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Beneath the Streets
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Havre
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Daily Tours from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Sunday-Saturday) first tour at 9:30 and last tour at 3:30. Winter Hours Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm. Special evening or group tours available upon request. Location: Ticket office is located on 3rd Avenue, south of Norman’s Ranch Wear. See the history of the Great West come alive Beneath the Streets of Havre. See first hand the commerce of early days on the wild and wooly frontier. Tour the Sporting Eagle, Wah Sing Laundry, Shorty Young's Office, Gourley Bothers Bakery and more. Tours daily and reservations are needed.
Reviewed 30 July 2014

While I think tour was good, i think it would be more interesting if they talked more about how the area was really developed. It is rumored that the area was used by the Chinese railroad workers forced underground by the discrimination at the time and then it was usurped by the "proper" citizens after the fire. Our docent didn't really have a story for how the area underground was developed so it was available after the fire. BUT - still a cool tour that will stir your imagination.

Thank Smillie-girl
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"nice tour"
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

If you like quirky local museums -- this is it.

The place is only partly restored -- in some of the areas, you still get a sense that these are basements used by the stores/businesses above.

Given the boom/bust cycles in this area (including the current oil boom going on a few hundred miles east of here), you can really imagine the customers coming to the bordello, barber shop, dentist shop, etc.

Be sure to see the Heroin on display in the pharmacy.

Thank Shakespeare_fan
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

We weren't sure when we walked into old dusty building to buy our tickets. But you leave and walk around back of buildings and go down underground. We took Grandson (16) Nephew(22) and we all really enjoyed the tour and all the information our tour guide gave us. Loved all the old antiques and history! Well worth it!

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Been to Havre for years and eventually did this tour. My only regret was that the tour group was large and it was difficult to hear some of what the guide was saying as we were at the back of the group. Very informative though and amazed as to this all happened in tiny Havre!

1  Thank Shrek1962
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

This place has an interesting story. However, it is damaged by the fact that the true spaces in the basement are poorly researched and include a lot of clutter of items that do not belong... when we asked our tour guide why specific items were included in exhibits she responded that they were donated items and they didn't really belong in the spaces where they were displayed. In fact, many of the spaces depicted did not actually exist, but are more dioramas to illustrate a store or office or <insert your own> that may have existed in town at some time. It appears that they simply had space in the building and had collected enough cast off old stuff to create a facsimile. When we started pressing our tour guide about specifics (evidently she is a primary school teacher) she was defensive and said "it's not in my script so I don't know." When I asked specific questions about construction she seemed appeared to generate answers inconsistent with the photographic evidence displayed on the walls behind her.

We were hoping for a accurate look and information about an interesting era and building, and instead saw a collection of discarded items arranged in such a way to attempt to create a false authenticity.

Very disappointed.

(And, additionally, it was evident that the building and facilities are not maintained to current building codes)

2  Thank Mike B
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