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The Montana Historical Society

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Address: 225 N. Roberts St, Helena, MT
Phone Number: 800/243-9900
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Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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First-class museum

Very nice museum and collection of all things Montanan. The Charles Russell paintings were worth the whole admission. The historical exhibits were kid friendly with many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Payson, Utah
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Payson, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very nice museum and collection of all things Montanan. The Charles Russell paintings were worth the whole admission. The historical exhibits were kid friendly with many hands-on interactive things to see and do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It was great everyone loved it in my family. It was not only an amazing experience for the kids. It also good for the parents and adults. I loved it, my husband loved it, and my two daughters loved it two. So I recommend going to The Montana Historical Society.

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Montecito, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great museum that lays out the history of Montana and Helena with a lot of interesting artifacts and exhibits. The feature in August was the history of Chinese in Montana. They had a tram running out front and it was worth taking for an hour seeing parts of Helena that we would have missed. One of the best state museums... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Historical Society is located across the street from the Capitol. (As you face the capitol, the Historical Society building is to your left.) This place has one of the best gift shops for Montana-related souvenirs. It's almost like a museum!

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

There is a lot of history to look at in this museum. You can probably spend a half day or more if you stop and read everything. The added bonus is the art work by Charles Russell. The museum has some of his painting and sculptures in a room by itself. The entrance fee of $5.00 is well worth it.

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Salt Lake City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The Historical Society presents one of the best History of Montana museums I have seen. Plan on at least an hour. They also have an extensive collection of Charles Russell art. Entry fee is $5.00 but if you take the small train tour of Helena, you get a twofer. The Museum is located just across the street from the Montana... More 

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Whitewater, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Very interesting museum and art gallery. The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, The entrance fee was more than reasonable ($5.00) for an entire afternoon's worth of experiences. Antiques and beautiful local artwork abound.

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Belgrade, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had this on on list of to do's. It took 2 days to get through all the exhibits and revisit the Charlie Russell exhibit. Great history, natural history ,Montana, Just loaded with information.

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Like many state museums, this is set up mainly for schoolchildren to learn their state history in a systematic way. The main exhibit follows the timeline from native populations to the modern day, with excellent exhibits and interpretation. There are also special exhibits -- the one now on explains the Chinese contribution to Montana history, it is really excellent, not... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Very detailed and interesting museum. Lots of artefacts about development of life in the area. Good for children too as has a separate area. Some hands on exhibits. Reasonably priced. Outside is where you catch trolley ride so can combine the two visits. Small drinks and ice creams on sale outside too.

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