14 Uniquely Missoula Summer Fun Ideas
As we Missoulians know, there is no place like Montana in the summer. The weather is amazing and there is so much to do. It’s one of the best places to live and enjoy the outdoors. If you’re looking for a few ways to enjoy this summer, then here’s a list of things to make sure you do before fall hits.
There's nothing like splashing around in cool water on a hot summer day. Whether you're a kid or a grown up, there are plenty of places to get wet and wild in Missoula. Here is a guide to some of our city's top water attractions.
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Nothing inspires like the high country, standing with a sweaty sheen and a silly smile after conquering a challenging trail.
Summer is a great time to get outside and experience a wide-variety of activities in Montana. Kids get to take a break from schoolwork and focus on extra-curricular activities that they enjoy. If you and your children are looking for activities to participate in this summer, here are five things to try.
It’s going to get hot in Missoula! Trust me, after the rain subsides their will be scorching temperatures to endure. Where does one go to stay cool when the temperatures are cresting 100 degrees? Here’s a few ideas on places in the Missoula area to help you cool down this season.
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The Pioneer League Missoula Osprey started their season on the road in Helena on June 16, then inside Ogren Park at Allegiance Field in Missoula on June 19. And there are still plenty of home games to catch!
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Blue Canyon disc golf course is arguably the best course in Missoula, and yet no matter how many times I’ve trekked through the trails of this massive playing field, I always get lost!
A virtual map has been created that allows enthusiasts to plot their course with ease frustration. Perfect for the first timers, or the expert looking to fine-tune their craft and increase their winning advantage.
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Splash Montana also offers Learn to Swim classes for ages 6 months to 14 years, beginning June 16. Currents Aquatics Center in McCormick Park will continue to offer swim lessons for infants, toddlers, youth and adults and adult fitness classes (with evening and weekend options), plus recreational swim and lap swim.
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Each week over 20 different food vendors up popular local fare. It’s a great place to sample specialties of some of Missoula’s favorite restaurants. From shish-kabobs to sandwiches, ice cream to fresh lemonade, choose your fare and enjoy the live music meander with friends.
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Did you know that just a few miles west of Missoula sits a whitewater rafters dream? Yes, the Alberton Gorge is home to class II and class III rapids. This stretch of whitewater boasts five major rapids, and numerous smaller rapids. Not only is this a whitewater lover’s dream, it is just plain fun for anyone.
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After being cooped up inside all winter, most Missoulians want to spend every possible moment outside as the weather begins to turn warmer — even at mealtime. Luckily, many Missoula restaurants boast awesome outdoor seating areas to accommodate the summer crowd.
This year, it occurred to me that the fair – while full of many adult attractions – truly is for the children. And really, in order to fully appreciate the fair (or anything in life for that matter) one must attempt to view it all from the perspective of a wide-eyed, easy to impress mindset of a child. That’s when we begin to see some of the most impressive and genuinely amazing things. Oh, to be young again…
If you want to make the most of your next few days off allow us to suggest the Top 5 things you could be doing on Memorial Day weekend in Missoula. These suggestions on what to do around town during this first beautiful summer weekend are for the adventurous type only. Lazy couch potatoes need not apply.
Summer is arriving and with it, lots of time for fun and playing. Summer is one of my favorite seasons. I love having my boys home and the “summer folk” lifestyle we lead over the next couple of months. Butsummer can also mean more expenses as we embark on having fun and enjoying the warmer months.
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Nothing screams “AMERICA!” like 2-ton paper weights smashing into each other. It is the time of year where the smell of exhaust and coolant fill the air, and the demo derby delivers carnage to the Western Montana Fair.
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