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Old Montana Prison Complex

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Place In History!

We made a stop unscheduled stop at the Old Montana Prison complex. Very impressed with the self... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dave K
West Richland, Washington
Ghost Tour...

I have done the ghost tour of this prison twice. Once in the summer of 2016, and the second in the... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2018
Spokane, Washington
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  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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The Old Montana Prison Complex consists of 5 museums and is open Daily throughout the year. We have the Old Prison, Montana Auto Museum, Frontier Montana (Western History, WWII Exhibit), Yesterday's Playthings (Model Trains, dolls and toys) and...more
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1106 Main St, Deer Lodge, MT 59722-1426
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a stop unscheduled stop at the Old Montana Prison complex. Very impressed with the self guided tour of Montana prison history. The bonus is a car museum included in the tour. Approximately 110 cars, ranging from early 1900’s to 1970’s muscle cars are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dave K
Reviewed November 29, 2018

I have done the ghost tour of this prison twice. Once in the summer of 2016, and the second in the summer of 2018. My 5 star rating is based off of my first experience, I would give my second MAYBE 3 stars....here's why. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

I just happened to see the advertisement for the place on the way to and from Missoula. Decided to stop on the way back. I was pleasantly surprised that the entrance fee also included a few other museums along with it. It was sad to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We have been here several times, and learn more each time. ``Lots of history behind those walls. Well worth te time to visit. But, you will need at least 3 hours to see and read all.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Montanababs
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Between the creepy self-guided tour of the prison and the rain, it was easy to imagine myself locked behind bars. The cells and the description of the crimes (stealing a horse, a diamond necklace or $20) committed plus old photos...very well done. Loved, loved, loved...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gwen V
Reviewed September 5, 2018

The self-guided tour gave a very comprehensive overview of this long-time prison, which to fully absorb, took about 2 hours. The prison itself is clearly falling into disrepair (and why should investment be made?) after years of neglect, and there even needs to be caution...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

This was a great break on our way to Sandpoint. This is a self guided tour of the prison and the included auto museum. We only toured the prison, which took us about 5 hours. It was so interesting, and you could see as much...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank craulston
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Deer Lodge, Montana may usually be associated with a visit to the Grant-Kohrs Ranch which is part of the National Park Service. While there, however, don't miss the opportunity to visit the Old Montana Prison Complex. You'll drive right past it on your way to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Randy L
Reviewed August 14, 2018

This was my 4th time here, I took my two kids for the first time. We only had an hour left to tour around, but we made it work. I would say 2 hours is perfect. There is a lot to see, quite a few...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cody M
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We happened to see a billboard for this as we headed from Missoula to Yellowstone and decided to stop. The prison tour is self guided. They give you a brochure when you enter so you can read about all the stops. You get to go...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Darlene H
July 26, 2018|
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No Pets Allowed.
July 5, 2017|
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Response from Sandra P | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We are open 8 to 6 , 7 days a week. The cost is $15.00 per person, $8 for kid 10-15, Under 10 are free and the fee includes all 5 museums, the prison, 162 cars, Yesterdays Playthings with it’s... More
Joyce M
June 1, 2017|
Response from Sandra P | Property representative |
We are Open Daily everyday from 8 am until 6pm.