The Mighty Missouri River was one of the most significant routes for early western expansion. Explore the cultural and natural history of the American West in Fort Benton, “The Birthplace of Montana.™”Use our Fort Benton tour itinerary maker tool to arrange your visit to Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex and other attractions in Fort Benton.
Including: Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument Interpretive Center, Old Fort Benton, Museum of the Northern Great Plains, Hornaday Smithsonian Buffalo, Homestead Village, Museum of the Upper Missouri, the Starr Gallery of Western Art, The Strand Art Gallery, the Overholser Historical Research Center, and the Schwinden Library.
Significant items on display include:
• Chief Joseph’s Surrender Rifle
• The 5 Millionth IHC/Farmall Tractor
• The Hornaday Smithsonian Bison
• John Mix Stanley’s portrait of Alexander Culbertson
• The bell and telegraph from the Steamboat Far West
The Upper Missouri River Breaks Interpretive Center is open year round (closed federal holidays)
The Museums are open from Memorial Day weekend through the last weekend in September.
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We visited this amazing, welcoming and historical town in Jan 2020, just for the day, and then returned to Havre city, and drove back to Canada. We could walk for almost 3 hrs by the Missouri river... more »
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