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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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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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4th July at Fort Missoula

We spent 4th July 2016 here at Fort Missoula and visited the museum during the day. It really is a good history lesson for all. We wandered casually through the museum for a hour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Perry W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent 4th July 2016 here at Fort Missoula and visited the museum during the day. It really is a good history lesson for all. We wandered casually through the museum for a hour or more looking at all the military history. It covers a lot of American war history and is excellent for tourist from overseas. I would recommend... More 

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Thank Perry W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this exhibition interesting and helpfully supported by the supremely well-informed curator. Although we are not from the US, we found the visit very absorbing and of interest to anyone with an interest in history and the involvement of the US in the world of defence.

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Naperville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting native American photos and historical replicas. Loved the photos of the old Fort Missoula area.

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Thank Janet S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has rotating displays inside, as well as permanent attractions outside. There is a fire watching tower, a school house, train station, cabin,train and tracks, flower gardens, gazebo, and many other outside sites to see. Ground is fairly level, so wheelchairs can be used outside, as well as a ramp to get into the main museum. AmerIcan/Japanese citizens were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting family in Missoula and decided to make a stop here. Great idea! The history geek inside of me came jumping out really enjoyed the Museum. The area is large and has several old buildings in various areas. My favorite was the Tipi Wood Burner. Really cool inside and out.

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1 Thank Nancy M
Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Started off in the visitors center where the woman at the cash register was kind enough to start the orientation movie (after she rounded up some other people). Make sure you see the movie which is very interesting. The museum has a nice collection of old fort buildings and old buildings from other parts of Missoula. Be sure to walk... More 

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1 Thank djpick
Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Once of the nice things about Fort Missoula Museum is that there is a lot to see outdoors and the outdoor exhibits are free! Have a look around there first. Indoors the exhibits do rotate, but the static exhibit on the right-hand side of the Museum has many hands-on items for the kiddos which are just as fun for the... More 

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Montecito, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

If weather cooperates, the outdoor self guided walking tour is good: old buildings, machinery, train to see. Indoor museum has interesting history exhibits and there's a video to watch.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Interesting displays of memorabilia, equipment (logging, firefighting, trains) and history write-ups. We lucked out and got there when some of the re-enactors were on site. A group of kids was in the old school house and the lady playing the teacher was giving them the business. Funny.

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Silverdale, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

This museum complex is on the grounds of the old Fort Missoula. The main museum is in the old Quartermaster's Storehouse. Local history ans the history of the fort are covered here. There are also about 18 other buildings on the grounds from around the area. The old schoolhouse and church were both nice. Also on site is the Rocky... More 

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