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Address: 1950 Terminal Cir, Billings, MT 59105-1988
Phone Number: +1 406-256-6811
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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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interesting jump back in history

Nice stop near the airport. The main exhibition is downstairs and is very informative in regards to local history. No entrance fee but an offer is accepted.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 14, 2016
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Billings
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Most disappointing Museum I've ever been in in Montana and I've been in a lot of them state wide. I've never been in a bad one in Missoula, Helena, Kalispel, Bozeman, Great Falls or West Yellowstone or Yellowstone Park. The YCM quality of exciting displays, of which there aren't too many was disappointing to us and two couples from Cody,... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

The Yellowstone County Museum is right by the airport and I had to drive around the airport terminal to get to it. I spent about 45 minutes here. I found the most interesting part to be the exhibit on law and order in Billings and info on Calamity Jane. There is an Native American exhibit but it has way too... More 

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

We were surprised at how much this museum had in it. From the outside it didn't appear it would offer a lot but once inside you discover just how much is there. All items are Montana related and we found it to be very interesting. It is a free museum and a donation is optional. Upstairs includes a small but... More 

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McDonough GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

It looks like a small and modest log cabin from the outside, but inside it's full of interesting artifacts about Billings and Yellowstone County history, the good, bad, and ugly. Don't miss the two-headed calf.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

Nice stop near the airport. The main exhibition is downstairs and is very informative in regards to local history. No entrance fee but an offer is accepted.

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Swarland, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Earlysville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Billings, Montana
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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