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Glendisaurus: a Triceratops Dinosaur Statue in Glendive, Montana

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The Montana Dinosaur Trail consists of 14 locations, including the famous fossil beds at Two Medicine Formation and Hell Creek Formation, along with museums, exhibits and dig sites. Each stop showcases the state’s historic discoveries and the prehistoric creatures that once roamed the land. While dinosaurs lived millions of years ago, you never know when a new one might be discovered. In the 1990s a new dino was spotted in Glendive, Montana: Glendisaurus.

Glendisaurus Triceratops Dinosaur Statue Glendive, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions

The Glendisaurus dinosaur statue is a based on a Triceratops and named for the town it resides in. The big green dinosaur roadside attraction is made of metal and is actually a life-sized representation, standing at around 10 feet tall.

Glendisaurus Triceratops Dinosaur Statue Glendive, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions

The giant dinosaur statue was created between 1994 and 1997 by volunteers from the community. It lives on Olmstead Drive between Hollecker Park and Hollecker Lake.

Glendisaurus Triceratops Dinosaur Statue Glendive, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions

While Glendisaurus is sadly left off, two other locations in Glendive are on the Montana Dinosaur Trail. The Frontier Gateway Museum, which has historical displays from prehistoric times including fossils and a full-size dinosaur skeleton cast.

Glendisaurus Triceratops Dinosaur Statue Glendive, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions

Also in Glendive you can find Makoshika State Park. Makoshika is Montana’s largest state park and is part of the late Cretaceous Hell Creek Formation. Over ten different discoveries have been made there, including a complete Triceratops horridus skull, the fossil remains of Edmontosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex, and an almost complete skeleton of the rare Thescelosaur.

Glendisaurus Triceratops Dinosaur Statue Glendive, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions

Close to Glendisaurus you can also find the Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum, which features over 24 full-size dinosaurs and even has a giant T-Rex bursting from the side of the building. However, this museum is not part of the official dinosaur trail due to it’s rather divergent take on these prehistoric creatures. With the tagline “where biblical history comes alive,” this creationist museum claims that dinosaurs and humans coexisted and that dinosaurs were even on Noah’s Ark.

Glendisaurus Triceratops Dinosaur Statue Glendive, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions

Wether you belive that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago or thousands, just know that Glendisaurus has lived since 1997 and will always be a Montana roadside attraction worth stopping for.

Glendisaurus Triceratops Dinosaur Statue Glendive, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions

Looking for more dinosaur roadside attractions? Check out the Giant Sinclair Dinosaur in Wisconsin Dells, Rapid City Dinosaur Park in South Dakota, and Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky.

Learn more about the best dinosaur roadside attractions in the US here.

Glendisaurus Triceratops Dinosaur Statue Glendive, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
Glendisaurus Triceratops Dinosaur Statue Glendive, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
Glendisaurus Triceratops Dinosaur Statue Glendive, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
Glendisaurus Triceratops Dinosaur Statue Glendive, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
Glendisaurus Triceratops Dinosaur Statue Glendive, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
Glendisaurus Triceratops Dinosaur Statue Glendive, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
Glendisaurus Triceratops Dinosaur Statue Glendive, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
Glendisaurus Triceratops Dinosaur Statue Glendive, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
Glendisaurus. This triceratops dinosaur is dedicated to the community. It was made a reality by the people, businesses and organizations of this community through their generous donations and hundreds of volunteer hours. A dream of Joe Crisafulli and Len Watson. Designed and spearheaded by Craig Hostetler and Dan Bushnell .1994-1997.

Glendisaurus Triceratops Dinosaur Statue

Address: Hollecker Park, Olmstead Drive, Glendive, MT
Hours: Always Visible
Cost: Free to See


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Glendisaurus Triceratops Dinosaur Statue Glendive, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
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Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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