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Museum of the Northern Great Plains

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Address: 1205 20th Street, Fort Benton, MT 59442
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+1 406-622-3278
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We came across Fort Benton completely by accident, driving from Shelby to Lewistown. We only stopped for a leg stretch and a coffee in what seemed a quiet and tired looking place... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
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York, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We came across Fort Benton completely by accident, driving from Shelby to Lewistown. We only stopped for a leg stretch and a coffee in what seemed a quiet and tired looking place. Were we surprised!!! Walking along a stretch of the Upper Missouri River we noticed large information boards, telling us all about the history of the town, the buildings... More 

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Lindsay, California
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Made a special trip north just for this museum and greatly enjoyed it. A lot of information on pioneer life in early Montana. The museum includes a small pioneer village that features homes, a school and businesses as they would have looked in the past. A great place for children to learn about life on the prairie.

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Thank Raelyn860
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This museum is filled with farm machinery from all periods that are interesting, amazing and unique. It is one of the best I have seen in my travels around our country. It is not to be missed!

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New Orleans
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6 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We ought this would be a half-hour stop, tops - but it kept going; we almost missed the old village behind, with a school, prison, court-house, mercantile from early Montana days. Stayed two hours, and could have stayed longer.

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Helena, Montana
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21 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Don't miss this museum. We spent a leisurely Saturday strolling the fort and museums in town. This particular museum is huge and if you were really interested in agriculture could be a destination just for that reason. I'm not but still found it great. The 1920s village was well done and fun to walk around. Amazing museum for such a... More 

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Congress, Arizona
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Huge museum with outstanding exhibits. One fee $8, for all the museums in Fort Benton. Also visit the fort and the BLM information center exhibits. Best museum value in the state. The quality of the museums are amazing for a small town. Plan on staying overnight? Consider the Grant Union Hotel on the Missouri River. You will get the feeling... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

All of Fort Benton's museums are worth visiting, but this was our favourite. The 1920s businesses and homesteads were very impressive. The site of the museum is very big - the museum was far larger than we anticipated. It's impressive that such a small town has such exceptional museums.

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Inverness, Florida
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

So well done. Worth every minute. I felt like I was back in time literally. I highly encourage you to visit this museum

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Very interesting exhibits and history of Fort Benton. Especially enjoyed the Native American displays and history. The fort is built like the original one (one blockhouse is original). Very hospitable guides.

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Lakebay, Washington
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Reviewed 19 September 2015

Museum showed the great history of the Northern Great Plains and had many interesting objects to look at.

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