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On our way from Devil’s tower towards Billings Montana, we stopped of at the Big Horn County Historical Museum. The museum was once a large vegetable farm which was donated in 1979 to construct the museum. The museum has 23 historic buildings. The farm house and barn on the site were from the original farm. Various other buildings were moved here from other Big Horn Country locations. You are free to walk around the grounds into each building. Be aware that some buildings are being renovated and they partly may be blocked off. There are outhouses, gas stations, barns, an old church, old post offices and other places to explore. There is a butcher area where fake meat hanged from hooks which reminded us of horror movies. You can touch things in the buildings unless it is roped off. When opening a basket in the kitchen we found a real old stale roll someone had left there years ago. Besides the buildings, there is a railroad track with 2 railroad cars you can climb onto. You can pretend to hold back the train while someone is driving the train if you want. There is various large farming equipment around which leaves you wondering what they are used for and how they are operated. The museum through these exhibits gives us a glimpse of the lives of early homesteaders, traders, and settlers of the region.
Written Aug 7, 2009
Address: Route 1 Box 1206A