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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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Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Very informative. Hands-on for kids which is great (although we didn't have any with us). Definitely a whole day excursion if you want to see it all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Very informative. Hands-on for kids which is great (although we didn't have any with us). Definitely a whole day excursion if you want to see it all.

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Avon, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This is a must see for travelers. We spent hours there, and could have stayed much longer, but wanted to get to The Gates of the Mountains. Very interesting exhibits.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A very good collection of Russell prints (and carvings by a lesser-known Montana artist) and a very good diorama-walkthrough of life before the settlers arrived.

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Helena, Montana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We went there with my in-laws from Washington, and it was definitely worth going through. They had many interactive displays, as well as ample places to just sit and look at the pictures. We got to see the White Buffalo and that was fun all by itself. We arrived on a Saturday when they were offering free admission. We will... More 

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Hamilton, Montana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I stopped in here several months ago on my own since I was in town and had a few hours to myself. I love history especially Montana history. I found the displays well presented and informative. The staff was helpful and courteous and the entry fee was reasonable for the quality and amount of displays. The admissions guy even gave... More 

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regina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Filled with authentic and replicas that tell the stories of Montana History. I spent nearly 3 1/2 hours going through the galleries and want to go back. It was an excellent value for the entrance fee just to see the Charles M Russell section with sculptures, paintings, sketches and personal letters. It is a MUST SEE!

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Indianapolis, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are exhibits of interest to all ages. Our group ranged from 14 months to 65 years. All of us enjoyed ourselves. The gift shop is very nice. A good place for souvenirs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Located next to the Montana capital building, the Montana Historical Society is easy to find with plenty of parking. Outstanding Charlie Russell exhibit. Excellent historical information.

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Whitefish, Montana
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The archivists do amazing work capturing the history of the people who have shaped our state. When I browse through the exhibits, I am filled with a deep respect for those who struggled to make their lives successful in Montana.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
39 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I was the only person there so got to wander slowly through the interesting exhibits. Especially liked the Russell room, with many pen and ink drawings hidden in drawers, ready to be admired.

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