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Frontier Gateway Museum

Frontier Gateway Museum


Monday-Saturday 9:00-5:00; Sunday 1:00-5:00
Admission is free
lat: 47.1248329 long: -104.6893556

The Frontier Gateway Museum is the official museum of Dawson County, Montana, offering a wide variety of historical items and interpretive displays chronicling the human and natural history of Eastern Montana. The museum interior and its grounds house an eclectic collection of local historical artifacts ranging from Native American to mid-20th century as Glendive and Dawson County grew from a rugged frontier outpost to a modern community. The museum also contains a paleontology exhibit. It is also the first official stop on the Montana Dinosaur Trail. Those traveling the Montana Dinosaur Trail can obtain their Dinosaur Trail Passports, passport stamps, and related memorabilia at the museum.

The Main Floor:

Period Dress Displays

Military Uniforms

1895 Piano

Musical Display

Sewing Display



The Basement:

See a recreation of early Glendive stores with names of some of the earliest shops in Glendive. This includes the Glendive Times, Bee Hive Store, a general store and much more!

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Blackfoot River

The Blackfoot River, sometimes called the Big Blackfoot River to distinguish it from the Little Blackfoot River, is a snow-fed and spring-fed river in western Montana.

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Upper Hauser Lake to Missouri River

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Weight Station Fishing Access

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St Lawrence Creek Fishing Access

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Ryan Dam

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Coal Banks Landing to Eagle Creek

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Hauser Hiking Trail

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Decision Point

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Lemhi Pass Road

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Explorers at Portage

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Missouri River Left

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