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Address: 317 W. Main St., Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone Number: 406-522-8122
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The Pioneer Museum in downtown Bozeman is a walk through the early history of Montana, especially the area of Bozeman. I took time to read the cards in front of every exhibit and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Pioneer Museum in downtown Bozeman is a walk through the early history of Montana, especially the area of Bozeman. I took time to read the cards in front of every exhibit and was very surprised at the historical details. The connections to Lewis and Clark and Yellowstone are right there to investigate. The building used to be an old... More 

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Kimberly, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Tells so much about the history of Montana! We learned more about the earthquake in 1959. Can't wait to visit again in 2015.

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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were looking for something to do since we had some time to burn. We really enjoyed this museum. It is much larger than it looks and is full of history from the Bozeman area. This must be on your list if you enjoy history

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Keystone, South Dakota
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We got to this little gem of a museum far too late! We only got to spend about an hour at this museum but you could easily spend the majority of a day here. It was an awesome little museum with some fantastic staff!! Do not miss this wonderful piece of history in Bozeman!

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Bozeman, Montana
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63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This museum has tons of history inside. Small looking building houses many artifacts and really cool information. Very small fee to enter, I think $5.00.

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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I brought my students here for a field trip, and this place was awesome. They visited MOR before this museum, and I was afraid they were going to be bored. They were far from it! They loved all of the interactive exhibits, as well as all of the artifacts and information available. What a fantastic find! My new favorite place... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Located in a picturesque & largely original building - the former Jail - this museum is largely staffed by volunteers and provides a unique opportunity to explore local and regional history. The archives section serves as a great resource for those working on specific research or a particular topic; the staff are always helpful too. Often overshadowed by the larger... More 

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Billings, Montana
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Amazing assortment of historical local and regional artifacts in the old jail for the Bozeman region. They even still had the old gallows where a man was hung decades ago.

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Spokane, Washington
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 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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Address: Address: 317 W. Main St., Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone Number: 406-522-8122
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bozeman
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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