Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana

69316 Highway US 93
Charlo, MT 59824


The Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana was established in 1997 to discover and memorialize the history and culture of the Flathead Reservation and early Montana. It is designed for the enrichment, education, and recreation of local residents and visitors.

The museum is located halfway between Missoula and Kalispell, near the National Bison Range and the Owl Institute. It is bordered by the Ninepipes Bird Refuge, a nationally recognized bird watching area, and fish and wildlife land on all sides. Housed in a log and concrete structure built to museum specifications and standards, the museum includes both long term and temporary exhibits that provide the viewer with articles representing the life of early people in the area.

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