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Great Plains Dinosaur Museum

405 N 1st St E, Malta, MT 59538-8808
+1 406-654-5300
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Great Dinosaur Museum!

We stopped by here on our way home to ND as we were driving through. I had heard about it from a... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
MinotGirl
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Minot, North Dakota
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It's Not Dirt

Overall, a very interesting and educational establishment. I wish there was a little bit more for... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2018
HalosTruth7
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Malta, Montana
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Closed for the winter. During winter we are only open by special appointment for school groups or groups of 5 or more adults. Please contact us to arrange a special tour date. Regular hours resume in May. Located on US 2 in Malta the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum showcases some of Montana's best preserved dinosaurs - you will see REAL fossil remains of Hadrosaurs, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Sauropods, raptor dinosaurs, and others who once roamed the great plains of Montana. Also displayed is a stunning variety of fish, invertebrates including ammonites, lobsters, rare crabs and plants. Don't miss the fossil prep lab and unique gift store onsite. The summer season also features digs and educational programs for youth and adults. See website for dig program details and scheduling. Please email or call with any questions!
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405 N 1st St E, Malta, MT 59538-8808
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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by here on our way home to ND as we were driving through. I had heard about it from a friend who had stopped about a week before. What a great little museum. It’s pretty inexpensive, $5 per adult, $3 per child aged...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Overall, a very interesting and educational establishment. I wish there was a little bit more for your buck. A good place to bring young children and families.

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

The museum is an eclectic mix of dinosaurs found locally, Indian artifacts from local Plains Indians and another half dozen "rooms" or exhibits of settlers items or local inhabitants donations (like the now defunct Post Office) ranging from the 1700's to the 1950's. The lady...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2017

Found this gem on Trip Advisor and stopped for a terrific visit. Nice collection of fossils from surrounding countryside including major dino finds. Especially enjoyed the many stories and photos of the local people/families who in some cases discovered or donated these fossils -- they...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2017

If you visit this small but rich museum when Cary Woodruff is there, make sure you strike up a conversation with him. I just stumbled on the whole dinosaur thing, not realizing I had spent two weeks roaming in the Hell Creek Formation area (hey,...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2017

Small place but has a great collection. Have programs where people can join digs. Very friendly staff, very helpful. Excellent way to spend a few hours.

Thank Adam G
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Reviewed June 5, 2017

This museum has a great selection of locally found dinosaur bones. This is a very good small town museum.

Thank Kathy E
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Reviewed July 12, 2016

Small but with several very good exhibits. Visited on July 4th, museum was open, I was the only visitor and the $5 entrance fee was well worth cost. Staff member was very helpful, answered questions, made good suggestions about areas to visit.

Thank Daniel E
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Reviewed December 8, 2015

We were glad we stopped to learn about the dinosaur bones found in the area. The person working was very friendly and even let us touch some of the bones. Well worth the time we spent.

Thank 00noodles
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Reviewed August 9, 2015

This museum has the most complete Dinosaur remains ever found. It has the skin and muscle still intact over ¾ of it. A very educational museum.

Thank Paul B
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