Camp in Montana and you will understand why it is called Big Sky Country. Lewis and Clark described Montana as “scenes of visionary enchantment,” and that’s exactly what you’ll find in this nature-lover’s paradise.

    Historical Museum At Fort Missoula
    The Museum was established in 1975 to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Missoula County, Fort Missoula, and the timber products industry in western Montana for the education, recreation, and cultural enrichment of visitors and area residents. It is located on 32 acres at the core of historic Fort Missoula. The Museum has over 22,000 objects in its collection.

    National Museum of Forest Service History
    From the time the Forest Reserves were set aside in 1891, our nation’s forests and range lands have had a rich, colorful history. The National Museum of Forest Service History (NMFSH) seeks to construct a facility that will capture and interpret this history for future generations. The goal is to dedicate the Museum Complex during 2005, The 100th Anniversary of the USDA Forest Service.

    Conrad Mansion National Historic Site Museum
    The Conrad Mansion sits proudly today on the edge of the original townsite, atop a bluff overlooking the valley and the Swan mountain range. The home is located on three landscaped acres and features original furnishings and accessories, extensive collections include original family clothing, dating from the 1880s to 1940s, and three generations of children’s toys and dolls.

    Central School Museum
    The Northwest Montana Historical Society Central School Museum offers a variety of historical photographs, as well as many implements of the farming and logging industries, a fire wagon from 1893, and other items representative of the lives of predecessors in Northwest Montana.

    World Museum of Mining
    The World Museum Of Mining, a national historical site, is dedicated to preserving the mining, ethnic, and social history of Butte, Montana. This museum, with displays both indoors and outdoors, is a far cry from the quiet of a big city museum. If you are in Montana, don’t miss The World Museum Of Mining.

    Archie Bray Foundation
    Founded in 1951, the Bray is a non-profit, educational institution dedicated to the enrichment of the ceramic arts, offering residencies and specialized workshops to ceramic artists from around the world. Located on the 26-acre site of the former Western Clay Manufacturing Company, the Bray facilities include class facilities, a sales gallery, a summer warehouse gallery and more.

    Myrna Loy Center
    The current mission of the Myrna Loy Center is to present the arts, including media, performing, literary and visual, in an educational context, with challenging and culturally enriching programs that would not otherwise appear in the Helena area or in Montana.

    Montana Historical Society Museum
    The Montana Historical Society Museum collects, preserves, and interprets fine art, historical, archaeological, and ethnological artifacts that pertain to Montana and its adjoining geographic region.

    The Last Chance Tour Train
    Ride the Last Chance Tour train through the streets of Helena, Montana. Take an hour of your time to experience Helena’s colorful past.

    Peter Yegen Jr. Yellowstone County Museum
    The Museum’s Exhibits/Archives include materials specific to Northern Plains Indian Tribes, western expansion, mining, cattle/sheep herding industries, transportation industries, military (1870-1950’s), various medical fields, music, textiles, household goods and personal goods.