Located opposite the Museum parking lot, between Frontier Montana and Powell County Museum, the buildings of Cottonwood City are open to the public during the summer months only. The wooden boardwalks are accessible throughout the year.
The Snowshoe Creek School was originally located east of Avon on Snowshoe Creek. It was moved to Deer Lodge in 1989 and restored. It is an excellent example of a country schoolhouse and visitors can see many of the original fixtures.
The Blood Cabin was renovated by three sisters – Mamie Swenson, Luella Tavenner, and Anita Sparks – with some help from museum staff. The sisters then outfitted the cabin with family artifacts from their grandparents who homesteaded near Avon in the late 1800′s. While this is not the original cabin, it is of the period and the sisters have done wonders furnishing it.
The sound of hammer on anvil can be heard ringing out on summer days. The Blacksmith Shop is fully functioning, and our resident Smithy, Lem, will educate you in the ways of the old west.
A town jail, conveniently located between the brothel and cemetery, has room for the rowdy elements that occasionally come to visit.
A small Church and Post Office help round out our little Pioneer Town, centered around a gazebo which is the scene of summer gatherings and wedding ceremonies.