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Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex

Old Fort Park, Fort Benton, MT 59442
+1 406-622-5316
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Couples weekend

Great place for a romantic retreat. Dinner at the restaurant was great! Be prepared for "Old... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2016
cc j
via mobile
A well interpreted historic walk along the river

As one walks along the town's riverbank, one can stop and read the many historical signboards and... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2015
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
15 Sep 2016
“Unique History/ IMpressive Museums”
17 Aug 2016
“Amazing”
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Old Fort Park, Fort Benton, MT 59442
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+1 406-622-5316
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Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Great place for a romantic retreat. Dinner at the restaurant was great! Be prepared for "Old fashioned" Internet access though.

Thank cc j
Reviewed 19 October 2015

As one walks along the town's riverbank, one can stop and read the many historical signboards and view the occasional statue and learn a bit of American (and a bit of Canadian) history.

Thank RonTSmithers_B_C_
Reviewed 23 September 2015

The whole town of Ft Benton has spent years recreating/rebuilding the old fort there dating from 1847. Starting with one of the original corner blockhouses also called a bastion they have rebuilt the fort to its original specifications. Within the standing on end log walls...More

1  Thank Joe F
Reviewed 14 August 2015

A cool town with a historic hotel and you can take in a lot of history! I would imagine a river front room is extra and I do not think I would pay the difference next time.

Thank kratzy
Reviewed 9 August 2015

The beauty of this area is great. You must do your homework before you go. The history of this area is the real gem. This has the oldest structure in Montana...the stockade. This was the jumping off spot for the Missouri River. It is the...More

1  Thank Marc D
Reviewed 6 July 2015

A wonderful neat old city, the end of the river for goods delivery before the falls; we particularly enjoyed the agricultural museum showing lots of neat old stuff from the early 1990's; things like old cars, moonshine still, Maytag roller rinser machine, plow, and a...More

Thank jamesbond44
Reviewed 1 July 2015

The fort presents it's story in touchable displays and well written explanations. Be sure to visit the original blockhouse and to go upstairs as well.

Thank Jerry H
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Fort Benton is now a quiet community on the upper Missouri, much different than the calamitous days of yore. They have done a great job rebuilding a replica of the fort, numerous statues, signs, old archecture, and of course, you are on the Missouri River,...More

Thank HEF2013
Reviewed 26 June 2015

both museum and historic fort have wonderful interpretive and historical documentation; museum in Fort with bronzes and 19th c. Swiss lithographs of European travel to this region were spectacular.

Thank JoelZ195
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Learned a lot about the history of Fort Benton and early Montana. Great place to walk around and learn.

Thank BobSInMT
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