The 10 Best Sporting Goods Stores in Montana!

No matter the season, folks under the Big Sky love their sports. Montana’s gorgeous mountains, lakes, rivers, and grasslands only enhance the opportunities for action and adventure in the state. These are our favorite places to get the sporting the goods you need to enjoy Montana to the fullest.

1. Capital Sports, Helena, MT

Capital Sports has kept residents of the capital city in gear and equipment for nearly half a century. Capital Sports carries gear for hikers, anglers, cyclists, skiers, hunters, and more. Stop in and check out their selection or visit their website for the latest fishing report.

2. Shedhorn Sports, Ennis, MT

If you’re hitting the Madison or heading down into Yellowstone, you can pick up any of the outdoor sports gear you need at Shedhorn Sports in Ennis. Need a fly rod and reel? They can hook you up. Shedhorn also carries hunting and camping gear, as well as backcountry necessities like maps and bear spray.

3. Universal Athletic, Multiple locations

Folks who need gear, clothing, or equipment for team sports, from baseball bats to mouth guards, or athletic endeavors like running, Universal Athletic can help you out. This regional chain, headquartered in Bozeman, has been serving athletes under the Big Sky for years.

4. Red Rock Sporting Goods, Miles City, MT

If you’re looking for gear in Eastern Montana, Red Rock Sporting Goods, in Miles City, is the place to go. For more than 35 years, Red Rock has made certain that folks have all the baseballs, basketballs, bows, bullets, and balaclavas that they need for their chosen sports.

5. Bob Ward’s Sports and Outdoors, Multipe locations

Now with five Montana locations, from Hamilton to Helena, Bozeman to Butte, Bob Ward’s Sports and Outdoors emerged as a retail sporting goods store in Missoula more than 70 years ago. Bob Ward’s has all the athletic, outdoor, and adventure gear that you’ll need to get out in—or on—the field in Montana.

6. Big Bear Sports Center, Great Falls, MT

Big Bear Sports Center opened in Billings in 1959 and launched its second Great Falls location more than 40 years ago. Although its Billings location announced its closure, you can still get all the outdoor and sporting goods you need at Big Bear in Great Falls.

7. The Sports Exchange, Missoula, MT

Sporting goods can be expensive. And more often than not, used gear is just as good as new equipment—but at fraction of the price. Enter the Sports Exchange. For more than three decades this locally-owned business has been consigning and selling gently-used outdoor gear at awesome prices.

8. The Sport Center, Lewistown, MT

In Lewistown, folks have relied on the Sports Center for all their sporting good needs for more than half a century. From fly fishing to ice fishing, as well as firearms, ammunition, and optics, you’ll find the gear you need to get out and enjoy the outdoor life under the Big Sky at the Sport Center.

9. Triple Divide Sports Warehouse, Kalispell, MT

Triple Divide Sports Warehouse in Kalispell carries awesome snow sports gear and camping equipment at even better prices. They can even set you up with the hunting and fishing essentials that you’ll need to make the most of all the outdoor opportunities in the Flathead Valley.

10. The Base Camp, Billings and Helena, MT

Looking for an awesome selection of outdoor gear in Billings or Helena? Then head for the Base Camp. The store carries an outstanding range of products that is certain to please even the pickiest paddler, climber, schusser, or hiker. In addition to gear, the Base Camp also carries the latest in outdoor apparel.

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