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Old Montana Prison Complex

1106 Main St, Deer Lodge, MT 59722-1426
+1 406-846-3111
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A must see for people looking for something "Haunted"

Can't say I saw any ghosts but I definitely got a few chills and shudders. This place was creepy... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rosemary H
Spent 3 hours here. Enjoyed every second.

We took the guided tour of this historic place and the guide almost made us feel like we were there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The Old Montana Prison Complex consists of 5 museums and is open Daily throughout the year. We have the Old Prison, Montana Auto Museum, Frontier Montana (Western History, WWII Exhibit), Yesterday's Playthings (Model Trains, dolls and toys) and Powell County Museum (local history, wood carving and mining). Other attractions include a Milwaukee Road exhibits (including 2 locomotive engines and a caboose), Cottonwood City ( a recreation of a small pioneer town), plus an Art Gallery and other historic buildings. Check in at our Visitors Center. One ticket covers all Museums.
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1106 Main St, Deer Lodge, MT 59722-1426
+1 406-846-3111
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Can't say I saw any ghosts but I definitely got a few chills and shudders. This place was creepy and cool. Lots to see. The grounds are not well maintained so watch your step and keep little ones close (lots of sharp corners) but this...More

Thank Rosemary H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the guided tour of this historic place and the guide almost made us feel like we were there during the time it was running. Great time. Very informative. Lots of history. Take the time to do the auto museum attached to the prison....More

Thank letsast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great spontaneous stop. The admission to the Prison Museum included one of the best antique car collections I have seen. It also included a toys from the past museum which included a great train section if you like that sort of thing....More

Thank Bridget-Gary F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have driven by Deer Lodge for years and never stopped to investigate but am really glad that I did today. Though slightly in disrepair, old Montana penitentiary is well worth a visit. One thing is certain, I am very glad not to have spent...More

Thank speninosmith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see for anyone visiting deer lodge. The tour takes you all over the prison including the underground tunnel and the "hole" where inmates went for solitary confinement. It is an erie place and you can feel the spirits of prisoners even...More

Thank neverstopdancin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Old Montana Prison Complex. We did the self-guided tour. The tour book provided great info on each of the 29 stops. We were actually able to walk into the cells and experience the "hole." After the Prison tour,...More

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our way to Glacier National Park and decided to stop by the Old Montana Prison complex and connected museums in Deer Lodge. The car museum was most enjoyable as they have 162 on display. This was the most comprehensive collection we've ever seen. We...More

Thank ginnyt608
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great tour of prison, it was like going to Alcatraz without the boat ride. The car museum was very good model Ts to muscle cars.

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

We love old prisons and this one did not disappoint. The staff was excellent and the walk around the yard, mess hall, the hole, maximum and it was fun to see the tunnel were the guard were on watch was interesting. Would definately recommend this...More

Thank JensogSetta
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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We visited the Prison with our four kids who love be the TV show Ghost Adventures. We visited early in the day so the place wasn't as spooky as seen on TV but definitely wouldn't want to stay over night. The workers were friendly and...More

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6 July 2017|
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Response from Sandra P | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We are open 8 to 6 , 7 days a week. The cost is $15.00 per person, $8 for kid 10-15, Under 10 are free and the fee includes all 5 museums, the prison, 162 cars, Yesterdays Playthings with it’s... More
Joyce M
2 June 2017|
Response from Sandra P | Property representative |
We are Open Daily everyday from 8 am until 6pm.
Florence H
24 April 2017|
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Response from Sandra P | Property representative |
The Old Montana Prison Museum and Montana Auto Museum are open year round.