Museums

The Western Heritage Center Billings

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The Western Heritage Center
2822 Montana Avenue
Billings
MT
59101
Tel: 406 256 6809

Directions

Located in downtown Billings at 2822 Montana Avenue.

Where are we going today?

The Western Heritage Center is a regional museum whose collections, exhibits and programs tell the stories of life in the Yellowstone River Valley. Located in historic downtown Billings, the building that houses the Western Heritage Center is the former Parmly Billings Memorial Library, a Richardsonian Romanesque structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Accredited by the American Association of Museums and an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Western Heritage Center provides both long term and changing exhibits with interactive components, as well as educational programs for visitors of all ages. The museum cares for over 16,000 artifacts and an extensive collection that illustrates and documents the history of the Yellowstone River Valley.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$5
  • Children$1 to $3
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

10am to 5pm Tuesday through Saturday

Teachers corner

Teachers' resources and field trip information online..

I'm Hungry!

Lots of great restaurants within walking distance in downtown Billings!.

Any Top Tips?

There's something for everyone here, so bring the whole family!.

Need a little extra help?

We're happy to be of any assistance, let us know when you arrive, or feel free to call ahead (406-256-6809). To avoid the main staircase, please use the handicap accessible door located to the right of the main entrance..

Can I get one of those?

The Museum Store features many items designed to extend your experience beyond the walls of the building, including books, educational toys, posters and many more wonderful items!.

What people are saying?

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    Great place to take the family for good, clean fun.

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    at how much fun I had at the American West Heritage Center. I was expecting to walk through a tired exhibit that was struggling for funding. Instead, I enjoyed a friendly, beautiful experience with people especially dedicated to what they do. If you're going through Cache Valley, UT for any reason, American West Heritage Center is definitely worth a visit.

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    The manager and financial officer/second in command are rude and inconsiderate. They treat their volunteers horribly for all the hours they put in and run them ragged without hardly a thank you.

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    I look forward to baby animal days every year! So much fun!

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