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Fort Missoula Museum

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Address: Bldg. 322, Fort Missoula, Missoula, MT 59804
Phone Number: 406-728-3476
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Located at one of Montana's first military posts, this museum houses...

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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Although it was the holidays and winter only the museum was open. But if you ever wanted to know the history of the Missoula area, this is the place. Great vintage displays and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
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Navarre, Florida
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Navarre, Florida
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Although it was the holidays and winter only the museum was open. But if you ever wanted to know the history of the Missoula area, this is the place. Great vintage displays and pictures. I would like to go again in the summer months.

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The Museum is wonderful and be sure to walk the whole grounds. This place has so much history dating back to the late 1800s. and as an internment camp during WWII. The grounds right around the museum are a must see and then either walk or drive over to Officer's Row and the area to the east of the museum.

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

A nice small museum at Fort Missoula. Nice presentation of facts and easy to comprehend. Located in Fort Missoula on the south side of town

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Mira Loma, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We arrived there a little after 4, so our time was limited, the inside of the museum is small enough to go through semi-leisurely, but the buildings outside are what attracted us, thank heaven the woman in charge took her time locking up the outside buildings!! we had about 45 minutes to an our outside, and about 45 minutes inside.... More 

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Fulton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We visited here while waiting for delayed baggage. The museum is surprisingly well done, showing the history of Missoula through the years. The fort itself is a fascinating place. One of the buildings was actually used as an internment facility for Japanese-Americans during WWII. Also, there's an old railroad station, including a library on rails that used to service mine... More 

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Solomon, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This museum and the Fort Missoula Museum is a nice visit. The museum has many interesting displays of the area. The second floor architecture photos exhibit was unusual and well done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

After visiting the smokejumper centre our friends wanted to show us a fire tower and Fort Missoula has one. It was great to be able to climb up and see the views. The rest of the site was really interesting as well, showing life the way it used to be.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I visited Fort Missoula and spent an afternoon. The museum is full of local history of how Missoula first became a town and the Fort which was built in the 1800s. It is very neat and well organized and well layed out. Up stairs are pictures of old vintage homes of Missoula. Out side the Fort is shared with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Fabulous section on forestry and its influence in this area. Great picture opportunities. Many different types of old equipment on display.

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Definitely learned new things! My 9 year old even had fun with history. Climbed the look out tower for a nice view. Not.crowded. very affordable activity.

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