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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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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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The first museum dedicated to Western art, the C.M. Russell Museum houses...

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.

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Cowboy Artist

This is a unique museum that includes the studio of Charles Russel. It has an amazing amount of his work from his earlier days to the more recent. The museum asks for a small... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Great Falls, Montana
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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a unique museum that includes the studio of Charles Russel. It has an amazing amount of his work from his earlier days to the more recent. The museum asks for a small donation for however long you want to stay. During the Christmas holidays they have special days with events for the entire family.

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up in Montana and have driven by this museum more than a hundred times. I've always wanted to go in and this past trip, I made a point to take my family for a visit. It was AWESOME! There's so much information about Charlie Russell and so many other artists who created amazing art showcasing the Old American... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Aloha everyone, With a lot of time off stored up, I decided to take road trip across part of the Nothwest. I started at Great Falls, Montana where I spent a few days researching family history. Although not part of that effort, I found some time to visit the Charles M Russell Museum. I can't say I am or was... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We learned so much about Russell's life and techniques, the paintings and sketches are amazing! The other artists featured have beautiful pieces, and we were able to tour the Russell home on site! This museum is clean, beautifully lit, extremely detailed and fun. Expect to spend at least two hours taking in all of the sights and info! Staff was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The C M Russell museum was a highlight of our trip to Montana and Wyoming. If I were to go back to Great falls I would go again, not to be missed and very well done.

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was a very interesting stop. Along with Russell's history and work you can enjoy other excellent artists in addition to a very interesting native american exhibit. We also toured the Russell home, which was a pleasing piece of history. There is also a very nice, albeit expensive gift shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

While Great Falls boasts a number of interesting attractions, none is as captivating as the works of CM Russell. The museum typically doesn't operate Mondays but was open on Labor Day sobplan your visit accordingly. There is no photography allowed in the museum, but many of CMR's works are available as prints. Not just an art gallery, the museum also... More 

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Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This was a very worthwhile stop. We spent several hours enjoying the art work of C.M. Russell and others.At the time, there was also a large display of Native American Art, headdresses,and artifacts.The C.M.Russell homestead was in it's preserved state and offered much to history of his time.

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

C. M. Russell was a cowboy who painted and did water colors. His water colors are very good, his painting not so hot. It's worth visiting if the alternative is to do nothing.

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Virginia City, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A great museum featuring a favorite Western Artist. Loved all the pictures, paintings, sculptures.......the ones outside are phenomenal!

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