Things to See or Do Within 200 Miles of Missoula Montana
With the news that Montana may see record numbers on its highways this Memorial Day weekend, you might want to stay close to home. But if you're itching to get out and pretend it's summer already, we've got a list of things to see or do within 200 miles of Missoula that means you won't have to spend too much time on the road.
The Biggest Beagle in the World in Cottonwood, Idaho (177 Miles)
Who knew the biggest beagle in the world was so close to Missoula, and that it was a bed and breakfast?! You may not be able to book in the near future, but it's a sight all on its own.
The Whimsical Sculpture Garden in Hamilton, Montana (47 Miles)
It may not seem like much, but this installment just north of Hamilton is absolutely fascinating and is worth sitting on one of the benches to appreciate the artistry for a minute or two, even if you're on your way somewhere else.
Glacier National Park (138 Miles)
Frequently named one of the Nation's top National Parks, Glacier National Park offers gorgeous views over Going-to-the-Sun Road, a chance to see Montana wildlife and miles of trails worth exploring.
Flathead Lake (69 Miles)
Easily one of, if not, Montana's most popular lake, even if you don't own property near the lake, or you can't get a camping spot, sometimes it's nice to just take a drive around the shore.
CSKT Bison Range, Charlo, Montana (47 Miles)
This feature on the way to Glacier National Park is open to the public but was returned to the Tribe in 2020 and has an important history.
Garnet Ghost Town, Drummond, Montana (38 Miles)
A slice of Montana's past, Garnet Ghost Town offers a look at a Montana mining town preserved since the late 1800s.
Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, Whitehall, Montana (161 Miles)
The caverns offer educational opportunities and a bit of adventure. A great place for kids or to treat out-of-town guests.
Seeley Lake (52 Miles)
Summer or winter, Seeley Lake is a great place to enjoy the best of Montana's outdoor activities like fishing, swimming, hiking, or cross-country skiing. There's also a pretty fantastic steakhouse with water views.
Post Falls, Idaho (174 Miles)
Post Falls contains one of Idaho's many bike trails and the North Idaho Centennial Trail is an excellent option for casual biking or walking.
Two Places We're Looking Foward to Visiting
The Old Salt Festival, Helmville, Montana (68 Miles)
The festival will celebrate its first year this June and feature a weekend of amazing food, music, and conversation.
Read More: 3 Things We Learned About This Brand New Festival in Montana
Moon Pass Lookouts, Wallace, ID (118 Miles)
There's a waiting list to stay in these converted fire lookouts, but the views will be amazing and there's a bit of history to learn about the area, too.
Read More: Idaho Forests Will Have Unique Fire Lookouts You Can Stay In