know before you go

Before arriving, check the status of the place you'd like to visit. It's good to have a backup plan if your destination is closed or crowded. Consider adjusting the time of day you plan to explore. By arriving early, you may experience shorter lines and reduced crowds for a more enjoyable experience!

If you’re planning a visit to our local museums, call ahead to find out current hours of operation. Some museums have needed to change their regular operations but they still hope see you. Our museums and their phone numbers are all listed here. Looking to see unique and quirky exhibits at museums? Visit our blog and learn about these fun displays. Central Montana also has three preserved historic forts that are open for touring and you can read about them here.