Western Heritage Center
The Western Heritage Center in Billings © ALH
Affiliated to the Smithsonian Institution, the Western Heritage Center in downtown Billings has a collection of more than 16,000 artefacts documenting the life, culture and history of the Yellowstone River Valley and the Northern High Plains. The building itself is considered its most valuable treasure, having been built in 1901 and existing on the National Register of Historic Places. Alongside constantly changing exhibitions drawing around 22,000 annual visitors, the centre also hosts activities like lectures, storytelling hours and scavenger hunts. Be sure to check the website for schedules.