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Address: 1301 Snyder Avenue, P.O. Box 1242, Glendive, MT
Phone Number: 406-377-6256
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Activities: Driving, Hiking
Description: Encompassing more than 11,500 acres at an elevation of 2,069 feet, this...
Encompassing more than 11,500 acres at an elevation of 2,069 feet, this park features fossil remains of dinosaurs.
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Great views and drive

Road was hella bumpy, but it kind of gave it a rustic feel. Badlands, they aren't kidding. It was like an oven, but still very cool to see the geology. View from top was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Kris V
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Road was hella bumpy, but it kind of gave it a rustic feel. Badlands, they aren't kidding. It was like an oven, but still very cool to see the geology. View from top was very vast, and saw some turkey vultures circling.

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Saskatchewan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Makoshika State Park is a photographer's delight, a hiker's challenge, and a landscape with surprises at every bend in the driving or walking trail. A badlands are just outside Glendive, MT it is also home to a small Dinosaur Museum that should not be bypassed. However, it is the badlands landscape that is awe-inspiring and memorable.

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Billings, Montana
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183 reviews 183 reviews
13 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Makoshika State Park is an interesting place. Mostly bad lands, but quite a diversity from the base to the tops of trails. There is a chance one could find dinosaur fossils and I have seen and heard rattlesnakes there many times. (Leave them alone and they will leave you alone) There is a ranger station and museum at the gate... More 

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Casper, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I had some time to kill so I drove through the part. The scenery is beautiful and the history is very interesting. I did not know that it is the largest state park in Montana.

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Great Falls, Montana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This park has numerous trails and beautiful badland views. If you spent two days wandering from dawn to dusk, and took 5000 pictures, you could make a book of emotions. It is a secret world, with few visitors. Highly recommended for a nature retreat.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I grew up 3 blocks from Makoshika and spent countless days exploring the unique badlands formations with childhood friends and family. We never grew tired of the variety of scenery from season to season. It was the best place in Glendive to go for a Sunday afternoon picnic with numerous uncongested campgrounds from which to choose. Makoshika has to be... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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281 reviews 281 reviews
117 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We were on the way to Theodore Roosevelt National Park from Yellowstone National Park and decided to make the stop and check out Makoshika State Park. After we navigated through town (they need better signs) to get to the park we entered, drove to the end, turned around, and drove right back out. We stopped a few times to take... More 

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Ottawa, Kansas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

In town for a week so I drove out here to grab a few Geocaches.. what a cool park! I hiked several miles on the trails and went up to see the dinasour site. They have a frisbee golf park. Unfortunately I couldn't get way back in the park because of construction. Definitely a place to stop if you have... More 

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Makoshika is a State Park, so being a resident and having our sticker, it was free. This is a great park for everyone including kids. The park has fossils and dinosaurs. It has some great trails. It is a lot of fun. It is really beautiful. One of the first trails goes up to the top of an area with... More 

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Port Orchard, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

$10 Admission My inner child was EXPLODING when we came across this park driving from Minnesota home to Seattle. The park is beautiful, it was July mid day and it wasn't packed (we maybe saw 3 people) and the views were breathtaking. The visitor center offers a lot of information on what you are seeing, I highly suggest you go... More 

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