We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum of the Northern Great Plains

Review Highlights
Weekend getaway

Went to Fort Benton got a weekend bike ride. What a great museum lots to look at and lots of... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Dwaine G
,
Taber, Canada
via mobile
A must to visit!

This is my favorite museum in Montana. All the docents have been more than helpful. The museum... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Ma H
,
Lewistown
Read all 39 reviews
16
All photos (16)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good5%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“in town”(3 reviews)
“old west”(2 reviews)
“century”(5 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
-10°
Dec
-1°
-11°
Jan
-10°
Feb
Contact
1205 20th Street, Fort Benton, MT 59442
Website
+1 406-622-3278
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (39)
Filter reviews
39 results
Traveller rating
34
2
3
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
34
2
3
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews in town old west century buffalo turn plains museum history montana benton ft fort visitors
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 39 reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Went to Fort Benton got a weekend bike ride. What a great museum lots to look at and lots of history. Would recommend it to everyone.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dwaine G
Reviewed 11 July 2018

This is my favorite museum in Montana. All the docents have been more than helpful. The museum scans may years of history up to about 1970, if I remember correctly. I highly recommend this to kids and adults.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ma H
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

So much to see and read about, plan on a couple hours at least! Really nicely laid out, you will really miss out if you don’t stop in! Plenty of parking, right in town.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Wanderer0213
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Whether you are a "born and bread" Montanan, or just a visitor passing through historic Ft. Benton, Montana; The Museum of the Northern Great Plains is a MUST SEE attraction. I recently took a group of Jr. High Montana History students here as part of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank george7188
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Great history on Fort Benton and steamers going westward They also have a cool car section and Fort.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Leahjs555
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This is a trip worth the drive, maybe even worth going a little out of your way if you're a classic car enthusiast or if you like historical items from days of the Old West. Imagining what it would have been like, as you walk...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Okinawaphile
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

What a place to visit. They have an incredible and vast collection. So much more compared to other museums! The village is exceptional and you can go in all the stores (that are orginal). The 6'6" best of a man that showed us around was...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Paskinator
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful your. Ticket includes 3 facilities and is good for 2 days. Discount for military and Natl Parks cardholder.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank elizabethbG3094MX
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We came across Fort Benton completely by accident, driving from Shelby to Lewistown. We only stopped for a leg stretch and a coffee in what seemed a quiet and tired looking place. Were we surprised!!! Walking along a stretch of the Upper Missouri River we...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Mandy B
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Made a special trip north just for this museum and greatly enjoyed it. A lot of information on pioneer life in early Montana. The museum includes a small pioneer village that features homes, a school and businesses as they would have looked in the past....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Raelyn860
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
Pioneer Lodge
50 reviews
.56 km away
Grand Union Hotel
243 reviews
.88 km away
Malmstrom Inns and Suites
10 reviews
54.20 km away
The Motel
1 review
56.54 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 9 nearby restaurants
Union Grille
128 reviews
.87 km away
Wake Cup Coffee House
78 reviews
.73 km away
The Banque
16 reviews
.87 km away
the Freeze
27 reviews
.47 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 7 nearby attractions
Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex
64 reviews
1.13 km away
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
765 reviews
53.79 km away
Fort Benton Bridge
62 reviews
.83 km away
C.M. Russell Museum
411 reviews
58.09 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Museum of the Northern Great Plains staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines