Makoshika State Park: Glendive Makoshika. Meaning “bad land” or “bad earth” in Lakota, Makoshika offers an otherworldly experience with its badlands filled with dinosaur bones on its 11,500 acres – the largest state park in Montana. While there, be sure to: •
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Hike through deep ravines and around the eerily-shaped hoodoos, mesas, buttes, spires and fluted hillsides. Bring your camera on early-morning and evening hikes for spectacular light on the formations. Channel your inner archeologist on a dinosaur expedition. More than 10 species of dinosaurs have been found in Makoshika, including Triceratops, Edmontosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex. Try your hand at agate hunting along the banks of the Yellowstone River in Glendive. Enjoy disc golf at one of the most challenging courses in the country. Learn more about the area at the Makoshika Dinosaur Museum and the Frontier Gateway Museum in Glendive. Take a drive to Medora, ND (about 65 miles away) and tour the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the Little Missouri National Grasslands or the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame. On your way home, stop off in Terry for a pizza at the Roy Rogers saloon. Also be sure to pop in to the Prairie County Museum and learn about photographer Evelyn Cameron Resources: Visit stateparks.mt.gov/makoshika or glendivechamber.com. Above: Makoshika State Park, picturesque badlands and Makoshika Dinosaur Museum.
CABINS AND CHALETS Holland Lake Lodge: Condon Rent one of these six rustic lakefront cabins with milliondollar views in northwest Montana. This area – known as the American Alps because of its location between the spectacular Swan and Mission Mountains – offers soul-soothing salve to the nature-deprived traveler. Enjoy the gracious hospitality and five-star gourmet meals (included in the price) as you relax your troubles away. While there, be sure to: •
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Get into the great outdoors by fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking and boating amid the 400 acres of Holland Lake.
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