Image Source: Western Heritage Center
Western Heritage Center
Western Heritage Center, Billings, MT is a regional museum located in the downtown Billings region of Montana. The museum depicts the life story of the Yellowstone River Valley through collections, exhibits, and programs. The Western Heritage Center provides both long term and short term (changing) exhibits with interactive mediums, as well as educational programs for visitors of all ages. The interactive component of each exhibit varies from dress-up clothes, toys, puzzles, games and to various activities.
The museum is in charge of around 16,000 artifacts. The extensive collection illustrates and documents the history and life story of the Yellowstone River Valley.
Location of Western Heritage Center, Billings MT:
Address: 2822 Montana Avenue Billings, Montana 59101-2305
Running hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Western Heritage Center is along Montana Avenue that runs parallel right next to the railroad tracks. It is near the intersection of Montana Street and South 27th Street, a block west to 28th South Street.
Archeological overview of the Western Heritage Center Billings
The museum is housed in the historic Parmly Billings Memorial Library. The library building is a gorgeous, Romanesque; two story sandstone building, built in 1901. The building also features an impressive tower and turret. Western Heritage Center, Billings, MT was creatively designed and built by an Architect Charles S. Haire. The outer view of the building is matched by an equally impressive interior. The interior features soaring ceilings, wonderful oak floors, and architectural detailing.
The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a perfect venue for hosting events. Businesses, organizations or any private individuals may rent the space for business meetings, training sessions, receptions, parties, baby showers, retreats, breakfasts and dinners. The structural beauty will add a different unique taste to the event.
Reservation Hours for Western Heritage Center Billings, MT
Early booking is advised for hosting events in the Western Heritage Center Billings. The reservation hours are:
- Sundays, Mondays and Holidays: Closed
- From Tuesday-Saturday: 8:00 to 10:00 am and 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Guided tours of the museum are available for groups with reservations.
Features of Western Heritage Center, Billings, MT
The Western Heritage Center, Billings is more than a museum; it is an educational outreach center and a public archive depicting the life story of the Yellowstone River Valley. The goal of the center is to engage as many audiences as possible in the interesting and important stories of the people and places of the Yellowstone River Valley and the Northern High Plains. The specialty of the Western Heritage Center, Billings features:
- Onsite Exhibits
- Online Exhibits
- Traveling Exhibits and Teaching Kits
- Teacher Resources
- Fun for Kids (educational interactive program for kids)
- Offsite Programs
For further details visit official site of Western Heritage Center, Billings, MT.
Accommodation services from Western Inn Billings:
If you are looking for accommodation or just a place to relax near the Western Heritage Center in Billings, Montana; Western Inn motel offers convenient accommodation service to the Western Heritage Center. Western Inn motel is just 0.9 miles to the North from the Western Heritage Center. Visit the Western Heritage Center to learn about the Yellowstone River Valley and the Northern High Plains. Then stay with us to relax after a day well spent.
Western Inn Billings, Montana is centrally located and the perfect choice for business travelers and families visiting the area. We feature spacious rooms, Wi-Fi, pet-friendly rooms, free airport shuttles and all the amenities that will make your stay both productive and relaxing. Click here for reservations.