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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education, Driving
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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Well worth a visit.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Oakland, California
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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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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

C.M. "Charley" Russell was an artist of western themes, and a highly-regarded resident of Montana (as both an artist and as an individual). This museum showcases his lifetime's remarkable work. You don't need to like "Western Art" to appreciate Russell's craftsmanship and his growth as a largely self-taught artist; it's worth visiting the museum more than once. The museum also... More 

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Cecilia
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28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT, includes the charming Russell home, the artist's studio, and a fine museum of Western art that presents the work of an array of artists, illustrators, and sculptors from both the past and the present. Naturally, the work of C.M. Russell is emphasized. All three attractions are on the same grounds and offered... More 

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Redding, California
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had the opportunity to visit and enjoy a jewel of a museum. The western art was outstanding and the many artifacts were well displayed. We attended mid-week and attendance was light, so we had ample time to enjoy exhibits at our leisure.

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Albany, Oregon
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I've been to the museum several times. The first time I went was for Western Art Week. I've been back several times since. I love they style of art and they have a great gift shop. It can be challenging to find but worth it.

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Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We’ve been visiting Great Falls for over 20 years, and this museum has long been on our bucket list of things to do here. We hit a rainy day afternoon (actually a rainy day week) this trip, so decided to check out the facility. We’re glad we did. Finding the place was a bit of a struggle, but once we... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

In the middle of Great Falls - what a surprise to find in a residential neighborhood. You will find three buildings - the museum, his house and his studio. His paintings are hung logically by time or period with concise explanations. I learned so much and appreciated it at the same time. There are other Western displays so allow yourself... More 

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Coos Bay, Oregon, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A friend from Oregon visited for a month in April. It was her goal to learn as much about Montana as she was able during her stay. One of first trips was to Great Falls and the C.M. Russell Museum. The grounds, facility, and collection is well worth the trip and admission. A rich history can be unearthed here. Great... More 

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alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great museum, but could have used a few more pictures by the man himself. The history was well documented with many pictures of him and his family. The museum also included paintings by other artists. The staff was very friendly and most helpful at every aspect. The early house and studio were neat.

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Address: 400 13th St. N., Great Falls, MT
Phone Number: 406/727-8787
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Great Falls
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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