A friend of mine was preparing her tree for Missoula's Festival of Trees, with her theme for this year being Downtown Missoula. And that made her wonder what her fellow Missoulians think of when they hear the words "Downtown Missoula," so she asked, and I was fascinated by the answers.

When YOU think of downtown Missoula, what is the first thing that comes to mind? My answer was "live music." Hands down, the most popular answer on this particular page was "Caras Park," with the "The Drag" coming in at a close second. Here's what some of the other locals had to say.

  • Food
  • A desolate waste land?
  • The Wilma
  • Iron Horse
  • A ruined town.
  • Stockman's
  • Homeless people
  • Bar hopping
  • The drag
  • Bars
  • The Carousel
  • "The Children's Museum. I dont even have children. lol"
  • Downtown Tonight/Out To Lunch
  • XXXX
  • Drunks
  • Food
  • Surfing the Clark Fork
  • The Oxford
  • "Gross people that make it smell like butt"
  • Silver Dollar Bar
  • FUN
  • "Nooooooooooooooooooo"

What's YOUR answer?