Museums

The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula was established in 1975 to collect, preserve, and interpret the military history of Fort Missoula, Missoula County, the Forest Products Industry, and the WWI Internment Camp at Fort Missoula. The museum is located on 32 park-like acres at the center of historic Fort Missoula (1877-1947) and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The Historical Museum cares for nearly 40,000 artifacts and 19 buildings and historic structures. The Museum’s main galleries and offices are located in the former Quartermaster’s Warehouse built in 1911.

The Museum’s main building and grounds are open year-round to the public and are FREE for all Missoula County Residents. Non-residents can tour the Main Museum building and galleries for a nominal fee. Please visit the Historical Museum website at fortmissoulamuseum.org for additional information.

Summer Hours (Memorial Day –Labor Day): 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Winter Hours (Labor Day – Memorial Day): 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday Through Sunday and closed on Monday.
3400 Captain Rawn Way
Missoula, MT 59804
(406) 728-3476

Holt Heritage Museum
Holt Heritage Museum is dedicated to “Cowboys and Indians – Rodeos & Pow Wows” and is located adjoining Traveler’s Rest on the Lewis & Clark Trail. Come enjoy remnants of the Old West and ask about booking spaces in the museum for that special function or meeting.
6800 Lewis & Clark Tr.
Lolo, MT 59847
(406) 273-6743

Missoula Art Museum
Founded in 1975 and accredited by the American Association of Museums in 1987, MAM is a nonprofit museum that engages artists and visitors in the creative exploration of contemporary art. MAM’s exhibitions showcase diverse and thought-provoking work from local and international artists. MAM manages over 1,300 works in its permanent collection which is distinguished by the Contemporary American Indian Art Collection. In addition to hosting more than 26 exhibitions annually, MAM is home to quality educational programming including a diverse array of art classes, film screenings, literary readings, musical events, performances, and artist lectures. Call (406) 728-0447 or visit missoulaartmuseum.org to receive detailed information for art classes, exhibitions, and events. Admission is
always FREE! Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
335 N Pattee St
Missoula, MT 59802
(406) 728-0447

Montana Museum of Art and Culture
MMAC is home to one of the oldest and most prominent fine art collections in the Rocky Mountain Northwest. Founded in 1896 at the University of Montana, the Montana Museum of Art & Culture (MMAC) has earned an international reputation for excellence. Today, MMAC’s staff stewards the largest collection of art in Montana. Nationally and internationally important visiting exhibitions round out MMAC’s year-round programming.
6 University #6
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-2019

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Elk Country Visitor Center
The Elk Country Visitor Center is proud to be one of the newest and best conservation education facilities in the Northwest. The Visitor Center features hands-on conservation and hunting heritage exhibits for all ages and includes an impressive collection of world record elk mounts, a western wildlife diorama and a state of the art conservation theatre. Visitors will also enjoy the gift shop full of RMEF logo apparel and hand-crafted and Montana made creations. The public is welcome and admission is free. The Visitor Center is open year round.
5705 Grant Creek Rd
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 523-4545 or (800) 266-7750

Children’s Museum Missoula
(406) 541-7529

Montana Natural History Center
(406) 327-0405

Museum of Mountain Flying
(4060 721-3644

Northern Rockies Heritage Center
(406) 728-3662

Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History
(406) 549-5346

Smokejumper Visitor Center
(406) 329-4934