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Address: 1950 Terminal Circle, Billings, MT
Phone Number: 406-256-6811
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Description: The mission of the Yellowstone County Museum is to collect, preserve...
The mission of the Yellowstone County Museum is to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the natural history and diverse cultures of the Yellowstone Valley of Montana and the Northern Plains. We share this legacy through a full range of exhibits and educational programs for the enrichment of the cultural and intellectual life of our community.We make it our priority to keep the history personal and relatable. This history belongs to everyone and we're just the storytellers here at the Yellowstone County Museum
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A Real Enjoyable Art Museum

Easy Parking to the museum. The two story building has the art items very well displayed. The art work is very enjoyable, Life size Lego Creations, water color and acrylic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Easy Parking to the museum. The two story building has the art items very well displayed. The art work is very enjoyable, Life size Lego Creations, water color and acrylic paintings. There were paper collages with hidden meanings., and many other items. The rooms are very well lighted. Paintings and drawings of artist with displayed explanations beside each art work.... More 

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Billings, Montana
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Would like to see more interactive displays. Very interesting and informative displays. Would like to see more.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The staff seems very enthusiastic and engaged, but unfortunately there's not a lot going on here. Luckily, it's free. At the time of my visit, the first floor consisted of a special WWI exhibit which consisted of only a few items and a whole bunch of placards to read. The bottom floor contains the regular exhibits with more artifacts, focusing... More 

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Seffner, Florida
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This little museum was a small surprise. It was right by the airport. There was a lot of stuff on display inside depicting the history of Billings. Next to the bldg. was an old locomotive. Just down the road was a real Boot Hill Cemetery which needed a good mowing.

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Bowie MD
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I visited this small museum in September 2014. As a special treat, a local who had an interest in Indian sign language gave the tourists some lessons. It was amazing! Anyone who has watched cowboy movies surely has seen someone talking to the indians. Now I found out that the native americans had a way to talk to each other... More 

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Pomeroy
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great museum of area history. Native American display is one of best I have seen. Was very pleased to see our family name and other old timers mentioned among the exhibits. A must see and the view from museum looking over Billings and valley is worth your time.

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Saskatchewan
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80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We stopped in as part of a family vacation and were pleasantly surprised. There is a lot of very detailed bead work and factual boards to read. The museum is quite small though. We spent an hour but really took the time to go through everything. There are activities for your children but its just not a place you can... More 

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Fort Smith, Montana
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have passed the museum for 7 years and never stopped in. Since the new building was constructed we thought we would have a look see. To our amazement the historical facts presented and the photos of the local law enforcement, the Doctor's and Businessmen who came to the area was fascinating and enlightening. Especially looking at the farming in... More 

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Richmond, KY
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75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This little museum is tucked away along the exit road from Billings' Logan airport. It's a log cabin and I would bet most people just whiz past without noticing. The museum is manned by volunteers and it doesn't charge admission. There interesting exhibits on native American dress, pistols, rifles, a real chuck wagon and the "first mobile home in Montana".... More 

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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124 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our group visited the museum (which is across from the airport). The lunch was good and Ben gave us some interesting facts about Billings while we ate. The museum, itself, is quaint and displays rifles, knives, maps of the region but what caught my attention were the Indian headdresses and the beadwork on their dresses and moccasins. It is simply... More 

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