Great Falls Is Considered The Museum Capitol Of Montana
Sure, there are some GREAT museums across the state like the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman or The Missoula Museum of Art and Culture in Missoula, but the most museums located in one town in Montana is right here in Great Falls.
There are a ton of museums around the state, but this article is just covering what you can see in The Electric City.
Museums In Great Falls, Montana
Check out this gallery of the all the museums that Great Falls has to offer. And this doesn't even include the super cool museum in the Cowboy's Bar across from the Fairgrounds. If you've ever wanted to see some really cool cowboy stuff while you enjoy a nice cold one, you need to stop into the Cowboy's Bar.
Here are Great Falls' Museums:
Museums in Great Falls, Montana
Museums in Great Falls, Montana
Gallery Credit: Tammie Toren
While you're travelling around Great Falls going to the different museums, be sure and see the "every day art" that is all over town. I'm talking about all of the buffalos painstakingly decorated by artists that you can find all over the Electric City. And how about the mural game in Great Falls? Everywhere you look downtown, you can find some incredible art in the most unlikely of places. I love being stopped at a light downtown. It seems like everywhere you're stopped, you've got a great view of an incredible mural.
Do yourself a favor, check out the art and museum scene in our great little river town. It's another thing that makes living in Great Falls such an adventure.
Six Museums To Check Out in Montana
Love history, art, or dinosaurs? Montana has museums statewide that are perfect for any interest. The next time you are traveling through the Big Sky State, you should check out one of these amazing museums.
Gallery Credit: Will Gordon
Montana's Museum Of The Rockies Is For Everyone! Check It Out
Museum of the Rockies
is nestled right next to Bobcat Stadium in Bozeman. The Museum is part of the American Alliance of Museums
, which means that the Museum of the Rockies is one of the 1,095 museums to hold this distinction. With over 33,000 museums nationwide, this is quite an accomplishment.
The Museum of the Rockies is also part of the Montana Dinosaur Trail
. What is that? It is a trail that runs through the state of Montana and has 14 locations. Each location will get you just a little closer to the history and knowledge of Dinosaurs.
Museum of the Rockies has current and rotating exhibits. Currently, (December 2021) here are some of my favorites that are on display: Siebel Dinosaur Complex
, Welcome to Yellowstone Country
, which digs into the history of Montana, Enduring Peoples Exhibit
, highlighting the American Indians of Montana, and the Paugh Exhibit
, illuminating the stories that connect us with the Northern Colorado Rockies. You can see all the exhibits here
to make planning your trip easier.
Museum of the Rockies is an independent 501 Non-Profit here in Bozeman. With that being said, they hold some of the most exquisite benefits throughout the year.
This gives the museum the opportunity to continue to be a highlight for the city of Bozeman. Another way to continue the success of the Museum of the Rockies is to become a member.
If you are considering donating to the Museum of the Rockies, you can check it out here
and decide which program works best for you. Help Bozeman keep this amazing learning tool open and available to everyone. Enjoy your time at the Museum of the Rockies
Gallery Credit: Megan Shaul
DID YOU KNOW THIS? "It's A Wonderful Life" Film Stars in Its Own Upstate Museum
One of the most beloved films in Hollywood history is remembered in its very own museum in Upstate New York! The 1946 Frank Capra classic, "It's A Wonderful Life," is honored with a museum in Seneca Falls, NY. It is believed that Capra patterned the movie's fictional Bedford Falls after this Upstate village. Check out the pictures and stories below and judge for yourself. Is Seneca Falls, NY the real Bedford Falls?
Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio