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T-Rex Trek

Fort Peck



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Begin this 3 day tour (336 miles) at Glasgow, or reverse the order and start at Malta, if you prefer.


Visit the Fort Peck Interpretive Center (17 miles from Glasgow), located on the beautiful Missouri River below Fort Peck Dam. Their dinosaur exhibits include the famous Peck’s Rex, which was found in the Hell Creek Formation. Two of the largest aquariums in Montana showcase the native and game species of Fort Peck Lake and the Missouri River and admission is free. Try a walk under the Missouri River during a tour of the Fort Peck Dam Powerhouse. Tours are available hourly on request from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for no charge. Experience a little culture at the Fort Peck Summer Theatre, a historic building with shows each weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Adults $15, Children $10. After the show, spend an evening in Glasgow or stay at the Historic Fort Peck Hotel (open seasonally). Built in the 1930s, it is filled with history and friendly faces.


From Glasgow or Fort Peck, travel south on Hwy 24. The area east of the highway near mile marker 30 is where Peck’s Rex was found. When you reach Hwy 200, there is a rest stop. Proceed left on Hwy 200 to Jordan, where the Garfield County Museum spotlights the exciting dinosaur discoveries in the nearby Hell Creek fossil beds. Continue on Highway 200 to Grass Range; the rest area near Mosby offers interpretive signage of this area on the Musselshell River. Continue West on Highway 200 until you come to Grass Range and then turn North on Highway 191. You will be traveling through the Missouri River Breaks and Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge. The small town of Zortman, just a few miles off Highway 191, is a historic mining town. Tour the original jail, pan for gold, or go hiking in the Little Rockies! Get more information at the Zortman Motel. Food and drinks can be found at the local café or store. Overnight in Malta in any one of their welcoming accommodations.


Malta is home to 2 premier sites on the Montana Dinosaur Trail. The Dinosaur Field Station and the Phillips County Museum both feature real fossil discoveries from the nearby Judith River Formation of the late cretaceous period 77 million years ago.

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Fort Peck Interpretive Center and Museum

The facility showcases northeast Montana and features the two largest aquariums in Montana displaying the fish of Fort Peck Lake and the Missouri River.
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Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and Field Station

The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and Field Station displays rare fossils: fish, invertebrates, plants, and a variety of dinosaur species such as Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Sauropod, Raptor, and Hadrosaurs.
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C. M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge

Those seeking wild game in its natural habitat will be rewarded at the third largest refuge in the continental U.S., Missouri River Country's Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge.
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Fort Peck Dam and Power Plant Museum

Fort Peck Dam is one of the largest hydraulically filled earth dams in the world, measuring 21,026 feet long, with a height of 250.5 feet.
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