Missoula, Montana: The Squashed Cat

Officially named "Cattin' Around," the big feline was sculpted in 1992 by Mike Hollern. Seven feet high, 18 feet long, made of 1.5 tons of concrete; its concave back serves as a birdbath. Critics say the cat looks as if it's been run over by a truck, hence its adopted name.
Address:
128 W. Main St., Missoula, MT
Directions:
Downtown, north of the river. On the north side of W. Main St., between N. Higgins Ave. and Ryman St., next to the entrance/exit of a parking garage.
Admission:
Free
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The Squashed Cat.

The Squashed Cat

The Squashed Cat is right outside of a public parking structure so you can't miss it. To take a full sized shot of it would leave you in the street, so the best way to take a picture of it is to walk across to the other side walk and zoom in.

[Monica V. McCormick, 08/14/2017]

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The Squashed Cat

Squashed or squatting? Looks slightly alien or psychedelic. Is that a mushroom it is leaning on toward the rear?

[Kathy & Ron W X N, 08/06/2016]

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Sprawled Out Cat

Large cement cat sprawled out in the streets of downtown Missoula.

[Shane Delaney, 11/25/2003]

The cat was a public art project, sculpted in 1992. August 2016: Photo added.

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In the region:
Big Bull on Wheels, Clearwater, MT - 31 mi.

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