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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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Description: 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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Blast from the past

Enjoyed seeing Missoula's historic museum. There's a great 10 min video in the beginning and lots to look at throughout. Loved that there was some to see inside and outside. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Missoula's history has been preserved and is show-cased well especially the internment camps for Italian Americans who were contained here during World War 11. The Fort is interesting in itself and the museum is worth a trip. Easy walking or biking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Enjoyed seeing Missoula's historic museum. There's a great 10 min video in the beginning and lots to look at throughout. Loved that there was some to see inside and outside. Very reasonably priced. I heard there was events heard there. People with kids would probably enjoy those days more but still pretty cool to see anyway.

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Vincennes, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I went online and researched this museum. It said it opened Mon-Sat 10am-5pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day. I went there on Thursday July 23rd, 2015. I found that the main museum was the only building open. I then asked them when the other buildings opened and they said the military buildings opened at noon. I ventured around most... More 

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Rockford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Although we did not visit the Fort this year, my wife and I have been there in previous years. You will want to find out when there are special events going on where the steam-powered sawmill is in operation, such as on July 4th. On the 4th, antique farm engine collectors bring their restored engines and have them running and... More 

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This very well designed outdoor museum has something for each member of the family: and 1900 log cabin complete with outhouse (not for use !), 1907 school house (my grandmother taught in a single-room school in early 1900s), something I never heard of previous---Tipi Burner, an old train and depot, and much more. And don’t forget to wander about the... More 

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We are not from this area so this was an interesting way to learn about Montana history. Their is a lot of info to read and absorb, the folks are more than willing to answer any questions you have and the entrance fee is minimal. We enjoyed the featured exhibit at this time which is about Montana breweries.

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East Helena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great for kids of all ages and family there is nothing better then staying on top of history and keeping the kids involved.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

There's a lot to read and sift through in this museum - we especially liked the binder that was created by local school kids to research the area's education history. It included fascinating pictures of the very first teacher to arrive and her story, along with those who followed, including the parents of Jeannette Pickering Rankin, the first woman elected... More 

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Columbia Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I was in Missoula with two of my friends for the day. The day was coming towards an end but we didn't want to quite head back home to Kalispell yet, so we decided to make a stop here. This museum was well worth the stop. The inside museum provides a great history lesson on Missoula. I didn't know all... More 

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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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Address: Bldg. 322, Fort Missoula, Missoula, MT 59804
Phone Number: 406-728-3476
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula

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