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C.M. Russell Museum

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Address: 400 13th St. N., Great Falls, MT
Phone Number: 406/727-8787
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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ARTISTRY of the old West at its Finest

Thank you for persevering the life and art of Charlie Russell. WE agree a very complex man with an inspiring life! We enjoyed watching the 20 minute documentary on his life in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Norman, Oklahoma
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Bordentown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I took my parents to see the museum and to learn a bit about one of Great Falls famous residents. We visited around the 4th of July holiday. The gift shop was lovely and the sheer diversity in what was on offer was wonderful. I was surprised that there was a no camera policy in the museum. I had wanted... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you for persevering the life and art of Charlie Russell. WE agree a very complex man with an inspiring life! We enjoyed watching the 20 minute documentary on his life in the Museum Store while there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Somehow I had never heard of this "cowboy artist" before being urged by a local to visit this museum. We arrived late in the day (3:30) and were told by the staff that our tickets would also be good the following day, which was great as we had barely gotten started when we had to leave for a pre-planned dinner.... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the artwork of Charles M. Russell at the Great Falls Museum very much. We were pleasantly surprised to see what was in the basement of the museum, wonderful exhibits. This is a "must see" museum in Great Falls at a reasonable price. The Russell home is also available for touring on the property. The Russell Art Studio was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an extensive collection of Western Art done by the master that has to be seen to appreciate the talent and skill of CM Russell. Take the tour to understand the depth of the paintings and the history. We spent 3 hours and could have done more except the close at 5. A must to understand more of Montana's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought the price to go in was a little steep. There is definitely A LOT to look at and a lot of history to learn. It was really interesting to look at C.M. Russell's old house and art studio, I would recommend taking the time to do that. Great place to go if you have friends or family visiting... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just amazing...I cannot believe how many galleries this building has! I took my 13 year old son and we had a blast! He and I both loved the history that made this country great! A must see in Montana!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a volunteer who was our tour guide. She added insights into the artwork. A large number of paintings, some letters with artwork by Russell plus bronzes and paintings by other artists. The house he lived in plus his studio were also on the grounds. The studio is closed until 2017.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The C.M. Russell Complex consists of a museum, the Russell family home and his studio (log cabin). Unfortunately, the studio was closed due to conservation activities (will last until 2017). The museum presents different exhibits, including three galleries with art work by CM Russell. Work of contemporary (Western) artists is shown as well. The exhibits on the American bison and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful muesum. Truly allow yourself at least 2 hrs to explore. They are very gracious about letting you return on the same day if you want to break for lunch or something. Excellent exhibits of CM Russell. Also a great number of Jay Conway pieces. Great gift shop.

Thank Gail R

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