

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406) 549-2277‎

C
Enterprise Rent-a-Car:
2188 W Broadway St, Missoula, Mt 59808, USA

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Located very close to the Greyhound(406) 721-1888‎

D
Avis Rent-a-Car:
5225 W US Highway 10, Missoula, Mt 59808, USA

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Located within the airport. 406) 549-4711‎

TIme Lapse Travel Through Missoula

Top 5 In-Missoula Destinations

I’m not kidding when I say you will have a hard time deciding where to eat and recreate. But in order to help you narrow it way down, I’ve listed the top 5 townie hangouts below –complete with map. These are the places that have been around a long time an provide us Missoulians with the daily essentials to make it through tourist season – just kidding.

Top 5 In-Missoula Destinations

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Mo Club:
139 W Main St, Missoula, Mt 59802, USA

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The Mo Club, or Montana Club, is located at 139 West Main Street and is the #1 burger joint in Missoula. But, don’t expect a lot of frills. This plac

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A Carousel for Missoula:
Carousel Dr, Missoula, Mt 59802, USA

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“If you will give it a home, and promise no one will ever take it apart, I will build A Carousel for Missoula”. That was the promise Missoula cabinet

C
Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center:
5765 W Broadway St, Missoula, Mt 59808, USA

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If you don’t live in the Northwest than you don’t know fire. Our forests burn on a regular basis and in order to get where the action is and put out t

D
Big Dipper Ice Cream:
631 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, Mt 59801, USA

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Big Dipper isn’t just ice cream – it transcends description. With flavors like Mango-Habanera Sorbet and Green Tea your taste buds will dance. And do

E
Splash Montana:
3001 Bancroft St, Missoula, Mt 59801, USA

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Splash Montana has three gravity-laden waterslides, a lazy river, a splash deck for the young ones and an Olympic sized lap pool.

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