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Makoshika State Park

Address: 1301 Snyder Avenue, P.O. Box 1242, Glendive, MT
Phone Number: 406-377-6256
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Glendive
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Owner description: Encompassing more than 11,500 acres at an elevation of 2,069 feet, this park features fossil...
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Owner description: 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 Falls, Montana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 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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269 reviews 269 reviews
117 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It is beautiful there. The frisbee golf course has my husband wanting to come back again. It's the most unique one we've ever seen! The views are stunning, well maintained paths, and not at all crowded.

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Monarch, Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Found myself in Glendive for a few days. This was a great surprise with spectacular views. Even if you only have one hour you can treat yourself to a natural wonder!

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Makoshika State Park is a beautiful park. We visited on a Saturday in early June and there were 3 other campers and very few day visitors. Great place to hike or bike. No frills campgrounds but very inexpensive and only $5 to enter the park. Makoshika is the kind of place in which you need to linger for just a... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Not as well-known as the South Dakota Badlands or the badlands of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, these are worthy of a visit any day. The trails I tried were great, and the views memorable. These have pine forest in places, and an abundance of wildflowers.

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