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C.M. Russell Museum

400 13th St N, Great Falls, MT 59401-1498
+1 406-727-8787
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Charlie Russell documented the West that was vanishing before his eyes, telling the story of the American West as no artist had before. Many of the stories Russell told through Russell's art and life resonate even today. The first museum dedicated to Western art, the C.M. Russell Museum houses Charles Marion Russell's original studio, the home where he lived, and many paintings and bronzes created by Russell and his contemporaries. It also includes a compelling exhibition of Browning Firearms, featuring information on John Moses Browning (1855-1926), one of the world's most important and innovative gun makers. Now allowing photography except for specific pieces (no flash photography). Find out why the C.M. Russell Museum is the art and soul of the American West.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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400 13th St N, Great Falls, MT 59401-1498
+1 406-727-8787
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

Somewhat off the beaten path in Great Falls but easy to find. A must see for C.M. Russell fans. Several noted paintings and bronze sculptures. Russell's log cabin studio was the highlight of our visit.

Thank Rene M
Reviewed September 14, 2017

This is an excellent Western Art Museum. A treasure for Montana. A needed asset for Great Falls. Fans of Russell will really enjoy this. Kids will appreciate it more if they know something about him before you come...in fact they surprised us by their enthusiasm....More

Thank MaryEllenM27
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

Great art work and sculptures. Loved the history of Russell history especially his early works. The museum was easy to navigate

Thank sdlemmonds
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

I never realized that the artist painted so many different works in addition to the sculptures. Very educational

Thank WonderWoman20162016
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We had some time to use up this afternoon, and for our first time, we were super happy with our decision to visit this museum!! Great price and great way to spend a few hours enjoying amazing art!

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed September 6, 2017

My wife is a watercolor artist and so we visit lots of galleries. Perhaps because we are not from the West we found this collection to be less than amazing. Nice presentation of Russell's works but I found the wagon models to be my favorite...More

Thank woosailor
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic collection of Western Art! I homeschool my children, and when we knew we were going to take this trip, we studied Charles Russel and his life and his art. That helped make the museum (especially with children) memorable. The art displayed was...More

Thank thepolands
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

You must have 1.5 hours here. So many gallery rooms. Displays are so informative . There was a Sundance exhibit - incredible paintings. I loved the Browning gun gallery and I hate guns - but the history value was amazing . Edward Curtis room was...More

Thank stephtravelwriter
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Being the C M Russell museum I expected the majority of the items to be from him. I was disappointed in that. All of the pieces in the museum are first rate and center on western art. I rate it average for that fact.

Thank Potts44
Reviewed August 28, 2017

A wonderful art museum in Great Falls. Lots of history about Charlie Russell, as well as some of his art work. Other artists' work is also on display, of which I personally enjoyed the Gary Schildt works. Worth a visit. We were there about 2...More

Thank Beth S
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January 29, 2017|
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Response from CMRussellMuseum | Property representative |
Hello, the museum does not offer appraisals, however if you call me at 406-727-8787 I can better answer your question. - Jackie Slovak, Senior Director of External Relations for the C.M. Russell Museum
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June 28, 2015|
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Response from starsweptsky | Reviewed this property |
The price for Seniors is 7.00 dollars. The Russell is closed on Mondays.