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“Wow! Make sure you stop!”

Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex
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Owner description: Located in Fort Benton "The Birthplace of Montana"™ the Heritage Complex is the home of Old Fort Benton, The Museum of the Upper Missouri, The State of Montana's Museum of the Northern Great Plains, Homestead Village, The Hornaday Smithsonian Buffalo Gallery, The Upper Missouri River Breaks Interpretive Center, The Overholser Research Center, The Schwinden Library, and The Montana Agricultural Center.
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We made a half day trip to Fort Benton, and wished we had gone for the whole day! The Fort is worth the trip, if nothing else! We didn't have enough time to investigate everything, will be going back. There is Karl Bodner and Bob Scriver artwork that is amazing to see. Such a lot of information and very nice displays. Make sure you walk across the Missouri on the bridge and stop to see Shep. The nicest little town. Make sure you stop on your way through.
If you're lucky enough to have time a wonderful dinner, eat at the Grand Union! Superb! (I am SOOO glad we made time to eat!)

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

The town it a time capsule back to earlier years and not much has changed there in the last 50 years. A small place, walk down the streets, people say hello...no fast food restaurants or hotels chains.

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Reviewed 30 September 2013

It seems the Old Fort and the museum are never open on any weekday that we've ever been in Fort Benton, in any season.

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Sharalee S, Front Office Manager at Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2013

Sorry you missed us. The last day of Tourist season in 2013 was Sept. 29. The museums will be open again in 2014 on the usual schedule - from Memorial Day weekend to the last weekend of September, 10:30 - 4:30 Monday - Saturday, Noon - 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. Please visit us again during these hours.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

I titled this "Quick Trip" since I was already in MT. It was well worth the effort to make the trip from Havre, MT down to Ft. Benton. I'm not much on Ag. Museums but it had a very extensive museum. I really liked seeing the old equipment, but it's no wonder that farming "back in the day" was a dangerous occupation. The cost of admission also included the fort and the Missouri River Breaks Center. A stretch of the river the Lewis and Clark had to portage due to the falls.

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Reviewed 23 August 2013

A very well cared for street that is well maintained. Just loved going through the store and reading the plaques.

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