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From art to dinosaur bones, to preserved historical towns, Montana has museums of it all!

From art to dinosaur bones, to preserved historical towns, Montana has museums of it all!

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1. Billings Tour

 Billings, Billings Area
Since the American West’s early days, Billings has hosted a cast of famous figures: Custer, Calamity Jane, Buffalo Bill, Crazy Horse, Lewis & Clark and others. More Info
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2. American Computer and Robotics Museum

 Bozeman, Bozeman Area
Founded in May of 1990 by visionary collector George Keremedjiev, the American Computer & Robotics Museum inspires visitors of all ages to explore the past and imagine the future of the Information Age through thought-provoking exhibits.. More Info
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3. Meagher County Historical Association

 White Sulphur Springs, Central Montana
This castle is filled with historic furnishings and memorabilia. The history provides the visitors with a glimpse into the lives of the people who lived in this area. A guided tour is provided. More Info
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4. Big Horn County Historical Museum & Visitors Center

 Hardin, Billings Area
The Museum complex consisting of twenty permanent buildings and represents the area's past. More Info
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5. Troy Museum & Visitor's Center Troy

 Troy, Northwest Montana
This volunteer-run museum features all Troy-related historical items. More Info
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6. Marias Museum of History & Art

 Shelby, Great Falls Area
This museum is known for its collection of memorabilia from the celebrated Heavyweight Championship in 1923 when Jack Dempsey held off Tommy Gibbons for 15 rounds. More Info
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7. Carter County Museum

 Ekalaka, Southeast Montana
Features dinosaur fossil remains dating back 65 million years ago when many dinosaurs roamed this area. Among the paleontological finds housed within the museum is a mounted skeleton of an Anatotitan Copei, one of three known skeletons found. More Info
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8. Museum of Fine Arts

 Missoula, Missoula Area
The museum is located on the university campus and collects, exhibits, and preserves works of art for the education of university students, the scholarly study of research professionals and the enjoyment of the public. More Info
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9. Galerie Trinitas

 Great Falls, Great Falls Area
This gallery contains many of the works of Sister Mary Trinitas. More Info
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10. Valley County Pioneer Museum

 Glasgow, Northeast Montana
In Valley County, Montana, a person is still able to find the fossilized remains of prehistoric creatures. More Info
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11. Missoula Museum of the Arts

 Missoula, Missoula Area
This museum is housed in the old Carnegie Library and has a small permanent collection. More Info
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12. Utica Historical Museum

 Utica, Central Montana
The museum is a large collection of artifacts from the Homestead Era. Everything from household items to farm tools. More Info
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13. John L. Clarke Western Art Gallery & Memorial Museum

 East Glacier Park Village, Flathead Area
John L. Clarke and Montana artists' work is featured here. More Info
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14. Holter Museum of Art

 Helena, Helena Area
This museum exhibits quality visual arts in all media from local, national, and international artists, as well as traveling shows. More Info
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15. Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana

 Missoula, Missoula Area
Ninepipes Museum is named after Chief Joseph Ninepipes, a Chief of the Bitterroot Salish. More Info
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16. Bob Scriver Hall of Bronze & Museum of Montana Wildlife

 Browning, Great Falls Area
This privately owned museum was established in 1956 and provides a very special view and understanding of the wildlife native to Montana. More Info
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17. Copper Village Museum & Art Center

 Anaconda, Butte Area
A dream of copper magnate Marcus Daly was to make Anaconda the state capital. For that reason, he spared no expense in making Anaconda’s buildings spectacular. More Info
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18. Cheyenne Indian Museum

 Ashland, Southeast Montana
The Cheyenne Indian Museum features artifacts and the history of the Plains Indians. A documentary film on the Saint Labre school is featured. More Info
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19. Museum of the Northern Great Plains

 Fort Benton, Havre Area
The Museum of the Northern Great Plains is a 30,000 square feet facility that tells a story from1908 through 1980 of three generations of farmers. More Info
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20. Oscar's Dreamland Yesteryear Museum/Oscar's Park

 Billings, Billings Area
Oscar Cooke had a dream of building the largest steam tractor museum in the world. He did. More Info
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21. Canyon Ferry Visitor Center

 Helena, Helena Area
The Center is small but packed with informative and interesting exhibits. There are picnic tables here and an outdoor interpretive display. More Info
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22. Montana Historical Society Museum

 Helena, Helena Area
This is Montana’s largest museum displaying artifacts covering 12,000 years of history. Paintings of Montana landscapes and people give a rich perspective into life in Montana through the eyes of artists. More Info
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23. Little Cowboy Bar & Museum

