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Blaine County Museum

501 Indiana St, Chinook, MT 59523-9719
+1 406-357-2590
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Very Nice Museum

We went to this museum to see the movie about Chief Joseph. However, we ended up sticking around... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
On the High Line

This museum is very impressive with extensive exhibits relating to life on the high prairie. The... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Barb W
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501 Indiana St, Chinook, MT 59523-9719
+1 406-357-2590
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We went to this museum to see the movie about Chief Joseph. However, we ended up sticking around to check out the displays. The museum is laid out well and there are a variety of items to see. If you are in the area, I...More

Thank J-W
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This museum is very impressive with extensive exhibits relating to life on the high prairie. The video as part of the National Historic Site re: Bears Paw Battlefield was excellent as was the narrative. There is something for everyone including dinosaurs and pre historic fossils.

Thank Barb W
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

A surprise for a small town museum. Lots of artifacts, antiques, even dinosaurs. Recommend seeing the 20 minute video to get a good overview of the Nez Perce Flight. Lots of Native clothing and artifacts. Nice dinosaur room the kids would like and local antiques.

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

The museum was very nice! Good video of big paw battlegrounds. Good dinosaur display in cars no large models. Good explanation of fossils as well as other aspects of that period. Good collection of western memorabilia.

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Go here and see film before heading out to Bear Paw battlefield. Well done. Park ranger was excellent, very knowledgeable and he had only been on the job 4 months!

Thank Debra G
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We stopped here on our way to the Bear Paw Battlefield since the interim visitor center is located here. The museum itself is a hidden treasure. It has many exhibits from when this area was first settled with homesteaders and gives a good feel for...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The Blaine County Museum serves as the visitor center for the Bear Paw Battlefield (part of the Nez Perce Trail) south of Chinook, so you should stop at the museum to see the film if you plan to tour the battlefield (which I highly recommend)....More

Thank niteed
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

A very well done museum of the area. Covers a wide range of topics. The video is a must see if at the museum.

Thank AngieDO
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

This museum has very nice displays and though small is open and roomy even though packed with displays. We are finding the local museums to be as interesting as the glitzy fee required locations. Nice in a state that charges to see natural features and...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Lots to see, and lots to learn about the local history. Very informative, lots of cool exhibits, antiques. Be sure you stop in!

Thank Terri M
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Response from Elizabeth B | Reviewed this property |
The museum would take 1 to 2 hours depending on you. The battlefield at minimum an hour. I spent 2 hours taking the long trail and walking with a guide .