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Big Horn County Historical Museum

Route 1, Hardin, MT 59034
(406) 665-1671
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Hardin
Type: Museums
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Pomeroy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Hardin, Montana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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, MT
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100 reviews 100 reviews
65 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Elmhurst, IL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Despite the blazing hot day, the ranger talk, movie and interesting historical site made for a terrific 2-hour stop on our way to Yellowstone National Park.

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Forsyth, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

The museum is well organized and well operated, mostly by volunteers from the area. They just completed a 1.2 Million Dollar revitalization of the museum buildings. There are many interesting buildings and displays on the 22 acre grounds,including vintage machinery, gas station, church, as well as the cabin used by Will Rogers, who lived in the Hardin area. This museum... More 

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Wolfe City, Texas, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

An incredible collection of restored tractors. Nicely restored buildings and a train depot.

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