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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: 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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Great Falls, Montana Gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Coos Bay, Oregon, Usa
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Coos Bay, Oregon, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The last thing you might expect to find in remote Great Falls, Montana is a first rate museum - but that's just what this is. Excellent interpretation of one of the West's most influential individuals and artists, C.M. Russell lived a life most of us can only dream about, but it's well-documented here - along with a fine collection of... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This museum has grown since the last time I visited in the 1990's. It is so well done and covers all aspects of C.M. Russell's life's work. In addition, there are many works from his contemporaries in Western Art shown here. This place is well worth the time and the price of admission.

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Alta, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

excellent, large gallery.... mostly CM stuff, but there are some other artists. Loved the digital media!!! Don't miss the house and studio either! Gist shop was also pretty unique.

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Kitscoty
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

If you like the western lifestyle this is a must see! Lots of parking in the area just be aware it is across the street and not so wheel chair friendly, but there is a drop off zone for handicap persons. The main building is handicap access, some of the others are not as accessible. This offers a great insight... More 

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Centerville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Most of the museum was free and you could also pay to see other collections. Over all impressed with the layout, history, open home, studio, gift shop, clean facilities and helpful staff:O) Interesting to learn about the American Western Artist and recognize his work:O)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I lived in Great Falls for 10 years back in the 80's and never went to this museum. Shame on me! I'm not a big Western art fan but his personal story is amazing. Great museum with additional native american artwork, guns along with his original home and art studio.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Charlie Russell Museum is worth at least a couple hours. If the house and studio are open spend about 15-20 min each and then check out the museum. The headdresses downstairs are amazing. The gun collection is impressive including a gold plated saddle rifle Stop and buy something in the gift shop - nice stuff. My wife got a... More 

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Polson, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The museum is filled with the painting, sculptures and art work of Charles Russell and other artists. It provides many hours of enjoyment. The watercolors are amazing. The admission also includes the Russell home and his studio. Go - Enjoy.

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Additional Information about C.M. Russell Museum

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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