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A little about Missoula

Missoula is located along the Clark Fork River near its confluence with the Bitterroot River in western Montana and at the convergence of five mountain ranges, thus is often described as the "Hub of Five Valleys". Missoula provides a full range of activity outdoors and a surprisingly sophisticated offer of cultural offerings.

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The history of Missoula

Archaeological artifacts date the Missoula Valley's earliest inhabitants to the end of the last ice age 12,000 years ago with settlements as early as 3,500 BCE. From the 1700s until European settlements began a hundred years later, the land was primarily used by populations of the Salish, Kootenai, Pend d'Oreille, Blackfeet, and Shoshone tribes. Located at the confluence of five mountain valleys, the Missoula Valley was heavily traversed by local and distant native tribes that periodically went to the Eastern Montana plains in search of bison, leading to inevitable conflict. The narrow valley at Missoula's eastern entrance was so strewn with human bones from repeated ambushes that French fur trappers would later refer to this area as "Porte d' Enfer," translated as "Hell's Gate". Hell Gate would remain the name of the area until it was renamed "Missoula" in 1866.

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825 E Front St
Missoula, Montana

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Businesses in Missoula, Montana

Here is a collection of downtown Missoula, Montana businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Dana Gallery


Fine art presented


Biga Pizza


Prepared from scratch


El Diablo


Missoula's most loved Burritos and Tacos


Five on Black Brazilian Grill


A fast casual Brazilian restaurant


The Mustard Seed


Freshly prepared Asian cuisine


Cycling House


Remarkable, well executed cycling experiences


Bernice's Bakery


Properly prepared, quality ingredients


Butterfly Herbs


Fresh herbs, coffee and tea


Hunting & Gathering - For the Home


Furniture, accessories and design


Mood Boutique


The perfect harmony of unique, yet understated fashion


One Eleven


Women's, clothing, jewelry and accessories


Studio Pandora


Specializing in Elk Ivory Jewelry


The Olde Dairy


A locally owned neighborhood market & deli


The Sweets Barn


Award winning chocolates, teas, and gourmet foods