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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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A great place for a family outing

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Terry M
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Indianapolis, United States
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Indianapolis, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
39 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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276 reviews 276 reviews
161 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
63 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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