About Missoula

Some might dub it unique, cool, or hip. Others will experience it as serene, welcoming, and replete with natural beauty. You might spend time here and see it as vibrant, active, and pulsating with places to go and things to do. The beauty of Missoula is that it is all these things and more.

Think of it as a little city or a big town. Approximately 72,364 people call the area home. Off the banks of the Clark Fork River, there’s an active downtown, and it’s packed with boutiques, day spas, coffee houses, cafés, and curio shops. Add in a river wave designed for kayaking, a carousel with adjacent play park, bike trails and walking paths galore, and a riverside park continually hosting events, festivals and fairs, and you quickly realize that downtown is indeed a dynamic place. And that’s just the beginning.

Quick Facts

Founded: 1864

Population: 72,364

Nickname: The Garden City

Elevation: 3,209 Feet

Coordinates: 46°51 45 N, 114°0 42 W