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Old Montana Prison Museum, Deer Lodge

(4.5/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
OLD PRISON - MONTANA AUTO MUSEUM - FRONTIER MONTANA - YESTERDAY'S PLAYTHINGS - POWELL COUNTY MUSEUM - COTTONWOOD CITY - MILWAUKEE ROAD.

PLEASE NOTE: OPEN seven days a week throughout the year. CLOSED from December 19th 2015 till January 5th 2016.

Attractions include:

* Old Montana Prison (includes the 1912 Cell House and Maximum Security)

* Montana Auto Museum (over 150 cars, from the 1890's to the 1980's)

* Yesterday's Plaything (Toys, dolls and model railroads)-(SO)

* Frontier Montana (Western Memorabilia)

* Powell County Museum (Local history, mining and wood carving collections)-(SO)

* Milwaukee Railroad Exhibits (Little Joe E70, E9 36A, caboose, etc.)

-(SO)=Summer Only (Mid May till Early September)

ADMISSION FEE IS GOOD FOR ALL MUSEUMS AND IS VALID FOR 2 VISITS.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A great way to spend a couple of hours. This old territorial prison operated into modern times. Starling contrast between conditions then and now.  more »
  • We had an extra day and were told to take the time to visit the town of Deer Lodge. What an incredible place. For the price of admission to the prison, which we spent 2 hours in, the ticket entitles y...  more »
  • The real deal, a genuine, almost intact old prison that offers all you can want. From the guardhouses, to the old cell house, the women's prison, to the hole. It is all open and available for you to e...  more »
Google
  • This is a great set of museum, the ticket covers the prison museum, auto museum, and some additional museums all within walking distance of each other. The Prison Museum included a self-guided tour book that was very thorough and informational. The tour explored both the inside and outside grounds of the prison, focusing on both the people who were in the prison and the evolution of the prison itself. This was a great roadside stop.
  • Really interesting prison with an interesting history. You should definitely take the informative tour!
  • This place have an amazing history and the Ghost Tour is awesome.
  • A very atmospheric place. Eerie, but very authentic.
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