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Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex

Old Fort Park, Fort Benton, MT 59442
+1 406-622-5316
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Excellent museums for such a small town

We went to all the museums and they were great. THere is a lot of history in Fort Benton. You pay... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
blueharley
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Mason City, Iowa
Let me set you straight

This is a fascinating small town. It feels lost in time, yet the cafe where we had lunch was full... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas F
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Columbia, Maryland
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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 Buffalo Gallery, The Upper Missouri River Breaks Interpretive Center, The Overholser Research Center, The Schwinden Library, and The Montana Agricultural Center.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“trade center” (2 reviews)
“grand union” (3 reviews)
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Old Fort Park, Fort Benton, MT 59442
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to all the museums and they were great. THere is a lot of history in Fort Benton. You pay one price for two days for all the museums.

Thank blueharley
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating small town. It feels lost in time, yet the cafe where we had lunch was full of young hipsters, and the restored Grand Union Hotel has one of the best restaurants in the area. We came to Fort Benton mainly for...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love history, and want to see a series of museums that have been created and nurtured not only by field experts but also by the people who live nearby, look no further. I have never seen museums with more interesting artifacts over such...More

Thank Grizingraz
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

What a delightful town one of the nicest, friendliest places I have ever visited. From the lady walking the river walk, resturant to just people waving a place to go and enjoy!

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

A really cool thing- the homestead museum in Fort Benton. It takes about an hour and all ages will like.

Thank hilltop0
Reviewed 6 June 2017

As we continued our trip across the High Line from Great Falls, we came to Fort Benton. The landscape on the drive was amazing and is probably some of the most beautiful I have seen in Montana. We began with a tour of the museum,...More

Thank Deb L
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Fort Benton is the birthplace of Montana and so quaint. I felt like I stepped back in time. So pedestrian friendly and so much to see. One museum fee is good for 3 sites for 2 days. Use Natl Park pass for discount.

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Ft. Benton has a unique history as a trade center and with the steamboat epoch. The museums at the Old Fort Park and very professional done and they tell a different story than the average mining or frontier museum that you run into all across...More

Thank SSwnto
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Spent 3 days in Fort Benton and area. The museums do an amazing job of telling the history of the area and the whiskey/fur trades up into Canada. Agriculture museum is also a gem. A real walk through time with great displays of antique equipment...More

Thank Robb S
Reviewed 10 August 2016

One of the best small town museums you will ever see. Don't let to small town atmosphere fool you, the museums are first class. All three museums for one price of $8. My wife and I are docents at our museum in Arizona so we...More

Thank Bud H
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