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“Good museum but take time to listen” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Western Heritage Center

Western Heritage Center
2822 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101
406-256-6809
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Ranked #10 of 24 Attractions in Billings
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The settlement of the West is skillfully portrayed, with sensitive exhibits on Native American tribes and minority settlers. The center also depicts the history, culture and lives of Yellowstone Valley homesteaders.
Montana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good museum but take time to listen”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The museum is interesting but even better when you take the time to listen to the audios for the exhibits.

Visited July 2013
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Butte, Montana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Neat place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This has a some good exhibits. Lots of information and plenty of things to listen to. The cost is only $3.00 per person. Well worth the visit.

Visited March 2014
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OnTheRoad, USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Fun Family Friendly Stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We spent about 2 hours in the museum, with some of our kids (1-17). There were lots of hands-on things for them to do, including dress up, old fashioned post office, and games. Displays for the olders to read/check out while the kids are playing, and fabulous, informative staff. Great deal.

Visited October 2013
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Virginia City, Montana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Iris Dodge Cowboys”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Iris Dodge has captured and documented 52 notable Montana Cowboys in her Plaids, Stripes and Denims; Portraits and Poetry show now on display until November 2. Each portrait is as unique as the character, and their lives captured with eloquence in her poetry. Hung in two different galleries at the Center, the collection adds to the authentic Montana spirit which prevails within the walls. I especially loved the hats of each cowboy and the barn wood frames highlighting the portraits. Iris truly has a gift with color, brush and pen.

Visited September 2013
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Chicago
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“A worthwhile stop in Billings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We were fortunate enough to have a private dinner in the museum so we got to spend the evening with the staff and linger over the exhibits. It perfectly captures the feel and texture of eastern Montana. This part of the west evokes so many imaginings about its past and the people who came through or settled here. The museum has creative and substantive exhibits that satisfy.

Visited September 2013
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