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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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Sun City Center, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

And I still like it, so does my 11 years old son who is not the patient kind. This time they had a great gekko exhibit, very interesting in an aquarium like environment . The part of the museum dedicated to Montana history has been improved with more interactive panels that worked well for my son. As usual the dinosaur... More

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Greensboro
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150 reviews 150 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Beyond the dinosaur exhibits, I enjoyed tracing the history of the area from the earliest Native Americans thru the early part of the last century. The old wagons, cars, storefronts, guns, etc. were quite interesting. Also enjoyed the planetarium show. The staff was friendly and helpful. I spent about three hours there, which was enough to see everything (except the... More

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Houston, TX
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The dinosaur & gecko exhibits were very well done & we enjoyed the show @ the planetarium. Nice gift shop & walk around back to visit the Tinsley House. Free exhibit with lovely garden & flowers & volunteers dressed in costumes from the 1800's doing blacksmith, etc. demonstrations. Seeing a real root cellar was cool & loved the covered wagons... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We watched a show in the planetarium about the Ice Cube experiment in Antarctica and strongly recommend it, although it was geared more to adults than kids. The exhibition about geckos was fascinating too. Who knew that there are1,250 species of geckos and that some have virgin births? Great for kids and adults. We skipped much of the other exhibits... More

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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

From exhibit to exhibit, great info about the Rockies most unbelievable. History buffs would enjoy it here as well as young kids. Awesome place to visit.

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Baton Rouge, LA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The museum was larger than I anticipated and very interesting. I'm not a dinosaur buff by any stretch of the imagination but I am a veterinarian and found the similarity between the many fossilized bones of such a wide variety of dinosaurs and those of modern animals fascinating. The display on the development of the frills and theoretical musculature of... More

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Milton Freewate
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Kids as well as adults will enjoy this experience. It has a variety of exhibits, something for everyone. It is easy to find and is handicap accessible, even have wheelchairs if needed. It is clean and the people are friendly and helpful.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were passing through Bozeman with a few hours to spare, so decided to check out the #1 TripAdvisor attraction in town. We weren't disappointed. We planned to spend about 2 hours at the Museum of the Rockies but had to practically drag the kids out after 4 hours. The dinosaur exhibits were intriguing, but the Gecko exhibit (temporary I... More

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