Trending Missoula Video Describes the Town Perfectly in Over Two Minutes
If I could show someone exactly what to expect in a single day when visiting Missoula, this video tells it all in under three minutes.
Matador Network is an independent media company that is travelling to different destinations across the country, capturing their love for life and people.
Lucky for one Montana town, this company documented probably one of the best videos I've seen on the Internet; Right here, in good 'ole Missoula.
There's this place that's a college town with a vibrant, walkable downtown and a laid-back population of makers, doers, and adventurers. Throw in a gorgeous mountain backdrop, some of the country's best fly fishing, and a legit craft beer scene, and you've basically arrived at my personal version of paradise.
In my 72-hour visit to Missoula, Montana, I packed in more than I thought possible. I ate everything from smoked onion burrata and pan-seared halibut at a wine bar to steamed pork buns and pad thai from food trucks. I ziplined at the Snowbowl, hiked the M on Mt. Sentinel, and watched the surfers and kayakers at Brennan's Wave. I saw passionate fans proudly supporting their own, cheering on the Griz and rocking out to the Lil' Smokies. I chatted with Hmong farmers and artisan bakers, both overwhelmingly proud of their products and committed to their crafts.
But most of all, I shed any preconceived notions that this was just a cowboy town with good fishing. Sure, a river runs through it, but there's so much more.
Thank you to whoever filmed this segment for Matador. You have cast what seems to be a rare, positive light on our beautiful town that needs a reminder every now and then of how great it really is, and how lucky we are to live here.