 Fromberg, Red Lodge Area
After years serving as a landmark in this sleepy town of Fromberg, the museum and bar burned in 2013. More Info
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24. Peter Yegen Jr. Yellowstone County Museum

 Billings, Billings Area
The Museum incorporates an 1893 log cabin built by Paul McCormick, Sr., a pioneer Montana cattleman. More Info
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25. Arlee Historical Society

 Arlee, Missoula Area
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26. Belt Museum

 Belt, Great Falls Area
This museum is chock full of perfectly preserved fossils, life-sized dinosaur models, and educational dioramas. More Info
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27. Basin Trading Post

 Stanford, Central Montana
The famous White Wolf is on display at this historic stop in downtown Stanford. More Info
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28. Gallatin County History Museum

 Bozeman, Bozeman Area
Step back in time and learn about Gallatin County’s heritage. Visit the Gallatin History Museum in Bozeman, which offers a unique glimpse into the area’s past. More Info
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29. Museum of the Rockies

 Bozeman, Bozeman Area
Learn about the history and pre-history of the northern Rockies region through exhibits ranging from paleontology and Native American artifacts to historic photography and antique vehicles. More Info
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30. Clark Fork Valley Museum

 Fromberg, Red Lodge Area
The history of the Clarks Fork Valley comes alive in one of the last class four, small, rural area railroad depots in the country. More Info
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31. Carbon County Museum

 Red Lodge, Red Lodge Area
This new location for the Carbon County Historical Society’s museum is in the renovated 1909 Labor Temple at the north end of downtown Red Lodge. More Info
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32. Allard's Flathead Indian Museum

 Saint Ignatius, Missoula Area
Featuring an interesting collection of Native American clothing and regalia of the Salish and Kootenai tribes, as well as others from the United States and Canada. More Info
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33. Frontier Gateway Museum

 Glendive, Southeast Montana
The museum is historical and chronological in content. Displays range from prehistoric times to the 20th century. More Info
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34. A Gathering of Memories Museum

 Big Sandy, Havre Area
This museum's displays chronicle the history of the Big Sandy area. More Info
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35. Brand Bar Museum

 Ovando, Missoula Area
The Brand Bar Museum is part of the Lewis and Clark Trail on Highway 200. It houses a collection of stories of our settlers, local memorabilia, homestead maps, and information of Ovando's past. More Info
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36. C.M. Russell Museum

 Great Falls, Great Falls Area
Charlie Russell captured the spirit of the Old West more clearly and lovingly than any other artist. More Info
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37. O'Fallon Historical Museum

 Baker, Southeast Montana
This five-building museum features the old jailhouse, two homestead houses, antique cars, homestead antiques, dinosaur bones, and much more. More Info
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38. Blackfoot Valley Museum

 Lincoln, Missoula Area
This museum is 4-acre museum behind the Hi-country Trading Post. Here there is a large collection of logging and ranching equipment and old mining equipment used by early pioneers. More Info
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39. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Visitor Center

 Missoula, Missoula Area
Developed primarily by hunters and dedicated to the conservation of wildlife habitat, this center features a life-size bull elk bronze, a wildlife theater, beautiful wildlife artwork, and natural history displays. More Info
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40. Blaine County Museum

 Chinook, Havre Area
Experience the West, from prehistoric to pioneer, through thought-provoking exhibits, that tell the story of this land, its people, and its times. More Info
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41. Montana's Original Governor's Mansion

 Helena, Helena Area
For over a century, the Original Governor’s Mansion has stood as a symbol of Helena’s wealth and political prominence. More Info
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42. Louis Toavs' John Deere Collection

 Wolf Point, Northeast Montana
If you’re a fan of John Deere tractors, you have to make a stop at Louis Toavs’ farm north of Wolf Point. More Info
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43. Broadwater County Museum & Library

 Townsend, Helena Area
Local history is featured here with exhibits that reflect mining, a dental office, general store, homestead cabin, and rural school, along with fossil and military collections. More Info
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44. Museum of the Yellowstone

 West Yellowstone, Big Sky/Yellowstone Area
Located in the 1909 Union Pacific Depot, this museum has historic exhibits featuring cowboys, mountain men, Native Americans, and Yellowstone Park. More Info
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45. Charles M. Bair Family Museum

 Montana, Central Montana
Charles M. Bair came to Montana in 1883 as a conductor on the Northern Pacific Railroad and went into the ranching business in 1893. More Info
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46. Conrad Mansion

