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The Montana Historical Society

225 N. Roberts St, Helena, MT
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Apr 4, 2014
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Okotoks, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Very good museum at a great price. Largest single collection of Charlie Russell art anywhere. Friendly staff and good gift shop.

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Monroe, Oregon
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98 reviews 98 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I've been to quite a few Western museums and Big Medicine, the White Buffalo, is an incredible exhibit, one of the very best. However, the rest of the museum is kind of ho-hum. Nothing stood out as especially unique and the state's unique history was lost in the minutia. I saw a bunch on everyday pioneer life, but not much... More

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Ocala, FL
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I stopped by this museum after visting the Capitol (within walking distance). There is a nominal $5 admission fee which is money well spent. I found the museum to be interesting and intriguing. I was inspired with the bead work on moccasins, head dresses, leggings and other pieces of apparel. The detailed work performed with primitive tools was amazing. Even... More

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Helena, Montana
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The Montana Historical Society is well worth a visit. The displays run the gamut from Indian artifacts and mining memorabilia to a large albino buffalo ("Big Medicine"). It has nice interactive displays such as the buffalo robe to try on (VERY heavy!).

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Helena, Montana
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I loved going here, as I like to quilt, and they have a display of quilts done by one of many Indian tribes in Montana. Also some beautiful displays the depicts Montana. A Must do when you visit Helena

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Lloydminster, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We were impressed with the way the museum history displays were presented. There is a tremendous amount of Montana history that we were not aware of.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Excellent displays and items that give you and good history of the state of Montana. I was impressed and just how rare some of the items were. The cost is very reasonable and this place is worth the time to visit. You will have to visit and find out what "Big Medicine" is!

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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223 reviews 223 reviews
170 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This museum covers many aspects of Montana history. There are several rooms dedicated to Native Americans, pioneers, the railroad, the fur trade, Lewis and Clark, agriculture, mining, and other aspects of the economy and Montana living. There is also a taxidermied white Bison. The third floor has military items from the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, the Korean... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The Museum of the Montana Historical Society is a lovely place to stop while visiting Montana. It is within a block or two of the State Capitol building, with ample parking and some WOW exhibits! We were traveling from Great Falls to Bozeman last week and decided to stop by and see the Museum, and to our surprise, the artwork... More

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Goodyear, AZ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This is the place to go to learn "everything" about Helena, its inhabitants, economy etc. We travel extensively and the museum had items that we have never seen previously in any of the museums we've been it. A must see!

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