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Address: 1950 Terminal Circle, Billings, MT
Phone Number: 406-256-6811
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Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
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The mission of the Yellowstone County Museum is to collect, preserve,...

The mission of the Yellowstone County Museum is to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the natural history and diverse cultures of the Yellowstone Valley of Montana and the Northern Plains. We share this legacy through a full range of exhibits and educational programs for the enrichment of the cultural and intellectual life of our community.We make it our priority to keep the history personal and relatable. This history belongs to everyone and we're just the storytellers here at the Yellowstone County Museum

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Definitely worth a stop

Heads up, you have to drive through the airport terminal, circle back around, and pull into a tiny parking lot for the museum. That was our only issue with it. Other than that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
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Clinton, Utah
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Swarland, null, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Flew into Billings and noticed the museum from my taxi as I journeyed to my Hotel. Visited and found it to be very informative and interesting from the details about WW1 to the history of Cattle Drives and the Native American culture.

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Clinton, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Heads up, you have to drive through the airport terminal, circle back around, and pull into a tiny parking lot for the museum. That was our only issue with it. Other than that, the displays were well done, a lot of very interesting items to see downstairs, and the train outside is really amazing. I'd say allot yourself about an... More 

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1 Thank melanie a
Earlysville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Walking distance from the airport! I found this to be a great source of information. The displays are "user friendly" and well labeled. I'm VERY glad to have taken the time to see this! If you like the old West check it out! The locomotive alone is worth the walk!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Easy Parking to the museum. The two story building has the art items very well displayed. The art work is very enjoyable, Life size Lego Creations, water color and acrylic paintings. There were paper collages with hidden meanings., and many other items. The rooms are very well lighted. Paintings and drawings of artist with displayed explanations beside each art work.... More 

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Billings, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Would like to see more interactive displays. Very interesting and informative displays. Would like to see more.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The staff seems very enthusiastic and engaged, but unfortunately there's not a lot going on here. Luckily, it's free. At the time of my visit, the first floor consisted of a special WWI exhibit which consisted of only a few items and a whole bunch of placards to read. The bottom floor contains the regular exhibits with more artifacts, focusing... More 

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Seffner, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This little museum was a small surprise. It was right by the airport. There was a lot of stuff on display inside depicting the history of Billings. Next to the bldg. was an old locomotive. Just down the road was a real Boot Hill Cemetery which needed a good mowing.

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Bowie MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I visited this small museum in September 2014. As a special treat, a local who had an interest in Indian sign language gave the tourists some lessons. It was amazing! Anyone who has watched cowboy movies surely has seen someone talking to the indians. Now I found out that the native americans had a way to talk to each other... More 

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Pomeroy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great museum of area history. Native American display is one of best I have seen. Was very pleased to see our family name and other old timers mentioned among the exhibits. A must see and the view from museum looking over Billings and valley is worth your time.

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Thank James R
Saskatchewan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We stopped in as part of a family vacation and were pleasantly surprised. There is a lot of very detailed bead work and factual boards to read. The museum is quite small though. We spent an hour but really took the time to go through everything. There are activities for your children but its just not a place you can... More 

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