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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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Nearby Trails

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Weight Station Fishing Access

lat: 46.8788874 long: -113.8525126
Lemhi Pass Road

lat: 44.9579032 long: -113.3652553
Old Buffalo Trail 3

lat: 46.9547545 long: -113.5255417
Coal Banks Landing to Eagle Creek

lat: 48.0338635 long: -110.2279854
Rivers Edge Trail

lat: 47.517582 long: -111.2649299
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.

lat: 46.9177068 long: -113.6781495
Old Buffalo Trail 1

lat: 46.9547545 long: -113.5255417
Hole in the Wall to Judith Landing

lat: 47.7400888 long: -109.6276312
Russell Gates to Clearwater River

lat: 46.9502198 long: -113.3787584
Antelope Wilderness to James Kipp Landing

lat: 47.6274434 long: -108.6934195
Lolo Trail to Nee Me Poo Trail #40

lat: 46.58654 long: -114.73281
Eagle Creek to Hole in the Wall

lat: 47.8317525 long: -110.074063
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