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C.M. Russell Museum

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Address: 400 13th St. N., Great Falls, MT
Phone Number: 406/727-8787
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Driving, Leisure education
Description: Museum complex where you can tour C.M. Russell's original studio, the home...
Museum complex where you can tour C.M. Russell's original studio, the home where he lived and view many of his paintings and sketches on display.
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This museum is a must for anyone interested in how living among the Indians in Montana was like in the late 19th century and early 20th. Gifted Charlie Russell worked as a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Ogden, Utah
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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is a must for anyone interested in how living among the Indians in Montana was like in the late 19th century and early 20th. Gifted Charlie Russell worked as a cowboy, lived among the early ranchers and the Plains Indians and painted with historical accuracy; however, it's more than just paintings. It's statues, saddles, huge buffalo (taxidermy miracle),... More 

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Billings, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The C. M. Russell Museum was the site of a convention dinner. It was the perfect location. We learned a little bit about Charlie Russell and we had a tour of the museum. It is amazing. This really is a hidden treasure. We can't wait to return. Thank you C. M. Russell Museum for being a great host and for... More 

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Lemoore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Price affordable--Art work well displayed in many rooms of many western artists-Indian dress from infant to adult on display, beautiful Head dress's cased in glass so detail of front and back can be observed. Special area where one feels they are standing near a running buffalo herd, can hear them breathing-feel the floor vibrate with there thundering hoofs. The studio... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Ticket is for 2 days and you may need them both for this. The art work is, of course, wonderful, but the tours of the home and workshop are fascinating. Fantastic.

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Billings
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Brings the great artist to life! Focus on CMR, but wonderful art by many other artists as well. A don't miss!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

If you like western art this is the place for you. I have always enjoyed the painting of C.M. Russell so this was a can't miss place

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Avon, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A must see on your travels of Montana of the world famous western art !! A personal touch of having his home and gallery to view was very insightful. This collection completed the works that we viewed in Helena. Wonderful job of displaying his valued works, from sketches to full scale bison and horses !!!One of the Best!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you are into history this is the place to go. Next to the museum is also cm Russell' s house and studio. The price you pay for the museum comes with a visit to the house and studio.

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I am not a person who wants to go look at paintings but this museum is very nice. I really enjoyed learning more about CM Russell and seeing his work. Not a place for kids (in my opinion) but very enjoyable.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We ended our Lewis and Clark tour with a private tour of the museum and a dinner in one room. We didn't have enough time for everything, as the art is very nice and approachable. I hope Hungry Fox Equinox is still on display when you visit. I loved it.

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