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The was a small celebration in Great Falls yesterday to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Montana Dinosaur Trail. The Dinosaur Trail consists of fifteen museums, state parks and other attractions across the eastern part of the state all about dinos and their millions of years of history in Montana. The museums and the state got together and created the tour to promote tourism in a lot of places that don’t normally see that many tourists. The trail opened in 2005 and draws thousands of tourists every year. According to promoters, the trail has been quite a boon to tourism and to many businesses along the route.

Following the Dinosaur Trail, you will get to visit many very neat places like the Phillips County Museum in Malta, where you can see the 33-foot long skeleton of “Elvis” the Brachylophosaurus from the Judith River Formation about 77 million years old. You will also visit the relatively new Fort Peck museum and see a full-scale T-Rex. You’ll go to Makoshika State Park near Glendive and be smack dab in the middle of the famous Hell Creek Formation which has produced many famous fossils over the years. So, if you have some time this summer and want to take the kids on a fun-filled mini-vacation visit the Montana Dinosaur Trail website and pick up your “Prehistoric Passport” to guide you along your way to hunting dinosaurs in the Treasure State.

iga4One notable exception that was overlooked on the Dinosaur Trail is the new (Opening this month?) “Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum”. Yes, now Montana has it’s own creationist cuckoo museum! The museum was build by the “Foundation Advancing Creation Truth” (FACT). The mission of FACT is “to glorify God as Creator and Sustainer, emphasize man’s accountability to Him, and challenge the hearer/visitor to think through the humanistic concept of evolution” and evidently to ignore FACTs, science, history, geology, biology and anybody with a brain. The new 20,000 square-foot monument to ignorance is scheduled to be open this summer. At the museum you will learn that

The Biblical record of the beginning of the world is authentic history. This includes the recent creation of all things, the fall, the curse, the global flood, and the dispersion of nations at Babel. Evidences in the earth’s crust and in human legends are to be interpreted in light of this true history.

and that after millions of years of evolution, stupid people still roam the plains of Montana. Given all this and the fact that the “FACT” is not part of the “Official” Montana Dinosaur Trail. This has got to be one of the stops on your summer tour. I hope they have a Garden Of Eden exhibit with Adam and Eve cavorting with happy dinos. For just a “modest admission” the museum is sure to provide a few chuckles and a boost to the Glendive economy. Stop in and send me your reviews of the museum.

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  1. I just stopped by today with my brother and his three kids, one who is 8 and really into dinosaur. The first impression was a “wow”. You see a complete replica of STAN the T-Rex and you want to learn more… but as you walk up to the second floor, everything becomes a like religious cult. Everything on display attacks the teaching of the University and supports the idea of creationist. Suddenly, more and more weird employees starts appearing… and things are getting more weird by the moment. We then went back to the first floor to see the movie rooms and it’s all based on creationist. We then walked into the museum store and by this time, I was so freaked out, I thought these people were going to do something wacko like locked us up as prisoners. This is a small town and most of the people who come here are just passing by. It was like one of those horror movie. At dinner tonight, my brother told me he was still very “disturbed”. I agreed these people have the freedom to speak what they believe in but I only wish some the state of Montana make them change their name to “Glendive Dinosaur and Creationist Museum”. I really think something has to be done.

    • Ken,
      Thanks for the great review. I’m glad you and your family made it out alive. Sounds like a close call. I think I saw that movie on the Late, Late Show. Were they all wearing overalls and had bad teeth?

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