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Yellowstone County Museum
Ranked #13 of 66 things to do in Billings
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Owner description: The mission of the Yellowstone County Museum is to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the natural history and diverse cultures of the Yellowstone Valley of Montana and the Northern Plains. We share this legacy through a full range of exhibits and educational programs for the enrichment of the cultural and intellectual life of our community.We make it our priority to keep the history personal and relatable. This history belongs to everyone and we're just the storytellers here at the Yellowstone County Museum
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Just walked around and took in the exhibits...very good. It is close to the downtown area so just a nice walk to see some historic memorabilla and get more information of the Yellowstone Valley.

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

This museum is well worth your time if you're visiting Billings, especially if you're flying. It's free, and packed with history about the county and Montana. The J. Brock Lee art exhibit captures the spirit of the state, with vivid western paintings. Their permanent collection chronicles both Native American and Anglo history in the county, with stories, a lot of artifact and historical memorabilia, and an authentic chuck wagon. Some of my favorite items include the historic Native American clothing and weapons. You learn the history and importance of cattle in the region, and how Billings was developed. Outside is an authentic steam locomotive, and the best view of Billings down below. While it's packed with items and information, you can still get through museum in under an hour, so it's worth arriving early for your flight to take a look.

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Reviewed December 2, 2012

I just find this a rather sorry, sad little museum. There aren't that many items and it has to compete with the really fine Western Heritage Museum. And the location is very odd and not that easily reached.

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Lots of Montana historical things, crammed into a small space. At the time we went it was free, with donations, so can't beat the price.

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Reviewed September 12, 2012

A free museum by the airport. It's a bit hard to find as its almost in the airport parking lot. It has some Indian artifacts and other things. It's a small museum, and you can take it all in in less than an hour. It's on the bluff overlooking the city, and it's a beautiful view from there.

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