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Fort Missoula Museum

Bldg. 322, Fort Missoula, Missoula, MT 59804
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Ranked #11 of 28 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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Austin, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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84 reviews 84 reviews
47 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great place to learn about Missoula's history as well as the incredible history of the old fort. The grounds include restored buildings from Missoula's past including a one room school house, trolley barn with old trolley and old fire engine, barracks from World War II detention use, a fire look out tower, as well as logging exhibits. This can be... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We checked Trip Advisor and found this interesting history of Montana Museum. It had a mixture of historical items like trains, school house, ccc, photography, local history which was interesting to us. We enjoyed it and recommend.👍👍

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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I found the property, parked, traipsed around, found the Military Museum closed, walked back to car, and on my way, found a little, tiny sign that said, "Museum." I didn't go in. The grounds are kind of neat, giving a little history about forestry activities. The cemetery was sweet, but sad with all the children buried there...

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Massachusetts
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158 reviews 158 reviews
65 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I walked amongst the buildings on a pleasant Sun morning. It struck me as a hodgepodge of various historical topics ranging from pioneer house and schoolhouse, military, industry, and trains. I enjoyed the train station most. Looks like it is a work in progress and reliant on volunteers. All in all an interesting take in. It was free of charge... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A great museum in a mid size western city. Well worth a stop to gain some local history. Civil war cannons and lots of cowboy and Indian artifacts.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The Museum is closed on Mondays so we could not go in, but people on the property were friendly and welcoming anyway. We enjoyed seeing original buildings, a replica train station, and a 1929 steam engine. It was a good stop to get out in stretch and walk around. No fee to enjoy the grounds.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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168 reviews 168 reviews
50 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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