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“A trip back into American Culture”

Big Horn County Historical Museum
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Hardin
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Forsyth, Montana
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A trip back into American Culture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

The museum is well organized and well operated, mostly by volunteers from the area. They just completed a 1.2 Million Dollar revitalization of the museum buildings. There are many interesting buildings and displays on the 22 acre grounds,including vintage machinery, gas station, church, as well as the cabin used by Will Rogers, who lived in the Hardin area. This museum is a must-see if you are interested in Montana History from the 1800's and 1900's, or frontier history in general.

Visited July 2012
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Wolfe City, Texas, United States
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84 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012

An incredible collection of restored tractors. Nicely restored buildings and a train depot.

Visited June 2012
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Council Bluffs, IA
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70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Really good for a local historical museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

Even though the day was cloudy, windy and rainy, the guided tour by the 90 y/o WWII vet was wonderful! His explanations of the places and people that he'd known through his life were fascinating. And the "hands-on" nature of the place is nice, too. The new museum building was built a bit far from the "museum" proper, the buildings which have been moved here and set up as a village, a snapshot in time. We stopped almost by accident, and spent almost 3 hours here, visiting with the people and looking around. Wish the weather had been better!

Visited June 2012
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Hardin, Montana, United States
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

Lots of shade, great places for picnics, and rabbits abound for some entertainment. You have the choice of a leisurely stroll through the numerous buildings, or take a guided tour with one of the volunteers. There is a new indoor museum that will be completed by spring, so this review will be amended at that time.

Don't pass this by if you get a chance and a little time.

Visited June 2011
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Aurora, Colorado
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83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great Family Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2011

This museum is AWESOME. Went with 2 teenagers, 1 child, and 2 senior citzens. All had a great time. Museum is very hands on. Touching is allowed on lots of exhibits. During the summer months their is often a church service at the historical church on the grounds. Museum is set up as a little town. See authentic teepees that you can go inside. Visit the original farmhouse, a train depot, old school, church, doctor's office, and many other places. They ave many fun events throughout the year at this location so check out their calendar. Pack a picnic lunch and eat on their grounds under an old cottonwood tree. We have visited this museum many times. The kids always want to go. It is very inexpensive. Enjoy!

Visited July 2011
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