Top 10 Things to Do in Missoula, MT

If you're looking to take a trip out west, look no farther than the beautiful Missoula,MT. Known as the "Garden City" for its dense trees and lush green landscape, Missoula is nestled in the heart of the northern Rockies, in western Montana. Missoula, taken from the Salish Indian word meaning "near the cold, chilling waters" serves as a center for education, medicine, arts and retail. Whether you're in town visiting students at the University of Montana, or you're taking a scenic road trip through the Lolo National Forest, Lithia Ford of Missoula is the place for all of your automotive needs.  

While you wait for your oil change or auto repair, take advantage of some of Lithia Ford of Missoula's favorite local attractions (all just minutes from our Ford Missoula dealership).

A Carousel for Missoula

This beautiful carousel, completed in 1995, was the brainchild and vision of a local Missoula cabinet-maker, who carved much of the structure himself and also trained an enthusiastic team of volunteers to assist in the project.

Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center

Smokejumpers are highly trained specialists who parachute into remote areas of national forests to fight the spread of wildfires. The nation's largest training base for smokejumpers is located in Missoula at the Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center.

University of Montana

This scenic university campus spans 200 acres at the base of a mountain and borders the Clark Fork River. Founded in 1893, Montana's leading liberal arts institution enrolls 13,000 students.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Enjoy several interactive exhibits, a nature trail and more that tell the story of Elk and other wildlife, while working to preserve their habitat in North America.

Missoula Farmer's Market

Nearly 100 local vendors are on hand to sell their produce, plants, flowers, breads and coffee at the Missoula Farmer's Market.

Rattlesnake National Recreation Area

An all-season recreation area, this wilderness region is designated to promote the watershed, recreational, wildlife and educational values of the land.

Garnet Ghost Town

Whether you just want to catch a view from your car window, put some miles on your four wheeler, or walk into Wilderness study area, there exists a wealth of Recreation opportunities around the Garnet Ghost Town.

Missoula Art Museum

Enjoy a free expression and free admission museum, featuring work by contemporary Native American artists, traveling exhibitions, regional artists and more.

Montana Snowbowl

Montana's popular ski area features the "Paradise," a three-mile long scenic trail, and the "Grizzly," which drops skiers 2,000 vertical feet through steep terrain. Beginners will find slim pickings, but the pros will have a blast with the numerous offerings at this 950-acre skiers' haven.

Lithia Ford of Missoula, Your One Stop for Auto Repair & Services near Lolo

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Swing by our Missoula, MT Ford dealership to search through our comprehensive selection of new and used Ford models, sure to suit any driving preference. Perhaps you already have a vehicle but you're looking to schedule a service appointment or oil change near Lolo while you're in the Missoula, MT area? Schedule your service appointment to the right or contact our Ford technicians at (888) 691-3651. We're sure to get your vehicle on the road in no time so you can continue to explore the beautiful Missoula, MT. Contact us today!


Lithia Ford of Missoula

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Directions Missoula, MT 59804

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