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“Seek out the museum”

Ranked #4 of 4 things to do in Browning
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Helena, Montana
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333 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
“Seek out the museum”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Let's be frank: this reservation has a very high unemployment rate and some serious social problems (particularly alcoholism), so much of Browning (the main town) and some of the rural residential areas are pretty bleak. As we drove from Glacier Park through a rural portion of the reservation, we saw a drunk man passed out and lying right beside the highway (as cars and RVs rolled within inches of his head). Apparently, this is not all that uncommon.

However, don't miss the Museum of the Plains Indian in Browning. Although not impressive on the outside, and not high tech in the inside, it contains a collection that will knock your socks off. Be sure to take time to really soak up all of the information provided, and to look at the hundreds of priceless artifacts and crafts relating to the many Plains tribes. The staff at the museum is made up entirely of members of the Blackfeet tribe, and they welcomed us very warmly. In one room, craftsmen and women were working on various items and were happy to answer questions. The admission fee for the museum is only $4 per adult, a real bargain. A very enjoyable and informative museum, and something the Blackfeet nation should be proud of.

Visited August 2012
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Nashville
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56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Depressing”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

We were visiting my grandparents and went into the town of Browning several times. The reservation overall is huge and has incredible scenery, but you can't help but be consumed by the prevalent poverty. There is trash everywhere and LOADS of rusting vehicles. Isn't there a scrap metal company in the entire state? The reservation has such beautiful landscape that is getting lost in the garbage.

Visited July 2012
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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“NAID”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Went to one of the dancing ceremonies. Beautiful. Nice little museum.

Visited July 2012
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Cambridge
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Ok.”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

Went to museum and it was nice. DVD with history of Indians and area. Nice display of artifacts and an artist demonstration.

Visited June 2012
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Halsey, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Browning is a shoddy looking town”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

The surrounding area is beautiful, but Browning needs to be cleaned up. It looks pretty tacky.

Visited September 2011
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