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Admission to the C. M. Russell Museum

Admission to the C. M. Russell Museum
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
With this admission ticket to the C.M Russell Museum in Great Falls, the way you spend your time is up to you. The museum is open from 10am to 5pm (check for days the museum is closed), so you’ll have all day to explore at your own pace. It usually takes the average person about three hours to go through all the exhibits, so you’re sure to have more than enough time in one day. The museum features more than 4,000 art pieces spanning roughly 50 years of American history. Russell himself created more than 2,000 paintings of cowboys, Indians, and landscapes. See many of his most famous Western-inspired watercolors, including Breaking Camp and Meat for the Wagons. Although most of the artwork you admire throughout the day is Russell’s, you can also spot works by other western artists. The temporary exhibit Going to the Sun: Artists in Glacier National Park is full of paintings that capture life inside the national park. Make sure to visit the Browning Firearms Collection before you call it a day.       
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All taxes, fees and handling charges • Entry/Admission - C.M. Russell Museum
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Gratuities • Food and drinks
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Entry/Admission - C.M. Russell Museum
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Touching the artwork is prohibited
Food and drinks, flash photography, and bags/backpacks are not allowed in the museum or galleries
Wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
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BertC602
Lafayette, Indiana32 contributions
Terrific documentation of Russell and other western artists
Jul 2021
I have been a fan of western U.S. art for many years. However, it took until today for my wife and I to visit this site commemorating Charlie Russell's iconic artistic career and life. The museum covers Russell's work and the work of other historic and contemporary artists of the American and Canadian west. It also features an excellent exhibition on the role of bison in western American history and culture. This site also includes Russell house and studio while emphasizing the absolutely critical role his wife Nancy played in ensuring his stature and success. This is essential visiting for anyone interested in western U.S. history and art. Since the museum us in a residential neighborhood, you'll need to allow time to drive to find a place to eat lunch then return. Allow several hours to properly appreciate this experience!
Written July 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Joseph B
Murrells Inlet, SC449 contributions
Nice Exhibit of Russell with Historic Flair
Nice collection of Russell art plus special exhibits by other artists. During our time there, a Warhol and Schenk exhibit were on dispkay. Russell's home and studio are also there to tour.
Written July 10, 2021
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Sandra G
2 contributions
A Kindergarten Paper Field Trip
Feb 2021 • Family
To be able to see his home and studio where he worked. It gave us an intimate view of the artist you can't find anywhere else I took my Kindergartener who is 1/2 Blackfeet so she could get a perspective of art from an artist who lived the times. She took so many pictures with her camera and asked really good questions. I was impressed with the artwork on display and also the Indigenous peoples artifacts on display.
We learned he was not just a wonderful artist, but he also took many other artists under his wing. It was an amazing afternoon.
Written February 16, 2021
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Dennis N
Las Vegas, NV3 contributions
Very disappointing artwork, not worth the trip
Sep 2020
Very disappointing. We went several hundred miles out of our way and used up a day of our vacation to visit this museum. We then went to the Montana Historical Museum in Helena the next day. Compared to the Montana Historical Museum in Helena, the Russell Museum in Great Falls is small with mostly mediocre paintings. We spent less then an hour there.

I have been a Charlie Russel fan for 50+ years, as my grandfather had over a dozen prints on his walls. We highly anticipated the trip to the Russell Museum, and we were bitterly disappointed. It is clear this museum is struggling, and not getting local community support. For example, there are no signs on the freeway nor any signs in town directing tourists to the museum!

The museum is clean, Covid-19 aware. Friendly staff.

