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Fort Benton - Fur traders, gold seekers, and homesteaders came via steamboats to Fort Benton, the 'Head of Navigation' on the Missouri River. A fur and buffalo robe trading post at first, it became the hub for trade and travel for all of Montana and Western Canada. View Fort Benton's Heritage Complex, Museums and The Lewis & Clark Memorial.

Bear Gulch Pictographs - If a picture paints a thousand words, then you'll discover hundreds of ancient stories when you visit the Bear Gulch Pictographs, 23 miles southeast of Lewistown. Among the 2,000 pictographs (paintings) and petroglyphs (etchings), you'll see figures of warriors holding shields and clubs, and ochre red elk and bison, along with other designs drawn by Native Americans depicting scenes from their lives.

Museum of the Upper Missouri - The history of Fort Benton and the Upper Missouri River region from 1800 to 1900 is yours to explore at this Museum. It highlights the important role Fort Benton played in the settlement of the American West as a trading post, military fort and the head of steamboat navigation on the Missouri River.

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center - Located on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River in Giant Springs Heritage State Park. The 25,000 square foot building includes 5,500 square feet of permanent exhibit hall, a 158-seat theater, an education room for hands-on activities, retail store, administrative area, and 1,600 square foot traveling exhibit hall.

Old Trail Museum - The museum features three life-size dinosaur models, fossils, Native American artifacts and local history. The museum reflects the rich cultural and natural history of the Rocky Mountain Front area. Enjoy two to ten day hands-on paleontology field classes, available for adults and children, taught by professional paleontology staff.

Conrad's Transportation and Historical Museum - The mission is to collect and preserve historical artifacts, vehicles, magazines, documents, records, newspapers, photos and materials in order to provide a learning and historical center for all to enjoy.

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art - Explore imagination through exciting contemporary art exhibitions, and encourage curiosity through diverse educational opportunities. Programs are open to everyone, regardless of age or ability.

Wahkpa Chugn Archaeological Site - One of the best preserved buffalo jumps and camp sites in the plains area. On your tour of the site you will view extensive in-place bison kill and campsite deposits at various depths up to 20 feet below surface. These materials are displayed at five locations throughout the site within wooden display houses.

Bear Paw Battlefield - The site of the only Indian battle that ended in a conditional surrender without bloodshed. And the Battle of Bear Paw may be the only engagement where the Army was forced to resort to siege tactics against the Indians. Today the Battlefield is perhaps the best preserved and most carefully inventoried military historical site in North America.

Museum Of The Northern Great Plains - In the northern reaches of the United States lays the vast expanse known as the Northern Great Plains. Once the domain of vast herds of buffalo, native hunters, and fur traders. The story of these people, their way of life and how they settled this land, is yours to explore at the Museum of the Northern Great Plains.

Blaine County Historical Museum - Extensive exhibits tell the story of the Nez Perce Indians, the pioneer days of the cowboy, the hardships of the homestead era, and follow Blaine County through two World Wars. The audiovisual presentation '40 Miles to Freedom' is one of the highlights of the museum.

CM Russell Museum - Established in 1953, the C.M. Russell Museum owns the most complete collection of Charles Russell art and personal objects in the world. The permanent collection is comprised of over 12,000 art works and objects.

The Wildlife Museum - This one-of-a-kind facility displays Montana State's wildlife species in their natural habitat. The role the State's various animal species played in the history of Montana is brought to life through permanent exhibits, displays, historic narrations and sound effects.

Children's Museum of Montana - Some museums ask their visitors not to touch the exhibits. "Look with your eyes, not with your hands," they say. That never happens at the Children's Museum of Montana. In fact, every exhibit in the entire museum is designed so that kids can touch, poke, raise, lower, push and examine to their hearts' content.

Frank DeRosa Railroad Museum - A brief history of railroad, a relay office recreation, hands on reference library, original hand push carts, working block signal, complete model railroad and a gift shop. There is no charge to visit the railroad museum.

Egg Mountain - The site that has yielded more information about dinosaur biology during the Cretaceous period than any other paleontology dig in the world. Paleontology programs are available for adults and children.

Bear Paw Ski Bowl - Offers a unique opportunity for residents of the Hi-line-- and others fortunate enough to stumble across this island oasis of beauty, snow and fun-- to enjoy the many splendid recreational activities Montana winters are famous for. From snowshoeing and snowmobiling to cross-country skiing and downhill skiing, the Bear Paw Mountains have it all!

Havre Beneath the Streets Historical Tour - Step back in time 100 years ago, into the Sporting Eagle Saloon, a turn-of-the-century honky-tonk where cowboys gambled, kicked up their heels and drank good old-fashioned frontier rot-gut. Saunter along the streets beneath Havre and see an opium den (one of three known to have existed in the early days), Chinese laundry, an ethnic restaurant, and of course, a bordello.

Electric City Speedway - Home-grown auto racing on this speedway. You will have a great time as you watch people race around the track! Come and enjoy with us!