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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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The Villages, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have always loved his work. I read his illustrated letters this time. I read his history and viewed his paintings and sculpts. My husband was with me and thought this was a delightful and manageable museum.

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Norcross, Georgia, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Stayed at Jorgensens hotel they gave us a coupon for free admission, thought we would spend an hour or so. Stayed 3 hours and didn't have time to see it all. Great sculpture and paintings and well done displays of Montana history. Make sure to go up to the 2nd floor to see the white bison

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Austin, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This Museum is a great way to get your Montana history from past to present. Well done historical exhibits, a Charles Russell paintings/sculpture room, and a great museum store to buy all your tourists items.

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USA
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338 reviews 338 reviews
109 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Located across the street from the State Capitol. Well worth the visit. 3 different posters were given out free on that day. Beautiful art, artifacts, weapons and history on display.

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is truly a gem. The exhibits were very well done. I was impressed by the quality of each section. I learned something new about the state in which I wa born. Very well worth the visit, allot more time than you may expect.

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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Librarians made a good effort to help with my family history enquiries, and their collections of materials yielded wonderful material!

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