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Great Plains Dinosaur Museum

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Great Plains Dinosaur Museum

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Montanagirl1 wrote a review Jul 2020
Kalispell, Montana92 contributions6 helpful votes
Spent 5 days doing the Montana Dinosaur Trail and while we loved them all, this one was extra Fantastic! The front desk gentleman /paleontologist (and Bobcat!!) was extra helpful explaining things to us and made it more personable. Both museums in Malta were great!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Nolan P wrote a review Jul 2019
8 contributions5 helpful votes
We were a group of five old men from Washington state who traveled for two days to get to Malta with little or no sleep. We loved the museum. We had to correct the curator on one small fact as she kept calling the mummy dinosaur Leonardo "he." Leonardo was obviously a she since she was a mummy. Duh! We had a great time
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Date of experience: June 2019
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MinotGirl wrote a review Jun 2018
Minot, North Dakota202 contributions34 helpful votes
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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 5 and older, and kids 5 and under are free. The exhibits are wonderful. Many of them are touch exhibits and the majority of the fossils here are found locally. The lady at the front counter had a ton of information about their dinosaurs like where they were found and what made some of them unique. We loved it, and our son, who is absolutely in love with dinosaurs, was in his own little paradise. We will be back!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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HalosTruth7 wrote a review Apr 2018
Malta, Montana1 contribution
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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Date of experience: February 2018
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bryonia2015 wrote a review Aug 2017
Brisbane, Australia722 contributions87 helpful votes
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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 running the museum generously gave us her time, information and lots of brochures to interest us in Montana, of which she is immensely proud. She showed us the difference between original Indian beading with Porcupine Quills and that made with beads which they traded for furs. (I always wondered why they would want coloured beads however once you see the enormous number of decorated clothing items, or the beading on halters and leads for their horses, it starts to become logical. ) A 1950's kitchen was packed full of useful items for the housewife and no doubt, in future years, the kids will laugh at the ice box and laminated tables. Upstairs is a large collection of musical instruments and medicals items. A book on the Geology of the Great Plains was a treasured find. Small towns like Malta are often blessed with volunteer historians who generously donate their time to create a gem like this museum for future generations.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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