5 Places for Indoor Fun in Missoula
Play Gr8 Golf
Missoula’s greens and fairways might be buried in snow, but the simulators at this indoor golf facility will help you perfect your swing by the time spring rolls around. With virtual courses in locations like Pebble Beach, Calif. and Kiawah Island, S.C., you might just forget about your Montana winter blues.
I don’t know why, but it seems like bowling gets a bad rap for being dorky and lame. Even if you haven’t knocked down a set of pins since your eighth-grade graduation party, you might find that it’s not a bad way to spend a winter evening. Bonus: If you’re there on a Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday, you can hit up the Bowl Dog Lounge for some post-game karaoke.
Glacier Ice Rink
OK, so it’s still cold, but it is technically indoors. Plus, it’s really, really fun, even — and some might say especially — if you and your friends don’t really know how to skate. FYI, if you head to the rink on a Monday afternoon, it’s only $2 to get in and $1 to rent skates.
Downtown Dance Collective
Are you addicted to “Dancing With the Stars?” Do you want to learn how to bust a move like Derek Hough? Now is the perfect time to sign up for a class through DDC, where you can learn the basics of tap dancing, Salsa or Zumba. Visit the DDC website for class descriptions and schedules.
The UC Game Room
Even if you’re not a UM student, it’s only $5 an hour to play unlimited pool and table tennis at this popular campus hangout, located on the second floor of the University Center. It’s also a great low-cost date idea.