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Missouri Breaks National Monument Interpretive Center

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A great museum

A small but highly informative museum about the history of the Missouri River. The location alone... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Weekend getaway

Free to get into. Very interesting how things were done many years ago in the old west. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

A small but highly informative museum about the history of the Missouri River. The location alone is worthwhile a visit. One of the treasures of this museum is the Winchester of the famous Chief Joseph who surrendered in 1877 at the Bear Paw battlefield.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DietmarK112
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Free to get into. Very interesting how things were done many years ago in the old west. Lots of history on the steam boats.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dwaineg2016
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

The staff were informative and were eager to answer all your questions! The grounds were really nice and the center had plenty to do and read, a great stop! Plenty of parking and a great place for a lunch!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

I've never been to an exhibit where you can touch/pet/feel the animal mounts. It was interesting to feel what a rattlesnake really feels like (without the danger of getting bit) as well as other wild animal exihibits. It's not a particularly large exhibit but we...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Panjamin
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is a small interpretive center but full of good information. There is a nice video offered. It is at the end of the river walk trail.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank blueharley
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We were unable to fit a canoe trip through the Missouri Breaks into our vacation this summer, but this interpretive center provided a good overview of some of what that might have included. The exhibit area is relatively small, but there is also an interesting...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped early in the morning . Wonderful experience and the birds were singing outside. Take the time to visit!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Denise S
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Floated the Missouri from Coal Banks to Judith Landing camping three nights along the way. Spectacular Scenery with great campgrounds. The Visitor Center in Fort Benton makes a great stop before hitting the river. Stay at the Grand Union Hotel the night before and you...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Dougmckenzie
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The center is well done and worth your time. There were also two personnel on duty who were able to answer questions about the monument and canoeing through it.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank SSwnto
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Small, but very well set up. Historic video is worth viewing. Very helpful Ranger. Go outside and walk down to the river; beautiful and very serene. There are informational signs all along the river walk.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Marsha B
29 August 2017|
Response from Thomas F | Reviewed this property |
There are restrooms in the Interpretive Center, but, as I understand it, there are none in the Monument. I seem to remember that one of the guided canoe trip sites mentioned pit toilets at one spot only, but I could be wrong... More