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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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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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The Gem of Great Falls!

I knew a little about Charles M. Russell as a western artist, but this museum was a real surprise in scope and exhibition. It is located in the same quaint neighborhood next to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I knew a little about Charles M. Russell as a western artist, but this museum was a real surprise in scope and exhibition. It is located in the same quaint neighborhood next to the residence where the artist and his wife lived, but go inside and you'll feel like your at a big city museum, with three levels of incredible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Kind of boring for young, young kids but very cool for older and adults. I love history and art. It's was neat to get both in one place.

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Monarch, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The depth and meaning of art comes to life through an astounding collection of Russell's works. Also featured is an treasure trove of works from other artists. Together, the various paintings, bronzes, pen/ink, and photos give the visitor a grand view of the life in Great Falls around the turn of the 20th century in vivid detail. Tour the Russell's... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Beautiful artwork on many levels. Fantastic gift shop. They offer movie screenings occassionly. We view Winters Blood that was filmed in MT. The bison walk through is so cool.

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This museum is the greatest. Charles Russell is one of our most talented painters and sculptors. The museum is spectacular with all kinds of artwork - mostly depicting the West. Russell was a treasure and we are lucky that he landed in our area of Montana. Don't miss a chance to enjoy his artwork.

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I went to The Russell for the second time this past weekend. The level of the art work is amazing. Plus you are not hounded by the staff as you go through the museum so you can take your time and really see the exhibits. Charlie Russell's work is fantastic, plus they pieces from Thomas Moran, O C Seltzer, Joe... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

A very well done, carefully thought out museum. Kudos to the curator and staff! I have seen many exhibits of Russell's work; this is the best. We spent about two hours on our first visit and then went back later.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I have been going to this museum since childhood, it has grown and been updated over the decades and is very well supported. For me this place is one of the defining features of Great Falls. Among the finest of Western artists, we have also seen Warhol and Picasso here. The log cabin studio has held a certain fascination for... More 

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Cut Bank, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The Russell is a great museum for such a small town. The community of Great Falls, with many others who appreciate the work of Montana's most well known artist, has done an outstanding job of creating and maintaining one of the best attractions in the state. There is always something new to see at the Russell, and there are many... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I visited the Russell Museum Sept. 10-11, 2015. Once again, I joined as a member. Membership and entry fees are quite reasonable. In order to do it justice, I recommend at least a half- day be devoted to its exhibits, the grounds, the boyhood home of Charles Russell, and the gift shop. Start on the lower level and work your... More 

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