Polson Flathead Lake Museum

The Polson Flathead Lake Museum closed its doors to visitors in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Board of Directors recently decided to remain closed until 2022, looking forward to the day when the vaccination program will improve safety for visitors and staff in the future.

The good news is that the museum has raised $165,000 of the $250,000 needed for renovations including replacing an old and very leaky roof, repainting the exterior and, perhaps, a mural on the North Wall, as well as updates and improvements to the museum’s interior, including new display cases, improved lighting, and interior wall cladding to cover exposed cinder block.

These improvements, along with the addition of sidewalks and improved parking across the front of the building and down the south side of our property on 8th Avenue, will vastly improve the security and “curb appeal” of our site. We anticipate the work being completed in Fall 2022.

However, we still need your help reaching our goal of $250,00o to renovate the Polson Flathead Lake Museum. Your donation is tax deductible as we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. It’s as easy as sending a check to the Polson Flathead Lake Museum, PO Box 206, Polson, MT 59860.

Thank you for your generous support!

[The Museum is regularly open May 15 through September 30,
10am – 4pm Monday-Saturday and 1-4pm Sunday.]

Visit our Museum and learn how the first homesteaders settled, lived, farmed and ranched on the Flathead Indian Reservation after it was opened to settlers in 1910. See Artifacts from the 1800’s and beyond, including the FLATHEAD LAKE MONSTER!


Take Advantage of our ‘2 for 1 ticket’ and tour BOTH
The Polson Flathead Museum
and the Miracle of America Museum in Polson!

Our Own Trading Post

Polson Flathead Lake Museum Trading Post

What Else you can see any given day at our Museum.

  • Allard Stagecoach
  • Rudolf the famous Highland Steer
  • Homesteaders home interior
  • Antique Fire Engines
  • Friendly Folks and Good times!


Nessie – Our Flathead Lake Monster

The Flathead Lake Monster
Nessie – Our Flathead Lake Monster

Legend has it that sightings of “Nessie,” the Flathead Lake version of it’s own “monster,” goes back to the earliest days of human habitation in the area.

‘Monster’ sightings still occur each year as area residents and visitors spot mystery creatures on the lake surface.

Our museum is a non-profit organization,
Tax ID number #81-6017638.
All donations to the museum are tax deductible.