The museum is historical and chronological in content. Displays range from prehistoric times to the 20th century. No admission fees. Major displays include fossils, buffalo, Indian, homesteaders, cattlemen, settlers, railroad, Civil War, and numerous miscellaneous displays that fit into those eras. We are a member of the MT Dinosaur Trail. Our train display has been expanded. Besides the main building there are two country stores, a blacksmith shop, buggy shed, a fire hall, log cabin, a restored country school, and a large display of farm machinery.
Makoshika (Ma-ko-shi-ka) The name is a variant spelling of a Lakota phrase meaning bad land or bad spirits. Today the badlands of Makoshika are set aside for visitors to see and enjoy. In addition to the pine and juniper studded badlands formations, the park also houses the fossil remains of such dinosaurs as tyrannosaurus and triceratops. A visitor information center at the park entrance houses a triceratops skull and other badlands interpretive displays. Included within the park are archery, scenic drives, nature trails, a campground with 16 sites, a group picnic area, an outdoor amphitheater and many picnic sites.
The Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum is a 20,000 square foot facility featuring more than 23 full-sized dinosaur and fossil exhibits plus a myriad of singular fossils. This museum is the largest dinosaur and fossil museum in the United States to present its fossils in the context of biblical history. Exhibits are being added regularly so stop back and see what has changed since your last visit. Self guided or tour options.
Glendive Short Pines Open OHV (Off-Highway Vehicles) Area consists of approximately 2,800 acres. This recreation area is composed of an Open OHV area as well as areas which are limited to existing roads and trails. As you enter, the graveled parking area and vault toilets are on the west side of the road. An interpretive sign provides a map and rules for the area. OHV trails, rock hounding, wildlife viewing and camping are available at this site.
This popular paddle-fishing site is 40 acres in size at 3,084 feet in elevation. There are 40 camping spaces with access for camp trailers available. The site offers a public phone (5/15-6/30), grills/fire rings, picnic tables, toilets, trash cans, and drinking water (5/15-10/1). Time limit: 7 days during a 30 day period
The Historic Bell Street Bridge is a pedestrian and bicycle trail over the Yellowstone River, bridging the past and the future in Glendive. Take a walk that has served the founders of Dawson County and know the beauty of the Yellowstone as they saw it from the Bell Street Bridge river crossing.