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“Great Western Masters Museum”

C.M. Russell Museum
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US$9.00*
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Admission to the C. M. Russell Museum
Ranked #2 of 34 things to do in Great Falls
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Charlie Russell documented the West that was vanishing before his eyes, telling the story of the American West as no artist had before. Many of the stories Russell told through Russell's art and life resonate even today. The first museum dedicated to Western art, the C.M. Russell Museum houses Charles Marion Russell's original studio, the home where he lived, and many paintings and bronzes created by Russell and his contemporaries. It also includes a compelling exhibition of Browning Firearms, featuring information on John Moses Browning (1855-1926), one of the world's most important and innovative gun makers. Now allowing photography except for specific pieces (no flash photography). Find out why the C.M. Russell Museum is the art and soul of the American West.
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Charlie Russell paintings are outstanding as is the layout of the Museum. Museum shop has high quality items.

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Reviewed 18 March 2014

The downstairs was the best, interactive. I loved the video of the bison running, you could hear the hooves pounding and the ground beneath you actually shook.

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Reviewed 12 March 2014

This a great educational location to get out of Montana weather. We stopped in to spend a family afternoon together and stay out of the cold windy weather. Had a great time together exploring some of Montana's history and a great artist. Spent two hours but could have spent two more hours. A recommended stop. Would be great to see more hands on or information for younger aged children to enjoy - had our grandson so had to take turns entertaining him while others could enjoy the displays.

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Reviewed 16 October 2013

Very interesting Being partly blind I found it very easy yo view understand and enjoy Seeing the past in art

Thank Rob F
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

This museum has two levels. The upper level displays art from C.M. Russell. There are pictures he drew as a child, through his tenage years, and all the way through adulthood. There is also a small gallery containing firearms. The lower level contains scenes from other artists. There is also a section on Bison, as well as many American Indian displays. The displays were very well set-up. There is also the Log Cabin home where I believe Russel painted many of his pictures. The C.M. Russell home is also onsite, but closed in the winter. This is a great place to spend a few hours.

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