Crazy Mountain Museum
The Crazy Mountain Museum houses a collection of artifacts that have touched the lives of those who call or have called Sweet Grass County home. Exhibits range from archeological and geological finds to the Pioneer Room featuring early settlers and their families. Check out a replica of 1907 Big Timber, Jack Hines paintings of Sweet Grass County called Historic Crossroads, a replica Norwegian stabbur, a tipi, a one room schoolhouse, the widely-acclaimed gardens, and much more.
The Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden is a beautiful garden created by the Rivers Across Lewis & Clark Sweet Grass County Bicentennial group. Montana native plants were considered significant discoveries and were collected by Lewis and Clark between 1805 and 1806. The garden showcases the plants collected by the expedition and contains interpretive signs containing interesting facts about the expedition.
Exhibits include the following:
- Sheep and Wool: The history of sheep ranching which greatly influenced Sweet Grass County.
- The Norwegian Stabbur: A memorial to Norwegians who had a great impact on Sweet Grass County culture. This separate building includes Norwegian artifacts, a one-room school house and a Lewis and Clark exhibit.
- Cobblestone City: A miniature replica of the town of Big Timber as it existed in 1907 before a fire destroyed one-third of the town in 1908.
- Rodeo: Showcases memorabilia from the Cremer Rodeos as well as more current Rodeo participants.
- Pioneer Memorial Gallery: Honors those who arrived in the county prior to 1895 with photos, family information, and artifacts.