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Fort Missoula Museum

Bldg. 322, Fort Missoula, Missoula, MT 59804
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Ranked #12 of 27 attractions in Missoula
Type: History Museums, Natural History 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.... more » 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. « less
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Phoenix, Arizona
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166 reviews 166 reviews
49 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

For us, this was a good place to stop and stretch our legs on our way to a time certain destination. We spent a very pleasant hour here. Depending on a person's interests, throw in a picnic lunch and this could be a half-day or longer visit. The first stop should be in the main museum building to see a... More

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Newport, Washington, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The grounds have many outbuildings to explore. The iris garden is beautiful. Lots of history here. There are two museums on the grounds each costs $3 for adults.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

There are several buildings on the property that make it appear like there's a lot more to see than there actually is. The main building houses some interesting exhibits, but most of them are reproductions or "representative" of what they are supposed to be depicting. After going through the main building we went outside to visit the numerous out buildings.... More

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Salt Lake City
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125 reviews 125 reviews
19 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is a great museum in the making. It consists of the remnants of a fort used from the Civil War era through WWII, and a number of buildings and exhibits that have been moved to the museum land. Unfortunately, the signage in many of the buildings is just inadequate. Also, when you pay for the main military museum (only... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Well maintained and designed. While I didn't need handicapped access, I was impressed with the wheelchair accessibility of the museum property.

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Missoula, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The museum is open most days and has displays and buildings of local history. The grounds are well kept and have a logging display, a fire watch tower, a Montana military museum, a single room school as well as other displays. Its worth your time.

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Sechelt, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

The museum gave an interesting overview of Missoula's history in the time of the fort - mid 1800s to mid-1900s. It was used to house soldiers to 'protect' settlers and to house immigrant European men and to intern the Japanese during WW2. It also told a little of the history of the bicycle military black men who served from there... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

The military side of this museum is in depth. All the way back to the French Indian wars. So much history here! Also learned some about Missoula too. The grounds are well kept, nice picnic lunch by the flower garden.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

You can learn a lot about Missoula's past, not just about the military side of it. You can walk through actual buildings and get the feel of the past. Pictures and drawings were posted of how Missoula looked when first settled and how Missoula has evolved to present day. There is an old train, train station, school, homes with the... More

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Madras, OR
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Current exhibit of old posters is terrific. There is so much history in/around Missoula that this is a fantastic place to spend time and learn. Keep up the good work!

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