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 with Kids in Missoula’

Beauty Lou and the Country Beast Day Camp March 15-19

Beauty Lou and the Country Beast will mosey on to the stage of the MCT Center for the Performing Arts March 15-19. Open to students in grades K-12.... more

2020 Big Sky Schedule Moved to 2021

The Big Sky Conference announced Wednesday it has approved moving the fall 2020 conference football schedule to the fall of 2021, restoring the slate of games that had previously been canceled.... more

MCT Upcoming Show: Shrek the Musical JR

The Missoula Children's Theatre is excited to wave the “freak flag” and raise the collective laughter level of the world as it presents Shrek The Musical JR. ... more

Downtown Dine Local Week Jan. 25-31 in Downtown Missoula

In an effort to stimulate commerce during a traditionally slow quarter, the Downtown Missoula Partnership will be hosting the first-ever Downtown Dine Local Week.... more

Stream MCT’s Robin Hood Jan. 2-11

Laugh all the way to magical, mythical Sherwood Forest Jan. 2-11 with the Missoula Children’s Theatre family-friendly production of Robin Hood!... more

Useful Items You’ll Need When You Go Outdoors For A Hike

Here are some of the things you should bring with you on a hike.... more

MCT’s Elf Comes off the Shelf

Available on-demand Dec. 21-30 for just $5, Elf the Musical is available to view as many times as you wish in the 48 hours after you first begin to view it.... more

Montana Earns Upset Win Over Washington

It was a happy homecoming for head coach Travis DeCuire, who earned a 66-58 win over the Washington Huskies on Wednesday night.... more

How to Choose the Perfect International School for Your Children

Here's some advice on how to choose the perfect international school for your children.... more

18th Annual Parade of Lights Slated for Sat., Dec. 5 REVERSE Parade on UM Campus Drive from 5-8 pm

The 18th Annual Parade of Lights is back with a twist on Saturday, Dec. 5, as the kickoff to the holiday season with a day of free and COVID-safe family activities.... more

Downtown Missoula Gearing up for a Very Illuminating Holiday Season

Whether you safely enjoy the mistletoe, Santa, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, or you don’t celebrate at all, Downtown Missoula welcomes you, our holiday season, and the chance to bask in the warmth of the hearth of our h... more

MCT Presents On-Stage and Live Streaming of Souvenir

In the wake of cancelling the Missoula Community Theatre’s production of Matilda, MCT has found a true gem to bring to the stage that can be produced while following health and safety protocols. ... more

Key Tips for Successful Remote Learning

Whether you’re a teacher or student, remote learning has many perks and benefits that go along with it. However, there is a learning curve for this style of education.... more

4 Important Lessons Your Kids Need to Learn About Traffic

It is a significant milestone when your child takes their first few steps. As much as it is a fantastic thing, it is still dangerous for them to roam around the place without supervision. They can get injured e... more

6 Reasons Why Golf Is The Next Sport You Should Learn

There are several reasons to pick up the game of golf, whether you are hoping to find a new family activity for some entertainment, or get a bit more competitive with.... more

Great Activities for Students in Missoula

Planning to visit Missoula but don't know how to have fun? The city has many interesting locations. Here are great activities for students in Missoula.... more

Cycling Safety Tips From the Experts

Before you hop on your bike, get some expert tips on how to make your ride safer.... more

Registration Open for the Wizard of Oz with MCT

The Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) is excited to announce that registration is open for all of its local chil-dren’s programming, beginning with the fall production of The Wizard of Oz. ... more

How to Prepare For Your Baby’s First Outing

Here are the top tips to head outside and still have a great time!... more

5 Ways You Can Work on Your Golf Game off the Course

Whether you’re new to the sport, or a seasoned pro, there is always room for improvement when it comes to upping your golf game. ... more

Centerfield Cinema: Stop Making Sense

Ready to have a (safe, socially-distanced) dance party? This may be as close as we see to a concert under the Big Sky this summer!... more

FWP “Kids to Fish” Program Allows Anglers to Borrow Gear & Tackle For Free

A popular Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks program that allows kids and their friends or families to check out free fishing rods and tackle is in full swing again this year. ... more

