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Admission to the C. M. Russell Museum
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Admission to the C. M. Russell Museum

By C.M. Russell Museum
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Ages 0-105
Duration: 1–4 hours
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What's not included
  • Gratuities
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Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
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  • Touching the artwork is prohibited
  • Food and drinks, flash photography, and bags/backpacks are not allowed in the museum or galleries
  • Most travelers can participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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MtAir2
MtAir2
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Well managed museum
We took 2 of our friends here and they enjoyed it completely. Would recommend it to adults that are interested in t
winemaven8
winemaven8
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This is the reason we returned to Great Falls!
If you are a fan of Charlie Russell's work, this museum is worth a detour! We were here several years ago an still
BayouBear
BayouBear
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The Best Cowboy Art
Having been a fan of C.M. Russell it was an exceptional treat to visit his museum, his studio and home. The foundat
Lisa C
Lisa C
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Fabulous museum experience
Even if you are not a C.M. Russell fan, you will appreciate this artist's contributions to American art and his des
Lysippos
Lysippos
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Disappointed
I had visited here 38 years ago and didn't really remember what it was like. I was disappointed that there weren't
eur0star
eur0star
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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
C5747LIjamesr
C5747LIjamesr
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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
T3569RKmariaf
T3569RKmariaf
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Beauty!
Extensive art with local theme from various artists, mostly Americans. Beautiful ambience. A nice way to spend an a
geraldb323
geraldb323
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Teresa Lewis Watts
Bozeman, MT964 contributions
My late beloved husband David & I had planned to come to Great Falls just to visit this museum. He would have loved this so much!

You can actually buy your ticket online through Trip Advisor; however, if you’re age 60+, there’s a senior discount which doesn’t show, so be aware of that.

The museum is open 10 am to 5 pm every day, & it is very well-thought out in its design. When you check in at the gift shop entry, they give you a map: Use it! It helps direct you through the story & events of Charlie Russell’s life, & is well worth it. Each gallery also is labeled, up on the wall by the ceiling, so if you feel a little lost, you can always check it against the map to know exactly where you are…

My best suggestion is to follow the map & read the major events which shaped his life & therefore, his art! He was a very thoughtful man, & so gifted. If it hadn’t been for his amazing life partner, who turned out to be a fantastic business manager, he might not have become nearly as well-known for his work, which captured a vanishing age, especially here in Montana.

To discover that a book his father read to him as a young boy fired his imagination to love the West & to go to Montana is a tribute not only to his father, but also, to how powerful a force loving to read can be!

After you complete the galleries & the lower level, you’ll be ready to visit the Russell studio & home! Both are quite charming.

I took my time, focusing mostly on everything about Charles M. Russell in his museum, & I spent about 2 hours in the main museum. The studio & home together afterward were about a half hour.

Enjoy your visit!
Written July 4, 2022
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Vickie H
Landrum, SC52 contributions
We arrived at the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana to revisit one of my favorite art museums. Russell's paintings are beautiful and capture the history and heart of the West. His paintings tell a story and so it's important to have plenty of time to enjoy his work and the other artists and historical exhibits at the museum. When we arrived there were 38 adults standing and talking in front of the Russell Museum. We had booked our ticked over Trip Advisor which was great. However, when we entered the museum was having difficulty checking the tour group of 38 in. We waited and then I approached the desk and said we had prebooked. Behind the desk, they were very nice and said even though they had the print out of our booking we still had to be checked in. So we waited. When they finally advised the group of 38 to enter and said they would get their tickets coordinated while they were touring, they checked us in. The C.M. Russell Museum is such a wonderful experience and the gift shop is great. The staff was very courteous but I think they need to have a liason for large groups.
Written June 21, 2022
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montanapescado
Albuquerque, NM1,004 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
... then the C.M. Russell Museum is an absolute must. Next to Remington, Russell is the biggest name in Western art, and he may well be the better artist. In addition to the quality art viewing (full disclosure, some key pieces are likely to be out at any given time), you will also get insight into Russell's life and how the changing west influenced his art. The museum also has a solid collection of other Western art.
Written June 30, 2022
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SpokaneTraveler
19 contributions
Aug 2022
Unfortunately, we visited just after the big fund raising auction for which what appears to have been the majority of the permanent exhibit was temporarily removed to free up space for the auction.

Have been there several times before and was taken back seeing the many empty walls.

That said, there were enough (barely) Russell works to see along with the studio and home.

Seeing Russell's art in person is a whole different experience.
Written September 1, 2022
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LoriH611
Springfield, IL91 contributions
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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BertC602
Lafayette, Indiana32 contributions
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
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Dennis N
Las Vegas, NV3 contributions
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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Foldsjr
Anchorage, AK129 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is a first class museum. We were very impressed with such a beautiful and well designed facility. The exhibits were well thought out, and made sense of the artists growth. There are a number of exhibits and programs throughout the lower levels of the museum. One doesn't expect such a large well built and well appointed museum in a medium sized city off the beaten path. Kudos!
Written September 27, 2021
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Sandra G
2 contributions
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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Ginny H
1 contribution
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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