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“A great way to spend a morning.”

Fort Missoula Museum
Ranked #8 of 66 things to do in Missoula
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located at one of Montana's first military posts, this museum houses rotating exhibits and devotes an entire wing to the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps. A recreated Western town of the late 1800s takes visitors back in time to the days of carriage houses and homestead cabins.
Sechelt, Canada
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63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A great way to spend a morning.”
Reviewed 13 June 2013

The museum gave an interesting overview of Missoula's history in the time of the fort - mid 1800s to mid-1900s. It was used to house soldiers to 'protect' settlers and to house immigrant European men and to intern the Japanese during WW2. It also told a little of the history of the bicycle military black men who served from there for a short period. The video used to introduce you to the museum was well done, as are the displays. We really enjoyed walking through the grounds looking at the forestry display, the one-room school house and the church.

Visited June 2013
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English first
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106 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Informational!”
Reviewed 9 June 2013 via mobile

The military side of this museum is in depth. All the way back to the French Indian wars. So much history here! Also learned some about Missoula too. The grounds are well kept, nice picnic lunch by the flower garden.

Visited June 2013
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21 reviews
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“Fort Missoula”
Reviewed 5 June 2013

You can learn a lot about Missoula's past, not just about the military side of it. You can walk through actual buildings and get the feel of the past. Pictures and drawings were posted of how Missoula looked when first settled and how Missoula has evolved to present day. There is an old train, train station, school, homes with the essential outhouse, church and other building to tour. It was quite interesting.

Visited June 2013
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Madras, OR
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140 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Don't miss history!”
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Current exhibit of old posters is terrific. There is so much history in/around Missoula that this is a fantastic place to spend time and learn. Keep up the good work!

Visited May 2013
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Wilton, California
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1,353 reviews
670 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 794 helpful votes
“Exceptional collection”
Reviewed 25 May 2013

We had no idea of the size and breadth of the exhibits on the base. We were there over two hours and 36 pictures! This is a wonderfully laid out base with both old and replica buildings and authentic contents. One of the more moving portions for me was the time of Japanese internment, then German POW's held there. There are great standards of other civilian activities (Civilian Conservation Corps) and how the community worked together. Any recognition of our military is good for anyone to see.

Visited April 2013
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