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“Amazing what has been accomplished”

Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex
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Owner description: Located in Fort Benton "The Birthplace of Montana"™ the Heritage Complex is the home of Old Fort Benton, The Museum of the Upper Missouri, The State of Montana's Museum of the Northern Great Plains, Homestead Village, The Hornaday Smithsonian Buffalo Gallery, The Upper Missouri River Breaks Interpretive Center, The Overholser Research Center, The Schwinden Library, and The Montana Agricultural Center.
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Touring this fort is like having a history lesson come to life. They have accomplished so much. The displays are incredible our guide, Bob, so knowledgeable and so interesting. The art collection is out of this world and beautifully presented. The Fort alone makes it important to visit Fort Benton. Excellent, excellent, excellent.

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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Worth the drive off the interstate to spend a day in Fort Benton and visit the Fort and other museums in town. Explorers, Mountain Men, Cowboys, Homesteaders, Empire Builders, Lawmen and Outlaws all made Montana what it is today and it all started right in Fort Benton.

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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Lots to see. The people in character added to the experience.

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Reviewed May 30, 2012

The community has really made this town interesting for anyone that likes history. The Missouri River that runs right by the main street is very amazing. There are more things to see in this town than the larger towns in the US.

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

What a wonderful little town. Historic Old Fort Benton is a must see. We took the tour and it was very nice. Our tour guide was really fun. We had adults and children in our group and we all enjoyed ourselves. There was an admission fee - I believe it was $8.00, but it included visitation to all museums and venues for two days in a row. When you purchase your ticket get a list of all of other places you can see. We tried to see them all. We had about 4 hours and managed to see a lot. We even stopped by The Freeze, which is not far from the Old Fort Benton, had lunch and ice cream.

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