Caras Park, located just south of the historic Wilma Theatre downtown, was created as a result of a land reclamation project done as the state highway department replaced the aging, two-lane Higgins Avenue Bridge in 1962 with the current four-lane structure. Before the reclamation, the Clark Fork River divided to create an island with the north channel’s bank extending to nearby buildings such as the Wilma Theatre.
The south channel was deepened for the increased water flow and the infilled land later became Caras Park. Events in the park were not common until the early 1980s and permanent fixtures like Out to Lunch that began in 1986.
The Missoula Downtown Association took over from Parks and Recreation for management of the park and made improvements to make Caras Park more event friendly. Seating, event circles, brick plazas, restrooms, and storage structures were added. Large temporary tents were used for events until 1997 when a permanent Caras Park Pavilion was constructed. With its centralized, waterfront location the park has become the hub of Missoula’s festivities.
These include Out to Lunch, the International Wildlife Film Festival, First Night Missoula, Garden City BrewFest and offered intimate concert settings for artists such as Jewel, Chris Isaak, Santana, Ziggy Marley, and B.B. King. Located next to Caras Park is ‘A Carousel for Missoula’, a wooden, hand-carved and volunteer-built carousel; and ‘Dragon Hollow’, a magical play land adjacent to the carousel.
Strand Motors of Missoula is located next to the Bicycle Hangar at 1801 Brooks.
They have a growing selection of Used Cars, Subarus, Trucks and Jeeps.
Here is a link to Used Cars in Missoula.
Specializing in great values in used Subarus, Fords, Chevrolets and other vehicles. Right now they have a couple of used Subarus in stock that are particularly good values. Check out this Used Subaru Impreza.
Manual Transmissions are quite popular in used Subarus. Many cars will be devalued because they have a manual transmission instead of an automatic. However enough Subaru lovers like driving with a Stick that normally there will not be a discount on the price of an Outback if it has a manual transmission.
Here is a link from Turners Used Cars of Missoula.
Missoula Car & Truck has been family owned and operated since 1977, and is conveniently located in Missoula Montana. Here at Missoula Car & Truck, we specialize in the finest used and pre-owned car and heavy duty work trucks in all of Missoula County. It is our goal to provide the very best in vehicle sales and service for the state of Montana.