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Western Heritage Center

Address: 2822 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101
Phone Number: 406-256-6809
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Ranked #10 of 24 Attractions in Billings
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The settlement of the West is skillfully portrayed, with sensitive exhibits on Native American...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The settlement of the West is skillfully portrayed, with sensitive exhibits on Native American tribes and minority settlers. The center also depicts the history, culture and lives of Yellowstone Valley homesteaders.

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We enjoyed seeing the western and indian artifacts. Also the music from the 50's on the jukebox. Personalble staff!!

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Stettler, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We love museums and were very disappointed in what was in this beautiful old building. There is so much more history in this area, and we found a much better one in Lewistown. What was there for native artifacts was very interesting, and nice that we could touch some of the stuff.

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Montana
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The museum is interesting but even better when you take the time to listen to the audios for the exhibits.

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Butte, Montana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This has a some good exhibits. Lots of information and plenty of things to listen to. The cost is only $3.00 per person. Well worth the visit.

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OnTheRoad, USA
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We spent about 2 hours in the museum, with some of our kids (1-17). There were lots of hands-on things for them to do, including dress up, old fashioned post office, and games. Displays for the olders to read/check out while the kids are playing, and fabulous, informative staff. Great deal.

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Virginia City, Montana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Iris Dodge has captured and documented 52 notable Montana Cowboys in her Plaids, Stripes and Denims; Portraits and Poetry show now on display until November 2. Each portrait is as unique as the character, and their lives captured with eloquence in her poetry. Hung in two different galleries at the Center, the collection adds to the authentic Montana spirit which... More 

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Chicago
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We were fortunate enough to have a private dinner in the museum so we got to spend the evening with the staff and linger over the exhibits. It perfectly captures the feel and texture of eastern Montana. This part of the west evokes so many imaginings about its past and the people who came through or settled here. The museum... More 

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Huntley, Montana, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

If you want a glimpse of the area and its history this is the place to go. Great staff who will bend over backwards to help you with answers to questions about their facility or recommend and direct you to other area attractions. Nothing like local people to let you know where all the little known treasures are. Something for... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I finished my Native American tour and had a day left in Billings, so I thought the museum would feature Native American culture and I had heard it had a very nice portion on Cheyennes. It was not there and I was so disappointed. I'll be back late this summer and I hope the exhibit is back by then

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We went to see the Cheyenne exhibition we had heard about and it was gone which was disappointing since it was so much reviewd as if it was a permanent thing. But what they had was interesting, even though it wasn't Cheyenne. It seems like whenever there is a heritage museum or center in this area it only means white... More 

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