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C.M. Russell Museum

400 13th St N, Great Falls, MT 59401-1498
+1 406-727-8787
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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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  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bison” (34 reviews)
“his life” (16 reviews)
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400 13th St N, Great Falls, MT 59401-1498
+1 406-727-8787
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

This museum did not disappoint! Three levels of paintings, sculptures, exhibits! You can leave for lunch and return again, easily. Parking at site or on residential street. Incorporates other artists who link to the time period, too. We would return!

Thank moldynorwestern
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I dragged my husband here against his will and even he enjoyed this museum! Russell's works are arranged to tell the story of his life. Beautiful works by other artists as well. We were both fascinated by a large installation on the lower level of...More

Thank Lynne G
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We have visited the museum one other time. It is amazing. What a talented and interesting man. The exhibits are changing and the gift shop is wonderful.

Thank Kristi K
Reviewed 1 September 2016

You'll need a day of no rushing to get all this museum has to offer! So many things to see and soak in! Enjoyed it!!

Thank Dennis G
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

C M Russell's art is housed in a beautiful modern facility, along with some other well known western artists work. The entrance fee was reasonable, I think around $8.00 a person. As an added bonus Russell's house and log cabin studio are on the premises,...More

Thank Doreen D
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This western art museum is beautifully displayed by sections and easy for a self-guided tour. So much can be learned about history by exploring the art work of the period. The Russell home tour was also interesting, but the studio was temporarily closed for renovations....More

Thank USNTraveler
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The museum suffered a flood in early August so the bison exhibit is closed downstairs. It's worth taking the 2 pm docent tour to get background on the artist Charles Russell and his wife. In addition to Russell paintings and sculptures, there's art work ftom...More

Thank cfuller603
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

A wonderful museum, the paintings are amazing! The museum features many different artists. Young children may be a bit bored. By the end our 5 year old was ready to go, but he did enjoy the cowboy art. Definitely worth the time to visit!

Thank daisy278
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Full price....over half of museam was closed off..They should of cut the price! Too expensive with about an hours worth of exhibits open.

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The C. M. Russell Museum is one of the gems of Great Falls, Montana. Here you will find Charlie Russell's artwork, you will also see other work from other western artists from Russells's time, contemporary artists and other related Western exhibitions. Especially well done is...More

Thank SassyBluJ
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30 January 2017|
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Response from CMRussellMuseum | Property representative |
Hello, the museum does not offer appraisals, however if you call me at 406-727-8787 I can better answer your question. - Jackie Slovak, Senior Director of External Relations for the C.M. Russell Museum
Diana D
29 June 2015|
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Response from starsweptsky | Reviewed this property |
The price for Seniors is 7.00 dollars. The Russell is closed on Mondays.