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“AWESOME for families”

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 28 July 2013

My kids loved this place and to tell you the truth so did I! I even enjoyed it more than the Smithsonian Air & Space museum in D.C. We loved all the planes and Air Force history.

6  Thank Dr T
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Been wanting to visit here for the last year but everythime we wanted to go the museum was closed. This is a nuclear missle base right inside the main gate. You need to have a security check so bring a drivers license, The security check takes about 15 minutes.

After you are cleared you have to walk to the museum through a display of planes. Once in the museum you watch a video on the base and ICBM missles. Then you get to walk around and visit many displays on the history of the base. If you want to read all the displays it takes about an hour, we had an impatient 11 year old so we didnt do much reading.

It was well worth the wait. Wish they had a gift shop

3  Thank Gibber1968
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

I loved seeing the layout of the base and understanding more of the history of what has gone on there in the past.

2  Thank Cheryl G
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

It's fun to see a few short times as an adult. Our young children love to go and walk under and around the outdoor exhibits though.

3  Thank wolfcat87
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

My 2 year old loves planes so we decided to visit. You have to show ID and give your ss# for a background check which takes a few minutes. Then you walk to a small park with a few planes, a helicopter and a missal. My sons enjoyed looking at the planes and walking under them. However, when we went inside the very small museum the volunteers were not interested in talking with us. They tried to insist that we watch a 10 minute video before looking around. And then wouldn't answer any basic questions about what we were looking at saying, "The video will tell you more about it than I can". Basically because we had young children they didn't want us there.

3  Thank Megan B
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