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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.
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!
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
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
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
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.
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
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 about that.