• Yellowstone River winds through Glendive popular for water recreation & fishing


Midway between Fargo, Yellowstone Park, Regina, and the Black Hills, Glendive marks the West’s true beginning. With breath-taking sunsets, pristine air and the majestic Yellowstone River flowing right through town, there is no shortage of things to do and see ... make sure to keep your eye out for dinosaur fossils!

Our Location

The Astoria Hotel & Suites Glendive MT is located close to the Dawson County Fairgrounds, the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum, the Glendive Medical Center and the Yellowstone River. We are close to downtown Glendive and just off the I-94.


Makoshika State Park

Makoshika State Park is a true wonderland for outdoor recreation. Named after the Lakota phrase “bad land”, Makoshika features pine- and juniper-studded badland formations, and houses fossils from the T-Rex and Triceratops. Walk on the same trails real dinosaurs once roamed and check out the visitor center’s interpretive exhibits.

Yellowstone River

The last free flowing river the lower 48 states, the Yellowstone River winds right through the heart of Glendive and is a popular place for water recreation, agate hunting and fishing. Fishermen love its blue ribbon waters but it’s not the only waters to cast your lines; there are six lakes to enjoy in the immediate vicinity of Glendive, where you will find Bowfin, Brown Trout and Smallmouth Bass.

Hiking and Biking

The Makoshika State Park boasts three developed trails for hiking and biking. The Diane Gabriel Trial is a 1.5-mile loop which features sod tabletops and sinkhole caves. The Cap Rock Nature Trail is a one-mile loop highlighted by a natural bridge and breathtaking views from the top of the park. Finally, the Kinney Coulee Trail is a developed trail for the first mile and then leaves you to pick your own way down into the coulee. Find full trail and mountain bike information here. Weather is known to hit the extremes in the badlands – bitterly cold in winter and exceeding 100 F in the height of summer, so go prepared!


Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum

The largest dinosaur museum in the U.S., the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum features 23 full-sized dinosaur and fossil exhibits and many more singular fossils. The 18-foot tall, 40-foot long T-Rex is definitely the big draw here.

Frontier Gateway Museum

Step back in time in this charming heritage museum, open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Take a look at the region’s first schoolhouse, an original log cabin and sheep wagon, as well as indoor exhibits with display items dating back to prehistoric times.


There is no shortage of places to eat in Glendive. Within walking distance of the Astoria Glendive is the Yellowstone River Inn restaurant. If a burger, pizza or steak is your thing, head to Maddhatters Family Restaurant, Sports Bar and Casino - it’s family friendly and has a little something for everyone!

Also check out CC’s Family Cafe, Li’s Chinese Restaurant, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Gust-Hauf, or Mexico Lindo for tasty meals during your stay. Ask our knowledgeable staff for their recommendations.


The Flutterby Boutique

The Flutterby Boutique is must-see for ladies looking for trendy pieces at small town prices. With pop-up sales and new inventory arriving daily, this boutique is a true Glendive gem.

The Vintage

For all vintage clothing, handbags and accessories, you have to check out The Vintage. Keep the vintage hunt going with a stop at Trinkets and Treasures. Both shops are on Merrill Avenue.

Book ‘N’ Bear Nook & Coffee Den

Who can resist a steaming cup of coffee and a good book? Bookworms, head to the Book ‘N’ Bear Nook/Coffee Den to browse new and used books, inspirational gifts, souvenirs, craft supplies and homemade food.

local area events & festivals

Glendive is home to several fairs, festivals and events in celebration of community, music, art and more. Check out Glendive’s Tourism website for more information on upcoming events and things to do in Glendive.

  • March: Annual Makoshika Youth Basketball Tournament
  • June/July: Miss Montana Pageant, Badlands Drifters Cars in the Park Car Show
  • August: Dawson County Fair
  • September: Fall Fest, Sacred Heart Parish Fall Dinner
  • October: Harvestfest