I mean, did we have a lot of competition in this category?

Thrillist put together this list of the best hippie towns in every single state in the US, and before I even clicked on the article, I thought to myself, "There's no way Missoula loses this one."

Sure enough, I was right - Missoula was named Montana's Best Hippie Town!

What Does It Mean To Be The Best Hippie Town?

Thrillist's list kind of runs the gamut as far as hippies go - some of them are college towns, some of them are mostly an older crowd; some are deep into the arts scene of their community, some just want to chill and hang out in the mountains.

A lot of these towns are just one of those things... but Missoula is all of them! Here's what they had to say about Missoula in the article:

The city has become Big Sky Country's magnet for artists, hippies, and river surfers—a venerable taste of Austin in the middle of Montana. That probably explains why it ripped off the slogan and now sells stickers that say "Keep Missoula Weird." And also why Rainbow Family peace society co-founder Plunker has decided to call the place home.

Missoula is definitely its own thing, especially compared to the rest of Montana. Are you even slightly surprised to find out that Missoula got the honor of being named the top hippie spot in the state?

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