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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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Historical indoor and outdoor museum!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Good museum. Enjoyed walking through the fort to the different buildings. Wonderful docents in the schoolhouse and church. Should probably allot at least 3 hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

its a cool place go see it its worth a stop it tells a bit about the history of missoula so have fun

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Cleburne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Very nice museum and grounds. It is a work in progress but definitely worth a stop. Covers general history of the Missoula valley area, logging industry and tucked in the back is a very nice little military history museum. Mr. Tate, the curator and director, was putting on a presentation the next day covering Custer and asked our granddaughter and... More 

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