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The History Museum

422 2nd St S, Great Falls, MT 59405-1816
+1 406-452-3462
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Catch a glimspe into Montana's pass.

Rotating exhibits makes this museum a place to visit often. Fun gift shop, helpful docents and nice... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Great Falls, Montana
A Nice Surprise & Local Treasure

This museum was only .2 mile from our hotel so my husband & I were compelled to visit it. It was a... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
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422 2nd St S, Great Falls, MT 59405-1816
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Rotating exhibits makes this museum a place to visit often. Fun gift shop, helpful docents and nice exhibits insures a great visit

Thank Leahjs555
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This museum was only .2 mile from our hotel so my husband & I were compelled to visit it. It was a pleasant surprise. There was a lot to see packed into that small museum. There were uniforms, displays & stories from the Spanish American...More

Thank srashford
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I kind of chuckle that it's called simply the history museum and not Great Falls history museum. It's not terribly big but is free to get in. I didn't know Great Falls was called the Electric City until I went through the exhibits. A good...More

Thank hulagirl78749
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I have been inside viewing the articles and photos which are very good and quite informative on the history of Cascade County and Great Falls area. The gift shop is exceptional with many interesting facts and unique antique toys to be purchased. The gift shop...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

if you like history like i do, and want to know more about montana history, you will enjoy going here. I learned a lot i didnt know until i was here.

Thank robnkim
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This museum chronicles the history of Great Falls, Montana. The city has undergone tremendous change since it was founded in the 1880s. The city has a rich past, much of which is now only part of history. What is not apparent today is preserved in...More

Thank ragtowne
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Great local free museum showing life in Great Falls over the years. Loved the clothing and uniforms of local residents displayed by era.

Thank Beckie M
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We had 30 min to spend before heading to the airport and passed this museum. It's FREE! (Thanks to Owen and Gayle Robinson) and the collection was well presented and interesting. The collection of Native American artifacts is exceptional. The gift shop is awesome too....More

Thank ColleenSM
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Pleasantly surprised at the beautiful exhibits about Great Falls. The museum is free and worth an hour and a half of your time. There is a nice gift shop too.

Thank concertina61
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Lots of displays about various aspects of Great Falls area history. The downtown area, department stores, telephone, advent of electricity in the city, the entertainment, war time, native peoples, cow girls and more. The exhibits, at this time, focused on times around 1860 - 1940s...More

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