Old Montana Prison Complex, Deer Lodge

4.6
#7 of 100 in Museums in Montana
OLD PRISON - MONTANA AUTO MUSEUM - FRONTIER MONTANA - YESTERDAY'S PLAYTHINGS - POWELL COUNTY MUSEUM - COTTONWOOD CITY - MILWAUKEE RAILROAD.

Group Tours and School Tours are available. Call 406-846-3111 for more information.

OPEN seven days a week throughout the year.

Attractions include:

* Old Montana Prison (includes the 1912 Cell House and Maximum Security)

* Montana Auto Museum (over 160 cars, from the 1890's to the 1980's)

* Yesterday's Plaything (Toys, dolls and model railroads exhibits)-

* Frontier Montana (Western Memorabilia)

* Powell County Museum (Local history, mining and wood carving collections)-

* Milwaukee Railroad Exhibits (Little Joe E70, E9 36A, caboose, etc.)

* Prison Cow Ice Cream Shop open during summer months

ADMISSION FEE IS GOOD FOR ALL MUSEUMS AND IS VALID FOR 2 VISITS.
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  • I really enjoyed the Old Montana Prison Complex. I could share a lot of this prison. However, I will make it short. This prison was active from 1871 to 1979. We can now visit the prison. They had.....  more »
  • My husband and I spend the best part of the 3 hours walking through most of the prison. There were many great signs and pictures from the prison era though out the self guided tour. The grounds are....  more »
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  • When you're on the interstate there is only one sign for this place and you have to stop and ser this place. It is a museum that has stopped in time a actual prison that was operating since the 1800s Additionally it has a car museum that is the envy of Jay Leno, right in the the heart if fly over country, the good old USA. It is worth the drop and the folks who work in the museum are knowledgeable. Great place!
  • Super cool! We didn't go on the guided tour but we were given a booklet of the features and it was really interesting with a awesome run down of the history. Enjoyed it! They are attached to a classic car museum that equally impressive so two for one!

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