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Western Heritage Center

Western Heritage Center


Tue - Sat: 10am - 5pm / Sun - Mon and Holidays: Closed
$5 for Adults; $3 for Students and Seniors; $1 for Children under 12 (Members are free)
lat: 45.78057 long: -108.5057928

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Western Heritage Center brings the history of Billings and the surrounding region to life through interactive exhibits, historic artifact collections and education and outreach programs. It is housed in one of our city’s oldest buildings, the original Parmly Billings Memorial Library. The Western Heritage Center has everything, such as outreach programs, walking tours, changing interactive exhibits, twelve traveling displays, a collection of over 400 oral histories, and 40,000 historic artifacts and photographs. One example of an exhibit of the museum are the “Conquering Diseases of the Past” exhibit, where you can learn about the constant battle between the people of Billings and the deadly diseases its fought through its history

The mission of WHC is to collect, preserve and tell the stories of the people and places of the Yellowstone River Valley and the northern High Plains region.

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South Shore Trail

lat: 47.534344 long: -111.2047707
Eagle Creek to Hole in the Wall

lat: 47.8317525 long: -110.074063
Mcnamara to Bonner

lat: 46.9502198 long: -113.3787584
Yellowstone River

lat: 45.511026613548 long: -110.58150009801
Coal Banks Landing to Eagle Creek

lat: 47.7400888 long: -109.6276312
Upper Hauser Lake to Missouri River

lat: 46.6822743 long: -111.8215701
Antelope Wilderness to James Kipp Landing

lat: 47.6274434 long: -108.6934195
Old Buffalo Trail 2

lat: 46.9547545 long: -113.5255417
Nine Mile to Mcnamara

lat: 46.9502198 long: -113.3787584
Lewis and Clark Pass

lat: 47.1427216 long: -112.4289137
Lolo Trail to Nee Me Poo Trail #40

lat: 46.58654 long: -114.73281
Rivers Edge Trail

lat: 47.517582 long: -111.2649299
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