Make for Makoshika

Makoshika State Park (the biggest in the state) packs a potent mix: deep ravines, miles of trails, abundant wildlife, fossils, and even a disk golf course. Here, campers get culture: every summer, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks sends thee’and thou’s ringing off the natural amphitheater’s rock walls.

Makoshika isn't the only geologically hip hangout around. Smaller Terry Badlands boasts rock formations and the town of Terry: home to the (haunted) Kempton Hotel. Nearby, Glendive claims the best agate-hunting in the state and the Makoshika Dinosaur Museum. For more recent history, overnight an antique-strewn room at the plush Charley Montana B&B.

Down the road in Wibaux, geology mixes with theology in St. Peter’s Catholic Church’s impressive native stone walls. Clinch your trip with the town’s less pious pursuits: local microbrews at the Beaver Creek Brewery and chicken fried steak at the Shamrock Club.

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Badlands Café And Scoop Shoppe

It’s a fifties style diner but the burgers are locally grown. They serve up this huge dessert... I can't think of what it’s called but it’s like a massive sundae... and if you eat the whole ...

205 S Logan Ave
Terry, MT
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Charley Montana Bed And Breakfast

You wouldn’t think you'd find such luxury in Glendive, and I've never heard of a B&B that allows children! Such a lovely change of pace, our daughter was enchanted by the special, historic feel of the ...

103 North Douglas Street
Glendive, MT
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Frontier Gateway Museum

We actually did this museum as part of a trip to see my son’s wedding in Glendive. I was impressed! My wife was very into the recreated Main Street they had made up with all the old businesses. It ...

207 West Bell Street
Glendive, MT
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Gust-Hauf

Very friendly staff, priced right, a good stopping point for a bite to eat.

300 W Bell St.
Glendive, MT
Places to Eat

Kempton Hotel

This is a curious little place to stay! It's Montana's oldest continuously operated hotel...but it's actually been in operation so long no one really remembers when it was built...maybe 1905? Maybe 1912? Everyone says it ...

204 Spring Street
Terry, MT
Places to Stay

Makoshika Dinosaur Museum

I've always wanted to take my son's to this area to see the Museum!

423 E Towne St
Glendive, MT
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Makoshika State Park

Makoshika State Park is located in the rugged badlands of eastern Montana in Glendive. The name Makoshika (Ma-ko'-shi-ka) is a variant of a Lakota phrase meaning land of bad spirits or "badlands". Although the area resembles the badlands of ...

Valley View Loop Dr
Glendive, MT
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Shamrock Club

A classic stockman joint. Chicken fried steak and regular, good steak. Western antiques, family owned, and reasonable prices.

100 Wibaux Street
Wibaux, MT
Places to Eat

St. Peter's Catholic Church

Beautiful old European style church, with ivy-covered walls and basalt facings. No longer in use for service, but come to see the architecture.

313 1st Ave
Wibaux, MT
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