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C.M. Russell Museum

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Address: 400 13th St N, Great Falls, MT 59401
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Charlie Russell documented the West that was vanishing before his eyes,...

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.

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No matter how many times you go here there is always something new to see. You have to stop in at least once a year.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reno, NV
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went here for a group outing while on a business trip. Although the museum was very enjoyable, there was a Native American exhibit that I would have liked to see that was not open at the time. Overall great art.

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CMRussellMuseum, Public Relations Manager at C.M. Russell Museum, responded to this review

We are happy to report that the Bison: American Icon, Heart of Plains Indian Culture is now re-opened! We hope that your travels bring you back to us so you can view the exhibition. Thank you for your feedback. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No matter how many times you go here there is always something new to see. You have to stop in at least once a year.

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Joseph
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I really enjoy Russell's artwork and loved seen it it's worth a couple hours of your time if you like his artwork you don't like Russell don't go to it but if you do you will enjoy it

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This museum always is free but they prefer donations. This artist grew up here in MT so was and is historical too this place as well as they have a ton of stuff for kids and the giftshops are amazing.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

If you have an interest in Western Art then this is the place for you. Wall to wall exhibits with artifacts, Paintings, sketches, and even a Buffalo Room where you can experience the stampeding of the rumble room. There's even a house on site where the famous Artist, Charles M Russell, lived. Definitely worth a walk through at least twice... More 

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St Albert AB Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

What we could see was interesting, however due to the auction over a week ago - many of the rooms were closed. A pity we traveled a long way specifically to visit this museum

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CMRussellMuseum, Public Relations Manager at C.M. Russell Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are working hard to install the galleries after The Russell, our signature fundraiser. The entire museum will be installed by May 20, 2017, the official opening day for all summer exhibitions. We have lowered the cost of admission to $2, knowing most of the galleries are not installed. We hope you can visit again... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

We enjoyed visiting the Charles Russell museum. They had some of the museum roped off from display so we were happy that it was free to get in (Pepsi sponsored the free admission). I was happy they had a table of literature for travelers. We were a bit disappointed in the studio as we thought it would have reflected what... More 

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Whitefish, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We enjoyed all the history , art pieces, and gun show there. Evryone was very helpfull. Charlie Russell was a outstanding artist for many western art pieces. My grampa borked on a ranch in late 1800 on a ranch hand jobb 'I've been told.The sculpures are amazing.

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We enjoyed an enlightening visit to the C.M. Russell Museum. The museum is very interesting and includes Russell's actual studio, his art, history & another section dedicated to other western artists.

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Great Falls
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

My husband and I took advantage of the preview exhibition for the Russell Auction here in Great Falls March 16- 19th. This is an amazing weekend of Western Art. This is a gem right in the heart of Great Falls and we welcome guests from around the world for the event.

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