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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!




1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Wibaux County Museum Complex

 Wibaux, Southeast Montana
Pierre Wibaux was a Frenchman who gave up opportunities in his family’s textile business to seek his fortune in the cattle industry of the American northwest. This museum celebrates his life and times

4. Frontier Gateway Museum

 Glendive, Southeast Montana
The museum is historical and chronological in content. Displays range from prehistoric times to the 20th century.

5. 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.

6. WaterWorks Art Center

 Miles City, Southeast Montana
Housed in the historic Miles City Water Works and built in 1910 and 1924, the WaterWorks Art Center (formerly Custer County Art Center) is a unique venue for art displays.
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

7. Range Riders Museum

 Miles City, Southeast Montana
From its humble beginnings in 1940s, the Range Riders Museum has become one of the finest museums in the northwest.

8. Rosebud County Pioneer Museum

 Forsyth, Southeast Montana
This museum is home to many items used by early settlers, and a collection of photographs from the founding families of Forsyth and Rosebud County.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. Schoolhouse History and Art Center

 Colstrip, Southeast Montana
The gallery is housed in the first schoolhouse in Colstrip and provides visitors a look at Colstrip’s history with photographs and other exhibits.

15. 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..
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

16. 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.

17. 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.
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM

18. 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.

19. Moss Mansion

 Billings, Billings Area
The Moss Mansion is a unique historical look into the wealthy lifestyle that was present in the early 1900s.

20. Treasure County 89ers Museum

 Hysham, Billings Area
Local history is preserved with displays called “Tales of Treasure County.

21. Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture

 Huntley, Billings Area
This is a great stop for visitors interested in agriculture and irrigation.

22. 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.

23. Western Heritage Center

 Billings, Billings Area
The Western Heritage Center is located in the Billings Historic District on Montana Avenue.

24. Yellowstone Art Museum

 Billings, Billings Area
The Yellowstone Art Museum resides in the restored old jailhouse, and over the years it has acquired a reputation as one of the finest contemporary art museums in the Northern Rockies.

25. 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.

26. Big Horn County Historical Museum & Visitors Center

 Hardin, Billings Area
The Museum complex consisting of twenty permanent buildings and represents the area's past.

27. The Jail House Gallery

 Hardin, Billings Area
This gallery promotes artists within Bighorn County and the Crow & Cheyenne Reservations. The exhibits change regularly.

28. 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.

29. 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.

30. 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.

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.

32. 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

33. Yellowstone Gateway Museum

 Livingston, Livingston Area
Experience the pioneer days in this museum filled with interesting artifacts, railroad memorabilia, and archaeological finds.

34. 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.

35. 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.

36. Yesterday's Cafe

 Montana, Butte Area
What do you do with an old school building in a virtual ghost town on an interstate exit? You could turn it into a cafe. That’s what Ken Berthelson did.

37. 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.

38. The Mai Wah Museum

 Butte, Butte Area
When the history of Butte’s mining era is told, most of the focus is on the Irish. The Chinese played an important role as well. As the placer mining era declined, Chinese miners came to Butte to work the mines.
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

39. Tobacco Valley Historical Village & Museum

 Eureka, Northwest Montana
This museum chronicles the original settlement of the valley by the whites and the Kootenai Indians through present day.

40. Old Jail Museum

 Thompson Falls, Northwest Montana
This two-story Italianate style jail was built in 1907 at a cost of $5,000.

41. Troy Museum & Visitor's Center Troy

 Troy, Northwest Montana
This volunteer-run museum features all Troy-related historical items.

42. The Heritage Museum

 Libby, Northwest Montana
The Heritage Museum, a 12-sided log structure, 130 feet in diameter, is filled with Libby’s old musical instruments, household implements, and logging equipment.

43. John L. Clarke Western Art Gallery & Memorial Museum

 East Glacier Park Village, Flathead Area
John L. Clarke and Montana artists' work is featured here.

44. 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.

45. 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.

46. 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.
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

47. Northwest Montana Historical Society & Museum at Central School

 Kalispell, Flathead Area
The Museum at Central School - located in the magnificent Central School Building at 124 Second Avenue East in downtown Kalispell, just minutes from the Conrad Mansion and Hockaday Museum of Art.

