The rest of the world is starting to catch on to something that I discovered when I moved here a year ago: Missoula is pretty awesome. This city went from some place I had never heard of to some place I couldn't believe other New Yorkers hadn't heard of pretty quickly. I've been telling friends to come out and visit to experience the awesomeness for themselves, but a lot of them are still skeptical.

Well, maybe they won't be skeptical now that it's coming from a real news source: the Washington Post just published a massive article about Missoula, all of the things there are to do here, and how crazy it is that the town remains relatively unknown on the other side of the country.

Here's an excerpt from the article, written by Dina Mishev:

"My boyfriend works for a software company based in Missoula, in northwestern Montana. I tag along on his work trips as often as possible and on every trip its relative dearth of tourists perplexes me. With a population of about 70,000, Missoula is Montana’s second-largest city. It is an easy day’s drive from both Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. A river flows through the center of downtown and is lined with a robust system of trails. Downtown is stuffed with historic, crenelated brick buildings. Restaurants serve seasonal menus that highlight local produce. There’s even Lewis and Clark history; members of the 1804-1806 expedition were the first Europeans to visit the area. (The Salish had already been wintering in the Bitterroot Valley for hundreds of years.)"

She goes on the talk about some of the huge attractions that Missoula has to offer, like Mount Sentinel, the Roxy Theater, Scotty's Table, the Dram Shop, the Riverfront trails, and more.

Think this article will get Missoula a bump in tourism?