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“Easy on and off of Rt 90 with so much to see in a small area”

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 11 July 2013

We thought we would be through this in a half hour and boy were we wrong! Inside their beautiful new building they used reclaimed items (doors, an outstanding old bar,cabinets, tin ceiling, a huge jail door and the list goes on). More importantly, you will find the most amazing collection of pictures taken of local Native Americans. What makes this so special is that over 95% of the photos identify each of the people! There are also artifacts that we have not seen at other attractions. Out side there is a small village where you can go into the buildings (houses, cabins, a train station, train car ext) It looks smaller than it actually is. If you have kids they can run around and blow off energy, while learning about the area.

4  Thank Dlmphaseten
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

Been twice to this authentic museum. I loved the fact that there are so many outdoor exhibits that give a real 'you were there' feel because you are allowed to touch, to clamber aboard and interact. A real feely feely museum that helps it do want museums should do. Go out of your way to visit you will not be disappointed.

2  Thank Redlands67
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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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