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Big Horn County Historical Museum

1163 3rd Street East, Hardin, MT 59034
+1 406-665-1671
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Interesting Stop

We stopped here after seeing the "Travel Information" sign on westbound I-90. But this is much... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rochester, Minnesota
History close up

lots of historic buiidings you can actually walk thru with information cards tellling you about... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Spokane, Washington
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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 Fort Custer, Native American life, ranch and cowboy life, and community development.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1163 3rd Street East, Hardin, MT 59034
+1 406-665-1671
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped here after seeing the "Travel Information" sign on westbound I-90. But this is much more than just an information/rest stop. Unfortunately, our schedule did not allow for a long visit, so I'll let other reviewers speak to the museum and historical displays here....More

Thank jfparmn
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

lots of historic buiidings you can actually walk thru with information cards tellling you about their history. Staff is SUPER Nice.

Thank twnandcntry
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This is a wonderful museum. Fun buildings to tour, very family friendly. The old photographs give a snapshot of the past.

Thank Sue V
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Even though I have been past this museum many times and this is the first time I have even gone into it. This was so well presented, very, very tasteful. They have displayed many local historical buildings around the county. This was where Fort Custer...More

Thank seetheworldmontana
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is located just off the freeway at first exit into town. Easy on and off...whether its guns, knifes, clothing, handheld tools, maps or historicial buildings, it's all here. They had people dressed in period clothing firing a Gatlin gun, a cannon and period rifle....More

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is the best museum in Montana. The beautifully restored buildings make for amazing photo opportunities. It's park like qualities provide a great place for a picnic.

Thank nitajo59
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome photos, art and memorabilia inside, but don't miss the out buildings! I saw people skip those, but I think that was the best part. Climb on board the caboose!

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We stopped here while staying in Hardin for the weekend and were surprised at all there is to see. A very interesting place. Give yourself a few hours to look at everything.

Thank mark s
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Visited yesterday for Little Big Horn Days. First saw the re-enactment. It was terrific, you really got your money's worth. Next visited the historical museum. Loved the exhibits here & the interpreters. They really took their time to talk to you. Very informative & interesting!

Thank Suzanne D
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Spent the better part of the day here. Watched the re-enactment of Custards last stand. It was 20 per person and not quite worth it. It was a bit too long and tedious. But overall, it was a very informative day.

1  Thank Margaret C
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Response from Rust-E-Junque | Reviewed this property |
Summer Hours Memorial Day to Labor Day 8am to 6pm Daily Winter Hours Labor Day to Memorial Day 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday Historic Buildings Closed October 1 to May 1 Closed Holidays Thanksgiving Christmas Eve at... More
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Response from Beth B | Reviewed this property |
They didn't make any impression on me, but my husband would have noticed. I asked and he does not remember seeing them. But not all the buildings were open