Livingston Montana Museums

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Livingston Montana Museums

In Livingston, Montana, you don’t want to miss the popular museums where you can dive into the area’s history, explore elaborate displays on fly-fishing or discover fascinating historic artifacts.

Livingston Museums

The Livingston Depot Center
(406) 222-2300

The Northern Pacific Railroad Depot in downtown Livingston has always been the center of the community. Built by the railroad in l902, it served as a stopping point for tourists heading to Yellowstone National Park via the Park Branch Line for over 70 years. Now the grand old train depot has taken on a new life as a museum and community cultural center.

The Livingston Depot Center is an architectural marvel in and of itself. Many find the building, which is listed on the National Register of Historical Places, to be fascinating as the displays inside. The Museum is home to its own "Rails Across The Rockies" display of railroad arts and artefacts, and its also features major travelling exhibits. The Depot Center organizes the annual Arts Festival held over the Fourth of July Weekend, along with other summer programs. In the off season, the Depot Center comes alive with its "Blues At The Depot" music series, its annual Christmas Ball, the Railroad Swap Meet and many other events!

International Fly Fishing Center
(406) 222-9369

Livingston, Montana is a world famous fly fishing destination. Anglers from around the world come here to fish for wild trout and to visit The International Fly Fishing Center. Operated by the Federation of Fly Fishers, this unique museum captures the interest of every visitor.

History, ecology, education and art come together to make the International Fly Fishing Center a unique experience. Large natural history murals surround aquariums of live fish, allowing visitors to experience the underwater world. From the antique to the contemporary, thousands of flies, fly rods and fishing accessories show the art that is fly fishing. A fly fishing research library, art collection and gift shop make the center a must see for area visitors.

Education programs are an important part of the International Fly Fishing Center, During the summer free fly casting lessons are offered to the public every Tuesday and Thursday evening. There is a daily guided museum walk at 1:00 pm fly fishing day camps are offered to children of all ages and frequent special activities are scheduled throughout the year. Non angles are especially welcome at the Center. No experience is necessary to make your visit to the International Fly Fishing Center a vacation highlight.

Park County Museum
(406) 222-4184

One of the most Impressive collections of local and state historical artifacts, photos, documents and memorabilia in Montana is on display at The Park County Museum.
Visitors can take in the exhibits, ranging from the House Room, where the mundane items from the past take on new wonder and bring back old memories, to the Railroad Room, featuring Livingston's strong Railroad heritage. They can revel once more at the wonders of Yellowstone and marvel at the recreated archeological sites in our Native Culture Room. From schools to fraternal organizations, veterans to law enforcement, farmers and ranchers to cowboys and sports buffs - there's something for everyone.

The Park County Museum has three floors packed with educational, as well as fun memories. It is housed in the old Northside School, which is on the National Register of Historical Places.

Take a look inside a 100 year-old Northern Pacific Railroad caboose set up on the grounds just the way the crews used it. Wander by the 1930's La France Fire Engine and the old hand-pulled water wagons used locally at the turn of the century. Check out our restored Blacksmith Shop, complete with tools and look inside a restored Sheepherder's Wagon.
There's so much to see here, you'll want to come again and again!

Natural History Exhibit Hall
(406) 222-5335

When in Montana, don't miss The Natural History Exhibit Hall in downtown Livingston. The Exhibit Hall features rarely seen fossils, skeletons and cultural artifacts from the world's foremost museums. Rotating exhibits include everything from 100 million-year-old fossil birds and giant rhinos from China, to the oldest known and most primitive dinosaurs form Argentina, to displays of local discoveries - such ad the 11,500-year-old Anzick Site, a rare Clovis culture site considered to be one of the most significant archaeological sites in the western hemisphere. Educational programs and tours are given throughout the year. The Exhibit Hall Gift Store has many educational toys, games and books. Free parking is available diagonally across from the building.

- content from Livingston Chamber & Museums

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