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Old Trail Museum

Choteau Montana

Listing Type: Museum
City: Choteau Montana
Region: Central Montana

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'Unearth the Mystery'Past and Present' with the Old Trail Museum. Located at the north end of Choteau, on US Highway 89, the non-profit museum reflects the rich natural and cultural history of Montana's pristine Rocky Mountain Front region. Explore fossils, dinosaurs, Native American artifacts, grizzly bears, and the diverse and colorful local history. Other exhibits include A.B. Guthrie, Jr., Old Agency on the Teton, Jesse Gleason's art studio, the Old North Trail, Metis people, and Choteau's last hanging. Don't miss 'Dinosaurs of the Two Medicine,' the Old Trail Museum's new paleontology gallery! Take a walking tour of the world famous paleontological site, Egg Mountain. Reservations required.

Not your 'Hollywood' Dino dig, all participants assist in current scientific research. Subject matter can include: professional field techniques such as prospecting, excavating, plaster jacketing, quarry mapping, and preparation techniques in the lab. Learn fossil identification and the geology of the Two Medicine Formation. Hands-on one, two, and five-day field programs for adults, families, and schools taught by a dynamic professional paleontology staff. Learn about dinosaurs, geology , and archaeology.

After touring the museum enjoy an ice cream from our ice cream parlor located in the visitor center. There are shaded picnic tables for your convenience.

Plenty of room to park your RV. Join us for our fourteenth season! Reservations are required. For more information contact the museum office.

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Directions: Located in the old Golden Rod Creamery building at 823 North Main Street, the north end of Choteau, at the junction of US HIghway 89 and US Highway 287.

Old Trail Museum
823 North Main, Choteau, MT 59422

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  • Dinosaur Dig
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  • Public Restroom
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