Welcome From Our Mayor
|Welcome to Fort Benton.
I know that you will enjoy your visit to Fort Benton!
Whether you are planning a family vacation, or day trip,
business trip, or a corporate outing, the amenities and
friendly people of this community will make your time
here an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Fort Benton, rich in history, is the county seat of
Chouteau County, the largest small-grain producing
county in Montana. Steeped in a traditional agriculture
lifestyle, Fort Benton is home to an outstanding school
system that has won the Academic Achievement Award for
its class the first six years of the competition, as
well as being a runner-up two out of the last eight
The traditional agriculture and livestock economic base
combines with the newer tourist related businesses to
contribute to the Fort Benton business climate. Three
doctors and other medical professionals on staff at the
local hospital offer a well-rounded medical facility.
Hotel and motel accommodations, fine dining and a
downtown area steeped in history are easily accessible
by way of a trail that follows the Missouri River and
its scenic beauty as it meanders through Fort Benton.
Signal Point Golf Course, overlooking Fort Benton,
offers a challenging nine-hole public course. Fort
Benton also offers an outdoor swimming pool, ice-skating
during the winter months, two of the best museums in the
west and beautiful park system. Picnic shelters in Old
Fort Park are available for large or small groups. An
outdoor recreation area next to the pool accommodates,
basketball, horseshoes and tennis.
Besides being the gateway to the Wild and Scenic Upper
Missouri River, Fort Benton is located near to all of
the spectacular scenery and historical sites of North
Central Montana and some of the finest camping, hiking
and blue ribbon fishing in the spring, summer and fall -
all of this on un-crowded highways.
All in all, we can offer a wonderful destination for
you, your family and colleagues.
Please join us!
Richard D. Morris
Mayor of Fort Benton
City of Fort Benton
1204 Front Street
P.O. Box 8
Fort Benton, Montana 59442