We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

C.M. Russell Museum

400 13th St N, Great Falls, MT 59401
+1 406-727-8787
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Admission to the C. M. Russell Museum
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“western art” (73 reviews)
“bison” (30 reviews)
“his life” (13 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
400 13th St N, Great Falls, MT 59401
+1 406-727-8787
Write a Review
Reviews (317)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 317 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I visited the C. M. Russell Museum and became enchanted with the works and life of the artist. The had a great selection of his work and artifacts from his life. The exhibits on the Bison and the Sundance were excellent, as...More

Thank gdp9pitt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As arguably one of the most famous people in the state's history, a trip here is almost mandatory for most tourists. Exhibits in a beautifully constructed building lay out his career that started with him wanting to be a cowboy himself. There are other exhibits...More

Thank jfadds
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank RenoTravelCritic
CMRussellMuseum, Public Relations Manager at C.M. Russell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 7 May 2017

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.

Thank Moerygar65
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

Thank loclogs
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.

Thank Jennifer-Kristo... W
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...More

Thank Krittik M
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 museumMore

Thank Coll46
CMRussellMuseum, Public Relations Manager at C.M. Russell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank _juleej713
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...More

Thank dsdmontana
Nearby Restaurants
Roadhouse Diner
260 reviews
.44 km away
Sip 'n Dip Lounge
202 reviews
.94 km away
Dante's Creative Cuisine
153 reviews
.48 km away
Clark & Lewie's
120 reviews
.93 km away
Nearby Attractions
Gibson Park
99 reviews
1.57 km away
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art
25 reviews
.55 km away
St. Ann Cathedral
7 reviews
.68 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I have a Charles Russell print...Will someone be able to tell me it's value? Thank you 😊
29 January 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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
What is admission charge for a senior?
29 June 2015|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from starsweptsky | Reviewed this property |
The price for Seniors is 7.00 dollars. The Russell is closed on Mondays.