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Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman

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Visit Museum of the Rockies to see the largest collection of dinosaur remains in the United States, including the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex skull ever found. The museum covers more than 500 million years of physical and cultural history of the Rocky Mountains. The exhibits focus on dinosaurs, as well as life in the Rockies for Native Americans, fur traders, gold seekers, and settlers. The museum also contains the Tinsley House, a living history museum originally located in Willow Creek. Costumed guides explain what life was like for the Tinsley family and others like them in the 1800s. Plan your Museum of the Rockies visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bozeman using our Bozeman online day trip planner .
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  • Loved this museum! Very well thought out depiction of the history of this area. I really enjoyed the Native American Exhibit and the Early Settlers Exhibit. There are plenty of hands on exhibits for t...  more »
  • A group of six of us went to visit the Museum of the Rockies and my wife and I were very impressed with the museum had to offer. The Museum is expertly done top to bottom and the display of dinosaurs ...  more »
  • Great place to bring guests. Many fun educational opportunities are offered for children, but interesting for adults, as well  more »
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  • Very high quality museum affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution. The dinosaur exhibits are literally world class, with the largest collection in the United States. This museum houses the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex skull ever found! Another scientific focus of the museum is the natural and cultural history of the Rocky Mountains, with collections going back 500 million years. The Living History Farm, a frontier homestead with live actor protrails of the 1800's life is next to the museum in the warmer months and is very interesting. The Taylor Planetarium, located in the museum, is a great to sit down and enjoy a variety of shows in the 104 seat, 40 ft. doomed theater.
  • Awesome planatarium shows schedule your visut around one you would like to see. Great place to take kids or a hot date you want to impress with your intellect.
  • Great museum. Kids love it. Adults do too. Well worth the time to visit.
  • Well displayed, as well the lay out is easy to go wherever you want in the museum. Also the attention to detail and pinpointing on displays where they where found was amazing. They also offered more elaborate displays off more recent history. Definitely check in to this place. It is well worth the $14 admission fee.
  • We visited just to see the Dinosaur fossils and we were not disappointed. Amazing displays and you really get a feel for how amazing dinosaurs really were. We also visited the planetarium to see a film about Escher. Warning for anyone seeing it, you may get motion sickness watching it. I ended up having to close my eyes at times as it made me feel queasy. The film baffled us to be honest, as the link between his art and the universe was tenuous. Nevertheless enjoyed the museum.
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