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“MUCH BETTER STATE MUSEUM THAN MOST!”

Montana Historical Society Museum
Ranked #4 of 48 things to do in Helena
Certificate of Excellence
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montana
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“MUCH BETTER STATE MUSEUM THAN MOST!”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

I have visited often and always enjoy it. It is not everyday that one can see a full body mount white buffalo and impressive works by Charlie Russell, our states most famous artist. Second floor for military artifacts and uniforms

Visited October 2012
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Joliet, Montana
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Spend an afternoon learning about history”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

A self-guided tour through the numerous exhibits in the museum covered mining, early settlers' lives, Charles M. Russell paintings, clothing, a sacred white buffalo, and while we were there, a special military display. The gift shop clerk was very knowledgeable about all the items in the store. It was a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

Visited June 2013
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Great museum of history. Many interesting displays and works of art. Also a nice gift shop. Loved the white buffalo "Big Medicine." Only $5 per person.

Visited June 2013
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Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
787 reviews
406 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
“Nice little museum of Montana History”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

I only toured the 1st floor, but enjoyed the exhibits. The gift shop person was quite helpful with my questions about the State Capitol, even googling the architect for me. He also recommended several things to see and do in Helena, Butte, and Bozeman.

Visited May 2013
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Helena, MT
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Western History”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

The western exhibits, the Russell paintings and the sculpture are all worth the visit. They have excellent research facilities and lectures. If you are interested in Montana and the West, Pay a visit.

Visited February 2013
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