Shannon's Guidebook

Shannon

Shannon's Guidebook

Food scene
This is a local favorite with great breakfasts and lunches located about 4 blocks away across from UM Campus.
Liquid Planet Grille
1025 Arthur Ave
This is a local favorite with great breakfasts and lunches located about 4 blocks away across from UM Campus.
A Missoula icon of bakery deliciousness.
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Bernice's Bakery
190 South 3rd Street West
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A Missoula icon of bakery deliciousness.
A fun arcade in the basement, good tapas and beverages. Get a table upstairs to look out at the mountains.
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GILD
515 S Higgins Ave
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A fun arcade in the basement, good tapas and beverages. Get a table upstairs to look out at the mountains.
A Missoula favorite with good food, drink, and music. Check their website for cover charges/tickets if required for music events. During pre-covid times, they held family friendly Fridays which featured some student groups performing great shows.
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Top Hat
134 West Front Street
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A Missoula favorite with good food, drink, and music. Check their website for cover charges/tickets if required for music events. During pre-covid times, they held family friendly Fridays which featured some student groups performing great shows.
French bakery within walking distance from the house. Nuf said :)_
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Le Petit Outre
129 South 4th Street West
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French bakery within walking distance from the house. Nuf said :)_
Italian rest. located on the Hip Strip this side of the river.
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Ciao Mambo
541 South Higgins Avenue
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Italian rest. located on the Hip Strip this side of the river.
Great location along the river downtown (about 20 min. if you walk from the house) with good food and beverages.
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Tamarack Brewing Co
231 West Front Street
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Great location along the river downtown (about 20 min. if you walk from the house) with good food and beverages.
A locally owned cafe with patio seating.
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Caffe Dolce
500 Brooks Street
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A locally owned cafe with patio seating.
Locally owned authentic German brewery and restaurant.
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Bayern Brewing, Inc.
1507 Montana Street
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Locally owned authentic German brewery and restaurant.
Locally owned distillery downtown with a great selection of beverages. Closes somewhat early so check their website or call for info. They have small appetizers but go for the special selection of drinks.
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Montgomery Distillery
129 West Front Street
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Locally owned distillery downtown with a great selection of beverages. Closes somewhat early so check their website or call for info. They have small appetizers but go for the special selection of drinks.
Nice walk from the house to get a burrito or tacos.
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El Diablo
1429 South Higgins Avenue
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Nice walk from the house to get a burrito or tacos.
Call for reservations to be sure to get a table. If the weather is nice, you could try the outside seating area.
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Scotty's Table
131 S Higgins Ave
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Call for reservations to be sure to get a table. If the weather is nice, you could try the outside seating area.
Great Western exposure for a sunny afternoon treat outside if the weather is good. Inside seating has a more fine dining vibe last time I was there. But check out their website or call for details.
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The Depot
201 Railroad St W
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Great Western exposure for a sunny afternoon treat outside if the weather is good. Inside seating has a more fine dining vibe last time I was there. But check out their website or call for details.
City/town information
A beautiful little Western feel town about 25 miles South of Missoula. A drive or walk through the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge is an easy adventure to include if you head here.
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Stevensville
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A beautiful little Western feel town about 25 miles South of Missoula. A drive or walk through the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge is an easy adventure to include if you head here.
This town has gone to some lengths to create a fun tourist vibe. Brewery, candy store and other shops attract visitors. Check their website for hours to the shops/eateries.
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Philipsburg
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This town has gone to some lengths to create a fun tourist vibe. Brewery, candy store and other shops attract visitors. Check their website for hours to the shops/eateries.
Our state capital is a little under a 2 hour drive away. Exploring the state capital building, visiting the historical museum the street from the capital, taking a trolley tour of town, digging for sapphires, or catching the Gates of the Mountains boat tour on the Missouri are some of many activities.
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Helena
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Our state capital is a little under a 2 hour drive away. Exploring the state capital building, visiting the historical museum the street from the capital, taking a trolley tour of town, digging for sapphires, or catching the Gates of the Mountains boat tour on the Missouri are some of many activities.
Neighborhoods
Along this area, you will find the Montana Natural History Museum, Caras Park and just off the river trail to the West, is Western Cider, a local cidery with outdoor seating.
Riverfront
Along this area, you will find the Montana Natural History Museum, Caras Park and just off the river trail to the West, is Western Cider, a local cidery with outdoor seating.
Sightseeing
A locally made, hand carved carousel which is the fastest West of the Mississippi. Remember to wear your seat belt. Dragon's Hollow Playground is right next door to the carousel.
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A Carousel for Missoula
101 Carousel Drive
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A locally made, hand carved carousel which is the fastest West of the Mississippi. Remember to wear your seat belt. Dragon's Hollow Playground is right next door to the carousel.
A former mining town that's well documented and full of stories. And, the location is beautiful. Makes for a nice day trip.
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Garnet Ghost Town
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A former mining town that's well documented and full of stories. And, the location is beautiful. Makes for a nice day trip.

Stadsadvies

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The Saturday Farmer's and People's Market

These markets are held in Caras Park in late spring and summer along the river and downtown within a few blocks of one another. Fun to explore and a good place for grabbing breakfast and a coffee/tea/lemonade.
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The Bison Range

This wonder is located about 90 min. North of Missoula. Check their website to find more information about hours and directions.
Vervoersmogelijkheden

The Mountain Line

We have a free bus system (and in the summer a trolley shuttle to the farmer's market) in town. Check out their app for the schedule or there are some maps on the bookshelf outside your room (though the most recent info will be online).
Gebruiken en cultuur

Remember, we live close to wilderness

We live close to wild areas. Animals live here too. If you go out to hike, explore, be bear aware and it may not hurt to take bear spray.
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Blue Ribbon Trout Streams

Blue Ribbon Trout Streams abound within an hour or two. Check at The Missoulian Angler Fly Shop (802 S. Higgins Ave.) for their recommendations and what's catchin' the big ones.