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    Hardin and Big Horn County

    by Basaic Written Feb 24, 2016

    Hardin is a steadily growing town of about 3800 (up 10% since 2000) located at the intersection of Interstate 94, U. S. Highway 87 and Montana Highway 313 in Big Horn County in Southern Montana not far from the border with Wyoming. Settlement in the Hardin area began in the 1880s; but the town was not officially founded until 1906. Hardin was named for Samuel Hardin a friend of one of the developers who started the town, Charles H. Morrill. Hardin is the county seat for Big Horn County. Big Horn County was established in 1913 and was named for the Big Horn Sheep prevalent in the area as were the nearby river and mountain range. Part of the county is administered by the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Nations. Little Bighorn Battlefield is also located in Big Horn County.

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    Big Horn County Historical Museum

    by lashr1999 Written Aug 7, 2009

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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.

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  • Super 8 Motel

    201 W 14TH St, P.O. Box 923 , Hardin, Montana, 59034, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Rodeway Inn Hardin

    1324 North Crawford, Hardin, Montana, 59034, United States

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

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