Missoula – Things to do with your Team

Everyone knows Montana as “Big Sky Country,” but not everyone knows where to experience the best that the Big Sky Country has to offer. That place would be Missoula, a scenic city located along the banks of the Clark Fork River. Missoula brings together the natural beauty one would expect to find in Montana, along with a healthy dose of contemporary culture and fun family-friendly things to do. Missoula is often considered to be the cultural center of Montana, primarily due to it being the home of the state’s first university, the University of Montana. So, in addition to big blue skies and unforgettable scenery, Missoula will also offer you and your team a variety of entertainment options that you won’t find anywhere else in Montana.


Caras Park

Located in the heart of downtown Missoula on the Clark Fork River, Caras Park is a great place to get acquainted with just a few of the great attractions and activities the city of Missoula has to offer you and your team during your stay. While there, you and your team can admire the scenic beauty of the Clark Fork River under the big Montana sky on the seven-mile Ron MacDonald Riverfront Trail System; watch as kayakers, surfers, and paddle boarders brave Brennan’s Wave, a man-made wave on the Clark Fork River; or just sit back and enjoy whatever exciting event happens to be taking place that night under the Caras Park Pavilion. 101 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802


A Carousel for Missoula

A Carousel for Missoula isn’t your run-of-the-mill theme park attraction. In fact, it’s far from it. Opened in 1995 in Caras Park, this iconic carousel is the culmination of a labor of love for the hundreds of volunteers who contributed over 100,000 hours of time into its construction. Now during your visit to Missoula, you and your team can enjoy some old-fashioned fun on this testament to what can be accomplished when a community comes together. The carousel features 38 ponies, two chariots, 14 gargoyles, and the largest band organ in continuous use in the United States with 400 square wooden pipes that are capable of making the music of 23 instruments and 45 musicians. It sits in a circular enclosure surrounded by roll up doors, meaning that it can be enjoyed no matter the weather.

In good weather, the doors are opened so that riders can appreciate the beauty of the surrounding park. In inclement weather the doors are shut and the enclosure is heated. The carousel is open daily, year-round. To commemorate your group’s visit to A Carousel for Missoula, stop by the neighboring gift shop, which sells A Carousel for Missoula-themed wearables and souvenirs, local and Montana-made items, and more. Proceeds from the gift shop help to feed the ponies, so be sure to show your support for this charming Missoula institution! 101 Carousel Dr, Missoula, MT 59802


Dragon Hollow Play Area

If you’re visiting Missoula with a team of young children, a visit to Dragon Hollow Play Area is a must! Located adjacent to A Carousel for Missoula, this enchanting playground is quite literally a kid’s dream come true, as it was not only dedicated to, but actually designed by the children of Missoula. Although it only took nine days to construct thanks to the help of over 4,000 volunteers in 2001, Dragon Hollow has been and will continue putting a smile on faces of kids and kids at heart for years to come, including your team. 101 Carousel Dr, Missoula, MT 59802 


Splash Montana

Missoula - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsYou and your team can beat the summer heat during your stay in Missoula at Splash Montana, a modestly-sized waterpark specializing in not-so-modest fun. You’ll find three exciting three-story waterslides, a lazy river, several spray features, and floating play structures, but that’s far from everything Splash Montana has to offer. There’s also The Lake, a giant 50-meter pool with 50-meter and 25-yard lap lanes plus water volleyball, polo, and basketball. For little ones there’s an extensive children’s area with a zero-depth entry where young, inexperienced swimmers can enter the water gradually, just like at the beach. With amenities like lounge chairs, sun shades, the Crazy Creek Café, two party shelters, and more, everyone in your group is guaranteed to have a great time at Splash Montana. 3001 Bancroft St S, Missoula, MT 59801


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Families First Children’s Museum Missoula

Spark your team’s creativity and curiosity with a visit to Families First Children’s Museum Missoula. The museum’s exhibits and programs are specially-designed for kids up to 10 years old to freely explore their unique interests and abilities through play, making it a great attraction to visit if you’ve got a team of young kids in need of constant entertainment. The exhibits at the Children’s Museum include Hall of Infinity, where kids can learn about mirrors and reflections in a fun and unique way; Dino Dig, a kid-friendly replica of an excavation site where little archaeologists can find dinosaur fossils both big and small; Precipitation Station, an immersive simulation of what it would be like to be a part of the water cycle; and so much more. Groups with eight or more children are eligible for a discounted admission rate. Reservations must be made in advance in order to receive the group rate. One adult chaperone for every five children is required. 225 W Front St, Missoula, MT 59802


Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium

Does your team love all things creepy and crawly? If so, you’ll definitely want to pay a visit to the Missoula Insectarium. The Insectarium displays 18 aquarium and terrariums with over 16 different species of live arthropods, including butterflies, hermit crabs, tarantulas, millipedes, and many more! It also offers visitors the opportunity to get up close and person with some amazing creatures at the Animal Encounter Area. You and your team will be able to learn even more by talking to the Insectarium’s helpful interpreters and participating in a scavenger hunt. If you’re extra lucky, you might end up visiting just in time for one of their special weekly events or tarantula feedings. 218 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802


The Hub Family Entertainment Center

The Hub Family Entertainment CenterMissoula - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4Teams is Missoula’s hub for, you guessed it: fun! This 50,000-square-foot facility is jam packed with exciting entertainment for guests of all ages. The Hub features an indoor go-kart track with both junior and adult karts that are capable of reaching up to 32 miles per hour, as well as a 55,000-square-foot, multi-level laser tag arena. Their arcade is a gamer’s paradise full of everyone’s favorite interactive and ticket redemption games, along with pool tables and air hockey. Having fun is a surefire way to work up an appetite, so when it’s time to grab a bite to eat with the team make a pit stop at The Pit Stop, The Hub’s onsite concession stand. There your group can enjoy classic favorites like burgers, salads, pizza, sandwiches, and so much more. Reservations for groups are recommended. 5055 Expressway, Missoula, MT 59808


Montana Natural History Center

Get closer to nature with your team at the Montana Natural History Center. The mission of the center is to promote and cultivate the appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of nature through education. In adherence with their mission, the Montana Natural History Center offers a variety of educational programs for visitors of all ages, in addition to features like the interactive Kids’ Discovery Room, Environmental Education Library, a native plant garden, a Nature Adventure Garden for outdoor play, and various exhibits. 120 Hickory St, Missoula, MT 59801


Nestled in the Northern Rockies of Montana, surrounded by wilderness, and at the confluence of three rivers, Missoula is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, offering limitless opportunities for outdoor recreation. If you and your team would consider yourselves to be indoor enthusiasts instead, don’t worry; Missoula’s selection of indoor attractions are just as limitless.