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Yellowstone County Museum

1950 Terminal Circle, Billings, MT
406-256-6811
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Ranked #10 of 31 attractions in Billings
Type: History Museums, Art Museums
Owner description: The mission of the Yellowstone County Museum is to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the natural history and diverse cultures of the... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Saskatchewan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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252 reviews 252 reviews
193 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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TN
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56 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We liked seeing the range rider statue and some of the other things on display there. The young lady at the desk was also helpful with info regarding Billings in general. Small, but appropriate, gift shop. Free, but donations are accepted.

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Shepherd, Montana
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74 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is a great little place, it is located right at the Billings airport and it's free. It doesn't look like much because it looks so small, but once inside this quaint cabin you will see that everything is downstairs and it is wonderful. They have excellent displays and collections of over 15,000 local area artifacts. Located on the Museum... More

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