Unearth the Mystery…Past and Present with The Old Trail Museum.
The museum is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, seven days a week from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.
Old Trail Museum is a non-profit organization that reflects the rich natural
and cultural history of Montana’s pristine Rocky Mountain Front region. Explore
fossils, dinosaurs, Native American artifacts, grizzly bears, and the diverse
and colorful local history within the Museum complex.
Our mission is to preserve, research, and interpret to the public through
our collection, exhibitions, and programs; the physical and cultural heritage
of the Rocky Mountain Front region.
The museum complex consists of the main museum building which houses a gift
shop, a dinosaur gallery, area artifacts and exhibits. A wooden boardwalk
accesses several other buildings including the Grizzly Cabin, the Jesse Gleason
Art Studio, the Metis House, the Schoolhouse, the Ice Cream Parlor, a Blackfeet
tepee or lodge and the Carriage House gift shop that has Montana-made and
Check out our exhibits!
The museum is one of 14 stops on the Montana Dinosaur Trail. The Dinosaurs
of the Two Medicine Paleontology Gallery in the main building contains a
life-size Maiasaura (the Montana State Fossil) along with a mural of the
natural environment by local artist Jim Utsler.
Other paleontology exhibits in the gallery include a dinosaur skull cast of
Einiosaurus, a cast of a meat-eating dinosaur, dinosaur footprints, dinosaur
eggs, nests, and babies; and tools of the trade. Also included are exhibits of
Maiasaura babies, Egg Mountain, dinosaur claws, Cretaceous marine fossils,
geology of the Rocky Mountain Front and the Willow Creek anticline and a dino
Included is a “touch” bone where children and adults alike will get the
opportunity to see (and touch) a real fossilized duck-billed dinosaur
In addition to the paleontology the museum contains more exhibits such as,
Old Agency on the Teton, Jesse Gleason’s art studio, the Old North Trail, Red
River Cart and Choteau’s last hanging.
After touring the museum enjoy an ice cream from the ice cream parlor
located in the museum complex. There are shaded picnic tables for your
convenience and plenty of room to park your RV.
Hours of Operation: Memorial Day - Labor Day • Seven days a week • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.