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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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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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Really enjoyed the museum, only 2 gripes about our visit. The house that CM Russell grew up in is immediately next to the Museum but not accessible & my wife, with her natural... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the museum, only 2 gripes about our visit. The house that CM Russell grew up in is immediately next to the Museum but not accessible & my wife, with her natural curiosity was disappointed (could be there is nothing inside) The weekend we visited, some of the museum was not accessible due to them preparing for an auction.... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

this is an amazing museum it has lots of bronzes and paintings. there is also a child's play area and a fabulous museum shop

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

With Charlie's home and log studio on the same block in Great Falls, the museum really comes to life. Built down instead of up, you descend into Charlie's life. Not the most savvy guy as far as money was concerned, his wife was the real entrepreneur. In addition to the fantastic collection of his paintings and sculptures, there is a... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I have always been a big fan of Charles Russell's work so when visiting MT I made a point of visiting his home and studio. I was not disappointed. I loved every minute of it and highly urge anyone, fan of Russell or not, take the time to visit this national treasure!

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Cheyenne
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Take your time going through the museum and studio. It's well worth it. We got in late and staff welcomed us to come back the next morning to go through everything again with more time and no extra fees. CMR - excellent and breathtaking displays. Personal illustrated letters very well displayed. Books available are very reasonably priced. Sculpture is worth... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a must see if you visit the area. This museum is one of the best I have seen for a long time. It is not too large, just the right amount of space to showcase the artist and his work. The staff is great and you get an all day pass with your admission.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Being a former Rustler, visited this when we came back for a visit. It did not disappoint. Russell was a great landscape artist and we enjoyed our time there.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

In addition to the art museum you get to tour Charlie's log cabin studio and it is a plus. Many artifacts from his time are preserved here.

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Fresno, CA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Love the facility - well organized - something for everyone. Found being there mid-day in October it wasn't crowded and easy to maneuver.

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Great Falls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Had a great time going back to this museum with friends from out of state. Clearly the premier collection of CMR art, information and history. Always a treat to go into his log cabin studio, see the art and smell the smells. His horse-drawn hearse always brings a tear. Wish I could have met him. Definitely a don't miss if... More 

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