Missoula History & Museums: Museum of Mountain Flying, Missoula Montana

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Museum of Mountain Flying

If you have a love for aviation, visit the Museum of Mountain Flying during your next Missoula trip and view historic aircrafts, as well as photographs, artifacts and interpretive displays. Read More

  • Museum of Mountain Flying is located at the east end of the Missoula International Airport complex.
  • See “Tilly,” a DC-3/C-47 and a range of other aircraft plus historic photographs and artifacts. 
  • Fees: $4/adult, $2/senior or military, $2/student, $10/family. 
  • Open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, 10 am – 4pm. 


The Museum of Mountain Flying is dedicated to preserving the history of aviation in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in a large hangar near Missoula International Airport, the museum includes several historic aircrafts, hundreds of photographs, and artifacts including plane parts, clothing, and interpretive displays. The museum’s centerpiece is “Tilly,” a fully-restored DC-3/C-47. Episodes in Tilly’s history include the tragic smoke jumping incident of 1949 when several fire fighters perished in the Mann Gulch fire. Interpretive displays are scattered through the museum and highlight the history of smoke jumping, Missoula pilot training during WWII, and more.

Parking and restrooms are available at the hangar.


The Museum of Mountain Flying is located at the east end of the Missoula International Airport complex, just 6 miles west of Missoula.

From Missoula proper, travel 6 miles west on W Broadway Street and then turn left at Johnson Bell Drive. Go through the main airport entrance and then turn left onto the frontage road. Follow signs to the hangar.

Contact Information

Museum of Mountain Flying
713 South 3rd Street West
Missoula, MT 59801
Ph: (406) 721-3644


The museum is open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10 am – 4 pm.


  • $4/Adult
  • $2/Senior or Military
  • $2/Student (through High School)
  • $10/Family

More Information

For aviation enthusiasts, here’s a short list of some of the aircrafts you’ll find at the museum:
“Tilly” (DC-3/C-47)
J-3 Cub
1941 Boeing Stearman
HH-1H Huey helicopter
1930 Moth
And more!