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A Variety of Things to Do and See

Take a walk where the dinosaurs used to roam, learn a little family history, play a round of golf, go for a hike, relax in a natural mineral pool, or cheer on your favorite driver at the races. Whatever your interests, Malta

- Dinosaurs -
Malta is a premier site along the
Montana Dinosaur Trail
  • Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and Field Station
    Phone: (406) 654-5300
    Email:
    dinosaur@itstriangle.com
    Official Website
    • The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and Field Station showcases many of Montana's finest dinosaur specimens: "Roberta," an adult Brachylophosaurus remarkably well preserved; "Ralph," a new species of long-necked sauropod; "Giffen," Montana's first stegosaurus; "Peanut," a young Brachylophosaurus; and "Leonardo," a rare mummy dinosaur listed in the "Guinness Book of World Records" as the best preserved dinosaur. Other world-renowned fossils on display include rare marine invertebrates, prehistoric plants, and fossilized fish. Children's programs, birthday parties, and dinosaur dig/exploration programs available. On-site gift store. Member of the Montana Dinosaur Trail.

      Located on Highway 2 East in Malta next to the Phillips County Museum. Open May to September: Monday - Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fees are $5 for adults, $3 for youth 12 & under, and free for museum members and children 5 & under. Memberships and group rates are available.
- Museum -
  • Phillips County Museum and H.G. Robinson House & Gardens
    Phone: (406) 654-1037
    Email:
    pcm@itstriangle.com
    Official Website
    • The museum and adjacent, recently renovated, historic home with beautiful gardens are easily found on Highway 2 East in Malta. 2009 renovations have transformed the museum's primary exhibit area and visitors will have new experiences within the life-size replicas of a cowboy bunkhouse, one-room schoolhouse, church, and mercantile.

      Authentic artifacts from the Homestead Era, Native American Culture, notable Wild Bunch Outlaws Kid Curry and Dutch Henry, and "Elvis," a 33 foot adult Brachylophosaurus are special features. The genealogy department has been expanded to assist in tracing family histories and the exterior grounds are being transformed into a native bird sanctuary with walking trail along the Milk River. This is an official site on the Montana Dinosaur Trail, hosting a tourist information center and an on-site gift shop.

      Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children, and free for those under the age of 5. Visit the museum with your immediate family and receive a special family group rate of $12. Special rates are also available for group tours. Summer hours are Monday - Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Winter hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact the museum for further information at (406) 654-1037.
- Golf -
  • Marian Hills Golf Course
    Phone: (406) 654-5527
    Facebook Page
    • Marian Hills is a challenging Par 36, 9-hole public course located on the south edge of Malta just off US Highway 191. The Tin Cup Bar and Grill, driving range, and club and cart rentals are available.
- Explore the Mountains -
  • Little Rocky Mountains
    • Visit the historic and picturesque "island mountains" and communities of Zortman and Landusky, south of Malta 45 miles off US Highway 191. Full services are available in Zortman and much of the area is accessible public land. Enjoy hiking, bird and wildlife viewing, fossil hunting, gold panning, hunting and fishing, horseback and ATV trails, historic St. Joseph's "church on the hill", and the Lewis and Clark Amphitheater. Camp Creek (located 1 mile northeast of Zortman) and Montana Gulch (1 mile south of Landusky) are public campgrounds managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
- Motor Sports -
  • Hi-Line Drag Strip and Phillips County Motor Sports
    Official Website
    • Its fast action and record-setting paces are the highlights of this IHRA sanctioned drag strip located on the south edge of Malta, just off US 191 near the National Guard Armory. This short track is popular among drivers and fans for its record times, spectacular views, and accommodations. Weekend races begin in June each year and continue various weekends through fall. Check their website for schedules and details for spectators and racers.
- Other Local Attractions -
  • Trafton Park
    • Located just north of the Malta Rest Stop and the rail underpass in Malta is a public park with primitive camping, water, picnic shelters, and BBQ grills. Overnight parking is allowed for a small fee. Adjacent to the park area is Trafton Arena, which hosts traditional rodeo events during the summer season.

      For more information, contact the Malta Chamber at (406) 654-1776 or City of Malta at (406) 654-1251.
  • Town of Saco and the Restored School House
    Official Website
    • Saco is located 27 miles east of Malta on US Highway 2. Chet Huntly, renowned newscaster, attended the now restored school house. We welcome to visit their website for additional information.
  • Fort Belknap Indian Reservation
    Official Website
    • Buffalo tours, pow wow, and other events. Contact Fort Belknap Tourism at (406) 353-2205 for additional information.
Copyright - Malta, Montana Chamber of Commerce - 2014
Contact the Malta Chamber at: (406) 654-1776 ~ FAX: (406) 654-1776 ~ malta@itstriangle.com