Bozeman Montana ~ Museum of the Rockies

July 12th and 13th ~ Bozeman, Montana

Museum of the Rockies

After the thrill of the Beartooth Highway, it was time to head our rig toward Glacier. But with a couple of stops built in along the way. I grabbed our AAA travel book, and looked to see what the “Gem” sites were for Montana, and was pleased to find one in Bozeman, which was a perfect overnight spot for us. 

Departing from Red Lodge, the drive took us through some lush farm and grazing land.

Large bales of hay

The open road

The train tracks followed our route today

Museum of the Rockies

The Siebel Dinosaur Complex houses one of the largest collection of dinosaur relics in the world, including a full size T. Rex skeleton.

T. Rex

Head of T. Rex

Skull of Triceratops

Did you know that some dinosaurs had feathers?

We also watched several movies in Taylor Planetarium which shed light on the universe, black holes, gravity and more.

A regional history section highlighted both the Native American culture and early settlers.


Gas station and home from the 1930’s

Inside the home

Another very interesting section was on CROCS. I had no idea how enormous the salt-water crocs could get.

Look at the size of that Salt Water Croc!

We got a recommendation from a lady (college student) at the museum for a place for dinner and she suggested Taco Montes. They have an unusual variety of tacos, including the Thai and Bobcat which we found delicious and very reasonably priced.

Thai taco and cold pressed fruit drink with fresh mint.

GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful for the incredibly well done displays that connected the dots between dinosaurs and birds.

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our latest adventure. We hope you will join us!
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23 Responses to Bozeman Montana ~ Museum of the Rockies

  1. Although we were only there briefly, we really enjoyed Bozeman. Nice post!


  2. MT-MOONCHASER says:

    While you are in the area of Glacier, there is the Plains Indian Museum in Browning that has lots of displays and information on the Indians of northern Montana. It is just off Hwy 2 on the west side of Browning.


  3. We haven’t been to the Museum of the Rockies, Joanne, and it looked like we really missed a jewel. As for the open road in Montana, it pretty much defines it. Watch out for the grizzlies in Glacier. 🙂 Peggy and I had some fun experience while out backpacking. –Curt


  4. joylennick says:

    Must have been a change to be enclosed for a while…The mind boggles at thought of dinasaurs and out-sized crocs… Upwards and onwards.


  5. If you are still around Bozeman, head north to Tingling. We went there once on the strength of a Jimmy Buffett song. It’s an acquired taste. 🙂


  6. sheilsm says:

    So glad that you take advantage of museums! Enjoyed today’s post!


  7. Aunt Beulah says:

    I’m especially enjoying this trip with you because you are going places I’ve been, and I’m remembering.


  8. tippysmom2 says:

    You find the most interesting places to visit. I did NOT know that some dinosaurs had feathers, even though I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.


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