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  • Gethin683
    Cardiff, UK189 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a pleasure to visit a museum which was accessible to all levels, child and adult without exhibits being dumbed down and visitors being patronised. (Eg: how do you think dinosaurs felt?).
    The outstanding exhibition was highly educational for example in describing the various stages of earth’s evolution and with an interesting machine showing the amount of time each geological aeon lasted. This was fun for kids. The information itself clearly explained how life evolved and how thermo-Phillip micro organisms released oxygen as an by product of photosynthesis over about 3 billion years completely altering the earth’s atmosphere.
    A clear exposition of the scientific method: observation, hypothesis, testing and theory would be a useful addition to nearly all the museums I have visited and it was there!
    The outstanding section and collection of dinosaur fossils was enhanced, for example by a short video explaining how growth rings in bone can be measured to estimate age and how bone circumference can be used to estimate the weight of adult dinosaurs (as much as 8,000 Kg).
    It was particularly interesting and encouraging to see scientific paper references for the more academic visitors.
    I liked the sponsors being acknowledged as caring and feeding a skeleton!
    Areas for children seemed popular and a room of mythical creatures surely encouraged younger persons engagement
    Written 26 May 2024
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  • LeiTodd
    Moravia, IA25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I didn’t expect to enjoy this museum as much as I did! I did not expect much since it was located on the MSU campus and looked like it was in an office building. It was packed full of interesting facts and incredible artifacts. It included electricity, computers and AI. Due to arriving late in the afternoon, we only had just over an hour to roam through; however, we could have used more time. It was well worth the time.
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • momof2wildchilds
    Denver, CO742 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super easy hike with a little bit of hard breathing. Nice to have the paved path, I’m nursing a bad knee so did not want uneven surfaces. We got there early & there was only one other car in parking lot. By the time we got back to our vehicles it was a busy parking lot & we passed a family & anotger few hikers going up as we were headed down.
    Written 24 October 2023
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  • jehenson81
    Washington DC, DC24,906 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Downtown Bozeman centers around Main Street going about a block North and a block South. It is full of shops, stores and restaurants. I’m staying at a hotel not far off the main drag and it is in easy walking distance. I visited several shops, went to one of the restaurants and scoped out places to eat for the rest of my visit. I’m planning to visit a few more shops as time permits. Definitely the place to be.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Kristi N
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is great. True compassion for the bears that unfortunately cannot be released into the wild. The bears were so playful and entertaining!
    Written 10 February 2024
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  • ldgp14
    Walsall, UK3,212 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The drive down Gallatin Canyon is awesome the scenary was incredible and the waters were crystal clear. There are plenty of places to stop off along the way and take in the awesome scenary.
    Written 26 March 2024
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  • Katherine B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was our first Montana Ski experience and we will be back! What a treasure Bridger Bowl is. Friends of mine had told me it’s a “hidden gem” and isn’t that the truth! Bridger Bowl makes a Montana ski experience possible for big families. You get incredible mountain skiing experiences for a great price. So many options at the multiple chalets to eat and hang out. Great staff all around, everyone is friendly! Really fun skiing, excellent snow and well groomed runs, and plenty of options for all levels of skiers. We had 5 teenagers on the trip and they were highly satisfied and impressed, not always an easy accomplishment!
    Written 16 March 2024
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  • Kurt H
    Salt Lake City, UT492 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Snow beautifies any landscape. Well, this one really is gorgeous. Hills, river, forests etc. The river is obviously the centerpiece of the views. A long stretch is protected land inside Yellowstone NP. Caution that the road is also dangerous, especially below Big Sky where folks often are tanked up after skiing, mixed with flatlander rookie drivers in the mountains who rented non-4WD-non-snow tired vehicles, ugh, watch out. Still, would definitely return again and again, as worth the risk ;)
    Written 2 February 2023
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  • Colleen
    Belfast, UK369 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you like museums and you’ll be spending any length of time in the Bozeman area, I highly recommend checking this place out.

    It might not look like much from the outside, but there are tons of interesting things to see and read about once you step inside.

    You don’t have to be from the area to apprecaite the effort being put in to preserve and display the region’s local history. My visit here was truly pleasant.
    Written 4 May 2024
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  • LeiTodd
    Moravia, IA25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and good service. They offered tastings however there is not a lot that goes with their story or so it seems. They offer several different spirits from whiskey, vodka, MT style tequila (yes I know you cannot call it Tequila and they don’t!), and gin. They have several infused spirits that are unique to the area. If I visit a distillery I like to learn about them and where their products come from, not the case here. It didn’t stop me from sampling and purchasing though 😁
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • Pam
    Nantucket, MA17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The library is in the middle of construction but services did not seem to be affected very much. I love the coffee shop and used book area.
    Written 6 February 2023
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  • ccsfamily
    Geneva, IL317 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The theater was having a “yard” sale in the back of the theater the day we flew into Bozeman. Since we love exploring, we took time to walk around the alley to go to the sale. We had a wonderful visit with the people who helped restore this old theater. My hometown recently restored an old movie theater so it was great to see this happening in other parts of the U.S.
    Written 5 January 2022
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  • Pat G
    Cleveland, OH93 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing winter hike to the falls. Totally worth it! It was easy to follow the tracks. We went back on the other trail and enjoyed the other ice falls.
    Written 25 March 2024
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  • Susan S
    Hastings, MN19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly staff and a variety of trails for all levels! This is probably the nicest place we have ever cross county skied, highly recommend!
    Written 16 March 2024
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  • Jenae
    Bozeman, MT41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you have a chance to attend the opera, symphony or ballet here you will be absolutely amazed by the intimacy of this venue. It is lovely to behold and even more lovely to partake of the performances here.
    Written 2 July 2019
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