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Museum of the Rockies

600 West Kagy Boulevard, Bozeman, MT
406-994-2251
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Bozeman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, History Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums
Description: Special interest museum that preserves and interprets the natural and cultural history of the Northern Rocky Mountain region in the United States.
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Boise, Idaho
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The Museum of the Rockies is a gem. their planetarium presentations are amazing and their displays are top-notch. One of the best museums I've ever been to. Do not miss!

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Jefferson, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We made a special trip to visit the museum during the fising trip to the Big Horn River. It was well worth the trip, spent several hours in the various exhibits -- I would have liked to stay longer but my husband wanted lunch. The staff was very helpful is recommending several places nearby. i hadn't realized what a nice... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This museum covers the region's history from prehistoric to early 20th century. When we visited there was a temporary gecko display that was amazing. Very easy to get around, plenty of activities for kids and adults.

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Brown's Pt, WA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A very nice museum to see if you are visiting Bozeman. Great exhibits and a wonderful architecture. The Geckos were absolutely gorgeous and worth seeing. I wish I could have taken better pictures so I could have painted them.

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Potomac, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Who would expect 60F rainy weather in August in Bozeman? We ended up spending a lot more time than originally planned due to this weather anomaly (it is normally in the 80's this time of year) but the museum was great. Exhibits of particular note are around the American Natives (a lot of original clothing and photographs related to the... More

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Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Well organized and informative exhibits. Very interesting for adults and children. Excellent planetarium shows. Extended daily hours make it easy to fit this into your day. Entrance fee gives you two days of visits, which is great, as there is much to see.

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NJ
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We toured the homestead (pumped water, poured on the gardens), watched a blacksmith making a chain, saw a 'Dynamic Earth' planetarium show, then a cool exhibit on the history of Montana with some interactive displays that the kids really enjoyed (identifying different objects), learned a lot about geckos, and of course we spent a lot of time in the dinosaur... More

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Fort Collins
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great collection of dinosaur fossils, they have an area for traveling exhibits that is always interesting. They have a pioneer section that is also interesting. Have made a visit every year I make it to Bozeman.

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Sun City Center, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Rooms and rooms filled with dinosaur exhibits. Children's play area with lots of replica dinosaurs. Planetarium with several shows. Living farm outside with large garden and live characters in period dress

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Very helpful staff started our visit off right. Informative and varied planetarium shows (e.g. the local night sky, detecting neutrinos, dynamic earth); my 9-year-old son could not get enough of them. Brilliant and interesting dinosaur exhibits. Informative section on early settlers and Native Americans. Temporary exhibit on geckos was fascinating and well-designed. Nice interactive area for kids as well; I... More

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