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Bair Family Museum

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2751 Mt Highway 294, Martinsdale, MT 59053-8706
+1 406-572-3314
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Great antiques

Really nice antiques and paintings. Seems like a waste of money having these great pieces out in... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2017
Tami P
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Hidden Treasure!

Although a native Montana, I had never visited the Bair Family Museum previously. This museum is... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2017
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2751 Mt Highway 294, Martinsdale, MT 59053-8706
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Really nice antiques and paintings. Seems like a waste of money having these great pieces out in the middle of nowhere! They don't get a lot traffic for what they must spend on security and insurance.

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Reviewed August 22, 2017

Although a native Montana, I had never visited the Bair Family Museum previously. This museum is truly a hidden treasure in Montana! The museum is filled with amazing historical artifacts, details of a entrepreneur's life and ranch family. One would expect a 1-room house in...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

The Bair Family Museum is a monument to excess. Founder Charlie Bair and his two daughters made life in small-town Montana resemble the most elaborate home in the state. It features exquisite paintings, photography, solid gold door knobs the size of pancakes, and remembrances of...More

Thank Richard W
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Reviewed June 22, 2017

This is not your typical small town Montana Museum. The Bairs were early day local "sheep ranchers". (aka Mutton Moguls) They had an enormous ranching enterprise that sot of started and ended here. During their "prime" I don't think the family spent a lot of...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2017

We would have never found this place in the middle of nowhere if our daughter didn't live in Bozeman! This is a first class museum with amazing Native American artifacts and rare Edward S. Curtis photographs. Also included are western paintings of Charles Russell. There...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2017

Really great museum and lot and lots of stories and beautiful item to read about and see. We've been more than once

Thank Kathy R
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Reviewed August 29, 2016

We recently spent most of an afternoon visiting the Bair Family Museum in tiny Martinsdale, Montana. The real reason for stopping in was the fact that this stretch of Montana Highway has very few and far between rest stops!! In fact, there were none after...More

Thank Monte H
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

We drive to the Bair Family Museum last weekend and enjoyed every minute. The tour of the Bair family house was such a treat with Ethel Berg as a guide. The artwork in the museum is stunning - and fun to see where it hung...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2016

Happened to be in Montana, and was referred to this museum. To say it's in the middle of no-where is an understatement, but the museum, Bair house, and surrounding land are all beautiful. The curator's were very friendly and knowledgeable, and made the whole experience...More

Thank hawaiindude12345
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Reviewed August 3, 2016

The Bair Museum has another fabulous Ledger Drawing exhibition from the Barstow Collection from the MSU Billings Library's Special Collection. The entire collection consists of 66 drawings by members of the Crow (Apsáalooke) and Hidatsa (Gros Ventre of the River) who were together on the...More

Thank Corby S
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