This is a magnificent Rocky Mountain elk is one example of the breed on display there.
Many other species of animal also thrive in the elk habitat.
One day we visited the Southgate Mall to see their display of historic photos of Missoula and to get some exercise. (In case you didn't know, indoor malls are a great place to walk.) The mall had beautiful hanging baskets at all of the entrances.
This photo of the Milwaukee Road train at the Missoula Railroad Depot was one of the old pictures. We seem to be following this train route around the state.
This is one of three hallways at the mall that displays the city's history.
The Clark Fork River winds it way through Missoula. We were able to walk along the river trail.
There are several bridges across the river and some have pedestrian walkways below the roadbed.
The river-side trail continues east of downtown--along the old Milwaukee Road line of course. They even left one of the railroad signals.
After our visit to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, we walked along the Granite Creek Trail. It was easy to find places to walk in Missoula.