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The Montana Historical Society

225 N. Roberts St, Helena, MT
800/243-9900
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a great little place to see a ton of Montana Treasures. The staff is very friendly and helpful and love to talk about Montana and its rich history. Centrally located on the Capitol Campus. Make sure to take a tour train or just walk around the place.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My husband and I are from Georgia and we really loved this museum. It had so many fun and interesting exhibits. We walked through the entire place. The white buffalo was all I expected it to be. Very neat! All the Indian information was really great! The gift shop is also worth a look. We got all our kids, nieces... More

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Wilmington, NC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This neat museum is next to the Montana State Capitol building. It contains several excellent exhibits. My favorites were the Charles Russell and Lewis & Clark exhibits. It also features lots of information on the Native Americans who lived across Montana.

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Montana City, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There are great Charles Russell paintings here and a trip through time showing the Indian culture, mining, pioneer life etc. The museum shop has some wonderful books and gifts also. A great place to go with anyone or no one.

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Helena, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

great museum, good books to buy and read... I am also the VP for the Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers and love Montana History.

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Aberdeen, SD
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12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We enjoyed the museum and even found some family history in the museum! The museum had a great set up where you traveled from one topic to another. I really appreciated the biographical information about Charles Russell. I was also able to use the historical society's research center for some genealogy information. The staff was very helpful and I was... More

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The Villages, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

While on a stay in Helena doing the Lewis and Clark Trail which they had a good section on we also were visiting sites of interest and this site had very good displays as the name implies of early Americana. Its displays of early households was as I remembered early farmhouses, etc in Illinois in the 40's when I was... More

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Top Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The displays are very well set out and items are well selected. Make sure to see Russell's letters that are in drawers below the exhibits.

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Santa Monica, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a fun place for people of all ages. Lots of Indian artifacts and the life sized bear is big. Three levels of interesting information and the third floor is about our veterans.

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sonoma county
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17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Nice little museum..heavy on the INDIAN history, but had some wonderful Indian artifacts and clothing. Since the state capital closed at 3 on sat, this was a nice alternative. I would have take the train tour. I hear it is interesting and goes to the mansion district. I couldn't get a good map on line or anywhere that marked certain... More

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