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The Museum at Central School

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great local history museum!

Doesn't cost much to get in and won't take up a lot of your time. Maybe save it for a rainy or... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Wanda H
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Mascoutah, Illinois
History Buffs Will Enjoy

If you like to learn about the areas you visit and di not mind self-guided, reading tours, then you... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
offtheclock
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Tampa, Florida
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124 2nd Ave E, Kalispell, MT 59901-4569
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

Doesn't cost much to get in and won't take up a lot of your time. Maybe save it for a rainy or cold day? They've got a lot packed in there, all of which is interesting. Even the building history is great. We learned quite...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wanda H
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

If you like to learn about the areas you visit and di not mind self-guided, reading tours, then you will get your value for the small admission fee. The Native American artifacts and pictures could appeal to families and the Pioneer Frank Linderman history dominates...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

This small town museum is a great place to learn about the history of Kalispell and the State of Montana. Building alone is worth the visit but the exhibits are superb and the staff very friendly.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bob V
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to this museum. We arrived at 2pm with closing at 3 on Saturday. Great Indian artifacts, great early settler information, great logging info. Really enjoyed our visit!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Katie N
Reviewed 28 July 2018

I expected an average local history museum that would take about an hour to complete. I was so wrong! The displays are jam-packed with information in a very interesting presentation. You do not get information overload on a 2 hour visit. We made this our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank capitollover
Reviewed 4 July 2018

We love the local small museums that give you a sense of the what is what like for the locals. This is a lovely place that certainly fits that bill. Lots of local history and displays. We had several chats with the staff who were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Barry and Nicol... G
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Worth the trip. Great display of Kalispell beginning. Clean and staff well organized. I will take my gkids here for sure.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank J7795NBdavidh
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The museum at Central School is a well-established place to get information about the founding of the Flathead Valley and the sources that developed it. There are many historical photos to look at plus examples of vintage tools and books.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This historic school building has a collection of memorabilia from settler times to the last century, as well as a large collection of photographs showing the lifestyles of the past. two spacious rooms and an antique bar on the second floor are used for meetings...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Lou M
Reviewed 14 September 2017

In addition to being informative, I found The Museum at Central School to be nostalgic, as I attended classes there in the late 1970’s when the college was still downtown. The building itself is one of Kalispell’s architectural treasures, being the first school built in...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank YBM
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