The Miracle of America Museum, Polson, Montana, located on Memory Lane has many nicknames, but “The Smithsonian of the West” is probably the most fitting. Tracing America’s history from the walking plow to walking on the moon is easy when you’ve got the largest and most diversified collection in Montana. Just the military exhibits alone go from Minuteman to Desert Sand and you might get a bit choked up with gratitude for our veterans viewing over 30 military vehicles and thousands of pieces of war memorabilia. When a teenage girl says that the Miracle of America Museum is the “Awsomest” she is not just talking about the numerous kid friendly, interactive things interspersed with the 42 buildings in the 4.5 acre village outside. Another student wrote in the comment book,”I wish they would teach this stuff in school”.
Over 500 firearms, 70 vintage motorcycles, dolls, toys, mural dioramas, cars, boats, agriculture, we’ve got it all covered. Open daily, year ’round from 9 to 5. Extended hours by chance or appointment may be possible in the summer. Average visit time is 2 hrs., but many folks spend all day and say they’ll come back when they have more time.
Wheelchair accessible, but suggest fat tires for outside. Numerous rest seating on the grounds. Annual Live History Days event the 3rd weekend in July.
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