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The Museum at Central School

124 2nd Ave E, Kalispell, MT 59901-4569
+1 406-756-8381
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More than you expect. Make this your 1st stop to unterstand the history of the Flathead Valley

I expected an average local history museum that would take about an hour to complete. I was so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
capitollover
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Austin, Texas
Super museum

We love the local small museums that give you a sense of the what is what like for the locals. This... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Barry and Nicol... G
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Reading, United Kingdom
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124 2nd Ave E, Kalispell, MT 59901-4569
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+1 406-756-8381
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"local history"
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"large collection"
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"flathead valley"
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"nice gift shop"
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"settlers"
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"exhibits"
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"photos"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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Reviewed 18 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.

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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.

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Reviewed 2 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

Thank Lou M
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Reviewed 13 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

Thank YBM
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I took my 10yr old to the museum. He LOVED it. He enjoyed learning about the history of Kalispell and all the displays. It is a small museum with a gift shop as well. Worth the trip.

Thank bonnie r
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Excellent winter speakers. Old director recently retired (wonderful). New director is young and has a lot of energy.

Thank Susan R
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

The Museum at Central School has collections of artifacts and ephemera from the recently by-gone era of Flathead County, Kalispell and the entire region. Too many different topics are covered to review here, but don't pass up this gem if you are in the area!...More

Thank Keith B
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Central School Museum is a nice spot for visitors and locals to see vintage displays and photos concerning history of the area. The grounds and school are nicely maintained and the exhibits are informative. Easy walking distance to main street and downtown locations. 2 large...More

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