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“A random conglomeration”

Big Horn County Historical Museum
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Hardin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Big Horn County Historical Museum is the largest historical museum in Montana, with 4 large exhibit buildings and 23 historical buildings. It chronicles western history in Big Horn County, including exhibits on Fort Custer, Native American life, ranch and cowboy life, and community development. A promotional video can be seen at: https://youtu.be/phsJI0FH0SQ
Reviewed 1 September 2012

"Gather up everything we can" seems to be the motto of this museum. The indoor exhibits are very dated with no attempt to explain or otherwise make sense of the motley assortment of stuff. The collection of buildings is interesting but, again, no attempt to give context or explain why they're on site other than that they were available to move there.

2  Thank EcoArtTraveler
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

There is an excellent video it is worth hanging around for the next showing. You could easily spend a couple of hours at this site. It is well set out with information boards. The staff are friendly and informative.

4  Thank VeronicaNetherlands
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

Despite the blazing hot day, the ranger talk, movie and interesting historical site made for a terrific 2-hour stop on our way to Yellowstone National Park.

3  Thank Peggy F
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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.

4  Thank sundowner7_12
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

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

4  Thank Charben57
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