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Montana Historical Society Museum

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One of the oldest museums in the western United States

The Montana Historical Society Museum, also known as Montana's Museum, was founded in 1865 and is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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This museum has exhibits on Native Americans, Lewis and Clark, and early European settlers in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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All reviews charlie russell white buffalo native americans gift shop across the street indian tribes military display great collection historical society cm russell third floor great falls hands on activities nice surprise state capitol right next door free admission
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Montana Historical Society Museum, also known as Montana's Museum, was founded in 1865 and is one of the oldest museum of its kind in the western United States. It's motto is "Big Sky, Big Land, Big History" and it covers everything from the state's...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has exhibits on Native Americans, Lewis and Clark, and early European settlers in the state. A really old film was showing in the auditorium about 6 western states including Montana. We went for the Charles M. Russell art collection and were not disappointed....More

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Reviewed September 10, 2018

This is a fun museum that has lots to see. Changing exhibits, Charlie Russell Art, and 3 other areas that give you a splash of history of Montana. This is one very well thought out selection of items from the extensive Montana Historical Society's world...More

Thank OttoSeitz
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We visited this museum two days in a row since we were limited the first day! There is so much excellent information presented in an up-close way with some hands-on activities! The WW1 exhibit was fascinating and the Russell art exhibit, Lewis and Clark exhibit,...More

Thank Mary V
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Very nice museum. I liked the recently added section about Montana and its response to WW I. Learned some interesting facts about that time. The history of Montana from the first nation people to the present was well put together. There are interactive opportunities throughout...More

Thank Mbsmith94
Reviewed August 30, 2018

This museum is so full of information and artifacts - it captures the history of Montana so well. This museum is across the street from the state capitol building. Worth a trip to visit both.

Thank JJN96
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Over the years, I've visited this place many times. Every time I go, I am impressed with the collection in this small museum. For now, on every other Saturday a local credit union sponsors free admission. Parking on Saturdays is excellent and it is a...More

Thank Sid G
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

CM Russell gallery which has quite a few of his sculptures, paintings, etc . Indian artifacts from arrowheads, tepees, beaded dresses And papooses, WW 1 gallery with an thorough display of posters, weapons, news articles and photos, and a special display of a white buffalo...More

Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We really enjoyed our time at the Montana Historical Society Museum. It is a very well done museum. We found the WWI history section very interesting. and also enjoyed the gallery of art work by Charles Russell. There was ample free parking right across the...More

Thank PickyNebraskan
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Don't miss this museum of history and art. We were immersed in WWI, Montana's mining "wars," the travels of Lewis and Clark, and Native American ways. Pull open the drawers in the Charlie Russell room to reveal his illustrated letters. Then go upstairs to meet...More

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