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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
marshaf740
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Helena, Montana
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Helena, Montana
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10 reviews 10 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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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
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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
12 helpful votes 12 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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39 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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161 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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32 reviews 32 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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27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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