The Olson's Retirement RV Adventures travel blog

This was the scenic drove from Butte to Missoula. See why they...

Jim and Mary's RV park

Museum's Entrance

Fire Tower moved to the fort from Big Sky Mountain

Recreated railroad spur.

Drummond Depot 1910.Moved to Fort Missoula 1982. (I should have zoomed in)

Officers Housing

One acre cemetary outside the fort from the Indian Wars through today....

Decorated for Memorial Day.

Iris Garden

1910 Guard cabin.


Only drove 132 miles to Missoula and stayed one night at Jim and Mary's RV Park. A very nice park in the trees off the highway. Very clean and updated.

We got there around noon and spent the afternoon exploring Missoula. We went to the Military Museum and the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. Fort Missoula was established in 1877 in response to the town asking for protection from the Indians. It has had many uses over the years. Including a bicycle infantry. It was a test infantry to see if there was a use for the bicycle in the military. After riding as far as Yellowstone and on to St Louis. The infantry returned on the train. It was decided they could not replace the horse. Fort Missoula has been a training facility, a prison and a detention center for Japanese Americans during WWII. It was fun to walk the grounds and see how it was years ago.

It finally feels like spring. There were tulips and other spring flowers blooming. And Lilac bushes everywhere! These are things you don't see in the desert were we are from.

Mileage: 28848

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