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Beaverhead County Museum

Dillon, MT
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Dillon
Type: Museums
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Kansas City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Museums don't appeal to me, but 11 degrees outside and my husband wanted to take a look, so we visited this museum. I'm glad we did. The museum is a collection of historic buildings (reproductions?) along a boardwalk, so first you've got to get to the very end and start inside before walking back to see the school house and... More

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Sequim, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice museum but the hostess was the best part. She relayed her experience in Beaverhead Valley-not found in any books or displays. Really enjoyed the visit.

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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104 reviews 104 reviews
13 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We are bicycling cross country through small town USA. We enjoy learning about the history of the areas we pass through. This local museum has a great collection of local artifacts and historical buildings. What makes this museum particularly interesting was the museum staff. Lynn, in particular, was just a fountain of knowledge regarding this area, probably because she has... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

The museum had a lot of history and was fun to visit! The staff was great and very helpful finding us the maps we wanted to buy!

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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338 reviews 338 reviews
262 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This museum covers the history of Beaverhead County. The main building has a few different rooms with many antiques covering various subjects. There is also a sheepherder'd wagon on site. The one-room schoolhouse was cool to see, as was the pioneer cabin. The old train depot is on site as well. This hold the "Birds of Montana" section. There is... More

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Wirral, England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We wandered into this place 10minutes before it was due to close, the staff told us they were closing shortly but we said we didn't mind paying just for a quick look around. When they realised we were from England and were only in Dillon for 1 night passing through, they actually stayed open for a bit longer than usual... More

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Montecito, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
42 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

You can see it all in 45 minutes. They have some interesting items and a good history of the County and City. Staff was very friendly. Heck for $2 senior fee, how can you go wrong.

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Sechelt, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

By any standards, this museum is fabulous. It's full of local history exceptionally well-displayed. The staff are very friendly, knowledgeable, and encourage visitors to ask lots of questions. Many displays are 'touchable' and very accessible (the school house). We especially enjoyed how the displays were organized around the founding families of the area and honoured the present families of Dillon.... More

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Kent, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Full of charm. Great place to visit and get good local history. Would recommend it even if you drive down from Butte.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The history laid out in the this small multi-building museum was just enough. The old buildings that house the museum were cool and one can tell that those who work their are proud of their heritage. My only negative comment would be about the bird taxidermy in the old train station. The space is so cool, and the panorama is... More

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