Located on the banks of the Missouri River in the Golden Triangle of Central Montana, Fort Benton is one of the oldest communities in Montana. Established in 1846 as an American Fur Company Trading Post, it remains one of the prettiest little communities in the west today.
A Great Place to Live
People or businesses looking to relocate here are always welcome. Fort Benton has a number of great assets to offer. Our schools are some of the best with a great sports program and excellent teaching staff. The CCPA (Chouteau County Performing Arts) brings fine entertainment to our community. Our hospital/nursing home is a five star-rated facility and provides most medical services needed for those in need. Read more about what makes Fort Benton a great place to live.
Your Vacation Destination
Frontier history comes alive in Fort Benton . . . let your imagination carry you away as you walk along the Steamboat Levee. Lewis & Clark & The Corp of Discovery walked on this same river bank almost two hundred years ago. Or Imagine of the sight of a dozen steamboats docked along the levee and the noise and clamor as their freight is loaded onto oxen trains soon bound for points through out the Northwest.
Fort Benton offers you genuine small town friendliness. As you stroll down the levee and Front Street, you will find friendly people and inviting shops filled with everything a person needs for their stay.
To really get acquainted with the local crowd, you will not want to miss mingling with the masses at one of our landmark events. Enjoy the legendary Summer Celebration every June featuring live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, fireworks, parades, and street dances. To cap off the year the local businesses rally together for the Chouteau County Country Christmas, a weekend of festive shopping, food and fun. Throughout the year the culture is alive with performances sponsored by the Chouteau County Performing Arts Organization. Don't forget to save these upcoming dates to your calendar.