I'm going to walk you through exactly how I discovered this information, so here we go:

I woke up this morning.

I logged on to my computer.

I browsed around the internet for a minute, then noticed I had a page open at Thrillist - I clicked there.

I noticed an article with the headline: "The Coolest Small Cities In The US."

I thought to myself, "Hey, Missoula's a pretty cool small city, I bet it's on the list!"

I scrolled through the list. It was not.

But another Montana city actually did make the cut, who I think we now have to consider our immediate rivals in all things coolness-related.

And that city is... Bozeman!

Why Was Bozeman Named One Of America's Coolest Small Cities?

Thrillist's article poses the idea that Bozeman is "poised to be the next Boulder, Colorado," and highlights the mountain setting, the downtown district, and outdoor sports like skiing, hiking, and whitewater rafting. They think it's on the precipice of being the next big destination town.

But you know what's even cooler than being on the list of cool cities? Not being on the list of cool cities.

You know David Bowie never won a Grammy for music until after he died? You know Alfred Hitchcock never won Best Director at the Oscars? A lot of times, the best stuff isn't embraced by the public for decades, but everybody who knows about it knows how great it is. And that's where Missoula's at - we don't need validation from Thrillist. We're cooler without it.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go put on my sunglasses, turn my cap backwards, and skateboard out of here.

7 Charming Montana Places to Explore on a Three-Day Weekend

Montana may be a big state that's far away from big cities, but with only three days you can find a lot of places worth exploring. Check out this list of charming locations you might not know about:

10 Most Mispronounced Towns In Montana

Want to know how to pronounce cities and towns inside Montana? Here's your guide:

20 Montana Distilleries You Have to Visit

The Montana distillery scene is certainly taking off, and with the access to local ingredients, you can feel good about supporting these establishments all across the state. Here are 20 distilleries that are worth a visit.