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Yellowstone County Museum

1950 Terminal Circle, Billings, MT
406-256-6811
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Ranked #14 of 29 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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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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223 reviews 223 reviews
170 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
48 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
52 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Wendell
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

My traveling companion had told me I'd like this place.... when we parked (right in front, easily) at this small log cabin I thought "quaint but cannot be much"... was I ever wrong. We were greeted by a volunteer who was very nice, and then met the curator, Chas Weldon. What a fun, friendly, dynamic, interesting guy! My companion and... More

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
41 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is an extremely great collection of local area and state artifacts and memoribilia. Excellent Displays and the view from the deck outside is great. Would be fun to be able to get on the locomotive though. A Must see if you are visiting the area. A great rainy day activity for locals.

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Dublin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Just walked around and took in the exhibits...very good. It is close to the downtown area so just a nice walk to see some historic memorabilla and get more information of the Yellowstone Valley.

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Amarillo, Texas
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158 reviews 158 reviews
45 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

This museum is well worth your time if you're visiting Billings, especially if you're flying. It's free, and packed with history about the county and Montana. The J. Brock Lee art exhibit captures the spirit of the state, with vivid western paintings. Their permanent collection chronicles both Native American and Anglo history in the county, with stories, a lot of... More

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Billings, Montana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I just find this a rather sorry, sad little museum. There aren't that many items and it has to compete with the really fine Western Heritage Museum. And the location is very odd and not that easily reached.

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