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MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK: Makoshika State Park

 

August 3, 2022

MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK: Makoshika State Park

Makoshika State Park features spectacular badland formations and the remains of the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex and other fantastic dino fossils.

The visitor center at the park entrance has interpretive exhibits that are great for kids.

The name Makoshika (Ma-ko'-shi-ka) is a variant spelling of a Lakota phrase meaning 'bad land' or 'bad earth.'

Today, as Montana's largest state park, the badlands of Makoshika are set aside for visitors to see and enjoy. In addition to the pine and juniper studded badland formations, the park also houses the fossil remains of such dinosaurs as Tyrannosaurus...



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