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.
Latitude: 47.124814 Longitude: -104.689214 Elevation: 2129 ft
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Interests and Areas of Expertise
Economic Development (executive director of Dawson County Economic Development Council) History (M.A., George Mason University; adjunct professor of history at Dawson Community College) Journalism (former senior reporter, Glendive Ranger-Review; now part-time) Fishing Hiking Photography
Makoshika State Park Bell Street Bridge Cross Country Brewery Beaver Creek Brewery Frontier Gateway Museum Intake Fishing Access Site (paddlefishing) Short Pines OHV Area
Hiking in Makoshika Floating the Yellowstone Paddlefishing
Seasons OpenMemorial Day-Labor Day
Hours OpenMonday-Saturday 9:00-5:00; Sunday 1:00-5:00
The upper level of the museum and the museum grounds are handicap accessible. The basement level of the museum is not handicap accessible.