If you dig dinosaurs, there’s no better state than Montana, and there’s no better community than Glendive. The town sits atop the late-Cretaceous Hell Creek Formation and has seen significant paleontological discoveries over the years, including a complete Triceratops horridus skull and a nearly complete skeleton of the rare Thescelosaur.
Glendive proudly celebrates these dinosaur discoveries. Prehistoric beasts appear on signs and artworks and even in the Hell Creek Music store which features a 38-foot replica of a Tyrannosaurus rex on display. “The Dinos” are the local elementary school mascot. And for a town of roughly 5,000 residents, Glendive boasts not one, not two, but three dinosaur museums.
The Frontier Gateway Museum
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day Monday-Saturday 9:00-5:00;
Located 201 State Street
Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum
Open April & May Fri -Sat, Memorial Day-Labor Day Mon-Sat 10am-5pm Located 139 State Street
Makoshika State Park
Open year-round; camping sites available Located 1.4 mi SE of downtown on Snyder Avenue