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Downtown Missoula

Downtown Missoula

218 East Main Street, Missoula, Montana, 59802
Category: Entertainment

Discover Downtown Missoula

Nestled in the heart of western Montana, downtown Missoula offers visitors a wide range of activities and entertainment. Be sure to explore its culinary delights, as well as its excellent art galleries, featuring regional and local artists and craftspeople. In warm summer months, check out the bounty of the Farmers' Market. Any time of year, take in a show at the historic Wilma Theatre or visit the Children's Museum of Missoula.


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  • Missoula Saturday Arts &
    Crafts Market
  • Missoula Osprey Baseball
  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
  • Western Montana Fair
  • International Wildlife Film Festival
  • First Friday Gallery Night


  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Nightlife
  • Live entertainment
  • Museums and galleries

Self-guided Walking Tours

Download a guide to a walking tour of downtown Missoula. The tour includes over a dozen buildings, several that are on the National Historic Register. You’ll start at the Wilma Building, built in 1921 and known as "the Showplace of Montana." A few of the buildings hail from Missoula's colorful past, and include former bordellos like the Gleim Buildings and the men’s club at the Headquarters Building.

Recreational Activities

Downtown Missoula is a good place to find out about outdoor and recreational activities. Montana River Guides on Big Bend Lane can get you set up with trips on the Clark Fork, Blackfoot, and Bitterroot rivers. Their riverside ranch and retail shop is on the Alberton Gorge. Zoo Town Surfers offer clients a lot of knowledge about Western Montana with river rafting and kayaking, as well as stand-up paddleboard adventures.


  • Where are some great places to dine?

    Downtown Missoula is home to an eclectic array of dining choices, from family-friendly pizzerias to fine dining for business lunches or romantic dinners. For some of the best Pad Thai in town, try Sa Wad Dee Thai Restaurant on West Broadway, open for lunch and dinner. Checking out books at the Missoula Public Library? While you’re at it, check out the gourmet Italian sandwiches, soups, and coffee of Civitella Espresso Bar, featuring organic ingredients and locally roasted beans.
  • What should I explore downtown?

    Missoula boasts an eclectic range of places to play, learn, shop, and create. Art galleries like 4 Ravens, the Brink Gallery, and the Dana Gallery feature local and regional artists working in paint, ceramics, jewelry, crafts, and more. If you’re traveling with kids, take them to A Carousel for Missoula and the Children’s Museum. From May through October, the Saturday Farmers’ Market is a great place to see what’s growing in Montana. When the sun goes down, the nightlife sparks up in downtown. Be sure to check out the historic Wilma Theatre, featuring live entertainment and movies on its curved screen.

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