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Makoshika State Park

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Address: 1301 Snyder Avenue, Glendive, MT
Phone Number: +1 406-377-6256
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Encompassing more than 11,500 acres at an elevation of 2,069 feet, this...

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

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VERY COOL---GREAT PARK!

Makoshika State Park is a very cool place. We enjoyed our drive through the park. Now, we want to return to do some hiking and to experience the trails. This is a beautiful and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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Billings, Montana
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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Makoshika State Park is a very cool place. We enjoyed our drive through the park. Now, we want to return to do some hiking and to experience the trails. This is a beautiful and unique area. The geology is amazing.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We enjoyed driving to the end of the road and looking at the sites. Took a short walk before heading back to the visitor center. We were disappointed it was closed but we walked around the nearby trail; that was very pretty.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This park is easy to access, and has nice well marked trails ranging from pretty easy to moderate. It's a must see if visiting Glendive and the surrounding areas. It's well kept and a good way to experience the badlands and prehistoric formations.

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Thank Samizv
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We loved this park. A little tricky to find. It seems out a ways but worth the time to get there. Very unique scenery with sandstone hills. Lots of hiking and a small dinosaur fossil still in the ground.

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

When we were there in September, we mostly had the place to ourselves. In between the rain storms, we ventured out on almost all the hiking trails. Ahh, the silence, the beauty...we loved it! There is a very nice visitors center worth visiting!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Our kids took us here on a visit. Very beautiful views throughout the park. Enjoyed a picnic and did a little hiking around.

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is our second trip here because we really enjoyed the park the first time. It is as wonderful and scenic as most USA National Park. There was a small fee to get in, as most USA state parks charge. The formations were breathtaking. We did not see wildlife,

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Glendive, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

As far as hiking, scenery, and just getting away this is the place to go. They also have frisbee golf there. And you can have cook outs too so you can do almost any outdoor activity.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We didn't plan on coming here or did we ever hear about Makoshika. We passed it on our way to Bismarck, ND from Billings. We saw some cool landscapes resembling the Badlands in SD and decided to stop. For $6, it was worth every penny to look at this park. It was filled with cool trippy rock formations where triceratops... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Very Neat!! Lots of bluebirds and interesting land formations. More paved roads would be nice. Great place to visit.

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