Unfortunately this museum should be shut down and the artwork moved to the Montana Historical Museum in Helena.
Written September 21, 2020
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Ginny H
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Excellent museum!
Aug 2020
Despite having to wear a mask while at the C.M. Russell Museum, our visit there was outstanding. The staff was helpful and friendly, and the exhibits were great. We enjoyed the gift shop very much. We toured the gallery, which was laid out in a very orderly way with a nice flow from one area to the next, and there was lots to see. We also toured the family home and Russell's studio, which were both interpreted well. We spent three hours and it was well worth it!
Written August 18, 2020
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LoriH611
Springfield, IL88 contributions
It's like stepping back in time into the artist's life!
Jun 2020
We spent a couple of days in Great Falls as part of a road trip to 5 national parks. We visited the museum on the only rainy day of our trip. I am very glad we had rain and ended up at the museum. We were not familiar with Charlie Russell and his work; the museum does a wonderful job of not only showcasing much of his art work but explaining his life story and how he came to be the renowned artist that he was. Also included in this story of his life is the huge role his wife Nancy played in his commercial artistic success. Absolutely fascinating story. Major bonus in visiting the museum is also seeing the Russell's home and artist studio adjacent to the museum. The buildings are the actual buildings and the interior spaces have been recreated in incredible detail. It's like stepping back in time into Charlie and Nancy's lives there in Great Falls. Highly recommend visiting this museum if you are in the area.
Written July 9, 2020
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Douglas M
6 contributions
A Must-Do in Great Falls
Jun 2019
Any visit to Great Falls, MT would be incomplete without touring the C.M. Russell Museum. If you know anything about Montana history, particularly the famed Western artist Charlie Russell, to miss this museum would be very unfortunate. Not only will you be able to view some of Charlie's best works, but other Western artists as well. And you can explore Charlie's workshop and his and Nancy's home on the same site.
Written March 24, 2020
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CESAR AYLLON
Swift Current, Canada196 contributions
Unique western cowboys and indians art museum in USA
Oct 2019
You'll be very fortunate to visit this unique site in Great Falls and perhaps all USA. It's most importan paintings are unique by the artist Russell who was able to get what he saw and experience in the XIX when living and travelling in the west. There are many items, artifacts, objects and paints, sculptures from other important American artists from the XIX and beggening of XX century, most of them inspired by Russell. This is one of the 3 most important museums in Great Falls, all well conserved and displayed on 2 levels of the big building. There are also a cabin *(shared studio with another local artist), Russell's house and several metal statues outdoors. The gift store inside the museum is big and has many variated souveniers and crafts on sale, some pretty expensive. There's also another gift store just on the opisite corner from the museum, where you can find many other items related to the city and Montana state. It's staff are all very polite, helpful, infomative, smiliy. The site is very worth to visit, well conserved and maintained. There's an elevator for both levels and access for handicap persons too. Excellent choice for visitors in town, and for families with kids too.Us 3 had a great time for almost 2 hrs, and so we do recommend it 100 % to everybody. C - M - S from Speedycreek, SK, CAN.
Written December 15, 2019
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Exploring the beauty of the paintings of Charles M. Russell
Jun 2019
l like Charles M. Russel. His paintings are so beautiful. He paints Indians and cowboys. It is so gorgeous. I saw most of his paintings here. I was so happy!

After admiring the paintings we visited his home. It is a home like in the past. By the way he adapted also a baby boy.

He died on the restroom and we will miss him.

His wooden cabin was for painting. This is where he worked, sometimes for a long time.

I was glad that I had the opportunity to see all his paintings. Wow!

A must see.
Written November 25, 2019
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Sailman1961
6 contributions
CM Russell Museum, a National Treasure
Sep 2019
This museum is a treasure. Russell's work is beautiful and tells the story of the American west so well. The exhibits are well organized and curated. The building is excellent as well. This is a don't miss on you drive through Montana. To bad more people don't know about this great museum and its contents.
Written October 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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A highlight of any trip to Montana
A world-class museum. Also includes his studio and their home. Very open despite expansion construction. See his ar
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Great Museum
This is a really great Museum and a must if your a fan of Charley Russell and his art. Spent a day and 1/2 and tota
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Beauty!
Extensive art with local theme from various artists, mostly Americans. Beautiful ambience. A nice way to spend an a
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Captured on Canvas
I did not realize the extent of Charlie Russell's creations but I do know he certainly captured the imaginations of
Janet A
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Great Western Art
Very nice art museum with not just C M Russell works, but others also. Don't miss his house and studio - almost mo
James M
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A must see to see the early West in art.
Whether an art lover or not, you will be captivated by the life of the late 1800s and early 1900s that Russell and
KYW2013
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Very nicely done
I didn't think I was really a fan of cowboy art, but my husband wanted to go, so I agreed. It was very pleasantly
cdrh
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Excellent Paintings and Story
Good place to visit for the mature coupes. Not a lot of interest to hold kids attention. Lots of paintings, art,
Lynn W
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Great Museum
We stopped in for a visit in late May. At the admission desk, the lady told us the museum policies (photos ok but
Griffles_guy
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Not quite enough
There’s good stuff here. We enjoyed seeing Russell’s studio and his house. The museum, however, gave more space
rjyt
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Always great
Love how they always have wonderful short term exhibits as well as the permanent display of the progression of the
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Charles Russell at his best
We have visited the Charles Russell museum before but this visit was to view the current exhibit, Return to Calgary
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CM Russell - fabulous
We went specifically to see the Calgary Stampede exhibit. Excellent but it ends Sept 29. Don't miss it!
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The unsung cowboy artist
Charlie Russell was a successful artist in his time aided by the support of his wife, Nancy who marketed his works.
Jolacabana
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Excellent museum
I never heard of this Western painter before, but since we were traveling to Calgary, I wanted to see the Return to
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