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Western Heritage Center

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First stop on a tour in Montana

This museum was our first stop on our tour in Montana. The museum was closed to the public the day... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
FF13
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Sykesville, Maryland
More to Billings than we thought!

Who knew that 'Hippy Hippy Shake' wasn't written by The Swinging Blue Jeans but by a guy born in... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Foodange
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Connect with your family as you share quality time exploring the many interactive exhibits at the Western Heritage Center - all year long! The many exhibits at the museum include both permanent and regularly changing galleries, and will allow for...more
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2822 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101-2305
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was our first stop on our tour in Montana. The museum was closed to the public the day we toured and our tour group had a private showing inside and also heard from a local Native American Artist, Billings-based artist Bently Spang. We...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

I had a couple of hours to fill so tried this museum. Consists of a dozen unrelated exhibits. Not sure if they change periodically. The ones on the native americans and yellowstone 1988 fire seemed the most researched. Others were simply random objects displayed from...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Who knew that 'Hippy Hippy Shake' wasn't written by The Swinging Blue Jeans but by a guy born in Billings?! Well we do now, as well as dozens of other fascinating things about the town and its history. The different collections and exhibitions were very...More

Thank Foodange
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Museum is housedi in the old Billings Library. Good, although small, display of Billings history, including the surrounding area. Nice coverage of the Yellowstone fires. Very small gift shop.

Thank Poodleparent
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

The historical building is beautiful. The staff is super friendly and knowledgable, and can expand upon the exhibits. I learned so much from the Director about the ghost signs of Billings Downtown. Kevin's enthusiasm for history is captivating. Don't pass by Billings without checking out...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2018

This is a small museum but an interesting one. The displays are well thought out. The staff are very welcoming.

Thank UlverstonJanet
Reviewed December 23, 2017

It's a Smithsonian affiliate while the building comes from the city founder Frederick Billings (who also put together Univ. of Cal/Berkeley, Yosemite, and Yellowstone Natl Park to a considerable extent.) The historian staff here has always been unusually sharp and deep so it tells interesting...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

On a rainy day, we visited museums in Billings. We loved seeing this historic library. And the exhibits of daily life were terrific. The map display was unique and educated us about the changes in governing this area over 200+ years.

Thank jmch491
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Located in a historic building in downtown Billings, this museum has limited things to see. There is alot about Billings in 20's to 50's and a good display of race discrimination here. On the plus side, there are two armchairs you can sit in and...More

Thank mermaid82001
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Not what I expected, mostly information on the local town/area history. It's only $5 and shouldn't take more than an hour to go through. There was a small native american display, one on football and a section on the "southsiders" - the part of town...More

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rsstarkey63
August 13, 2016|
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$5 for adults, $3 for seniors/students, $1 for kids. Memberships are also available ($100 - family; $75 - couple; $40 - individual; $35 senior/student).
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rsstarkey63
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Depends on size of family adults are5.00 students with I.d. and seniors are 3.00 and children under 12 are a dollar
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