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Caras Park

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This scenic downtown park on the banks of the Clark Fork River is the home...

This scenic downtown park on the banks of the Clark Fork River is the home of the popular Missoula carousel and a great place for a family outing, with a large jungle gym, walking and bike paths, frequent special events and concerts.

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The Heart of Missoula

When in Missoula, a stroll through Caras Park and along the Clark Fork River is a must. During the summer, you can enjoy many events, including out to lunch on Wednesdays and out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Arthur H
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Missoula, a stroll through Caras Park and along the Clark Fork River is a must. During the summer, you can enjoy many events, including out to lunch on Wednesdays and out to dinner on Thursday evenings. Both events feature food and live music.

Thank Arthur H
Missoula, Montana, United States
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park has a wonderful setting next to the Clark Fork River. You can take in folks either surfing or kayaking on Brennan's Wave year round. During the summer months on Wednesdays you can enjoy great food and entertainment during Out To Lunch at the Pavilion. And of course there is our very own hand made Missoula Carousel for kids... More 

Thank Randy S
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great local venue location and activity place for all times of the year. Summer sit back and enjoy music and watch the surfers, winter enjoy a winter stroll through the park along the river.

Thank SccrGroundhog02
Missoula, Montana
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1,032 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Caras Park is free outdoor fun for the whole family. It offers a carousel, dragon playground, activities under the big tent and diverse musical events throughout the park. Whether you stroll through on a weekend, out to lunch Wednesdays in summer or out to dinner Thursdays in summer, you'll have a ball every time.

Thank elaine s
Missoula, Montana
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We got married in the park, it was amazing!!! Summer time here is always great, something is always happening. Music and food at all the events and of course local brews. Such a wonderful little spot in the middle of towm.

Thank KathyK11
Sioux City, Iowa
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386 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We just stumbled on the park after eating nearby and really enjoyed it here. There is a nice pavilion, plenty of seating, and a river that people were kayaking and tubing on when we were there. It sounds like it's a very popular spot that hosts may local events and concerts.

Thank jnobz
Missoula, Montana
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

If you're a social person, or a people watcher, you'll love Caras Park. All kinds of festivities are held at this park which borders the Clark Fork River. It's a draw for all kinds of people, from the really strange "hippy dancer" & bum to the typical family & businessman. Food, music, and festivals under the big open tent. Or... More 

Thank rejoice2218
Sitka, Alaska
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Lots of local events during the summer and fall. From Ft. Clark Farmer's Market to Out to Lunch, there are events with music, food, and lots of local color. Watch the surfers at the Wave, or rafters on the river, nice stroll to U of M, or to other sites around town. Wonderful place to take photos, have a picnic... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Such a fun event and such a great way for people to learn of celebrations of other cultures. We love all the celebrations at Cara's park and getting to watch the surfers is a bonus and walking across Higgins bridge for ice cream. So much to do.

Thank Net K
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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127 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Lots of vendors lined the park to offer a wide variety of food and drink. Was nice to be able to sample items from different restaurants - while all in one place. Everyone was very friendly!

Thank Sue J

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