plan your trip with our
free travel planner
As a trading post, military fort and head of steamboat navigation, this Missouri River town was the world's innermost port and 'toughest town in the West' from 1860 to 1887. Today it is a gateway for exploration of the Upper Missouri Wild and Scenic River. Visit the Museum of the Northern Great Plains, Montana's Agricultural Museum, and the Museum of the Upper Missouri for area history (both seasonal), and walk along the steamboat levee to relive Fort Benton's colorful river port history. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, built in 1880, is one of Montana's oldest masonry buildings. Ferry crossings at nearby Carter and Virgelle operate March through October.
Sorry, there are no events listed for Fort Benton at this time.
The Chamber of Commerce is off Highway 87 at any of the three exits of Fort Benton. It is best to go completely through town to Front Street along the Missouri River. We are at 1421 Front Street in the Information Center. The Information Center is in the historical old fire station next to the walking bridge.
contact the Central Montana Tourism Office
get a free travel planner
get our email newsletter
a to z business listings
CMT board meetings