952 Jordan Ave.
Jordan, MT 59337
Contact: Karen Witt 406-557-2544 Home, 406-853-3487 Cell
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, a Stygimoloch domed skull, a small replica of the famed “Dueling Dinosaurs” found in the Garfield County area and more dinosaur exhibits.
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
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.