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C.M. Russell Museum

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Address: 400 13th St N, Great Falls, MT 59401-1498
Phone Number: 406/727-8787
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Museum complex where you can tour C.M. Russell's original studio, the home...

Museum complex where you can tour C.M. Russell's original studio, the home where he lived and view many of his paintings and sketches on display.

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Glad we went!

It was some of the most interesting painting and stories! I am glad we had the time to go. We also went to the Lewis and Clark interpretive center. Both excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was some of the most interesting painting and stories! I am glad we had the time to go. We also went to the Lewis and Clark interpretive center. Both excellent!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like art, do not miss this experience. Predominantly works by Charlie Russell but by no means exclusively so. If you have sympathy for the First Nation Americans you will love this, but take some paper handkerchiefs. Take some money too because the shop will have something for you as a souvenir.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Expect to spend about 2 hours here for adults, children would soon become bored. The paintings are spaciously displayed so you feel you have your own private space to appreciate each painting. Just enough explanation is given next to the paintings and drawings to give an understanding of CM Russell's life and progression in his painting skill and style. We... More 

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South Hackensack, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has been updated and contains lots of paintings and sculptures. You will need at least 3 hours to really see everything in detail.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We highly recommend the C.M. Russell museum for those who like paintings of dramatic landscapes and depictions of life in the Old West. We liked Russell's small sculptures a lot, too. The museum also has a nice display of antique firearms befitting the western theme, together with some interesting Audubon plates of four-legged animals rather than his better-known birds. During... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting with lots of western art by Mr. Russell and others. The tour includes a tour of his home. There was renovations going on but did not impede our visit.

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Chatham, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always lived on the east coast and know very little of 'the west' but I loved C W Russell's paintings and his sculptures. His love of Montana, Native Americans and bison was evident in his works. This is a fine museum.

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Kalispell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum even if you are not particularly a Russell fan. The first time I experienced this museum in the early 1990's, I knew little about western art and even less about Russell. I cam away from this museum with a greater appreciation of both. This trip was the first time for our 17 yr old who... More 

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American Fork, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has a wonderful collection of western art. I was very impressed with the quality and variety of the exhibits. In addition to Charlie Russell's work, there are works by various other western artists as well as a firearms collection. We dropped in for a short visit but stayed for 2 hours. It's also fun to tour the restored... More 

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Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd never been to Charles M Russell Museum, but my hubby had. We decided to set aside a little time to go. On our visit part of the museum was closed due to recent storm damage, but we saw every open room. It took a lot longer than we thought it would, because there's so much to read and view.... More 

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