 Kalispell, Flathead Area
The Conrad Mansion is one of the most outstanding examples of luxurious living and period architecture in the Pacific Northwest. More Info
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47. Crazy Mountain Museum

 Big Timber, Livingston Area
Our museum provides a historical look at Sweet Grass County with exhibits ranging from archaeological and geological finds and information to the Pioneer Room which features early settlers and their families, as well as exceptional rotating exhibits More Info
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48. House of Mystery

 Columbia Falls, Glacier Park Area
Located just thirteen miles west of Glacier National Park, the House of Mystery is Montana’s only natural vortex, producing unusual gravitational energies and mystifying phenomena. More Info
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49. Wildlife Museum of the West

 Ennis, Bozeman Area
A privately-owned museum featuring bison, moose, deer, elk, mountain lions, black bears, mountain goats, caribou, and more; with a great selection of wildfowl. More Info
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50. Fly Fishers International and Museum

 Livingston, Livingston Area
This Fly Fishing Center is the only one of its kind in the nation. The center has live fish, explanations about fish habits and habitats, informative displays, a coldwater fish room. More Info
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51. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks Visitor Center

 Great Falls Area
There is a lot to learn about the area’s wildlife at this center. More Info
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52. Museum of the Beartooths

 Columbus, Red Lodge Area
The Museum of the Beartooths is a great place to visit the history of the homestead era. More Info
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53. Cascade County Historical Society

 Great Falls, Great Falls Area
From the first rough and tumble cowboys who camped here to the homesteaders who created a new life. More Info
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54. Livingston Depot Center

 Livingston, Livingston Area
Built by the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1902, the grand Italian style Passenger depot complex holds art and cultural museum with records of railroading in the Pacific Northwest and Montana. More Info
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55. Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture

 Huntley, Billings Area
This is a great stop for visitors interested in agriculture and irrigation. More Info
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56. Liberty County Museum

 Chester, Havre Area
The museum resides in the former Methodist Church building, built in 1911. More Info
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57. Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Cultural Center & Museum

 Fort Peck, Northeast Montana
This is a traditional teepee village located on the Missouri River near Wolf Point. More Info
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58. Old Jail Museum

 Thompson Falls, Northwest Montana
This two-story Italianate style jail was built in 1907 at a cost of $5,000. More Info
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59. Powder River Taxidermy Wildlife Museum

 Broadus, Southeast Montana
This museum features wildlife mounts, antique and commemorative guns and local art. It is open year-round. More Info
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60. Miracle of America Museum

 Polson, Flathead Area
When you first see this museum from the road, you know there is more inside (and outside) than you can see in a few minutes of walking through. More Info
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08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
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61. Montana Cowboys Association Museum

 Great Falls, Great Falls Area
The Cowboys Museum is one of the many projects the Montana Cowboys Association has undertaken to perpetuate the historical importance of Western heritage. More Info
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62. Fort Missoula

 Missoula, Missoula Area
On this 32-acre site rests a fort that was built in 1877 during the flight of the Nez Perce. More Info
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63. Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

 Great Falls, Great Falls Area
Center exhibits feature the epic travels of Lewis and Clark through Indian Country, the West in 1805. More Info
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64. Central Montana Historical Association Museum

 Lewistown, Central Montana
The museum contains history from Lewistown’s early history as a trading post during the homestead era. More Info
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65. Garfield County Museum

 Jordan, Northeast Montana
A one-room schoolhouse sits beside the museum and is completely furnished with everything from old textbooks to the water pail and double desks from old schools in the area. More Info
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66. Prairie County Museum and Evelyn Cameron Gallery

 Terry, Southeast Montana
The museum was founded in 1975 and now includes the 1906 Bank of Terry building, the only steam heated outhouse west of the Mississippi, a pioneer homestead, a Burlington Northern train depot, and the Cameron Gallery. More Info
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67. Jefferson Valley Museum

 Whitehall, Butte Area
The bright red barn that houses this museum was built in 1914. In 1992, the owners donated the barn to use as a museum. More Info
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68. Fort Union Trading Post

 Bainville, Northeast Montana
John Jacob Astor’s American Fur Company built Fort Union in 1829 near the junction of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers in what is now North Dakota. More Info
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69. First Methodist Episcopal Church of Chester

 Chester, Havre Area
The first two decades of the twentieth century saw railroad promotion and homestead settling along Montana’s Hi-Line. Chester was one of the first communities to spring up along the new Great Northern Railway Line in the 1890s. More Info
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70. Garden of the Rockies Museum

