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Interesting sights in the Quaint town of Fort Benton, Montana

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Fort Benton is a beautiful small town located on the Missouri River in Montana. The town is home to a variety of shops and restaurants, as well as a few historical landmarks. The scenery around Fort Benton is absolutely stunning, making it a great place to visit for a couple of days.

Shep Memorial

Located in the heart of the historic district of Fort Benton, Shep's Memorial is a bronze statue that commemorates the tragic story of Shep, the dog who waited for his owner to return. It is said that a sheepherder in the 1930s fell ill and was admitted to the hospital. Shep waited for his owner to recover and survived on the food spared by the nurses. However, the owner succumbed to his illness and was sent to his family via rail cargo. The dog followed his master to the train station and waited for five years till his tragic death.

Front St, Fort Benton, MT, États-Unis, Montana
Missouri Breaks Interpretive Center

Located along the beautiful Missouri River, this local history museum provides extensive information and unique stories of the people who lived in the region. Located in Fort Benton, Montana, the museum features multiple exhibits, especially a 3-D model of the Missouri River landscape, a replica steamboat with artifacts from the actual steamboat, Native American artifacts, and records. The museum also has exhibits on wildlife and culture. Check the website for more.

701 7th Street, Fort Benton, MT, États-Unis, 59442
Fort Benton Historic District

Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1961, Fort Benton Historic District is a historic downtown area of Fort Benton. Encompassing the scenic waterfront, the historic district houses several buildings, including Old Fort Benton, the levee, and the bridge that were used during fur trading in the 1800s. Visitors can take a stroll along the historic district and find old surviving buildings such as a fire station, Grand Union Hotel, and old city hall.

1513 Washington Street, Fort Benton, MT, États-Unis, 59442
Fort Benton Bridge

Built in 1888, Fort Benton Bridge is a landmark attraction in the charming city of Fort Benton. Located in the historic district, the iconic bridge was constructed as a last attempt to revive the dying trade by the local merchants. Added to the list of the National Register of Historic places in 1980, the bridge spans across the Missouri River. Today, the bridge is accessible only on foot.

15th Street, Fort Benton, MT, États-Unis, 59442
Old Fort Benton

Step back in time as you enter the historic site of Old Fort Benton. Home to an incredible collection of artifacts and records regarding the historic trade center, the museum is a must-visit for history lovers. Filled with antique furnishings, shops like blacksmiths and carpentry is an available here. Visitors are welcome to tour the museum and admire interesting exhibits. Check the website for more.

1900 River Street, Fort Benton, MT, États-Unis, 59442
Lewis and Clark Memorial

Standing next to the scenic Missouri River, Lewis and Clark Memorial is an iconic attraction of Fort Benton. Located in the historic district on Fort Benton's steamboat levee, the life-size statue was created by western artist Bob Scriver. It features Lewis & Clark expedition along with Sacagawea with her infant son. Visitors are welcome to stay as long as they want and witness the scenic surroundings.

1722 Front Street, Fort Benton, MT, États-Unis, 59442
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