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Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Glendive
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Owner description: The Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum presents its exhibits in the context of Biblical history.
Glendive, Montana
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

The three year old was awe struck. The museum was set up well. The history and descriptions were explained in detail and easy to understand.

8 Thank cgtglmt
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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Exceeded Expectations”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had no advanced knowledge about this museum. Before we paid the fee, we were told that the descriptions of reptiles would include support for a creationist interpretation and that all fossils were on Earth at the time of Noah and were preserved as a result of the flood.

We believe life on Earth evolved over millions of years.Yet, we still paid the modest fee and are delighted we did. No where else have we seen such carefully and realistically displayed dinosaurs and fossils. Every creature included a description and documentation as to where originally found. We passed over any added data that did not jive with our beliefs. The volunteers were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We highly recommend his museum, regardless of your basic beliefs.

Visited May 2014
7 Thank Milt_13
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Makoshika is a Creationist-Based Dinosaur Museum”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

CREATIONIST-BASED (i.e. INTELLIGENT DESIGN) DINOSAUR MUSEUM. I did not know this when I took my 9-year-old daughter to Makoshika. Not being religious person, I steeled myself to be able to be open to the creationist perspectives on paleontology, which allowed me to be able to appreciate their impressive fossils and displays. There are actual fossils that have been locally discovered and the staff were very kind and helpful. HOWEVER, be warned about the religiosity of their volunteers and staff who will be willing to discuss mainstream paleontology, but only to be able to "teach" about a Christian-based intelligent design theory in which the stories of Genesis and other chapters from the bible are displayed and taught as fact. I would recommend talking with kids about the debate between evolution and creationism to help kids learn HOW to think rather than WHAT to think. They offer a decent gift shop with affordable prices on souvenirs, also. All in all, I would go again for the impressive fossil collection, but for my daughter's sake, I would go armed with some mainstream paleontology facts to balance the religious-based stories.

Visited May 2014
3 Thank John S
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Cascade, Montana
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118 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Wow - extensive collection, well documented”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

They have numerous large, medium and small specimens, all displayed in colorful life-like exhibits accompanied by excellent research documents. Plus a well-stocked library and some films. All on two stories. Plan a few hours to take it all in! Quite impressive. If you walk through with an open mind and leave preconceptions at the door, you might actually enjoy this and begin to see why evolution is more like religion than science.

Visited May 2014
6 Thank Hardycreek
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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The Evidence Speaks for Itself”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

I was at the museum in 2008 with my daughter. I was there to interview Otis Kline who was the director at that time. In addition to reviewing the museum, Otis took us up into the mountains and showed us numerous pieces of evidence the world-wide Flood model. For example, he pointed out areas where there is obvious cross bedding of layers which indicate that these layers were deposited rapidly while the material was soft. Secondly, while excavating a dinosaur bone, Otis showed us plant roots growing into the dinosaur bone. This is excellent evidence that the non-fossilized bone is thousands of years old, not 65+ million years old.

It is frustrating that some reviewers of the museum are so ideological they refuse to follow the evidence to where it leads. Instead they focus on ad hominem arguments. The following is an amazing example of how evolutionary ideology warps the evidence to fit their view:

Have you heard of dinosaur soft tissue? Do a search for “Mary Schweitzer soft tissues”. The mainstream media confirms the story of dinosaur soft tissue but simply reinterprets the data to fit the old Earth view. Dr. Schweitzer claims that the dinosaur soft tissue evidence means we don't understand the fossilization process. Hold it. What about the most obvious reason for dinosaur soft tissue – it is not millions of years old! Soft tissues, blood and blood vessels decay rapidly. Over the years since the discovery many scientists simply refused believe the evidence was not from contamination because they knew soft tissue cannot last 65+ million years.

Why don’t the establishment scientists consider possibilities outside of supporting evolution? Science is supposed to question, it is supposed to be skeptical. It should not assume evolution is true – especially since there is abundant evidence to the contrary.

If you are open to examining evidence and following the evidence to where it leads then go to the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum. It is fun, educational and the staff love to answer questions. If you are ideologically committed to evolution and long ages, then you are missing out. I would like to encourage you to open your eyes to the real evidence. A trip to the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum is a good place to start.

Visited June 2013
3 Thank Jim B
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