Montana's Dinosaur Trail

The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum has unique specimens

Montana's Dinosaur Trail // (c) 2009

 The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum

The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and Field Station near Malta, Mont., is a premier stop on Montana’s Dinosaur Trail. The museum showcases many of Montana’s finest dinosaur specimens, including “Roberta,” a remarkably well preserved adult Brachylophosaurus; “Ralph,” a new species of long-necked sauropod; “Giffen,” Montana’s first stegosauras; “Peanut,” a young Brachylophosaurus; and “Leonardo,” a rare mummy dinosaur listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the best preserved dinosaur. Other world-renowned fossils on display include rare marine invertebrates, prehistoric plants and fossilized fish.

Children’s programs, birthday parties and dinosaur dig/exploration programs are also available.

The museum is located on Highway 2 East in Malta next to the Phillips County Museum. Year-round hours are Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fees are $5 for adults, $3 for youth 12 and under and free for museum members and children 5 and under. Group rates are available.