The 9 Best Things to Do in Glendive, United States

April 7, 2018 Brain Ambrose

Glendive is a city in and the county seat of Dawson County, Montana, United States. Glendive was established by the Northern Pacific Railway when they built the transcontinental railroad across the northern tier of the western United States from Minnesota to the Pacific Coast. The town was the headquarters for the Yellowstone Division that encompassed 875 route miles (1,408 km); 546 (879) in main line and 328 (528) in branches with the main routes from Mandan, North Dakota, to Billings, Montana, and from Billings to Livingston, Montana. The town of Glendive is an agricultural and ranching hub of eastern Montana. The town is tucked between the Yellowstone River and the Badlands, named for the rugged terrain and jagged rock formations that are known to exist in the area. Makoshika State Park is located just east of Glendive.
Restaurants in Glendive

1. Makoshika State Park

1301 Snyder Avenue, Glendive, MT +1 406-377-6256
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4.5 based on 156 reviews

Makoshika State Park

Encompassing more than 11,500 acres at an elevation of 2,069 feet, this park features fossil remains of dinosaurs.

Reviewed By Bonnie M - Gardiner, Montana

The morning light was gorgeous. We enjoyed hiking the Diane Gabriel trail. The trail was mostly easy except for the few tall stairs up to the fossil. People with bad knees will probably have issues with those steps. I wish that we could have spent more time in the park and explored the visitor's center. The visitor's center didn't open until 10am, but we had to hit the road for our next generation.

2. Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum

139 State St, Glendive, MT 59330-2025 +1 406-377-3228
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4 based on 116 reviews

Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum

The Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum presents its exhibits in the context of Biblical history.

Reviewed By StephMarieM - Ames, Iowa

Note that this museum tells things from a biblical perspective, so if you believe in evolution--it's probably not the place for you, unless you're open-minded. That being said the fossils and dinosaurs are super impressive and it was only $14 for two adults. We're currently on a kid free vacation but would LOVE to bring our little guy back!

3. Frontier Gateway Museum

Belle Prairie Frontage Road-Off I-94 Exit 215, Glendive, MT 59330 +1 406-377-8168
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Frontier Gateway Museum

Reviewed By TMMao - WA

This little museum is a gem. It's located just off the I-90, right next door to the pricey, weird, creationist dinosaur museum. The Frontier Gateway is free and full of interesting items.

The upstairs is an olio of collections donated by locals, bits of geology and history, including suits of armour (yes!), old telephones, clothing exhibits, Native American items, a small shelf of books for sale (only a quarter for a paperback), and rough agates. There's some organization but mostly items are grouped like by like in glass cabinets and in the open. Really interesting stuff, but not a lot of cohesion.

But then, you go downstairs, and you see something really cool. They've done a recreation of a frontier small town, with doctor's office, dentist's office, millinery, grocer, etc. All set up behind glass, but just as they would have been. We were all blown away by the detail and the depth and breadth of the items they had that showed how people lived in Montana a hundred years ago. Really, this should be the upstairs. I wonder if everyone knows to go downstairs.

Outside are more gems--a whole collection of vehicles, buggies, surries, etc, including a sleigh. There's a sod-roofed house, and old one-room school house and some farm equipment.

Our whole family loved this place. I ended up giving them a donation. Great stop in Glendive.

4. Baisch's Dinosaur Digs

Glendive, MT 59330
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5 based on 6 reviews

Baisch's Dinosaur Digs

Come hunt for dinosaur bones, fossils, and agitized wood on private property in the beautiful badlands near Glendive MT. All hunts are guided and you will be able to keep most of the fossils that you find, with a few restrictions. By reservations only.

Reviewed By jarpsyd - philadelphia

I cannot speak highly enough of this experience - it was a amazing day that captivated all of us (group of 5 kids 13 years to 8 years, two adults). Our guides were amazing - knowledgeable, helpful, kind and patient - and able to provide us with a day tailored to the interests, abilities and needs of our particular group. Completely and utterly worth the drive, the time, and the money!

5. Historic Bell Bridge

808 N Merrill Ave, Glendive, MT 59330-1835 +1 406-377-5601
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4 based on 14 reviews

Historic Bell Bridge

Reviewed By SunsetSolitude - Glendive, Montana

Going across the bridge and back is a pretty short walk. We love starting on the east side of the bridge (the side by Reynolds Market) and walking west (towards the big building with GTA on it) at sunset. You can also walk underneath the bridge towards the river. We have taken family photos under the bridge before...but all too often there is litter and trash under the bridge.

6. Flutterby Boutique

108 S Merrill Ave, Glendive, MT 59330-1635 +1 406-941-1392
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Flutterby Boutique

Flutterby Boutique specializes in clothing for girls and women of all sizes and ages. We carry denim, dresses, shoes, handbags, bath and body products, candles, makeup, jewelry, candies and even tea. We also rent tuxedos for all your special occasions. Flutterby Boutique, trendy pieces, small town prices.

Reviewed By kmcross06

I absolutely love this store! From bath accessories to clothing, Flutterby has all the latest trends at amazing prices! I definately will be doing my shopping there, and often! Flutterby has new inventory in constantly so there is always amazing selections!Thank you Kathy! We appreciate your business!

7. Hell Creek Music & More

101 N Merrill Ave, Glendive, MT 59330-1632 +1 406-377-7977
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4 based on 1 reviews

Hell Creek Music & More

Reviewed By taarhaug - Trondheim, Norway

Stopped here to look at the T-Rex. There was a very friendly guy at the counter giving us good advice on local things to see.

8. Country Girl Clay

213 N Merrill Ave, Glendive, MT 59330-1725 +1 406-939-1926
Country Girl Clay

Welcome to Country Girl Clay! Bold color and unique textures put a twist on traditional shapes and serving pieces. Bright reds and dripping western turquoise is the specialty glazes here. You can find an assortment of handmade pottery as well as other art from local artisans, as well as being able to watch the art being created in the studio attached to the gift shop.

9. The Retro Theatre

215 N Merrill Ave, Glendive, MT 59330-1725 +1 406-377-3876

The Retro Theatre is a live performing venue that was converted from an old 1918 movie theatre that set empty. The theatre has top artists to local acts. From bands to comedians perform at the Retro Theatre. The Retro Theatre seats 400 people and has a stage that is 28' x 28'. Every seat is a great seat.

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