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Ninepipes museum of Early Montana

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A place to learn

When you walk into the museum you will see what looks like a lot to see -- that is the gift shop... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Redmond, Washington
Out of the way gem

Small for a museum (four long hallways), but packed with displays. We used a rainy day to explore... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Nashville, Tennessee
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69316 US Highway 93, Charlo, MT 59824-9789
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

When you walk into the museum you will see what looks like a lot to see -- that is the gift shop! The museum is in the back of the shop in an entirely different wing. The displays are easy to follow and I would...More

Thank frecargone
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Small for a museum (four long hallways), but packed with displays. We used a rainy day to explore it and glad we did. Among many things, the Indian eagle headdresses and "robes" and beadwork are awesome. The photo displayed shows the last room which also...More

Thank faulkner2
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband pulled over for a coffee bathroom break and we weren’t expecting to see the beautiful museum. It is so hard to find Native history or artifacts so well preserved and appreciated. We used the guided speakers to help us through the tour and...More

Thank Gina M
Reviewed July 22, 2018

If you are anywhere near Charlo, MT, I would highly recommend a stop here. Get a headset and listen to the talking tour presented by museum curator Bud Cheff Jr. It is worth every second of your time. Bud Cheff describes museum pieces all while...More

Thank TravelGypsyToo
Reviewed July 3, 2018

This a small but very well done museum. The dioramas are nice and the audio tour good. The gift shop has a wide array of locally produced items.

Thank Goatrapper
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This is a small place, really only 2-3 exhibit halls, but it is chock a full of displays and artifacts. The emphasis is on the Native American tribes of the area. The museum guide was really informative and amusing. I loved my young teenage son's...More

Thank limerboy1
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Wow, never expected this. Amazing museum and great shop. Great lodge next door to stay in with a cool coffee/gift shop around the back. Wetland nature preserve with trails to watch wildlife. Guest ranches nearby as well for those interested in horseback riding trips.

1  Thank Sandy Z
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

The museum is definitely a must stop off Highway 93 from Missoula to the beautiful Flathead Lake. Wonderful Montana history and the Flathead Reservation. All ages will enjoy from 90 years to 3. Then enjoy a great meal next door.

1  Thank wilh3344
Reviewed October 11, 2017

This is an awesome pit stop on 93. The store has amazing jewelry, books, art, etc. and the museum is great. The woman at the desk was so welcoming and friendly and told us to go out and see the cabin and the surrounding grounds....More

Thank sjgrice
Reviewed October 7, 2017

If I could give this place six stars I would. AAA marks many attractions as a "gem" meaning they are a must see. This discovery is a must see! Not a huge, but an excellent collection of Native American, paraphernalia. An amazing private collection of...More

Thank Jon H
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