Garfield County Museum

  • This museum has unique paleontology displays, interpretation, replicas, or actual skeletons of dinosaurs and other fossils found in Montana.

952 Jordan Ave.
Jordan, MT 59337
Contacts: Mareta Brusett 406-557-2308 or Karen Witt 406-557-2544

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Located in the Hell Creek Formation south of Fort Peck Lake, Garfield County has made major contributions to the paleontology record. In 1902 the world’s first identified Tyrannosaurus rex was discovered near Jordan. In addition to the full T. rex skull displayed at the museum you’ll find a full-size Triceratops cast and a Stygimoloch domed skull.

Did You Know?

The anatomical structure that is commonly referred to as the wishbone was long thought to be unique to birds. This bone represents the fusion of two clavicle bones. Recent fossil discoveries have shown that some dinosaurs, including the T. rex, also had wishbones. It is becoming more widely accepted in the field of paleontology that birds are direct decedents of these dinosaurs.

Where to Next on the Montana Dinosaur Trail?

Nearest to the North

Fort Peck Interpretive Center
Fort Peck, 94 miles (1.75 hours)
US Hwy 200 east from Jordan to junction with MT 24; MT 24 north to Fort Peck.

Nearest to the East

Frontier Gateway Museum and Makoshika State Park
Glendive, 115 miles (2 hours)
US Highway 200 east from Jordan to Circle; US Highway 200s southeast from Circle to Glendive.

Nearest to the West

Upper Musselshell Museum
Harlowton, 186 miles (3 hours)
US Hwy 200 west through Lewistown and onto junction with US Hwy 191 at Eddies Corner; US Hwy 191 south from Eddies Corner to Harlowton.

While You’re in the Area

Hell Creek State Park

Sitting 25 miles north of Jordan on Montana Highway 543 is Hell Creek State Park. The park provides access to fishing, boating, and camping along the Hell Creek Arm of Fort Peck Lake.

More to do in Jordan

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