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Fort Missoula Museum

Bldg. 322, Fort Missoula, Missoula, MT 59804
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Ranked #12 of 29 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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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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13 reviews 13 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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7 reviews 7 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
69 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 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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