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Pioneer Museum

317 W. Main St., Bozeman, MT 59715
406-522-8122
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Ranked #9 of 19 Attractions in Bozeman
Type: History Museums
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Spokane, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

It's a very nice local museum in which you can learn a lot about the local history. I enjoyed it because I use to work here as a dispatcher and jailer in this, the former Sheriff's Office and Sheriffs residence. It's nice that so much of the original jail is still intact, even the old gallows. If only the walls... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Easy to walk by but so glad we didn't! A wealth of knowledge, equipment and very well organised displays within an old jailhouse which adds to the whole experience. Appreciated time spent giving introduction and then being left to explore at our own pace.

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Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A great way to understand the history of the area. Good for kids, adults, and teenagers. We are grateful to Charlie, one of the senior staff, and the time he took with us to share his insights. His rich understanding of the area and native peoples made our museum visit especially memorable. Plan on 1-2 hours.

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EDMONDS
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had driven by here many, many times without realizing it was there! Large, beautiful trees adorn the street and yard in front of this hidden gem of a museum on West Main Street in Bozeman! The location in the old jail makes it all the more interesting as you can step inside the cells. Both men and women were... More

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Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This museum had a wealth of information about the town's history. It was orginally the jail, and there are still some jail cells, and the hanging post were 1 man was actually hung. There are 2 floors to the museum, and also a research area. You can see all kinds of period clothing, household goods, guns and even cars. It... More

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USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

You could spend hours in this small museum! It is so well done! LAid out in a small jail . This volunteers who man this museum can tell y everything about the Wild West!

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Bozeman, Montana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is housed in the old county jail and has all the look of the 1890's, come look and enjoy, little kids will even like this one.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It's a bit startling to start a tour in a jail cell with a noose hanging from the ceiling, but as you get into the museum, it was a great walk through Montana history. I especially liked the period costumes and the stories of early Bozeman. Well done!

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Belgrade, Montana
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255 reviews 255 reviews
65 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

WOW, this building is so filled with history and memoriblia. The way in which this museum is put together you can really feel the events they are showing. Many nice pieces on loan and gifted to this small but impressive museum. There is a small but adaquit gift shop if you'd like to buy books on Montana history or gift... More

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Bath
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Welcomed by a guide who gave me an introduction and in I went. Collections a bit random, basically what's been donated to the museum but for 5 dollars, can't complain too much

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