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Western Heritage Center

2822 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101-2305
+1 406-256-6809
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Pleasant surprise in downtown Billings

The Western Heritage Center is located in a historic library building on Montana Avenue, a street... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2015
Billings, Montana
Informative and Fun

If you have kids this is a great place to spend some time. There are lots of things for them to... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2015
Salt Lake, Utah
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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 hours of educational fun for all ages. The Western Heritage Center is a regional museum whose collections, exhibits and programs tell the stories of life in the Yellowstone River Valley. Located in historic downtown Billings, the building that houses the Western Heritage Center is the former Parmly Billings Memorial Library, a Richardsonian Romanesque structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Accredited by the American Association of Museums and an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Western Heritage Center provides both long term and changing exhibits with interactive components, as well as educational programs for visitors of all ages. The museum cares for over 16,000 artifacts and an extensive collection that illustrates and documents the history of the Yellowstone River Valley.
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2822 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101-2305
+1 406-256-6809
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Reviewed October 13, 2015

The Western Heritage Center is located in a historic library building on Montana Avenue, a street that also includes many of Billings' other historic buildings. We were pleasantly surprised by the Center. Upon entry it appears much like "old-fashioned" static museums that have exhibits in...More

Thank NatureandLuxury
Reviewed September 30, 2015

If you have kids this is a great place to spend some time. There are lots of things for them to see. It is a great representative of Western life. My first trip to Billings and I learned so much. The building itself is a...More

Thank beachbird123
Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Great stop to learn local history, and appreciate a great old building repurposed. I found the exhibits to be really nice and many are interactive in certain areas, making it a great place to take the kids.

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Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is a museum housed in the library I grew up with. The exhibitions change, but it is great place to get a sense of the history of the Billings area

Thank 641bix
Reviewed August 13, 2015

This museum has a great collection and collections that change. It is in a great old building that is awesome to see by itself. The staff is amazing and know their exhibits and local area extrmely well. Truly worth a stop.

Thank MTTraveling
Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Small, well displayed museum where some objects can be touched because they are replicas. The Indian displays were nicely explained. On room had black and white photos is Indians that were beautiful. The basement displays projects that high school students did. Very well done as...More

Thank mrsh1963
Reviewed August 2, 2015

This gem of a museum explores a wide range of time in the Yellowstone River Valley. I bought beautiful jewelry for my daughter in the gift shop. Come on a Saturday in spring and spend the day playing old-fashioned games--the kids love it. The quick...More

Thank Claire O
Reviewed July 17, 2015

One of the "Treasures" of the treasure state is the Western Heritage Center. If you are traveling in the Yellowstone valley a trip through the center will give you an overview of the valley... They also have "High Noon" lectures on the third Thurs of...More

Thank sl d
Lisa O, Business Manager at Western Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2015

Thanks so much for the review! Great tip about the High Noon series - we're lucky to have such great presenters associated with the series. And they're free! See you next time. :)

Reviewed July 9, 2015

Docent was very knowledgeable and we learned many interesting facts about Billings. There were plenty of exhibits of different kinds for all interests. Can easily be seen in an hour. Take the time to stop if you are new to Billings or are interested in...More

Thank Vicky S
Reviewed June 20, 2015

Good for all ages! Especially liked the hands-on experience! Dress up was a hit with my kids. Really liked the multicultural display which included an engaging game for us all. Good job! Thank you!

Thank Valerie C
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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