The Story Behind the "M"

The "M" is 620 feet above the Missoula Valley floor. It is 125' feet long and 100' feet wide. University of Montana forestry students cut the switchbacks into the side of the hill in the early 1900's. The first "M" was assembled out of whitewashed rocks in 1909, and given a fresh coat of paint by freshmen every year, until 1968, when all those rocks were cemented together with concrete.

Photo by Nelson Kenter, kenterphotography.com

Posts Tagged ‘Things to do in Missoula’

4 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Montana

This article will provide insider knowledge that will help you prepare for your move to the Garden City or anywhere in Montana. ... more

29th Annual Garden City BrewFest Returns May 6, 2023

Often imitated but never replicated, Montana’s original and largest beer festival will take place Saturday, May 6 in Caras Park in Downtown Missoula.... more

How to Enjoy the Nightlife of Missoula

If you really want to make the most of a visit to Missoula, you will need to know how to enjoy the nightlife. Here are a few options:... more

Missoula’s Most Popular Casino Games: A Look at Local Gambling Preferences

This article will provide you with the information you need to make the most of your next visit to a Missoula casino.... more

Sip and Read–The Ultimate Guide to Missoula’s Book Lover Cafes

Missoula boasts an array of delightful coffeehouses--most of which appeal to both book aficionados and caffeine devotees. Check out some of them:... more

City Leaf Collection Starts Again April 3

Since the weather is warming up and most of the snow on leaf piles has melted, crews expect to start picking up leaves on Monday, April 3, weather permitting.... more

9 Perfect Spots In and Around Missoula for Plein Air Painting

If you love plein air painting, Missoula is an outdoor painting paradise. Check out some of the spots:... more

Sip’n Shop for MCT

If you love spring, sipping, shopping and supporting a worthy organization, then Sip n’ Shop for MCT is where you want to be on Thursday, March 30th from 6-8PM.... more

A Ranking of the Top Five Missoula Hotels

Ensure that your upcoming business trip or vacation to Missoula, Montana is outstanding by reading our in-depth ranking of the top 5 hotels in the area.... more

The Missoula Community Theatre Presents: The Bridges of Madison County

The Missoula Community Theatre presents The Bridges of Madison County, March 9-19, 2023 at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.... more

Top 8 Things to Do Near Missoula

In this guide, we will share some of the best activities you should do near Missoula, so click to know about these interesting activities. ... more

6 Things You Should Know About the Missoula Chick-fil-A

Here’s a quick overview of the main points of interest relating to this already popular outlet.... more

How to Survive in the Wilderness – 2023

Every person who got lost in the woods had no plans of doing so. In this guide, we cover the basic things you need to do to survive in the wilderness. ... more

Casino Venues, Bars and Restaurants: 7 Spots for the Perfect Night Out Gambling in Missoula

Here is our guide to the top spots to visit for a wild night of gambling fun in the Garden City.... more

Uncovering the Hidden Gems of Missoula: The Best Things to Do in the City

In the Montana metropolis of Missoula, there is something for everyone. The city offers numerous undiscovered jewels, from outdoor activities to cultural events, just waiting to be found and experienced.... more

What to do in Missoula on a Rainy Day?

Whether you’d rather go museum-hopping or catch a game sipping a local brew, you have plenty of options to choose from in Missoula, Montana.... more

Santa’s Arrival, Parade of Lights, Holiday Village & Lighting of Tree in Downtown Missoula Sat. Dec. 3

Santa arrives in Downtown Missoula on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1pm for the annual Parade of Lights, Holiday Village, and Lighting of the Holiday Tree.... more

Why You Should Try Kayak Fishing In Missoula

Are you considering a trip to Missoula, Montana? Try Kayak fishing as it takes you to amazing waters and sceneries.... more

Support Local Businesses During Small Business Season

Missoulians are once again asked to “Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is” by shopping and dining in Downtown Missoula during Small Business Season.... more

The Best Wakesurf Spots In Missoula

If you’re planning a water adventure in Missoula, here’s a quick list of the best ones:... more

Why You Should Be Extra Careful During Heavy Weather

Here are some reasons why you should be extra careful during heavy weather.... more

10 things to do in Missoula to celebrate an event

Missoula is a must-visit place when traveling to the US. Here are ten things you should do on your next trip. ... more

It’s Time for the 16th Annual River City Roots Festival!

