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Big Horn County Historical Museum

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Address: Route 1, Hardin, MT 59034
Phone Number: (406) 665-1671
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One of the best Museums we have visited

I grew up in Hardin Montana in the 1960s and left in 1973. It was a bustling little town with the county courthouse, rancher/farmer populations shopping its downtown and old U. S... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I grew up in Hardin Montana in the 1960s and left in 1973. It was a bustling little town with the county courthouse, rancher/farmer populations shopping its downtown and old U. S. highway running through the middle of town. In the 1970s a new freeway was built circumventing the town and the future of the town was in question. The... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Large collection of historical buildings and vehicles from around the area. Also has an indoor museum with additional exhibits. Learned a lot about the history of the area. Woman at the ticket counter was very helpful to us, as well as others who came in, to get additional info on sights in the surrounding area. Take the time to stop... More 

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Brand new building ! Nice place to learn history of the west. There were several "out buildings" on the property which added to the experience. Would recommend checking it out !

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Pomeroy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We visited this Museum in late August or early September and I was truly impressed. The main building ranks very high in my book. The quality of the building and its contents were first class and nicely displayed. The outside exhibits were many and varied---the farm equipment. The outside buildings looked great , but only had time to go through... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This Museum is an amazing place - the new building and indoor exhibits are absolutely beautiful, the outside is a small town and it is so exciting to go around and see inside the houses, the old depot, the gas station - so much to see The staff are amazing, so friendly, so knowledgeable - if you want to know... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Both the new building exhibits, plus all the outdoor section with actual historical buildings like the "Fly Inn" Gas Station, the work Camp 4 from the harvesters, a Church, School, Slaughter house and so much more. Old cars, fire engines, farm equipment, old wagons. We thought initially we would have been done in about an hour or so. Truth is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We thought we would be through this in a half hour and boy were we wrong! Inside their beautiful new building they used reclaimed items (doors, an outstanding old bar,cabinets, tin ceiling, a huge jail door and the list goes on). More importantly, you will find the most amazing collection of pictures taken of local Native Americans. What makes this... More 

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Bradford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Been twice to this authentic museum. I loved the fact that there are so many outdoor exhibits that give a real 'you were there' feel because you are allowed to touch, to clamber aboard and interact. A real feely feely museum that helps it do want museums should do. Go out of your way to visit you will not be... More 

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Billings, Montana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

"Gather up everything we can" seems to be the motto of this museum. The indoor exhibits are very dated with no attempt to explain or otherwise make sense of the motley assortment of stuff. The collection of buildings is interesting but, again, no attempt to give context or explain why they're on site other than that they were available to... More 

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CALGARY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

There is an excellent video it is worth hanging around for the next showing. You could easily spend a couple of hours at this site. It is well set out with information boards. The staff are friendly and informative.

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Address: Address: Route 1, Hardin, MT 59034
Phone Number: (406) 665-1671
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Hardin

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