Fifth Season of the Unseen Missoula Guided Walking Tours Begins This Week

As the Downtown environment changes with new growth and development, the importance of highlighting and remembering Missoula’s heritage grows, too. With a focus on providing safe, educational, and entertaining heritage opportunities in Downtown Missoula, Unseen Missoula Historical Guided Walking Tours are ready to roll beginning Thursday, April 14, for a fifth consecutive season!

Unseen Missoula is currently comprised of two main tours: Basements & Back Alleys and Hotels & Hooligans.

The Hotels & Hooligans tour looks at how the average Missoulian (whether long-time or just passing through) lived and recreated during the city’s railroad boom. Scandals from the Courthouse to the seedy underbelly of Missoula’s railroad hotel district is revealed! Tours are offered weekly on Thursdays at 4:30pm.

Basements & Back Alleys takes a holistic look at downtown life during Missoula’s transition from a marginal frontier town to a major local economic and cultural center from 1880 to 1920. The Basements & Back Alleys is offered weekly on Tuesdays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10:00am.

Unseen Missoula promotes the heritage and uniqueness of Downtown Missoula, and engages Missoulians, visitors, civic groups, downtown businesses, and property owners in fostering cultural identity and promoting heritage tourism.

“Even if you think you know Missoula, you will be surprised to know the stories that are literally lurking around each corner”, said Kristjana Eyjolfsson, the Director of Education at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula and an Unseen Missoula tour guide. “The Unseen Missoula tours are a great opportunity to slow down and notice the places and stories that have shaped the Missoula that we know today.”

Tours are $12 per person and can be purchased online at For more information, contact Program Director Brandon Dewey via email at or via phone at (406) 543-4238.