Montpelier, Idaho: Butch Cassidy Bank Robbery Museum

Occupies a bank that Cassidy robbed on Aug. 13, 1896. Opened as a museum on the robbery's 120th anniversary. Of all of Cassidy's robbed banks, this is the only one still standing.
833 Washington St., Montpelier, ID
Downtown. On the south side of US Hwy 89/Washington St. midway between S. 8th and S. 9th Sts.
Open only Memorial Day - Labor Day.
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Butch Cassidy Bank Robbery Museum has been adding new exhibits! The owner was fun to talk to.

[Jeremiah, 08/12/2018]

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Butch Cassidy Bank Robbery Museum

I was given a free tour by the enthusiastic museum owner, who was sporting full Western garb and a thick European accent. Did you know Cassidy knocked this bank off because he promised a lenient judge across the state line that he would leave Wyoming alone? Did you know the local sheriff gave chase on a borrowed bicycle? Did you know the museum proprietor organizes a yearly reenactment robbery/ bike chase/ BBQ cook off? Even though it was 2 pm and he admitted I was only visitor #3 on the day, his zeal was infectious. Meeting him was worth the stop.

[George Wymenga, 06/12/2018]

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