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Caras Park

Missoula, MT
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Ranked #5 of 27 attractions in Missoula
Type: Parks
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Box Elder, MT
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Caras Park is wonderful, it is big and there is something always going on. You feel safe walking through, and it is perfect for events, family outings, and just walking!

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Beautiful park area by the water. When we were there a wedding reception was going on so there was live music. There are places to park (free) and places to sit or you can just walk by the river. Really a walkable area. Very nice. The Carulsel is located right here too.

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Missoula, Montana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This park is located by the river, it is beautiful there. Tables for you to have picnics, during the summer months there is out to lunch on Wednesdays where they have live music and venders to choose from , along with venders and live music on Thursday evenings.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Every night (it seemed) there was music or food trucks or just great people watching; watching the "surfers" on the river, a sunset, the many happy dogs; a casual, comfortable place for even a first timer.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The manager at the Courtyard Marriott sent us here. It is truly as she said the "heart of Missoula". We spent a large part of our stay in Missoula in the "down town area". Very impressed with the cleanliness of the park.

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Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Went for Downtown Tonight event which runs every Thursday evening. Features food vendors, live music and a fun atmosphere. Fun time!

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Kennewick
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is a wonderful park with river frontage, carousel, play area, picnic era, and more. The play structure is well maintained and has seating for adults strategically placed so the kids cannot leave without going past you. There are nice public restrooms in the adjacent carousel and a snack bar in case anyone needs a treat.

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missoula, mt
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Seems that in the summer, something is always going on in Caras Park. The park stretches several blocks along the Clark Fork River in downtown Missoula. On Wednesdays each week in the summer, "Out to Lunch" brings lots of food vendors, live music and great people watching. Weekends has the Peoples' Market with numerous food and craft vendors. Concerts, kids'... More

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Caras is a beautiful park conveniently located in downtown Missoula. The Carousel and playground equipment provide fun for kids of all ages. A number of great restaurants and shops are within walking distance of the park. A walking path borders the park and follows the spectacular Clark Fork River. The park features regular events in the Summer months. Wednesday's Out... More

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Missoula, Montana
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Caras Park is in the middle of downtown located right on the Clark Fork River ( named after William Clark of Lewis and Clark fame). It is right adjacent to a Carousel for Missoula and the Dragon Hollow play area. Caras is home to many festivals and outdoor concerts during the summer months also Out to Lunch on Wednesdays.

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