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Fort Benton

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Historic Sites · Bridges · Specialty Museums
Fort Benton is a city in and the county seat of Chouteau County, Montana, United States. Established in 1846, a full generation before the U.S. Civil War, Fort Benton is one of the oldest settlements in the American West; in contrast, many other places—including large cities today—were settled in the late 1860s, 1870s, or 1880s. The city's waterfront area, the most important aspect of its 19th-century growth, was designated the Fort Benton Historic District, a National Historic Landmark, in 1961.The population was 1,464 at the 2010 census.
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Popular things to do in Fort Benton

Historic Site
Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Bridge
Fort Benton Bridge
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Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Museum of the Northern Great Plains
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Duration: 2 hours
Geologic Formation
White Cliffs
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Duration: 2 hours

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Roadrunner Trail Shelby
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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The Prairie Peddler Shelby
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Carousel Rest Area of Shelby Shelby
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Duration: 30 minutes

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