Montana may sound like a far off distance land from where you call home, but we’re easier to get to than you might think. Missoula International Airport features a number of major airlines with direct, daily flights. Gibson Mansion Bed and Breakfast is just a short 10-minute drive from the airport, so no long car rides to get to your home away from home. Check out the direct flights listed below. If you don’t see a location by you, realize there are also many one-stop flights from most major cities.
We are continuing with our series on 2011 Summer concerts in Missoula, Montana.
The venue location that is becoming a favorite among concert fans is also home to our local Missoula Osprey Professional Baseball Club, Ogren Park at Allegiance Field. This newly completed stadium is located along the Clark Fork River and the wonderful Clark Fork Riverfront Trail. The park is perfectly designed so that when you are sitting in the grandstands you not only get a “birds eye” view of the field, but also have a spectacular view of the river just beyond the out field. The park is also home to a couple of true Osprey that have found their nesting grounds high in left field. This gives fans and concert goers a chance to watch the birds fishing in the river and bringing to back to the chicks in the nest, all for no extra cost.
From the park you can join into the Clark fork Riverfront Trail. This trails meanders right through the downtown area, making a perfect way to connect to a pre-concert dinner in some of our wonderful downtown restaurants.
This Summers Outdoor Concert at Ogren Park will is a sure hit among concert fans. On August 2nd Willie Nelson with join with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band to entertain all ages. Tickets can be purchased through Missoula Osprey’s website.
So plan your trip now and come and see for yourself why Missoula is the place to be in the Summer!
2011 Summer season line up of concerts being hosted in the Missoula valley is as vast as the people who call Missoula home. So not matter what your music palette is desiring, you will find it here! Find the concert that fits your style, get your tickets, and book your stay with Gibson Mansion Bed and Breakfast. It is the perfect recipe for a summer get-a-way.
For the next weeks we will be featuring different venue locations throughout the Missoula valley. This will help in that search for your prefect trip.
One of the locations for this summers schedule is at our local Big Sky Brewery. The brewery is once again hosting outdoor concerts in their own backyard… literally. Past concerts held here have been a great place to relax in the Montana summers, enjoy a local brew, all while listening live to great artists like BB King.
Big sky brewery is bringing back this popular venue site and have a loaded summer concert series. This Memorial day weekend was the kick off of this summer series, which preformed to a sold out crowd. So check out the the concert series for this summer and plan early.
Make a last minute get-a-way to Missoula before your summer rush. Relax in the gardens, take in the one of the local breweries or enjoy a walk along the river and save 20% off your stay at Gibson Mansion Bed and Breakfast. Just mention you saw this blog post, offer valid until May 27, 2011.
Voted upon by participants in some 400 Marathons held in the USA in 2009, Runners World award the Missoula Marathon Best Overall Marathon for 2009. Missoula is not up there in the name recognition like Boston or New York City, but what they do have is scenery and local charm. Runners love the start time temps in the low 50′s and a course that takes you through the forest, past the Clark Fork River, Majestic Mountains in the backdrop, and end in the heart of a small University town.
Missoulians love outdoor recreation and this just is another great event held in the Missoula valley. As you run the course you will be cheered on by local spectators holding signs, playing upbeat music, or even getting out the garden hose to give you a cool misting as you run past. The race ends in the Historic downtown with a celebration of food, folks, and fun.
Top this race off by staying at our Missoula B & B. We are less then 2 miles from the end of the race, we will accommodate your dietary needs so you are fueled for your race, and we can arrange for you to have a in room massage after the race to help loosen those stiff and fatigued muscles!
This years race is July 11,2010, we hope to see you then.
Wow I cannot believe how fast the time is going…It was just May yesterday right?
Summer in Missoula reminds me why I live here. The area is full of all variety of outdoor activities, so much so that you have too many things to do and you cannot do them all! From outdoor concerts down in Caras park, right at the rivers edge, to our semi-pro baseball team, The Osprey (did I mention there field is also right on the Clark Fork river banks?), to grabbing an inner tub and a cool beverage and floating one of the 3 major rivers running through town. If you do not feel like getting in the water yourself you can watch from the observation deck kayak’s on Brennan’s wave. That is just a snip-it of what all there is to do.
The people of Missoula are what make this place great! It is a very giving community that likes to combine the outdoor fun with fundraising for the local non-profit groups. We have our bike for shelters, where it promotes families biking through the Missoula valley and at the same time raising awareness and funds for the local Missoula Watson’s Children’s Center that cares for small children that are removed from unsafe homes. This is just one of the many events that helps out our Missoula community while promoting fitness and the great outdoors.
Missoula has also hit it off with our Marathon that is held in July. It is so fun to see people coming in from all areas, but more so, to watch local Missoulians going out and completing a race they never would have thought they could do, or would travel to participate in.
This is why it is so hard to find time to blog…with the early sunrises and late sunsets who wants to be at a computer monitor when there is fun to be had! So hopefully you are enjoy the summer as much as we are….if not jump in a car/plane/train/bike whatever it takes and come enjoy Missoula with me!