Journey to the past and uncover Northeast Montana’s vast history! Montana’s Missouri River Country is overflowing with pioneer and cultural history.

Dinosaur skeleton in museum in Montana
More dinosaurs have been discovered in Montana than any other state

Montana’s Missouri River Country is overflowing with pioneer and cultural history. Lewis and Clark explored this vast landscape, covering nearly 330 river miles. Experience their path by vehicle, boat, horse or on foot, taking in landscapes that have remained much unchanged since their journey west. Discover regional history at the MonDak Heritage Center in Sidney, featuring artifacts and photographs of the culture and history of this unique area. Step back in time at Daniels County Museum and Pioneer Town in Scobey where 35 restored buildings recreate a township from the early 20th century, home to the annual Pioneer Days.

Take in the American Indian way of life at Fort Peck Indian Reservation, home to the Assiniboine and Sioux nations and the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, home to the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre nations. The town of Poplar is the center for tribal activities, as well as hosting the Assiniboine and Sioux Cultural Center and Museum and the Poplar Indian Days, where visitors can experience a celebration of native traditions and culture.

More dinosaurs have been discovered in Montana than any other state, and many of those finds happened in Northeast Montana. Discover rare fossils, a cast of a giant T-rex, a full-sized triceratops replica discovered in Jordan, and much more at the various museums devoted to dinosaurs throughout the region, including the world-class Fort Peck Interpretive Center and Museum in Fort Peck, Philips County Museum and the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum in Malta and the Garfield County Museum in Jordan.

There is more room to roam in Missouri River Country, which means more time and space to enjoy your perfect Northeastern Montana getaway. Start planning today! Visit the website for more information on this beautiful corner of Big Sky Country.

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