Valley County Pioneer Museum

Valley County Pioneer Museum

54109 U.S. 2,Valley County,Glasgow 59230,Northeast Montana,Valley County

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In Valley County, Montana, a person is still able to find the fossilized remains of prehistoric creatures, tipi rings, buffalo jumps, and artifacts of past Indian cultures in the hills and prairie lands where only a century ago huge buffalo herds roamed. Cattle, sheep, and homestead shacks can still be seen.

Steamboats and forts once graced the banks of the Missouri River. Fur traders, buffalo hunters, woodhawks, and Indian agents have called this “home.” Sheepherders and cowboys still ply their trades today. Golden fields of grain and vast stretches of grazing land inhabit the hills, prairie lands, and river bottoms.

Small rural towns conveniently situated to accommodate their benefactors-the farmers and ranchers-have prospered to the present.

You can see evidence of the past and present at the Valley County Pioneer Museum.

Specimens of Fossils. Many fossils of the numerous species of prehistoric animals that roamed present Valley County 100 million years ago are found every year. A 30-foot vertebra of the Plesiosaur is on display.

Naming Milk River. Lewis and Clark, the first white men in present Valley County, named the largest northern tributary of the Missouri

Opening hours
GMT -07:00
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Summer Hours: May-Aug Tues - Sat 9 am to 5 pm Fall Hours: Sept-Oct Wed-Sat 10 am to 4 pm Nov-Dec Tues, Thur, Sat 12 pm to 4 pm Closed in January Open for special tours - call 406.228.8692 to confirm

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