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Old Montana Prison Complex

1106 Main St, Deer Lodge, MT 59722-1426
+1 406-846-3111
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Much more than just the prison

We really enjoyed our visit to the Old Montana Prison Complex. We did the self-guided tour. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Philip G
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Livingston, Texas
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Interesting stop!

On our way to Glacier National Park and decided to stop by the Old Montana Prison complex and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ginnyt608
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Topeka, Kansas
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The Old Montana Prison Complex consists of 5 museums and is open Daily throughout the year. We have the Old Prison, Montana Auto Museum, Frontier Montana (Western History, WWII Exhibit), Yesterday's Playthings (Model Trains, dolls and toys) and Powell County Museum (local history, wood carving and mining). Other attractions include a Milwaukee Road exhibits (including 2 locomotive engines and a caboose), Cottonwood City ( a recreation of a small pioneer town), plus an Art Gallery and other historic buildings. Check in at our Visitors Center. One ticket covers all Museums.
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  • Average6%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
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1106 Main St, Deer Lodge, MT 59722-1426
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+1 406-846-3111
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Old Montana Prison Complex. We did the self-guided tour. The tour book provided great info on each of the 29 stops. We were actually able to walk into the cells and experience the "hole." After the Prison tour,...More

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On our way to Glacier National Park and decided to stop by the Old Montana Prison complex and connected museums in Deer Lodge. The car museum was most enjoyable as they have 162 on display. This was the most comprehensive collection we've ever seen. We...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was a great tour of prison, it was like going to Alcatraz without the boat ride. The car museum was very good model Ts to muscle cars.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love old prisons and this one did not disappoint. The staff was excellent and the walk around the yard, mess hall, the hole, maximum and it was fun to see the tunnel were the guard were on watch was interesting. Would definately recommend this...More

Thank JensogSetta
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Prison with our four kids who love be the TV show Ghost Adventures. We visited early in the day so the place wasn't as spooky as seen on TV but definitely wouldn't want to stay over night. The workers were friendly and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The car museum in the old prison complex is amazing so many great restored cars. The prison tour it self is amazing and all the other museums in town are all part of the whole experience all for the price of one ticket

Thank laurink172
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Prison is definitely worth a look, plus there's a cool car museum attached to it. They also have a nice gift shop & when you buy your passes they're also good for an art gallery & some other museums.

1  Thank sebastian7113
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We figured the Old Montana Prison would be interesting but we had no idea it would be as interesting as it was!!! We really enjoyed reading about the prisoners lives. In particular the display about the women prisoners was very interesting. They do a very...More

1  Thank TravelingNudists
Reviewed 27 April 2017

So glad we listened to our niece! We spent two days and still didn't see everything. The intact prison walking tour was very informative and was a surprising find just a few short blocks from our RV park. The second day was spent in the...More

Thank Shorterthanmost
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A great way to spend a couple of hours. This old territorial prison operated into modern times. Starling contrast between conditions then and now.

Thank 138ruthk
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Joyce M
Open Sunday?
2 June 2017|
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Response from Sandra P | Property representative |
We are Open Daily everyday from 8 am until 6pm.
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Florence H
Are you open all year round?
24 April 2017|
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Response from Sandra P | Property representative |
The Old Montana Prison Museum and Montana Auto Museum are open year round.
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jamestX1309KD
How much is thismuseum?
22 July 2016|
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Response from Talia D | Reviewed this property |
15 dollars per person. This fee will get you into multiple different museums they have in the area.
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