Welcome to Missoula, known as the “Garden City” because it has mild winters compared to the rest of the state. Although outdoor activities are plentiful, there is much to offer in this friendly, literate city. Missoula is also home to the University of Montana and Montana Museum of Art & Culture. For nature lovers, forests abound. You can also visit nearby Yellowstone National Park. If you are looking for a more laid-back life, Missoula may have the answer.