Museum of the Plains Indian

A large two-story red brick building with wide cement steps leading to a covered porch
Museum of the Plains Indian

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Browning, MT

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Lewis and Clark NHT Visitor Centers and Museums

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The Museum of the Plains Indian is a hidden gem located near Glacier National Park in Browning, MT. Collaborating with the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service, the museum was founded in 1941 and focusses on the varied art, historic clothing, horse gear, weapons, and other artifacts of the Northern Tribal Plains people. Tribes represented include the Blackfeet, Crow, Northern Cheyenne, Sioux, Assiniboine, Arapaho, Shoshone, Nez Perce, Flathead, Chippewa, and Cree.  

Staff are informative and knowledgeable in the rich history and cultural practices of Native American Indians, with exhibits rotating seasonally. Although photography is prohibited inside the museum, a small gift shop offers original, authentic jewelry, and other gifts crafted by emerging and local Native American artists.  

In the summer, adult admission is $6.00, child admission (6-16) is $2.00, senior admission (65+) is $5.00, groups of 10 or more are $5.00 per person, and school groups are admitted free of charge. Fall, Winter, and Spring admission is free for all. For more information or special events, visit  

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

Last updated: May 18, 2021