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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: 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Betty H
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Polson, Montana
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Polson, Montana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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Dietrich, Idaho
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

just to see this museum again soon. The staff was very helpful and my wife scored a lot of CM Russell books, prints, postcards. Now most of the time gift stores are just nuisance to me unless the book selection has items that I haven't come across before, the CM Russell Museum and store we looked forward to spending our... More 

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Laurel, Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Relaxed and courteous staff - beautiful museum, gift shop was nice too. Enjoyed the cabin exhibiting the tools of a working artist. Some of the exhibits were closed due to us following the Russell auction, but staff credited us on admission fees to make up for it. A must see when in Great Falls!

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

Amazing paintings and history of C.M. Russell. There were displays of many old guns and the history of the Bison. There were Indian clothing and headdresses and sculptures. Just a really nice place to spend 2-3 hours. We were not there at the time to be able to see inside their house but we plan to come back and see... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Several galleries when closed for "rehanging" when I visited which was disappointing - especially as the website gave no indication of this - or when these galleries would re-open. All that notwithstanding, this is an amazing place that really captures the world of the Old West - Charlie Russell was the real deal, cowboy, artist, author. The sections on bison... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Must see location for those interested in the pure, unadulterated look at the period and peoples involved in the pioneer and native life.

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Great Falls, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I'm not a fan of Charlie Russell,read his life story. Everyone in Great Falls makes such a big to do about Charlie Russell I will keep my ionion about the man to myself. Charlie was not a good business man Nancy, his wife was the entrepreneur . The Chamber of Commerce had an event at the Russell so I decided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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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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