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Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex

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Old Fort Park, Fort Benton, MT 59442
+1 406-622-5316
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A fascinating and great value day out

Visited the Museum of the Upper Missouri, where we purchased inclusive tickets for all three Fort... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2017
MikePbo
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Peterborough
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Excellent museums for such a small town

We went to all the museums and they were great. THere is a lot of history in Fort Benton. You pay... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2017
blueharley
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Mason City, Iowa
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Located in Fort Benton "The Birthplace of Montana"™ the Heritage Complex is the home of Old Fort Benton, The Museum of the Upper Missouri, The State of Montana's Museum of the Northern Great Plains, Homestead Village, The Hornaday Smithsonian Buffalo Gallery, The Upper Missouri River Breaks Interpretive Center, The Overholser Research Center, The Schwinden Library, and The Montana Agricultural Center.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“missouri river” (12 reviews)
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Old Fort Park, Fort Benton, MT 59442
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+1 406-622-5316
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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Visited the Museum of the Upper Missouri, where we purchased inclusive tickets for all three Fort Benton Museums which are valid for two days. Next door was the reconstructed Fort Benton trading post and Starr Art Gallery. We then walked three blocks to the Museum...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

We went to all the museums and they were great. THere is a lot of history in Fort Benton. You pay one price for two days for all the museums.

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Reviewed August 7, 2017

This is a fascinating small town. It feels lost in time, yet the cafe where we had lunch was full of young hipsters, and the restored Grand Union Hotel has one of the best restaurants in the area. We came to Fort Benton mainly for...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2017

If you love history, and want to see a series of museums that have been created and nurtured not only by field experts but also by the people who live nearby, look no further. I have never seen museums with more interesting artifacts over such...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

What a delightful town one of the nicest, friendliest places I have ever visited. From the lady walking the river walk, resturant to just people waving a place to go and enjoy!

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Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

A really cool thing- the homestead museum in Fort Benton. It takes about an hour and all ages will like.

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Reviewed June 6, 2017

As we continued our trip across the High Line from Great Falls, we came to Fort Benton. The landscape on the drive was amazing and is probably some of the most beautiful I have seen in Montana. We began with a tour of the museum,...More

1  Thank Deb L
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Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

Fort Benton is the birthplace of Montana and so quaint. I felt like I stepped back in time. So pedestrian friendly and so much to see. One museum fee is good for 3 sites for 2 days. Use Natl Park pass for discount.

Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed September 15, 2016

Ft. Benton has a unique history as a trade center and with the steamboat epoch. The museums at the Old Fort Park and very professional done and they tell a different story than the average mining or frontier museum that you run into all across...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Spent 3 days in Fort Benton and area. The museums do an amazing job of telling the history of the area and the whiskey/fur trades up into Canada. Agriculture museum is also a gem. A real walk through time with great displays of antique equipment...More

Thank Robb S
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