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“A decent small town museum” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blaine County Museum

Blaine County Museum
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Chinook
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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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340 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“A decent small town museum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

The highlight here is the AV program detailing the Battle of the Bear Paw, in which Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce surrendered. The museum serves as the interim visitor center for this NPS site and the program is quite good.

Otherwise the museum is about what you would expect for a facility of its kind: local stuff, amateurishly but lovingly displayed and presided over by a knowledgeable and friendly one-woman staff.

If you are going to visit Bear Paw Battlefield while driving the Hi Line, stop here first.

Visited May 2013
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Havre, Montana
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77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Small town, great museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

For such a small town, Chinook has 2 great museums. This museum has some great artifacts from the area and a very interesting presentation on the Bear Paw Battlefield. Everything is well presented. Definitely worth a stop.

Visited March 2012
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Chinook, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Located in the little town of chinook, the musuem is an interpretive center. The just remodeled about a year ago and they did an awesome job. Friendly staff and good prices. My daughter has gone there like 6 times with her school.

Visited September 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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957 reviews
342 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
“An excellent museum on your journey out west”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

There is a lot of good information about the Nez Perce journey to Canada and being caught by the U.S. military at the nearby Bear Paw Battlefield, which is a must-see visit. There is some outstanding sculpture depicting the battle. All in all, the museum is a pleasant surprise for a small town on the long journey across North Dakota.

Visited August 2012
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Dummerston, Vermont
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159 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Blaine County Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

Does a terrific job of explaining the culture of Montana/the West during the 19th century and acts as a perfect suppliment to the Bear Paw Battlefield

Visited July 2012
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