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Western Heritage Center

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Eclectic Collection

This is only a very small museum, and you can easily see all of it in an hour or two. The... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
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 September 8, 2018
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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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All reviews regional history montana avenue beautiful building yellowstone river small museum turn of the century interesting exhibits couple of hours library collection stories objects photos information fires bead historian
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

This is only a very small museum, and you can easily see all of it in an hour or two. The collection though not extensive is interesting and eclectic, and housed in a fine old building.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

Didn't know what to expect. The story of the fire in Yellowstone was great. Lot of photos; lots of articles; very informative about the fire.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Lilly S
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Like the Yellowstone County Museum, the Western Heritage Center in Billings, Montana, is devoted to illustrating and documenting the history of the Yellowstone River Valley. Located at 2822 Montana Avenue, it is a regional museum is housed in what originally was the Parmly Billings Memorial...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
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August 13, 2016|
Response from Lisa O | Property representative |
$5 for adults, $3 for seniors/students, $1 for kids. Memberships are also available ($100 - family; $75 - couple; $40 - individual; $35 senior/student).
August 13, 2016|
Response from gertrudeshouse | Reviewed this property |
Depends on size of family adults are5.00 students with I.d. and seniors are 3.00 and children under 12 are a dollar