| March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments


Nestled in the heart of the northern Rockies of western Montana, Missoula is known as the “Garden City” for its lush landscape and forested surroundings. Offering serene mountain views from every angle and state of the art meeting facilities, Missoula is the perfect location to combine business and relaxation.

Missoula’s 170,000 square feet of meeting space ranges from hip downtown venues to professional conference facilities. The University of Montana houses 41,844 square feet of meeting space, 27 meetings rooms and 70 classrooms. Conveniently located eight miles from the Missoula International Airport and a mere 10 minute walk to downtown, The University of Montana is one of Missoula’s premiere meeting venues. Additionally, Missoula has an array of conference hotels to offer; The Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown, Doubletree by Hilton Missoula-Edgewater, Ruby’s Inn & Convention Center, Guest House Inn & Suites, Wingate by Wyndham, and Best Western Plus Grant Creek Inn. With more than 3,400 guestrooms citywide, Missoula can accommodate groups as large as 5,000 attendees.

For those in search of post meeting activities, Missoula doesn’t disappoint. Thriving downtown Missoula offers 43 local restaurants, 65 boutiques, 16 pubs, eight live music venues and 14 art galleries. With 200 dining establishments citywide, ranging from fast-food to five-star rated, every pallet and pocketbook are accommodated. Not to mention eight local breweries producing more than 50 craft beers.

Don’t forget to make time to experience Missoula’s world-class recreation. The Clark Fork River runs through the heart of downtown offering kayaking, rafting and blue ribbon trout fishing. Mount Sentinel and “The M Trail” is a mere 20 minute hike from downtown, offering 180 degree views of Missoula. Additionally, there are seven major outdoor recreation areas within minutes of downtown and over 30 miles of pedestrian and bike trails that follow the Clark Fork River through town. The ease of access to these natural amenities allows you to enjoy them over your lunch hour!

Travel to Missoula is convenient with the Missoula International Airport (MSO) located 5.6 miles from downtown. Air carriers include Delta, United, Alaska/Horizon, Frontier, and Allegiant Air, providing direct flights to 12 major markets. Three major highways provide easy access to Missoula: Interstate 90, U.S. Highway 10/93, and Montana State Highway 200.

Missoula is a vibrant community filled with warm hospitality, a community that truly recognizes that value of hosting profesional and memorable meetings. We invite you to explore Missoula as your next meeting and/or convention destination!

For more information visit us at www.destinationmissoula.org or contact Mary Holmes at 406-532-3250 or tbid@destinationmissoula.org.


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