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Yellowstone County Museum

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Address: 1950 Terminal Circle, Billings, MT
Phone Number: 406-256-6811
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10:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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Do you speak Indian sign language?

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2014
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Bowie MD
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 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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15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

for one so small it did a good job of depicting some of the local history. No admission, but can make a donation. The director is also on premises & a local, so is familiar with area & answers any questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great museum, great exhibits, very interesting and love the building. big city type museum ! aaaaaaaaaaaa

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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263 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This museum covers some history of the Billings area. The exhibits are all downstairs. The museum is not big, but the displays they do have are nice. Indians, firearms. and even a taxidermied two-headed calf. If you have an hour, you should stop by.

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Katy, Texas
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I went with my parents and children (10 and 8), so I go to tour it alone and could spend the time needed to read all the information. The exhibits were very informative. My father went through with the children and had to explain a lot to them, otherwise they would not have gotten a lot out of it.

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