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Fantastic Small Town Museum!

This museum has a very wide assortment of items! They have a multi media video of the Bear Paw... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Carrie N
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A really nice museum!

You can easily spend a hour, I spent about a hour and a half! So much information and there was so... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Port Orchard, Washington
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This museum has a very wide assortment of items! They have a multi media video of the Bear Paw Battlefield which is very informational. They also have dinosaur info, fossils, old photographs, sugar beet information, church info, military info, etc. It really is a great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Carrie N
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

You can easily spend a hour, I spent about a hour and a half! So much information and there was so many great photos with descriptions! The lower level is packed with more, make sure to turn on the lights on the way down the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We went to this museum to see the movie about Chief Joseph. However, we ended up sticking around to check out the displays. The museum is laid out well and there are a variety of items to see. If you are in the area, I...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This museum is very impressive with extensive exhibits relating to life on the high prairie. The video as part of the National Historic Site re: Bears Paw Battlefield was excellent as was the narrative. There is something for everyone including dinosaurs and pre historic fossils.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Barb W
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

A surprise for a small town museum. Lots of artifacts, antiques, even dinosaurs. Recommend seeing the 20 minute video to get a good overview of the Nez Perce Flight. Lots of Native clothing and artifacts. Nice dinosaur room the kids would like and local antiques.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank elizabethbG3094MX
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

The museum was very nice! Good video of big paw battlegrounds. Good dinosaur display in cars no large models. Good explanation of fossils as well as other aspects of that period. Good collection of western memorabilia.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Go here and see film before heading out to Bear Paw battlefield. Well done. Park ranger was excellent, very knowledgeable and he had only been on the job 4 months!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Debra G
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We stopped here on our way to the Bear Paw Battlefield since the interim visitor center is located here. The museum itself is a hidden treasure. It has many exhibits from when this area was first settled with homesteaders and gives a good feel for...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Jim B
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The Blaine County Museum serves as the visitor center for the Bear Paw Battlefield (part of the Nez Perce Trail) south of Chinook, so you should stop at the museum to see the film if you plan to tour the battlefield (which I highly recommend)....More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank niteed
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

A very well done museum of the area. Covers a wide range of topics. The video is a must see if at the museum.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Response from elizabethbG3094MX | Reviewed this property |
The museum would take 1 to 2 hours depending on you. The battlefield at minimum an hour. I spent 2 hours taking the long trail and walking with a guide .