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Montana Historical Society Museum

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Address: 225 N. Roberts St, Helena, MT
Phone Number: +1 800-243-9900
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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This museum has something for everybody.......even my grandson who is 20 months would enjoy it.

Near the capitol building in Helena Montana is the Montana Historical Society Museum and the Charlie Russell Art Exhibit. You need a minimum of 2 hrs. to see everything. There are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Boyne City, Michigan
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Boyne City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Near the capitol building in Helena Montana is the Montana Historical Society Museum and the Charlie Russell Art Exhibit. You need a minimum of 2 hrs. to see everything. There are active displays and hands on displays. The 60 some art works and statues are thrilling to see and the tell you something about the artist. A must see on... More 

Thank johnnygeorge42
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Montana Historical society museum is a true gem. The charlie Russell collection is large and features "when the land belonged to God". One of Charlie's signature works. Be sure to visit the museum store. Nicely done presentation of Western books and other unique offerings.

Thank Charlotte C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Far and away, this is the best historical museum that I have seen in the U.S. The displays are of art museum quality, with well-chosen artifacts, readable texts and good signage. It is a balanced presentation of Montana history, both pre- and post- European settlement.

Thank Discerning67
Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The exhibition of Charles M Russel's work on the life of the First Nations and the early European settler was fascinating. So was the cartoon exhibit of Stan Lynde.

Thank jaunty5
Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We go to the museum about once per year and always enjoy the displays. It is easy to imagine life back in the day and disconnect from our digital chaos for a time! It is laid out well so you don't feel crowded. Great place!

Thank Cindy H
Libby, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I took my kid to this place for a field trip for homeschool ... he had a ball wandering around and seeing everything . we walked from the hotel so traveling to the site isn't that hard or confusing. the neatest thing my kid liked was the white buffalo and reading about it. very informative place to visit and get... More 

Thank Dorian B
Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This museum has a fine display of Charlie Russell artistry. The Montana and Native American history is well displayed and easy to follow through time and by topic. We particularly enjoyed the Lewis and Clark information. The staff is extremely helpful. They currently have a special display of Stan Lynde's works, which was enjoyable.

Thank Irene D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This is a self-guided tour through the museum. Admission cost was in line with what you would expect. If you enjoy early American or Indian culture this is the place for you. Lots of wonderful artifacts, pictures and information.

Thank marksgal82
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We went to the museum late afternoon. Wrong thing to do. Its so large, so much to see, did not get to see it all. Don't know where they found some of the items there, but unbelievable. You go thru different times in history in each room. Its well worth the cost to get in. Will be going back on... More 

Thank montanacountry
Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

It is so well done we could have spent a week here and not have seen or read everything. Handicap accessible. Easy to find by the legislative building. They should do more advertising about themselves. Well worth going.

Thank janet p

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