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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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Great place for all ages

We enjoyed visiting all of the buildings throughout the park. My young granddaughter enjoyed running the model train. The building about the interment camp was very moving.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Kent, Washington
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Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We enjoyed visiting all of the buildings throughout the park. My young granddaughter enjoyed running the model train. The building about the interment camp was very moving.

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Pullman, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We really loved this museum specially the old train which was on display! We didn't have much time on our last day of trip so we were only able to see 2 rooms, but there are actually 24 rooms to see! So plan ahead, you really need time to see the museum!

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I like to bike to the fort. It's quiet except for the many birds, which are lovely. Theres also fantastic walking paths. There is the fort museum and also the military museum just across the lawn. Both are a treat for out of town folks and missoulians alike! The volunteers are friendly. There's an annual celebration on the fourth of... More 

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Whiting, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Interesting stop on the history of WWII. Fort Missoula was used by INS as a alien detention camp (ADC).

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Denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I love local history so I thought this museum and the fort grounds were interesting. My husband is Italian so we were surprised to learn that roughly 2,000 Italians were interned at the fort during WWII. A good majority of the buildings were relocated to the grounds so it is somewhat of a mishmash but all of the buildings are... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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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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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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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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