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The Montana Historical Society

225 N. Roberts St, Helena, MT
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Cultural
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Type: History Museums, Cultural
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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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239 reviews 239 reviews
138 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Directly adjacent to the capitol and easy parking. Spent several hours in the museum at the excellent displays in several sections. Native Americans, Montana History and the White Bison upstairs.

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Moscow, Idaho
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Even though we didn't arrive on a free day, we thought the price of $5.00 was well worth it. We went through time in the permanent exhibit from pre Clovis point to the 1950's with visits to Native American cultures, mining, ranching, and statehood . We were lucky to be there when they had a special exhibit of Charles M.... More 

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Pullman, Washington
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Every second Saturday of the month, admission is free. It's only $5 per person on other days. We just happened to visit on a second Saturday. They have outstanding displays on the Aboriginal peoples of Montana as well as the ranching, mining and settling of the region by the white man. They also have a separate section of Charles Russell's... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
61 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were lucky enough to make it here on the second Saturday of the month, when admission was free. It's definitely worth checking out at that price, but I'm not completely sure if I'd go for the usual five dollar admission. The gift store is nice, and free even without a ticket. It was great to see all of the... More 

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Winona, Minnesota, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We had gone to tour the capital and stumbled onto the museum. It was only an hour before closing so our time was limited. We would have liked to have stayed longer. It is an excellent place for all ages to visit.

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Northern Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

On a lark we visited this museum. What a great surprise! We did not expect to see such a large volume of exhibits and they were all extremely well done. We especially were impressed with the various items and history from Native Americans. They also have a very large Charles Russell collection. We would highly recommend you spend some time... More 

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Loveland, Colorado, Usa
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A great family tourist spot. My family was thrilled with all the interesting things that they learned. Staff was friendly. This is a must see for anyone visiting Helena, MT.

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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We were interested in Charlie Russell art & were on our way to Great Falls when we read about this Helena museum and their Charlie Russell gallery. So glad we stopped. It is much, MUCH better than the Charlie Russell Museum in Great Falls. Photography (no flash) is allowed. (Not in Great Falls). They have dozens of Russell illustrated letters... More 

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

What an incredible museum! Not just a great museum of Montana's rich history, but a fascinating look at U.S. history too. There is an incredible collection of art from famed Western artist Charlie Russell, and a great display of American Indian artifacts and some of the tribes of Montana. There's also great displays of animal species native to Montana including... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The service desk was very helpful. The room is extremely organized, and though you can help yourself to the books on the shelf, the employees re-shelve your books. The microfilm readers are in good working condition. There are a lot of rules here, but that's what keeps everything so nice and organized. I had sent an email weeks before my... More 

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