Camp Cooking: What You Need to Know

If you are preparing for your next camping trip right now, read on below to find everything you need to know about camp cooking. ... more

4 Ways A Football Fan Can Keep Track of Live Scores from Anywhere

Here are four ways you can always keep track of the live score of any game you want and keep showing love towards your favorite sport.... more

Third Season of the Unseen Missoula Guided Walking Tours Begin in June

With a focus on providing safe, educational, and entertaining opportunities in Downtown Missoula, Unseen Missoula Guided Walking Tours are back for a third season! ... more

5 Insanely Creative and Fun Things to do in Missoula

From local farmer's markets to natural hot springs, we've compiled a list of the top-rated places to check out in The Garden City.... more

How To Improve Your Hunting Skills

It takes time, dedication, and guidance but anyone can become a safe and efficient hunter. ... more

3 Simple Ways To Improve Your Golf Swing

If you want to improve on your swings, never hold yourself back, here are three golf swing basics to help you play better. ... more

5 Essential Items You Should Have When Playing Golf

There are several items you can take along when going to play golf. Some items are more important than others.... more

How to Enjoy Basketball While Staying At Home

With sports activities suspended all over the world, you might be looking for ways to stay active and enjoy playing basketball despite the restriction.... more

Family Activities in Missoula

Missoula offers a wide variety of activities that can be fun and entertaining for parents and children alike.... more

Griz Adjust 2020 Summer Camp Slate

The Grizzlies will now host two camps for high school-age players in the month of July as well as a pair of youth camps in June... more

Pet Nutrition: The Do’s and Don’ts of Dog Food

Owning a dog can improve the quality of your life, can decrease your blood pressure, your cholesterol levels, and your feelings of loneliness.... more

Carousel to Close for 10 Days Amid CoVid-19 Concerns

A Carousel for Missoula and Dragon Hollow will be closed for 10 days, from Monday, March 16, through Wednesday, March 25, as a precautionary measure for COVID-19.... more

Teaching A Man How to Fish: Guide For Beginners

If you are interested in learning to fish or teaching someone to do so, then this guide is for you.... more

Facts About the 4th of July That Might Interest You

Let’s dive into some more facts about this flag-waving holiday that all Americans love to celebrate!... more

Convenient Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Here are a few easy ways you can beat the summer heat.... more

How Organic Food is Making the World a Better Place

Here is how organic food is really making the world a better place. ... more

Lady Griz Seeking Bye as End of Regular Season Approaches

The Montana women's basketball team will play a single game this week, facing Montana State on Saturday in Bozeman.... more

Traveling with Your Dog? Check out These Pawsome Stays!

Spending time with man's best friend is never a dull moment. The enjoyment we get from spending time with our dogs is valuable for us because they can bring so much joy. Even just snoozing on the couch or g... more

Missoula Children’s Theatre Presents Disney’s Frozen, JR.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre is ecstatic to present Disney’s Frozen JR., February 6-8, 2020. ... more

Montana Returns Home With Clean Slate

By NIC HALLISEY - The first seven weeks of Montana's 2019-20 basketball campaign featured several ups and downs.... more

6 of the Most Fun Lawn Games for All Ages

There is nothing like spending the day out in your backyard and playing some fun games with your family and friends.... more

Buying Guide: Choosing The Best Scooter Your Child Will Definitely Love!

To help you in buying an ideal scooter that suits your child, we’ve jotted down a buying guide for assistance.... more

Exciting Things You Can Do With Your Family This Weekend

If you’re looking to spend the weekend with your family, the following are some of the many exciting things that you can do together.  ... more

Fun Things to Do with Your Family to Make the Most of Your Upcoming Weekend

Here are a few things to do to guarantee you’ll enjoy your family time together: ... more

4 Alternative Ways to Spend Time in a New Place

These four alternate ways to spend time and explore a new place could be exactly what you’re after.... more

Awesome Ways to Memorize Mathematical Formulas

The problem with mathematics often isn’t about understanding the topics, but rather memorizing the formulas needed. ... more

Original Mattress Factory and The Bed Buying Tips For Families

Here are some helpful tips from the Original Mattress Factory on how to buy a new mattress for families.... more

Public Encouraged to Vote in Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest

Through December 27, The public is encouraged to vote in Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest.... more