 Ronan, Missoula Area
This is one of those quaint little off the road places we all love to “discover.” More Info
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71. McCone County Museum

 Circle, Northeast Montana
Features the 35-year-old accumulated wildlife collection of Orville Quick and his sons. More Info
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72. Havre Beneath the Streets

 Havre, Havre Area
Probably one of the most popular attractions in northcentral Montana is the historical tour through Havre’s underground. More Info
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73. Havre Railroad Museum

 Havre, Havre Area
This is the newest museum in Havre, but a must for railroad buffs. The small museum is packed with all sorts of railroad artifacts, information, and memories. More Info
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74. Hockaday Museum of Art

 Kalispell, Flathead Area
The major visual art museum in northwest Montana is located in Kalispell’s Carnegie Library building minutes from Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, and other area attractions. More Info
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75. Powder River Historical Museum and Mac's Museum

 Broadus, Southeast Montana
The rich history of the area is captured in the Powder River Historical Museum. More Info
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07:00 PM - 07:00 PM
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76. Mondak Heritage Center

 Sidney, Northeast Montana
This is a history museum and a regional art center. It includes an extensive historical library. A wide, curving staircase delivers you to a complete “town” that has been re-created and furnished down to the last detail with artifacts. More Info
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77. Smoke Jumper Training & Aerial Fire Depot Visitor Center

 Missoula, Missoula Area
When a forest fire breaks out in the west, it is probable that smokejumpers trained here are busy fighting it. More Info
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78. Culbertson Museum

 Culbertson, Northeast Montana
The Culbertson museum is filled with unique items which take you back to the turn of the century. More Info
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79. Montana Agricultural Center & Museum

 Fort Benton, Havre Area
This is the largest agricultural museum in the state. The museum explores the culture, traditions, and struggles of early settlers in the area. More Info
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80. Earth Science Museum

 Loma, Havre Area
This museum is home to a large collection of rocks, fossils, and minerals with parts of the museum displaying hands-on exhibits for children. More Info
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81. Granite County Museum & Cultural Center

 Philipsburg, Butte Area
This museum focuses on the mining legacy of the surrounding area. Upstairs in the museum, view the revolving historical exhibits, including archival photos, clothing, and artifacts from Granite County. More Info
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82. Polson-Flathead Historical Museum

 Polson, Flathead Area
Displays that depict the late 1800s and early 1900s are exhibited both inside the Museum building and in the spacious yard. More Info
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83. Mineral County Museum

 Superior, Missoula Area
The Mineral County Museum in Superior opened by volunteers in 1977. More Info
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84. Old Montana Prison and Auto Museum Complex

 Deer Lodge, Butte Area
Trace the development of the automobile and the use Montanans put it to in this newly refurbished museum. More Info
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85. New Chicago School Museum

 Drummond, Southwest Montana
A rest stop on the Mullan Trail for freighters, New Chicago was called the “Gateway to the Gold Fields.” More Info
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86. Childrens Museum of Montana

 Great Falls, Great Falls Area
This museum is full of hands-on activities and interactive exhibits. More Info
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87. North American Wildlife Museum

 West Glacier, Glacier Park Area
For those who would like to learn more about area wildlife, this museum holds 85 animal and bird mounts in a simulated outdoor setting. More Info
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09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
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88. Museum of the Plains Indians

 Browning, Great Falls Area
The history of the Northern Great Plain tribes is made visible in this small but outstanding museum in Browning. More Info
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89. Mehmke's Steam Museum

 Great Falls, Great Falls Area
This museum gives visitors a first-hand look at prairie farm life More Info
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90. Historical Society Museum

 Lambert, Northeast Montana
While this museum traces the area's beginnings from 1914, an emphasis is placed on its native son, former Governor Nutter. More Info
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91. Law Enforcement Museum

 Deer Lodge, Butte Area
At the Old Montana Territorial Prison in Deer Lodge. This is one of the few museums of its kind in the United States which is actually open to the public. More Info
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92. Phillips County Museum

 Malta, Havre Area
Included in displays here are early plains Indian artifacts from the McClellan and Sullivan collections. More Info
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93. Musselshell Valley Historical Museum

 Roundup, Central Montana
When you enter this museum, you can sign in on the old registry of the Adams Hotel of Lavina. The museum tells the story of the birth of Roundup and includes a pioneer-era cabin and a five-room house. More Info
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