48. 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.

49. Whitefish Museum

 Whitefish, Flathead Area
Once a depot for the Burlington Northern Railroad, this museum holds interesting local history with numerous railroad artifacts.

50. 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.

51. 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.

52. Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana

 Missoula, Missoula Area
Ninepipes Museum is named after Chief Joseph Ninepipes, a Chief of the Bitterroot Salish.

53. 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.

54. 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.

55. Arlee Historical Society

 Arlee, Missoula Area

56. Timber Heritage Museum

 Seeley Lake, Missoula Area
This museum is located on the original townsite of Seeley Lake.

57. Garden of the Rockies Museum

 Ronan, Missoula Area
This is one of those quaint little off the road places we all love to “discover.”

58. 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.

59. The Peoples Center

 Ronan, Missoula Area
In the heart of western Montana, encounter the ways of the region’s original creators of fine arts and crafts—the Salish, Kootenai and Pend d’Oreille people of the Flathead Indian Reservation.

60. Mineral County Museum

 Superior, Missoula Area
The Mineral County Museum in Superior opened by volunteers in 1977.

61. 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.

62. Museum of Mountain Flying

 Missoula Area
This museum traces the history of civil aviation in some of the country’s toughest flying environments.

63. 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.

64. 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.

65. 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.

66. Missoula Museum of the Arts

 Missoula, Missoula Area
This museum is housed in the old Carnegie Library and has a small permanent collection.

67. 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.

68. Glacier County Historical Museum

 Cut Bank, Great Falls Area
Many fascinating exhibitions about the life of the Blackfeet Indians, the oil business, and the history of the white settlers include farming, town life, oil production, and homestead-era railroads.
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

69. 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.

70. 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.

71. Galerie Trinitas

 Great Falls, Great Falls Area
This gallery contains many of the works of Sister Mary Trinitas.

72. Ursuline Centre

 Great Falls, Great Falls Area
The Ursuline Centre is a fully preserved Catholic academy-boarding school.

73. 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.

74. 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.

75. Childrens Museum of Montana

 Great Falls, Great Falls Area
This museum is full of hands-on activities and interactive exhibits.

76. Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art

 Great Falls, Great Falls Area
Great Fall' s first high school, built in 1896, named for the City’s founder, now houses the Paris Gibson Square.Great Fall' s first high school, built in 1896, named for the City’s founder, now houses the Paris Gibson Square. This is Great Falls pre

77. 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.

78. 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.

79. Malmstrom Heritage Center & Air Park

 Malmstrom Air Force Base, Great Falls Area
This museum portrays the history of the base and the local area relating to aviation.

80. 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.

81. Mehmke's Steam Museum

 Great Falls, Great Falls Area
This museum gives visitors a first-hand look at prairie farm life

82. Belt Museum

 Belt, Great Falls Area
This museum is chock full of perfectly preserved fossils, life-sized dinosaur models, and educational dioramas.

83. 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.

84. 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.

85. 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.

86. Phillips County Museum

 Malta, Havre Area
Included in displays here are early plains Indian artifacts from the McClellan and Sullivan collections.

87. 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.

88. The Heritage Center/H. Earl Clack Museum

 Havre, Havre Area
The old post office built in 1932 and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the home of The Heritage Center and the H. Earl Clack Museum.

89. 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.

90. The Depot Museum

 Rudyard, Havre Area
Except for the sign on Hwy. 2 that points to Rudyard and advertises “596 people and 1 old sorehead,” you wouldn’t think there’s much to see and cruise right on through.
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

91. Liberty County Museum

 Chester, Havre Area
The museum resides in the former Methodist Church building, built in 1911.

92. Museum of the Upper Missouri

 Fort Benton, Havre Area
“Tales of the Upper Missouri” Explore the history and legends of the Upper Missouri River and its head of navigation, Fort Benton, Montana.

93. 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.

94. House of One Thousand Dolls Museum

 Loma, Havre Area
A small and unusual privately owned museum has a wonderful collection of dolls and toys dating back to the 1830s to the present. Open seasonally or by appointment.

95. 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.

96. A Gathering of Memories Museum