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Big Horn County Historical Museum

1163 E 3rd St, Hardin, MT 59034-2607
+1 406-665-1671
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Great for local history

Many exhibits, nice gift shop, dedicated volunteers, many different types of exhibits, agriculture... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
mlou57e
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State College, Pennsylvania
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Interesting Stop

We stopped here after seeing the "Travel Information" sign on westbound I-90. But this is much... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
jfparmn
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Rochester, Minnesota
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The Big Horn County Historical Museum is the largest historical museum in Montana, with 4 large exhibit buildings and 23 historical buildings. It chronicles western history in Big Horn County, including exhibits on Fort Custer, Native American life, ranch and cowboy life, and community development. A promotional video can be seen at: https://youtu.be/phsJI0FH0SQ
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  • Average1%
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“re enactment” (2 reviews)
“gift shop” (3 reviews)
“local history” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1163 E 3rd St, Hardin, MT 59034-2607
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+1 406-665-1671
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Many exhibits, nice gift shop, dedicated volunteers, many different types of exhibits, agriculture, ranching, doctors and dentists, Native American (mostly Crow), schools, transportation

Thank mlou57e
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Randy S, Manager at Big Horn County Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! With 30 buildings, we are able to cover quite a bit of the area's history! I'm glad you were able to take it in!

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We stopped here after seeing the "Travel Information" sign on westbound I-90. But this is much more than just an information/rest stop. Unfortunately, our schedule did not allow for a long visit, so I'll let other reviewers speak to the museum and historical displays here....More

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Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you'll have an opportunity to spend more time on the next visit!

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

lots of historic buiidings you can actually walk thru with information cards tellling you about their history. Staff is SUPER Nice.

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Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Thank you for the review, and for the compliment regarding our staff. We have a great group of staff and volunteers who work very hard to help people get the most from our museum!

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

This is a wonderful museum. Fun buildings to tour, very family friendly. The old photographs give a snapshot of the past.

Thank Sue V
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Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Thank for the review, and for mentioning the photographs! We have a huge archive of historical photos available for viewing, both in the exhibits and for research!

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Even though I have been past this museum many times and this is the first time I have even gone into it. This was so well presented, very, very tasteful. They have displayed many local historical buildings around the county. This was where Fort Custer...More

Thank seetheworldmontana
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Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Thank you for the review, and for commenting on so many aspects of our museum! It is a great place to stop and experience Montana history!

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is located just off the freeway at first exit into town. Easy on and off...whether its guns, knifes, clothing, handheld tools, maps or historicial buildings, it's all here. They had people dressed in period clothing firing a Gatlin gun, a cannon and period rifle....More

Thank Paula B
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Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your review! Your visit during the Little Big Horn Days was the perfect opportunity to experience living history! We do it every year, so hopefully you'll get another chance to see it all again!

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is the best museum in Montana. The beautifully restored buildings make for amazing photo opportunities. It's park like qualities provide a great place for a picnic.

Thank nitajo59
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Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your review! We agree, its the best museum in Montana!

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome photos, art and memorabilia inside, but don't miss the out buildings! I saw people skip those, but I think that was the best part. Climb on board the caboose!

Thank Susan T
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Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your review! The historical buildings that make up the majority of the museum are a must see. Great care has gone into preserving the buildings and the exhibits inside them!

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

We stopped here while staying in Hardin for the weekend and were surprised at all there is to see. A very interesting place. Give yourself a few hours to look at everything.

Thank mark s
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Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your review! Whether its a leisurely stroll through the parks and buildings, or hours spent investigating the exhibits and reading the interpretations, its a perfect way to spend an afternoon!

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Visited yesterday for Little Big Horn Days. First saw the re-enactment. It was terrific, you really got your money's worth. Next visited the historical museum. Loved the exhibits here & the interpreters. They really took their time to talk to you. Very informative & interesting!

Thank Suzanne D
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Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your review! Little Big Horn Days has so much to see and do in the area. Our museum is just a part of the overall picture of all that is done to give the tourist and traveler a great experience!

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Summer Hours Memorial Day to Labor Day 8am to 6pm Daily Winter Hours Labor Day to Memorial Day 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday Historic Buildings Closed October 1 to May 1 Closed Holidays Thanksgiving Christmas Eve at... More
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Response from Beth B | Reviewed this property |
They didn't make any impression on me, but my husband would have noticed. I asked and he does not remember seeing them. But not all the buildings were open
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