When you first come to Montana and you look up at the sky and see the stars, you realize there is a reason we are called "The Big Sky" state. The sky really does seem so much bigger than any sky I have ever seen.
Now, whether you live in Montana or are a visitor of our beautiful state, there is one particular place that is always interesting and on the list for many to visit, at least one time.
On February 24th, you have the opportunity to celebrate Montana Day by heading over to the Museum of the Rockies (MOR) for free. Yes, completely free! You get to see everything the MOR has to offer including the latest exhibit, "Conserving America's Wildland's: The Vision of Ted Turner."
You will also have the opportunity to explore cultural and natural history exhibits, planetarium shows, children's exhibit, and the museum store. Montana Day has been an annual event for years, and this is one way that you can show your Montana spirit.
Montana Day's actual day of recognition is May 3rd, but we like to do things extra here in the Big Sky State. Montana, the 4th largest state, was the 41st state to join the union back in November of 1889.
Other fun ways to celebrate Montana is shopping local, checking out some local artists, and supporting our community. Montana is a beautiful state with so much to see and do, lets take care of the land and leave things the way nature wanted them to be.
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Montana's Museum Of The Rockies Is For Everyone! Check It Out
Museum of the Rockies
is nestled right next to Bobcat Stadium in Bozeman. The Museum is part of the American Alliance of Museums
, which means that the Museum of the Rockies is one of the 1,095 museums to hold this distinction. With over 33,000 museums nationwide, this is quite an accomplishment.
The Museum of the Rockies is also part of the Montana Dinosaur Trail
. What is that? It is a trail that runs through the state of Montana and has 14 locations. Each location will get you just a little closer to the history and knowledge of Dinosaurs.
Museum of the Rockies has current and rotating exhibits. Currently, (December 2021) here are some of my favorites that are on display: Siebel Dinosaur Complex
, Welcome to Yellowstone Country
, which digs into the history of Montana, Enduring Peoples Exhibit
, highlighting the American Indians of Montana, and the Paugh Exhibit
, illuminating the stories that connect us with the Northern Colorado Rockies. You can see all the exhibits here
to make planning your trip easier.
Museum of the Rockies is an independent 501 Non-Profit here in Bozeman. With that being said, they hold some of the most exquisite benefits throughout the year.
This gives the museum the opportunity to continue to be a highlight for the city of Bozeman. Another way to continue the success of the Museum of the Rockies is to become a member.
If you are considering donating to the Museum of the Rockies, you can check it out here
and decide which program works best for you. Help Bozeman keep this amazing learning tool open and available to everyone. Enjoy your time at the Museum of the Rockies
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Here's The Top 10 Tourists Sites For Those Visiting Montana
Montana is known by several nicknames. Big Sky Country, The Treasure State, and the Last Best Place to name just a few. Each year, millions of folks travel to Montana to partake in its beauty, while often seeking adventure in the outdoors. From skiing to rafting, fly fishing, to snowmobiling, Montana can certainly be described as an outdoor paradise.
No matter the season, there is always something to see and do in Montana. Here's a look at The Top 10 Tourists Sites For Those Visiting Montana.
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