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C.M. Russell Museum

400 13th St. N., Great Falls, MT
406/727-8787
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Ranked #2 of 23 attractions in Great Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Driving
Description: 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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Las Vegas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you haven't seen Charlie Russell's wot this is the place to visit. Interesting and good variety. Not sure I would go a 2nd time, but enjoyed my first visit.

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Loved the museum, didn't have enough time to see everything though so will return. Exhibits were very interesting and we are big fans of CM Russell.

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Whitefish, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Charlie Russell paintings are outstanding as is the layout of the Museum. Museum shop has high quality items.

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The downstairs was the best, interactive. I loved the video of the bison running, you could hear the hooves pounding and the ground beneath you actually shook.

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West Yellowstone, Montana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This a great educational location to get out of Montana weather. We stopped in to spend a family afternoon together and stay out of the cold windy weather. Had a great time together exploring some of Montana's history and a great artist. Spent two hours but could have spent two more hours. A recommended stop. Would be great to see... More

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Coaldale, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Very interesting Being partly blind I found it very easy yo view understand and enjoy Seeing the past in art

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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223 reviews 223 reviews
170 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This museum has two levels. The upper level displays art from C.M. Russell. There are pictures he drew as a child, through his tenage years, and all the way through adulthood. There is also a small gallery containing firearms. The lower level contains scenes from other artists. There is also a section on Bison, as well as many American Indian... More

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Marianna, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
75 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

From the street it looks tiny but you are seeing the second floor. We spent over an hour on each floor and as mentioned in other reviews we could have spent four easily. We were on a schedule so we couldn't. Illustrated letters he sent to friends are wonderful. The exhibit on the bison is very well arranged and is... More

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Whitehouse, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Very interesting place with all of the collections of paintings and sculptures of Russell. Also a large collection of rifles and other artifacts that were gifts to Russell.

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Helena, Montana
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160 reviews 160 reviews
60 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Located in a modest neighborhood, this museum complex delivers a world-class exhibition of Western art and memorabilia. The collection of Charlie Russell and other art, the Native American artifacts, etc. is hard to beat. One exhibit (on bison) included excellent dioramas, plus drawers that could be opened to allow closer inspection of Native American clothes and tools made from bison.... More

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