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Malmstrom Air Force Base Museum
Ranked #8 of 35 things to do in Great Falls
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Owner description: Monday - Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm Closed all US Federal Holidays We are located on the East side of Great Falls, Montana at the east end of 2nd Ave North just inside the Malmstrom AFB main gate to the right. Because the Museum and Air Park are within the Malmstrom AFB perimeter, public access or non-US DoD cardholders will need to process through the Visitor Control Center located outside and just right of the 2nd Avenue Gate (6220 Goddard Dr.). A valid US or Canadian Driver's License or ID card is required for public access. Children 16 and over will require a valid photo ID (e.g., Driver's License, State or Gov't ID, School ID). Accompanied children less than 16 years of age, do not require an ID card for access. Non-US/Canadian Driver's License/ID Card holders may coordinate in advance as Passport or Visa clearances can take up to 72 business-hours to process for entry authorization. Group Visits and Special Arrangements may be coordinated by contacting the museum. Exterior Displays: F-101B/F, Voodoo; B-25J, Mitchell Bomber; EB-57 B/E, Canberra; F-84F, Thunderstreak; UH-IF, Huey (Iroquois); T-33, Shooting Star; KC-97G, Stratotanker; LGM-30G Minuteman III, ICBM; and more. Interior Displays: One of the largest military model aircraft displays in the northwest; World War II Era barracks room; Lend Lease Diorama; Air Defense Weapons, SAGE Computer, Flight suit and Survival Equipment displays; Minuteman I and II missile launch control consoles; Minuteman Launch Facility cutaway; Minuteman III Post Boost Control System; MM II Re-Entry vehicle; Army Air Corps and US Air Force uniform display; Lewis and Clark Portage Map of Great Falls, Montana. Visitors may also view a Minuteman Missile system video highlighting current missile field operations, maintenance and sustainment.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 1 January 2013

It is a Must See visit if you are in the Great Falls area. The historical significance of Malmstrom is pretty darn amazing, and of course if you have an Air Force connection, you are in for a real treat. The docents at the museum are all retired military and many of them are former pilots, so they share from their life experiences as well as walk you through the museum.

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Reviewed 13 October 2012

Museum portrays the base history from 1942 to 2012 covering the flying training mission and then the Minuteman Missile history from 1961 to present. Outside static displays of many different aircraft

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Reviewed 16 September 2012

We stopped here mainly for my husband (he loves all things aviation), but I found it surprisingly interesting. He loved all the planes, vehicles, rocket, helicopter on display outside on the grounds, along with the displays of the control centers inside the museum itself. I, on the other hand, was fascinated by the information about these weapons that I didn't really know were even there. Not about the weapons themselves per se, but learning about the methodology in place for supporting them--the staff, the preparation, the practice, etc. A surprisingly interesting stop.

Oh, and yes, I must say--you do need to add time for getting through security at the base. There were a number of people in front of us waiting to get in for one reason or another. It was a good 20-25 minutes of either waiting in line or waiting while our info was being checked. Ehh, it was vacation, so not the end of the world. But do allow time.

Thank EuroGal
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

it took like 15 mins to get all teh clearances to get in and have a look. people were friendly and the place is well kept. but honestly the have 150 missles in the area, one motor on each missle costs like $25 million ... couldnt they use that money to feed some people? we liked the place though, lots of interesting thing there

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Reviewed 25 June 2012

This is a small center but well-kept and the volunteers are very knowledgeable and friend. It brought back fond memories seeing the static displays.

1  Thank VW1012
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