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Address: 85 Water Plant Rd, Miles City, MT 59301-4032 (Formerly Custer County Art Center)
Phone Number: +1 406-234-0635
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Tue - Sun 9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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WaterWorks Art Museum (formerly known as Custer County Art Center) or CCAHC...

WaterWorks Art Museum (formerly known as Custer County Art Center) or CCAHC is housed in the old water treatment facility. The building itself is art and history. We are a contemporary and historical Art Museum. We change exhibits about every six weeks. Our permanent collection includes historical photographs of Evelyn Cameron and LA Huffman. We offer adult and children's classes year round and hold open studio on Tuesday evenings when anyone can use the workshop for your different mediums. We have a delightful gift shop that features local and state artists with various mediums.

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We pulled up n front only to find s sign saying that it was closed as a new exhibit was being installed. As we headed back to the car, someone called us back- it was the executive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
RESK2013
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Saskatoon, Canada
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We pulled up n front only to find s sign saying that it was closed as a new exhibit was being installed. As we headed back to the car, someone called us back- it was the executive director, and not only did she invite us in, she showed us around when she discovered we weren't locals. Thanks! Very interesting building,... More 

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I am so glad you shared the sweet comments about our museum. We are so happy that you had a positive experience. We hope you stop on a return trip sometime. Dixie Rieger​ More 

New England, North Dakota
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201 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I loved everything about this art museum! I would vote more than 5, if I could. It's such a great hidden gem in Miles City. The 2 ladies that work there are wonderful! They are very friendly, knowledgeable, and upbeat. They have 2 sections. 1 side changes about every 2 months. We will stop every single time... More 

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Thank you so much for your review of our art museum. We are so glad you had a positive experience. we look forward to future visits. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was in the midst of changing out the exhibits and the museum was closed. Even though they were closed, they were gracious enough to let us come in and view the permanent exhibit. it was super educational and a real treat to learn more about Miles City and its' interesting founders. Put this place on you list of... More 

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Thank you for reviewing our art museum. We are so glad you had a positive experience. Make sure you stop by again. Dixie Rieger Executive Director More 

Crestview, Florida
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95 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

As noted by another review, the center's name has changed to the "Water Works Art Museum". We were captivated by the unique setting inside a former water works holding tank. The building itself is fascinating, and is very well designed. The permanent collection has modern, realistic, and abstract works -- paintings and sculptures. The local historical photograph collections are very... More 

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1 Thank kmsmolen
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We appreciate your review and are happy your experience with us was positive. Thank you for taking the time to visit and we love that you posted such favorable remarks. Come see us again. Dixie More 

Poinciana, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We were so delighted with the exhibit of Montana Crafters. The exhibit was a testament to the skills of the artists. The director, Dixie was so knowledgeable and personable! She gave us a wonderful tour and explained so much of what they do at the Museum. A definite must see if you are in Miles City!

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Management response:

Thank you for giving us such an excellent​ review. We are always grateful for feedback and love that your experience was positive. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope that if you pass through in the future, you will stop by for another visit. Dixie More 

Miles City, Montana
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The changing exhibits are great and the permanent collection is outstanding. The facility is unique also.

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Shelby, North Carolina, United States
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A lot of very nice art by local artists including Native-Americans. There was art for sale and we did bring some home with us.

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Miles City, Montana
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Custer County Art & Heritage Center has undergone a name change to the Waterworks Art Museum. The current exhibit - By Design: Wax, Woods & Welds is exciting. Stop in Miles City - spend a few Air-Conditioned hours strolling at your leisure through this exhibit - or spend the night in Miles City and spend even longer admiring the... More 

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Seward, Nebraska
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Miles City residents are good at re-purposing their buildings. The Custer County Art Center found a very nice home in the old city water works building, not far from the Ranger Riders Museum. I was pleasantly surprised at the artwork by Montana and northwestern artists. There was a nice variety of painting and three dimensional creations. I especially enjoys... More 

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Hamilton Montana
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is an impressive small museum with something for everyone who has any interest in either western art, art created in the west, or early western photography. We were there for the Year of the Horse exhibit, an eclectic display of horse-related art from all over the northern Great Plains and northern Rockies. The curators selected a mix of styles... More 

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