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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.
Smithfield, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Request to Expand my previous entry.”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

The town it a time capsule back to earlier years and not much has changed there in the last 50 years. A small place, walk down the streets, people say hello...no fast food restaurants or hotels chains.

Visited August 2013
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East Glacier, Montana
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Not open.”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

It seems the Old Fort and the museum are never open on any weekday that we've ever been in Fort Benton, in any season.

Visited September 2013
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Sharalee S, Front Office Manager at Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Sorry you missed us. The last day of Tourist season in 2013 was Sept. 29. The museums will be open again in 2014 on the usual schedule - from Memorial Day weekend to the last weekend of September, 10:30 - 4:30 Monday - Saturday, Noon - 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. Please visit us again during these hours.
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Star, Mississippi
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Quick Trip”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I titled this "Quick Trip" since I was already in MT. It was well worth the effort to make the trip from Havre, MT down to Ft. Benton. I'm not much on Ag. Museums but it had a very extensive museum. I really liked seeing the old equipment, but it's no wonder that farming "back in the day" was a dangerous occupation. The cost of admission also included the fort and the Missouri River Breaks Center. A stretch of the river the Lewis and Clark had to portage due to the falls.

Visited August 2013
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Edmonton
Level 6 Contributor
247 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“A beautiful stroll”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

A very well cared for street that is well maintained. Just loved going through the store and reading the plaques.

Visited August 2013
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Sebastian, Florida
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407 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“The 5 For 1 Ticket was Well Worth the Price !”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

We bought the package deal, admission to five museums for one price. For senior citizens this was only $8.00. In the heat of the summer ( over 90 degrees) we strongly suggest touring the pioneer town,agricultural machinery and the Fort in the morning. The two museums that are air conditioned deal with the Missouri River and are great for after lunch. The Fort had a guide attired in prairie leathers who was very informative. As far as children go I think the Fort and the pioneer town might be the most interesting.

Visited August 2013
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