Billings, Little Big Horn, and the Montana Plains Sights

Museum of the Northern Great Plains

  • 1205 20th St. Map It
  • Fort Benton

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

Montana's official agriculture museum, the Museum of the Northern Great Plains tells the story of three generations of farmers from 1908 until 1980. The 30,000 square feet of exhibition space hold a village of businesses from the homestead era and a library. On display are the Hornaday-Smithsonian Bison, specimens taken from the Montana plains when it seemed likely that the species faced extinction. In 1886 the six buffalo were stuffed, then exhibited in the Smithsonian for more than 70 years before being returned to their native state.

Sight Information


1205 20th St., Fort Benton, Montana, 59442 , USA

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Sight Details:

  • $10 for area museum pass
  • May–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. noon–4; other months by appointment only

Published 01/19/2016


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