Unseen Missoula Tours

Basements & Back Alleys

April – October

Climb up, down, into and around parts unseen in Downtown Missoula. The tour will explore an assortment of nooks and crannies unseen. Tour stops include, but are not limited to, the Hammond Arcade, the Florence, the Montana Building, the Radio Building, the Elks Lodge, as well as the Unseen Missoula Museum filled with artifacts, maps, photos and documents from the Missoula Mercantile and more. The tour starts at Caras Park and lasts approximately 90 minutes. This tour is not ADA accessible and includes going up and down 5+ flights if stairs and elevators are not available in most buildings. Please refrain from bringing strollers. These less-accessible spaces remain hidden the majority of the year, so catch them while you can…

Basements & Back Alleys Map

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  • “The Elks Lodge building and history was very interesting, as was the Hammond Arcade. I actually found the entire tour interesting and learned new information, despite hav[ing] grown up in Missoula and lived here for years. I really enjoyed the tour.”
  • “I’ve lived here for 43 years and my partner for over 50 and we learned all sorts of things about our town. Also, loved the creepy bomb shelter part. Don’t clean it up!”
  • “Many other cities in Montana have been doing these downtown tours for years, glad to see Missoula catching up! It has great buildings and lots of stories to tell.”


  • Adult (18-64) – $10
  • Senior (65+) – $7
  • Youth (Under 18) – $7
  • Military (With ID) – $7

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