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Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex

Opens in 28 min: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Travel back in time

The small and remote community of Fort Benton is well worth a visit. Walking down the river front... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
DietmarK112
Great Place to Visit

Our entire family decided to go spend a couple of days viewing the sites at Fort Benton, MT. Among... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
DrPsychorat
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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...more
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Old Fort Park, Fort Benton, MT 59442
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

The small and remote community of Fort Benton is well worth a visit. Walking down the river front is like diving into the 19th century. The vibrant athmosphere of an old pioneer town is everywhere. The Missouri has not changed since Lewis & Clark. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DietmarK112
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Our entire family decided to go spend a couple of days viewing the sites at Fort Benton, MT. Among the places we visited were the old fort ( which is being reconstructed), the visitor’s center, and the museum of agriculture. All had really friendly and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DrPsychorat
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The Fort Benton museums are full of lots of history, so much to see. They are very clean and very well kept. And you can spend a lot of time here looking at many items of history. You should plan on a few hours minimum....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This was an interesting old town. We visited the Fort museum and the Grand Hotel. The views from the bridge are beautiful.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Scrapper08
Reviewed 3 August 2018

The Missouri Breaks Interpretive Center is a nice place to start when you get to Fort Benton. Next take the Riverfront Walk and read all the signs and look at the displays. Then go to Old Fort Benton and tour the replica Fort which is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SueinSalem
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This was the first stop on a museum-hopping road trip from Missoula to Havre to Chinook. The reconstruction of the Fort is meticulous and keeps growing. The Trade Store and the trapper’s cabin—-it’s not a reconstruction; it is the actual cabin!——are fascinating. Robert Shrivers’s No...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The actual fort, in Fort Benton, is an interesting place to visit. There is a charge to go in, I think it was $12 per person, and this includes the museum, a few buildings, a nice collection of art work, and a nice talk in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

We have been to Fort Benton and their musuems the last three summers in a row. We are going back again! It is one of the best, cleanest, complete museum experiences in Montana!

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

Really well worth the stop! So much to see and read about the history of the town! You can surely spend a few hours enjoying the museums and heritage center, easy! A gem of Fort Benton for sure. Plenty of parking and right in town.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Wanderer0213
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Great food, lodging, and little gift shop. The area is filled with history. interesting architecture, and cool landscapes

Date of experience: April 2018
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