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Fort Missoula Museum

Address: Bldg. 322, Fort Missoula, Missoula, MT 59804
Phone Number: 406-728-3476
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Ranked #13 of 24 Attractions in Missoula
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located at one of Montana's first military posts, this museum houses rotating exhibits and devotes...
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Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located at one of Montana's first military posts, this museum houses rotating exhibits and devotes an entire wing to the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps. A recreated Western town of the late 1800s takes visitors back in time to the days of carriage houses and homestead cabins.

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

While on business (I work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan), I made a stop at Fort Missoula. I love all art, but can appreciate the educational outlet that historical museums create. The first thing I noticed in the museum was the disgusting "orientation room." Carpet in a museum is not a good look unless it is regularly... More 

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Missoula
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This museum is located on the grounds of a former military base within one of the original buildings. The theme of the displays is centered on the military history of the fort and the surrounding area, which dates back to Lewis and Clark up through a time when foreign nationals occupied a detainment camp here during WWII. Displays are mostly... More 

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Madeira Beach, FL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

interesting presentation of history most of us do not know - but can appreciate. Convenient to downtown.

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Tacoma, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

If in Missoula you should take time to visit the museum. It is not really large in size but well worth the trip. History of area and MT.Very friendly people work there and explain history and exhibits .So glad we went. Family friendly and a great gift shop

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We didn't see that much but what we saw was nice and the grounds was well maintained. They have bathrooms and it is a very nice place to walk or run in. Good for kids too.

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Aloha, Oregon, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a last minute decision to go to this museum. We are glad we did. The exhibits were well done and there was quite a bit of information that was available for us to learn more about the history of this area.

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Post Falls, Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

There's alot to see at Fort Missoula. From the museum, school, fire watch tower and many others to list. There is a small charge to get into the museum but well worth it. The displays are always changing which keeps it interesting. One display was a telegraph machine were you could learn how to type a message. Fort Missoula is... More 

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Mcminnville Oregon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We enjoyed our visit. We learned a lot about Missoula that we did not know even though we had previously lived in the area. It was very well presented and very enjoyable.

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Seattle, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Good background on the history of the area - makes driving around the area more interesting. Historical markers on the roadside fit into this context. It was very hot, or we would have spent more time exploring the grounds.

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Austin, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It was a small museum but the 10 minute film provided a great overview for the history and museum artifacts. Amazing how many functions that the "Fort" served (fort, black regiment bicycle experiment, Italian detention WW I, Japanese holding camp, etc.). The grounds housed many interesting buildings and on Thursday-Saturday have interpretive docents.

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