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Fort Missoula Museum

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Address: Bldg. 322, Fort Missoula, Missoula, MT 59804
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+1 406-728-3476

Located at one of Montana's first military posts, this museum houses...

Located at one of Montana's first military posts, this museum houses rotating exhibits and devotes an entire wing to the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps. A recreated Western town of the late 1800s takes visitors back in time to the days of carriage houses and homestead cabins.

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Great for History Bufffs

We visited the museum on a rainy afternoon and found the exhibits well presented and full of old Montana lore. There is an interesting history of the local area beginning with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Debbie D
Anaheim HIlls, United States
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Anaheim HIlls, United States
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the museum on a rainy afternoon and found the exhibits well presented and full of old Montana lore. There is an interesting history of the local area beginning with the first businessmen on the scene in 1860's. After leaving the museum we knew where the main street names originated! Founding families. The fort still houses military offices and... More 

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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659 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was quite a pleasant surprise. While I expected a comprehensive history I was amazed with the history itself. While the museum is small it presents a very comprehensive and compact historical account of the fort. A smart move on my part was to start with the ten minute film. This gave a great over view. The two wings house... More 

Simi Valley, California
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Owing to some road construction in the area, getting to Fort Missoula was more difficult than expected, however, it was worth the effort. The displays, buildings, and artifacts, including some railroad rolling stock, made this a worthwhile stop, even as the skies were threatening to let loose with rain. An excellent history lesson and a nice glimpse of what the... More 

Thank David M
Phoenix, Arizona
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This was probably the best historical activity we did in Missoula, a great way to learn about the area's history. We particularly enjoyed the old postcard collection. Allow plenty of time to enjoy all of the out buildings.

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73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We packed a picnic lunch. We explored several of the historic buildings. One of the buildings formerly housed Japanese during WWII. I enjoyed the exhibit about logging. Our granddaughter loved running through the fields. We ate our lunch near the Rose Garden. I would love to return someday.

Thank Sarah R
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Very well organized facility with info on all the buildings onsite. Take a trip back in time to see what a frontier fort would look like with the added buildings for both WW1 & WWII time periods. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Inside displays were very good to every outside Canon to building labeled with helpful maps everywhere.

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Missoula, Montana
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183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

A fun field trip is heading out to the Fort Missoula Museum and grounds. There is so much to see, explore and do. Depending on the time of year, visitors can bike, hike, watch fireworks, purchase artists' creations and go to the museum. Entrance fees may apply - nominal, but other events are free and open to the public.

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Missoula, Montana
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Fort Missoula has a fun and comprehensive meuseum and grounds that has something for almost everyone. There is a garden, a museum that showcases Missoula's history. My favorite exhibit is the houses of Missoula. it shows several of the homes in Missoula over the last century. It is really neat to see the homes as they once were, and now.... More 

Thank lindsey c
Missoula, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Lots of displays from most of the conflicts the US has been involved in during the 20th and 21st century. Anyone who is a Military Free Fall Parachutist should check out the Vietnam era HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) display. Not something everyone will appreciate but old Special Forces HALO guys will really appreciate it.

Thank Shawn M
Wrightwood, California
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

We were there with some younger kids, so it was fun for them to run around and see what life was like many years ago.

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