Billings, Little Big Horn, and the Montana Plains Sights

C.M. Russell Museum Complex

  • 400 13th St. N Map It
  • Great Falls
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

This 76,000-square-foot complex houses the largest collection of original art and personal objects of legendary cowboy artist Charlie Russell (1864–1926). Russell's more than 4,000 works of art—sculptures, watercolors, oil paintings—primarily portray the vanishing era of the Old West. His log studio and home, built at the turn of the 20th century, are adjacent to the main galleries. A highlight is the bison exhibit: more than 1,000 objects are used to tell the epic story of this Western icon, and you feel the floor tremble as you experience the sensation of being in the middle of a stampede. Also here are collections of paintings by other 19th-century and modern Western artists, interactive exhibits, and a research library.

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400 13th St. N, Great Falls, Montana, 59401 , United States

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Sight Details:

  • $9
  • May–Sept., daily 9–6; Oct.–Apr., Tues.–Sat. 10–5

Published 01/19/2016


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