Music. Art. Food. Community. The Missoula Downtown Association’s River City Roots Festival returns Friday and Saturday August 26-27.... more

Big Sky Announces 2022-23 Women’s Basketball Schedule

he Big Sky Conference released the league’s women’s basketball schedule for the 2022-23 season on Wednesday morning.... more

Protect Yourself From Heat And Sweat With A Lightweight Hunting Outfit

If you want to protect yourself from heat and sweat, lightweight hunting gear is the best bet for you and here's why:... more

How to Turn Backyard Recycling into a Profitable Business

Recycling scrap materials can be a profitable venture. However, you must consider a few factors to ensure that the endeavor becomes sustainably successful.... more

6 Interesting Things To Do In Missoula

Missoula is a great place to live and visit. Find out six interesting things to do while in the city. ... more

Garden City BrewFest is Here!

Downtown Missoula’s annual Garden City Brewfest kicks off Saturday, May 7th, in Caras Park with more than 70 local and regional beers and ciders.... more

Want to Become an Uber Driver? Here’s All You Need to Know

This article will tell you a little more about working with Uber, including how you can get started.... more

3 Wheelchair Accessible Attractions Fit for the Whole Family in Missoula, MT

When it comes to finding family-friendly activities that are also accessible in Missoula, Montana, there are a variety to choose from.... more

Parks and Recreation to Host Free Organic Lawn Care Webinar

Residents are invited to join Parks & Rec for a free Zoom virtual webinar on organic lawn care on Wednesday, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. ... more

6 Factors to Consider Before Purchasing Cannabis for the First Time

Here are six factors to consider before purchasing cannabis for the first time:... more

Main Reasons to Travel to Missoula as a Student

Do you want to visit Missoula and have a good time enjoying your holiday? Here are the main reasons why this city is suitable for any student.... more

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

Historical Guided Walking Tours Running Weekly April through September... more

The Great Resignation Is Making Missoula a Top Relocation Destination

Thanks to The Great Resignation, Missoula is experiencing a surge in popularity as a relocation destination. Here's why:... more

Mount Jumbo South Zone Opens to the Public March 23

Mount Jumbo’s South Zone, which includes the Lincoln Hills Trailhead and all points south of the Saddle Road, will reopen to the public at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23.... more

Increased Patrols in Missoula Over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Here are some tips to stay safe while celebrating this weekend:... more

11th Annual Winter Brewfest Returns February 26th

After a two year-hiatus, Missoula’s premier winter event returns this weekend on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Held in a new location – the parking lot of the Boone & Crockett Club on the Hip Strip – d... more

Make the Most of Missoula’s International Flare

Here are some simple steps you can take to enjoy the metropolitan flare of this small mountain city!... more

MCT presents Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods

The Missoula Community Theatre is incredibly honored to produce one of Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved shows, Into the Woods, March 10-20, 2022.... more

MCT Audition for nickelodeon The SpongeBob Musical

MCT is proud to announce that on Sunday, February 20th from 1-4PM there will be an audition for the final entree of the 2021-2022 Missoula Community Theatre’s à la carte season. ... more

The Best Underrated Places to Pop the Question in the U.S.

You've got a ring, now how and where do you pop the question? Here are some of the best places to ask your partner to marry you.... more

Aim to Shoot: Tips on How to Easily Improve Your Aim

Shooting can be fun but aiming at targets is the tricky part. Read this article for some key tips to improve your aim easily. ... more

Like Climbing? Here’s How To Find The Top Gear

It’s better to do a little research than to just wander into nature and climb! So here’s how to find the best gear for your climbing trip! ... more

Five Great Cars to Drive in Montana

Here are five cars that you should think about driving in this great state.... more

Increased Law Enforcement on Patrol During the Holiday Season

The holidays have arrived. As you make plans to celebrate with friends and family, also make plans to have a safe ride home by designating a sober driver or using a rideshare service.... more

City Sponsors Christmas Ever-Green Tree Recycling Program

The City of Missoula is hosting its annual Christmas Ever-Green tree recycling program, Dec. 26 to Jan. 14. Residents may drop off cut Christmas trees at three area parks and at Garden City Compost to be recycl... more

Audition notice for Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods at MCT

The Missoula Community Theatre is holding an AUDITION on Sunday, January 9th, 2022, from 1-4PM at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.... more

A List Of 6 Fun Things To Do In Your Leisure Time

Here are six things you can do during your leisure time: ... more

Missoula Holiday MADE Fair Supports Local Artists

The 14th annual Missoula Holiday MADE fair is a modern handcrafted market with over 200 local artists & makers. It will be held on Sunday, December 12, at the Adams Center.... more