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.
$1 to $3
There's something for everyone here, so bring the whole family!
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Located in downtown Billings at 2822 Montana Avenue.
Teachers' resources and field trip information online.
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!
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.
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