POINTS OF INTEREST
The following are some ideas in regards to the points of interest in the Glendive area:
Makoshika State Park
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 largest of Montana’s State Parks encompasses 11,538 acres at an elevation of 2,415 feet. You can camp, picnic, go bike riding or hiking, or watch for wildlife. Visitor Center hours:, Winter: 3rd Monday of September to the 3rd Thursday in May Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm Summer: 3rd Friday of May to the 3rd Sunday in September, everyday from 10am-5pm http://www.stateparks.mt.gov/makoshika Located at 1301 Snyder Street
Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum
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, closed during the winter months with the exception of December 22nd, 23rd,29th and 30th from 10am-5pm and February 10th from 1pm-4pm and opening for their summer hours March 30th Friday’s and Saturday’s 10am-5pm http://www.creationtruth.org Located at 139 State Street, or for more information call 406-377-3228
Historic Bell Bridge
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.
Frontier Gateway Museum
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. This museum is located at 201 State Street just off Interstate 94 http://www.frontiergatewaymuseum.org For more information call 406-377-8168
Intake Dam and Fishing Access
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.http://www.fwp.mt.gov or for more information call 406-234-0900
Short Pines OHV Area
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. http://www.mt.blm.gov/mcfo
Baisch’s Dinosaur Dig, LLC
Baisch’s Dinosaur Digs, LLC, conducts paleontological day trips on a privately owned ranch, within view of Makoshika State Park, and just a few miles from the town of Glendive. Much of the ranch is composed of the highly eroded gumbo of the badlands that is rich in fossil. Since dinosaur bone begins to deteriorate within a few years of being exposed to the air, there is the constant quest to find and preserve fossils before nature turns them to sand. Come experience the unique beauty of the Hell Creek geological formations and get a little Montana dirt under your nails. http://wwwdailydinodigs.com For more information call 406-365-4133
Hollecker Lake is managed by Dawson County Public Works. It is a day use only site. Toilets available. Open all season. Picnic area offers fishing, swimming and a life size triceratops. Located just off Highway 16.
Cottonwood County Club
This secluded 9 hole golf course is well respected throughout the area for its great layout and pristine condition. With it’s mature cottonwood trees, great elevation changes and undulating greens it is sure to appeal to all golfers. Cottonwood Country Club offers golf access to both members and the public. Cottonwood Country Club has been luring avid golfers since 1960. This golf complex is located in a lovely rural setting. The public is welcome to play this well maintained 9 hole course. Open March-November 7am-dusk http://www.cottonwoodcc.com Located at 508 Country Club Road or for more information call 406-377-8797 Rates: Week Day: $20 for 9 holes, $30 for 18 holes Weekend: $25 for 9 holes, $35 for 18 holes
Open to the public year round for family fun bowling. League’s play 30 and 33 week sessions. Junior league has bus service. We have rock-n-roll bowling on Friday evenings. Saturday evenings, it is moonlight, Vegas bowling. Movies every day at 5:30 and 7:45 pm, snack bar, casino and lounge.Located at 2802 Towne Street or for more information call 406-365-5316
Dawson County Fairgrounds
Located at 2200 North Merrill Avenue, Phone: 406-377-6781, Alternate Phone:406-939-2624, Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.dawsonfair.com Home of the Dawson County Fair, Junkapalooza and Harvest Fest among many benefits for community members!