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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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Old Buffalo Trail 3

lat: 46.9547545 long: -113.5255417
Judith Landing

lat: 47.7408449 long: -109.6284022
Upper Hauser Lake

lat: 46.6822743 long: -111.8215701
Rivers Edge Trail

lat: 47.517582 long: -111.2649299
Travelers Rest State Park

lat: 46.753308 long: -114.0899468
Lolo Trail to Nee Me Poo Trail #40

lat: 46.58654 long: -114.73281
Missouri River Right

lat: 46.6822743 long: -111.8215701
Lewis and Clark Highway

lat: 44.97475 long: -113.44537
Old Buffalo Trail 2

lat: 46.9547545 long: -113.5255417
Beaver Creek to Hauser Lake

lat: 46.6822743 long: -111.8215701
South Shore Trail

lat: 47.534344 long: -111.2047707
Lemhi Pass Road

lat: 44.9579032 long: -113.3652553
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