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Fort Missoula Museum

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Address: Bldg. 322, Fort Missoula, Missoula, MT 59804
Phone Number: +1 406-728-3476
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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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A surprisingly good military collection.

Lots of displays from most of the conflicts the US has been involved in during the 20th and 21st century. Anyone who is a Military Free Fall Parachutist should check out the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 29, 2016
Shawn M
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Missoula, Montana
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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Lots of displays from most of the conflicts the US has been involved in during the 20th and 21st century. Anyone who is a Military Free Fall Parachutist should check out the Vietnam era HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) display. Not something everyone will appreciate but old Special Forces HALO guys will really appreciate it.

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Thank Shawn M
Wrightwood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We were there with some younger kids, so it was fun for them to run around and see what life was like many years ago.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

This was a really investing stop learning about the variety of things Fort Missoula has been before becoming a museum. We'd never head of the bicycle corps before! Or the Italians caught here during WWII. Love the days when I learn something!

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

I had the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful attraction with a group of genealogists. Our love for history made this a great place to tour. The grounds and buildings are well maintained and inside the museum are fun artifacts.

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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 bubbles 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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