Things to do in MISSOULA with kids

Montana is truly a special place. Unspoilt wilderness, amazing wildlife, and a true American West way about it…a place where kids can experience what small-town frontier America may have been like. Oh yes, and dinosaurs!  (Make sure you visit the numerous museums like Great Plains Dinosaur Museum)

Kids can’t go to Montana and not experience the wild outdoors. Glacier National Park has an incredibly unique ecosystem, and Bitterroot National Forest spans over 1.6 million acres! The scenery in Montana is magical and a haven for kids to explore in.

History can be relived with sites like Little Bighorn Battlefield, as well as incredible museums like the frontier inspired Fort Benton Heritage Museum, and the Museum of the Rockies.  An amazing education for kids!

Wait, you want cowboys? Why didn't you say so! There are plenty of true Western experiences to be had for kids with activities such as Jakes Horses, or perhaps a visit to a true working ranch with Grant-Kohrs Ranch!

With 180 degrees of Big Sky, Montana is an unforgettable experience for kids, and a state with countless places to visit with kids!

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  • National Museum of Forest Service History

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    (1 miles) Missoula

    The National Museum of Forest Service History (NMFSH) is a non-profit, privately operated, nationally recognized museum organization located in Missoula, Montana. The museum's mission is to collect, ...

  • City Life Paintball

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    (1 miles) Missoula

    An adrenaline rush for the whole family. A chance to strategize with Dad or your buddies. Learn Teamwork. Indoor and outdoor courses; Open Play, Private parties, Leagues, and Tournaments. All ...

  • Currents Aquatic Center

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    (1 miles) Missoula

    A community indoor facility boasting two water slides, a children’s water playground, leisure pool and more!

  • Dragon Hollow

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    (1 miles) Missoula

    A magical play area for kids, built by the community, where kids can just enjoy a time of play - adjacent to the Carousel for Missoula

  • Children's Museum Missoula

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    (1 miles) Missoula

    Offers fun, interactive learning opportunities that allow children to explore their interests and abilities through play. Pprovides hands-on exhibits and weekly programs to kids ages infant through ...

  • Splash Montana

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    (1 miles) Missoula

    From its three waterslides to the lazy river float, there are numerous ways for the entire family to enjoy a day at Splash Montana!

  • Missoula Art Museum

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    (2 miles) Missoula

    MAM is an exciting and enriching place to bring your kids. With seven galleries, there is always a choice of exhibitions to offer a rich selection of visual food for thought and pleasure for viewers ...

  • Missoula Childrens Theatre

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    (2 miles) Missoula

    Our shows are€

  • Camp Jellystone

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    (9 miles) Missoula

    Yogi Bear welcomes all families to this family friendly RV park in the beautiful Yellowstone Park - even for just a day if you wanted!

  • Parsons Pony Farm

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    (15 miles) Florence

    Unforgettable pony rides with the Bitterroot Mountains for kids of all ages

  • Qwivals Family Fun Center

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    (35 miles) Victor

    Qwivals is an action-packed entertainment park offering fun for the entire family. Featuring Miniature Golf, Go-Kart Rides, Bodacious Bumper Cars, Moon Jumpers, Water Wars, Corn Maze, Haunted ...

  • Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana

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    (40 miles) Charlo

    Named after Chief Joseph Ninepipes, a Bitterroot Salish Chief, the museum is nestled under the protection of the Mission Mountain Range. It contains a wealth of early photos, artifacts and antiques ...

  • Daly Mansion

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    (43 miles) Hamilton

    Children can experience and learn history at the summer home of Copper Baron and millionaire Marcus Daly and family. Wonderful landscaped grounds are great for playing and picnicking!

  • Miracle of America Museum and Pioneer Village

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    (57 miles) Polson

    The largest museum in Montana spanning nearly 5 acres, gives a great insight into the lives of Americans in the days gone by.

  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch

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    (68 miles) Deer Lodge

    It's all about the American West at this national historic site dedicated to the cattlemen in American history. A yee haw family day out in Montana!

  • Big Sky RV Park

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    (71 miles) Anaconda

    An RV park for water lovers right on Flathead Lake, with mooring slips, boat launch, and fishing.

  • Copper Village Museum And Arts Center

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    (72 miles) Anaconda

    The Copper Village Museum and Arts Center is a free museum located in a historical structure which was, thankfully, spared from demolition. The family will enjoy a vast array of exhibitions which ...

  • Bitterroot National Forest

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    (77 miles) Darby

    Only 1.6 million acres of forest to explore in this amazing Montana wilderness, with summer and winter activities for everybody!

  • The World Museum of Mining

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    (91 miles) Butte

    Founded in 1963, Butte Montana experienced a century of hardrock mining and earned the reputation of being home to one of the world's most productive copper mines of all time.

  • The Montana Historical Society Museum

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    (91 miles) Helena

    The Montana Historical Society Museum, Montana's Museum, collects, preserves, and interprets fine art, historical, archaeological, and ethnological artifacts that pertain to Montana and its adjoining ...

  • Route of the Hiawatha

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    (94 miles) Mullan

    The Route of the Hiawatha is the "Crown Jewel" of rail-to-trail mountain bicycle trails in the USA. It's a great family adventure with spectacular scenery and is easily ridden by a wide variety of ...

  • Exploration Works

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    (96 miles) Helena

    A great hands on day of science experiments and fun experiences!

  • The Holter Museum of Art

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    (96 miles) helena

    The Holter Museum of Art serves Montana and neighboring states with a quality visual arts exhibition program that includes all media; brings national and international exhibitions into the region; ...

  • Last Chance Tour Train

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    (97 miles) Helena

    Ride the Last Chance Tour train through the streets of Helena, Montana. Take an hour of your time to experience Helena's colorful past. From its beginning, spurred by the discovery of gold in Last ...

  • Wallace District Mining Museum

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    (99 miles) Wallace

    The Silver Valley is the richest silver mining region in the world. In just one hundred twenty years, over 1.1 BILLION ounces of silver have been produced from mines in this valley. The museum ...

  • Sierra Silver Mine Tour

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    (99 miles) Wallace

    Go underground in a real silver mine! You will experience first hand hard-rock silver mining in the richest mining district on earth! You'll see pneumatic powered mining machines in operation, and ...

  • Route Of Hiawatha Bike Trails

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    (99 miles) Wallace

    This portion of the Olympian Hiawatha route has been called one of the most breathtaking scenic stretches of railroad in the country. The crown jewel of rail-to-trail mountain bicycle trails is ...

  • Tizer Botanic Gardens

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    (100 miles) Jefferson City

    Here, children and adults will enjoy a day roving through some of the most pristinely kept natural gardens, including roses, herbs, vegetables and the Children's Garden. Plus wildflower walk.