Glendive Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture

313 South Merrill Ave. • Glendive, MT 59330
Phone: 406-377-5601 • Toll Free: 800-859-0824 • Fax: 406-377-5602

Take City Center exit off I-94 then go downtown, and we are at the south end of Merrill Avenue in downtown Glendive.
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Glendive – Where the Best Begins!

Outdoor enthusiasts will thrill to the almost limitless possibilities around Glendive. Imagine watching the Milky Way nightly and counting shooting stars to fall asleep; quiet so deep you can hear your soul relax; hunting or just having a staring contest with wildlife.

The Yellowstone River, the nation’s longest untamed river starts in Yellowstone Park and flows through the middle of Glendive. It’s a source of recreation, agate hunting, fishing and awe. The Lewis & Clark Expedition spent their last night in Montana here by the Yellowstone in 1806. General Custer camped here before he met his demise on the Little Big Horn.

Glendive is tucked between the Badlands and the Yellowstone River, and is considered the hub city of the rich inland agricultural area of eastern Montana and western North Dakota. Large grain farms and ranches abound. Glendive’s main street is one-sided with a massive railroad yard and roundhouse on the other side. Makoshika State Park, one of the most impressive badlands areas in America, borders the southern edge of Glendive. It is not only attractive with its highly unusual rock formation, but is a virtual warehouse of prehistoric fossils, mineral specimens and dinosaur bones.

Visit the Frontier Gateway Museum and take a giant step back in time. Wander among dinosaur fossils, Indian artifacts, farm machinery and blacksmith tools. One of the most popular exhibits is ‘Merrill West,’ which is a walkway through a replica of the businesses, which lined Glendive’s business district in the late 1800’s.

Visit Makoshika Dinosaur Museum in downtown Glendive for a variety of dinosaur fossils, casts of ancient life and lifelike dioramas. The Makoshika Dinosaur Museum is one of the many fascinating stops on the Montana Dinosaur Trail.

Historic Bell Street Bridge, first built in 1894, destroyed by an 1899 ice jam and rebuilt between 1924 and 1926, is one of the longest of its kinds in Montana. It has been preserved for its engineering accomplishment and significant role of the commercial development of the area.

Fish for the prehistoric paddlefish from the banks of the Yellowstone River. You can then donate the roe to the Yellowstone Caviar Program. The program in turn processes the roe and sells the paddlefish caviar all over the world. The proceeds from the program are then given out in grants in Eastern Montana.

Come visit us in Glendive and see “Where the Best Begins!”

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