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Malmstrom Air Force Base Museum

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Address: 90 Whitehall Dr, Great Falls, MT 59402
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+1 406-731-2705
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00

Monday - Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Closed all US Federal Holidays

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Monday - Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Closed all US Federal Holidays

We are located on the East side of Great Falls, Montana at the east end of 2nd Ave North just inside the Malmstrom AFB main gate to the right. Because the Museum and Air Park are within the Malmstrom AFB perimeter, public access or non-US DoD cardholders will need to process through the Visitor Control Center located outside and just right of the 2nd Avenue Gate (6220 Goddard Dr.).

A valid US or Canadian Driver's License or ID card is required for public access. Children 16 and over will require a valid photo ID (e.g., Driver's License, State or Gov't ID, School ID). Accompanied children less than 16 years of age, do not require an ID card for access.

Non-US/Canadian Driver's License/ID Card holders may coordinate in advance as Passport or Visa clearances can take up to 72 business-hours to process for entry authorization.

Group Visits and Special Arrangements may be coordinated by contacting the museum.

Exterior Displays: F-101B/F, Voodoo; B-25J, Mitchell Bomber; EB-57 B/E, Canberra; F-84F, Thunderstreak; UH-IF, Huey (Iroquois); T-33, Shooting Star; KC-97G, Stratotanker; LGM-30G Minuteman III, ICBM; and more.

Interior Displays: One of the largest military model aircraft displays in the northwest; World War II Era barracks room; Lend Lease Diorama; Air Defense Weapons, SAGE Computer, Flight suit and Survival Equipment displays; Minuteman I and II missile launch control consoles; Minuteman Launch Facility cutaway; Minuteman III Post Boost Control System; MM II Re-Entry vehicle; Army Air Corps and US Air Force uniform display; Lewis and Clark Portage Map of Great Falls, Montana. Visitors may also view a Minuteman Missile system video highlighting current missile field operations, maintenance and sustainment.

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Incredible museum and information - well worth a visit

Thanks to Rob this is a gem of a museum He is a mine of information. The introductory DVD was worth viewing and the stories woven by Rob of the museum were wonderful

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Landstuhl, Germany
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place to see if you are in the area. There is a museum and some air craft on the base but you need a pass and sponsor to get on the base.

Thank Chick4rabbit
St Albert AB Canada
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90 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks to Rob this is a gem of a museum He is a mine of information. The introductory DVD was worth viewing and the stories woven by Rob of the museum were wonderful

Thank Coll46
Sherman, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We go to every base museum that our kids get stationed at and the museums are so interesting and informative.

Thank Jerry V
Coleman, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Was unable to gain access was extremely disappointed as it was one of the main reasons we had travelled here, after I got back I contacted the museum, to find out why because we were told that you had to be American and be sponsored by an military person. At the gate they were fine but sent us to get... More 

Thank tinkerbell1951
Malmstrom_Heritage, Owner at Malmstrom Air Force Base Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I do apologize for any confusion regarding you not being able to visit the museum. Unfortunately, since the museum and air park are located within the confines of an active US Air Force installation, there are certain requirements in order to be able to visit. These requirements vary depending on what form of identification is... More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Base personnel were very helpful and explained the security check necessary. We had anticipated just quickly looking at several static airplanes, but were met by the museum director, who was an astounding wealth of information. He took us to each exhibit in the small museum, answered questions, and shared wonderful stories and tales of people, places and history of the... More 

Thank 618beverlyd
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Malmstrom AFB was once home to B-17 bomber training during WWII. In recent years the air field has been decommissioned. MAFB's mission is now Minuteman missile defense of the continental US. The museum has a few historical planes outside, but the real treat is inside the museum building. You learn about the history of MAFB, and of the Minuteman missile... More 

Thank ragtowne
Calgary, Canada
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62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

As Canadians we were welcomed at the base. The adults had to present a picture ID for security check. We were quickly granted access passes and the director Rob met us. Great outdoor aircraft and bomber display including a minuteman III missile. The museum itself was very informative and included a short video. Highly recommended to anyone interested in military,... More 

Thank Beerboy
Edmonton, Canada
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is a great introduction to the Minuteman III ICBM mission at Malstrom AFB in Great Falls. This is home to 341st Missile Wing, responsible for several silos dispersed throughout Montana containing approximately 100 LGM-30G Minuteman III missiles with nuclear warheads. Park at the base front gate and get a pass to go to the museum which is right behind... More 

Thank ihyi y
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

If you re interested in knowing more about the base or about the Minuteman program then this museum is an incredible resource. One drawback is the museum is physically on the base so you have to go through Air Force security screening. Once you complete the screening you walk to the museum so you don't have to deal with going... More 

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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The Museum Director, MSgt (Ret) Rob Turnbow, knows his stuff!! I was interested in the history of the missile wing since I was an MCCC (Missile Combat Crew Commander) in the 564th Strategic Missile Squadron (as it was called in the 1970s). I had served at all five LCCs (Launch Control Centers), including the SCP (Squadron Command Post). I had... More 

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