Havre, MT Has A New Baby

Yes, you read that title correctly! The new baby in Havre is actually a cast of a very old baby and can be viewed at the H. Earl Clack Museum located on US Hwy 2 in Havre’s Holiday Village Mall. The infant Maiasaura cast is one of several dinosaur displays at the Clack Museum which is on Montana’s Dinosaur Trail. Visitors to the Clack will also see 75 million year old dinosaur eggs and embryos. … Read more

A Castle – Are You Kidding?

You don’t always associate a castle with Montana but White Sulphur Springs boasts one standing proudly and overlooking the town. The Castle Museum was a treat to see – beginning with a recently constructed carriage house and gift shop. Docents lead you through the Castle and give the history of this stone sentry. You can also soak in the hot springs in town. The Spa Hot Springs Motel surrounds one large pool and two smaller … Read more

A Variety of Tourist Activities

We stayed overnight at Virgelle, MT in original homestead cabins, complete with kerosene lantern and a copy of the original property deed. What unique lodging! The Virgelle Merc was busy this morning with several groups getting ready to launch canoes at Coal Banks Landing just one mile downstream. We didn’t get a chance to canoe, but we did ride the free river ferry and my travel buddies loved it! The Upper Missouri has three river … Read more

Road Trip Travels North

We left Great Falls this morning and drove first to Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Past blogs will give you a glimpse into my birdwatching skills and I wanted to show this gem off to my friends. After a stop at Benton Lake’s new visitor center we took one of the auto tour routes. We saw a lot of birds, I couldn’t name hardly any of them. Our visit was still a treat but…I should … Read more

Charlie Russell – America’s Cowboy Artist

Today we visited the C. M. Russell Museum complex located in what I call the heart of Great Falls. The museum”, Charlie and Nancy Russell’s home, and Charlie’s log studio are all on this one-block complex in their original location. A few years ago the Russell Museum rehung all of Charlie’s art in chronological order. At the time I didn’t think it was a big deal but it really shows his growth as an artist. … Read more

Bair Family Museum Opens

Grab your Montana map, find White Sulphur Springs and then Harlowton to the east. In the middle of that stretch you’ll find a small town named Martinsdale and nearby is the Bair Family Museum. At first glance, the Bair Family Museum appears to be an extra large ranch home with well manicured yard. Let’s just say its all that and much, much more. Your first stop at the Museum will be at the Visitor Center housed in the … Read more