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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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.