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Paradise, Montana: School Fire Escape Tube

The old brick Paradise Elementary School has been turned into museum, with its original novel metal fire escape chute descending from the top floor.

Paradise Center

2 School House Hill Rd, Paradise, MT
South end of town. From MT-200 turn east onto First St., then right onto School House Hill Rd.
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The schoolhouse also includes intact classrooms to view, a small scale railroad reproduction of the historic Paradise Railroad tie-making plant, and an interactive educational diorama of Glacial Lake, Missoula.

Bonus: you can also pull a rope to ring the loud school bell.

[Micheal Johnson, 04/16/2023]

Fire escape shoot.

Paradise Center: Fire Escape Tube

The old brick Paradise Elementary School has been turned into museum displaying an interactive diorama of Glacial Lake Missoula, a railroad tie plant, original playground equipment, an old bicycle display, art, and a unique fire escape chute. Plus you can ring the bell in the school tower.

[Micheal Johnson, 09/07/2022]

A fire chute like that might also come in handy to reward academic achievers, or expel low performers.

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