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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bison” (31 reviews)
“western artists” (22 reviews)
“his life” (16 reviews)
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400 13th St N, Great Falls, MT 59401-1498
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+1 406-727-8787
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"bison"
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"western artists"
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"his life"
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"old west"
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"log cabin studio"
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"gun collection"
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"paintings and sculptures"
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"wonderful collection"
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"great gift shop"
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"his contemporaries"
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"early works"
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"horse drawn"
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"large collection"
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"american west"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The C.M. Russell museum is a wonderful place to spend hours viewing his artwork. There is a wide variety of paintings and other artwork by Russell, displayed in an easy-to-view exhibit. Employees are helpeful and friendly. The museum is located in a residential-type area. A...More

Thank Susan W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was awesome!! So many interesting things for everyone in our party. The guys liked the guns, the ladies liked the Native American beadwork on the clothing. Everyone loved the buffalo history lesson. We had fun in the children's section. And the gift shop...More

Thank Paula O
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The C.M Russell Museum is a great tribute to one of the greatest western artists of all time. The Museum will be even better when the Russell home and studio reopen. This was our second visit and was during the Great Falls Western Art Exhibit....More

Thank Don W
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

The collection is wonderful, both art and artifacts. We were disappointed on this visit that both the historic home and the studio were closed.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

My expectations of this museum were low, so much so that I’d not visited it in previous trips to Great Falls. But the opportunity arose recently when a business meeting was held in the Russell—and I’m glad it was. As you’d expect, many of Russell’s...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

While in Great Falls people recommend going to the C M Russell Museum. I am so glad we did, it was awesome. You need at least 2 hours to see everything. There is artwork by C M Russell and several other artists, painting, sculptures, and...More

1  Thank Rose469
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Nice little museum but had a lot of blank space at the time we visited. They are redoing his studio & house for a couple years so we'll have to come back to view them. One Security lady was so kind and lead our boys...More

Thank Montana_Cowgirl_1
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CMRussellMuseum, Director of Sales at C.M. Russell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for your review Chasity! We have 70,000 square foot of space as well as 16 galleries with 4 permanent exhibitions on display. From January to mid-February, we are busy preparing our spaces for the artwork dedicated to The Russell Exhibition and Sale which...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

The museum has a fantastic display of Charlie Russell's work, and that of some of his contempories as well. Read Charlies correspondence highlighted of drawings (generally comical) and don't miss his cabin next door.

Thank Theresa T
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Nice clean facility. Well organized helpful and courteous staff. You will need 2 days to see and enjoy the exhibits. History is displayed in the beautiful art . You will have a greater appreciation of the past residents of the old west! Our country has...More

Thank JollyLeo
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Western Art by one of the greatest. Lots and lots of his work. Displayed very well. Additional artist displayed in enough quantity to enjoy. Not just a few pieces. Plan on a long, slow, walk through here. I would not take children. In addition to...More

Thank Bob W
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gharris1259
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
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Diana D
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Response from starsweptsky | Reviewed this property |
The price for Seniors is 7.00 dollars. The Russell is closed on Mondays.
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