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Address: 1301 Snyder Avenue, 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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Beautiful park; campground is lacking if you're in an RV

We spent one night at Makoshika State Park in our travel trailer. The park itself is beautiful - I love hoodoos, and there were lots of great trails to explore. Unfortunately, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We spent one night at Makoshika State Park in our travel trailer. The park itself is beautiful - I love hoodoos, and there were lots of great trails to explore. Unfortunately, the "campground" we stayed in (Cains Coulee), was more of a parking lot with a pit toilet than a campground. We didn't mind that there was no power or... More 

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The park needs some work the gravel roads are in pretty bad shape, but the views are amazing. The gentleman at the visitors center was not at all friendly and did not offer any help. He said there's the map and that's it, kind of sad. The trails are more suited for the younger ones as another reviewer stated, but... More 

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Grass Valley, California, USA
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95 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We really loved this area. The park is beautiful with stunning views everywhere you look. We were there for a quick stop while driving through the area and found ourselves staying much longer than planned. Lots of photos taken and the views were really beautiful. I would love to go back with more time and go hiking several of the... More 

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Regina, Canada
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Fascinating area. The park gave us a great view of the Badlands. The trails are very basic and somewhat adventurous. If you are young and agile no problem, we are senior citizens so they were a bit of a challenge for us. The Interpretive Center had some great explanations of the sights. When we were told about the short trails... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We enjoyed the hiking and the staff was very friendly. Like most parks you can't dig or take bones. We scheduled a dig with Otis Kline and the Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum. We found so many bones and got to keep them! A truly amazing experience.

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Lakeville
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Sites could use some trees for separation, but otherwise my children and I loved this campground! The hike we did (a shorter one), was absolutely fantastic! And my children enjoyed the visitors center information area and gift shop too! Beautiful scenery!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a very large park - with plenty of hiking trails, camp and picnic sites, and an outdoor amphitheater. The rock formations are great - there is plenty of variety, and they have been trained to sit very still and to pose for photos. Exploring the trails is fun, and the lighting makes it different every time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

No water,or clean toilet! Some teenage kid were drinking,pot smoking, one hella big fire. Run their cars and off road vehicles through other peoples camp. No phone service to call police or park manager. Need to set up some type of cell service out their. Need to set up water buffalo in a few spots. Need police on weekends and... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very unique history in this state park right in town. We made a quick morning stop to visitor center and drive through part way which suited us fine but you could also hike/camp and avoid hustle/bustle of medora. Saw some horses in the park as well.

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Visited the park for the day and it is extremely beautiful, well worth a visit. The Visitor Centre staff are very helpful and knowledgable, and it also has a small gift shop, it cost us $35US for a 12 month pass for all of Montana's State Parks. There are several trailheads of varying difficulty and we were told the easiest... More 

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Address: 1301 Snyder Avenue, Glendive, MT
Phone Number: 406-377-6256
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Glendive

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