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Address: Missoula, MT
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Description: 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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Nice walk around after dinner or ice cream

Nice park in town to walk around after dinner or ice cream. The park has a nice family atmosphere. The bugs can get bad once the sun goes down, so beware.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Gilbert, AZ
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Gilbert, AZ
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160 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nice park in town to walk around after dinner or ice cream. The park has a nice family atmosphere. The bugs can get bad once the sun goes down, so beware.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

On our way to yellowstone, we stopped because of close proximity to I90. Line for parking on monday at noon took 30 mins (too long). Mens bathrooms not in good shape and picnic tables were not positioned to see the river or scenery.....we were told we could walk down under bridge to get out of rain, but we opted for... More 

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Mukilteo, Washington
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Enjoy walking on the river trail, Take a photo with the bronze salmon. Ride the carousel. Watch the surfers. And if that isn't enough, enjoy a concert and lunch on Wednesday afternoons.

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A great spot to find an event going on in downtown Missoula! We caught the Made Fair while in town and were able to sample and admire tons of local creations from Montana's finest.

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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Caras Park is truly the Heart of Missoula - it seems like almost everything happens here: from kayakers and surfers accessing the whitewater on the Clark Fork, the Saturday Farmer's Market, the Carousel, Downtown businesses, breweries and distilleries - it's the place to start. It has easy parking and access to the river and the river trail. If you stop... More 

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Helena, Montana
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

really enjoyed the live music, food and drink vendors. Lots of folks of all kinds just enjoying a beautiful summer evening. Good job Missoula!

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Elyria, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Be sure to check out the schedule for when food carts and music are offered, ride the carousel, enjoy the many paved trails, watch the surfers on Brennan's wave.

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Whittier, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My family and I stopped off here for a picnic lunch as we drove through the area on a road trip. It is a nice location only about five minutes off the interstate. Parking was 50 cents for the first hour which was plenty long enough for lunch, a ride on the carousel and some time playing at the park.... More 

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Seeley Lake, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

In the summer there is always somthimg fun going on at caras park. It is usually comunity minded and family friendly.. meaning there is somthing cool for the kids to do. Right now wednsday lunch in the park just started where there are food.vendors, a band and free childrens activities every wed. Saturday is farmers market... and the list of... More 

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Missoula
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Caras Park is an open air facility situated on filled land adjacent to the Clark Fork (of the Columbia) River. With permanent tent-like cover over part of it, it serves as a venue for a variety of festivals or events, which include beer tasting, concerts, etc. Try to find a schedule of those online. Otherwise, it's a relatively peaceful place... More 

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Address: Missoula, MT
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula

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