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A Museum Experience!
I was lucky to get a delightful, impromptu tour from the 85-year old father of the curator. He used to be the museum director. After a life "getting beat up and worn out" ranching, he moved to town to be with the wife and kids who lived there for school. He knew everything first-hand from a life here including what the roads were like that prompted this sign. He didn't like the big Dino on display ("I find people more interesting") but had great info on how to tan buffalo hide to make it white, why beads were preferred over dyed porcupine quill to make beautiful ceremonial items, and so on. He had a dry sense of humor and great story about when electricity came to Phillips County.
After only one day here, I really love Malta- you have the friendliest people here and so much diversity in things to do and see in town and surrounding areas. There is a real pride of place in Phillips County! Now I have to find an excuse to make it back for the "Wine and Dino" in June.....????
-Monica Van der Vieren, Traveler and Blogger at silversnagstudio.com
When Do You Want It Delivered?
My dishwasher finally gave up the ghost. I needed a new one, and in a hurry. I stopped by Malta Appliance and was able to select one of their in-stock models (they would have been happy to order me one, if they didn't have it in stock). Then came the question, "when would I like it delivered and installed?" I was hoping to maybe have it installed by the end of the week. Wasn't I surprised when the sales clerk said that they would install it, and take my old one away, as soon as they got back from lunch! By that afternoon, I was washing dishes again!
-Dina Meneely, Malta Resident
A Zortman Surprise!
I was traveling through Missouri River Country in September 2012. I had no problem celebrating my "golden birthday" on the road working, but I had no idea what I was in for!
I had never been to this area of the state, so everything was new to me. As the afternoon light started to fade, we were still driving through endless prairies; the destination unbeknownst to me. Then, as if out of nowhere, up popped these beautiful mountains! I was quickly introduced to the Little Rocky Mountains, which have now become one of my favorite ranges in Montana. A few more miles and I'd find myself rolling into Zortman, Montana. After a quick picture at the jailhouse, we landed at our destination, The Zortman Inn & Garage. What a sight this place is. I'm especially fond of the front sign that reads something to the effect of "Zortman, home to 48 really nice people and 1 old grump". Having little to no expectations on the way in, all I could think to myself was "damn, this place has character".
Upon checking in, I had mentioned to the wonderful gal at the front desk that it was my birthday that day. She wished me happy birthday and recommended we have dinner at the Miner's Club Café. We unpacked quickly and headed over to the café.
I WAS NOT prepared for what was waiting for us! There were at least 25 people there, waiting to wish me happy birthday! And to top it all off, someone had made me a cake! I had no ties or prior relationship with this community, and yet they all took the time to come out and make my 25th birthday the very best it could be! Since then, Zortman has been close to my heart…both the town, and more importantly, the people. Thank you Zortman for celebrating my "golden birthday" with me! I love you!
-Julie Walker, Montana Office of Tourism
Montana Dino Trail
Spent 5 days doing the Montana Dinosaur Trail and while we loved them all, this one was extra Fantastic! The front desk gentleman /paleontologist (and Bobcat!!) was extra helpful explaining things to us and made it more personable. Both museums in Malta were great!
-Montanagirl1, Kalispell, Montana
Long train ride for a small museum that was worth the trip
We were a group of five old men from Washington state who traveled for two days to get to Malta with little or no sleep. We loved the museum. We had to correct the curator on one small fact as she kept calling the mummy dinosaur Leonardo "he". Leonardo was obviously a she since she was a mummy. Duh! We had a great time.
Great Dinosaur Museum!
We stopped by here on our way home to ND as we were driving through. I had heard about it from a friend who had stopped about a week before. What a great little museum. It’s pretty inexpensive, $5 per adult, $3 per child aged 5 and older, and kids 5 and under are free. The exhibits are wonderful. Many of them are touch exhibits and the majority of the fossils here are found locally. The lady at the front counter had a ton of information about their dinosaurs like where they were found and what made some of them unique. We loved it, and our son, who is absolutely in love with dinosaurs, was in his own little paradise. We will be back!
-MinotGirl, Minot, North Dakota
You have to go way out of your way to birdwatch here, but it's worth the drive. I always see species you don't find a
lot of other places, and it's remote and quiet enough that you're not dealing with a lot of other vehicles, etc. If you
plan on leaving your vehicle to walk, bring insect repellent. The mosquitoes here are legendary.
-Jan K. - Billings, Montana
Wonderful Wildlife Refuge!
Take the 15-mile loop around the lake and experience thousands of birds of all types. An amazing experience that is
well worth the drive off the beaten path to get here. Take good binoculars, a camera with a good telephoto lens,
comfortable shoes, water, and snacks (there are no facilities out on the trail). Good idea to stop at the small visitor
center and inquire about the best things to view that day. Drive slow, pull over often, allow at least 3 hours to take it
all in, and ENJOY!
-noworries2000 - Federal Way, Washington
PACKED with interesting stuff
We had no idea what to expect and we're pleasantly surprised. LOTS to look at, from dinosaurs to early settlers.
Easily could have spent another couple hours enjoying the exhibits. The staff was VERY knowledgeable and quite
friendly. The museum is fresh and nicely laid out.
Quite a nice museum of the Montana prarie
We stopped in on our way to the Dinasaur Museum (right next door) when we met our first dinosaur right here. Here
was a good collection of pioneer history, including the Curry Brothers. I would have liked to see more of the native
American history. My great-great-Grandfather was Eli Guarrdipee who lived and died here in Montana. The curator
was knowlegable and fun.
Friendly staff and in the middle of town
Stayed one night - had no problems. The Staff was very helpful and kind. The cafe in the hotel for breakfast was
good. Had dinner in adjoining restaurant was good but understaffed the night we were there. ( have to have the
jumbo shrimp) . Rooms and beds were comfortable. Arrived by train so this was very convenient.
Highly recommended hotel
The reception lady was lovely and the room was spotless. The beautifully kept premises had pretty hanging flower
baskets. Our beds were comfortable in a big air-conditioned room. Ample sized refrigerator, microwave, and coffee
Such a fun place!!!!
We love drag racing and had such a fun time here!! It's very affordable, and everyone is so nice!! The concessions
were so good and affordable. Very clean restrooms too!
We visited the Villa Theater recently and had heard it had undergone renovation. Although the renovation is not
quite complete, the theater was in good shape, the projector was bright, the sound was good and the prices were
reasonable. The popcorn was fresh and everybody seemed to be focused on ensuring we had a good experience.
The theater is supposedly getting a new marque and the inside still needs a little more work, but it was fun and
definitely worth visiting again!
On a recent trip to Montana, we visited the Villa Theater because we heard it had been recently updated. It was
such a pleasure to watch a film there, seats are comfortable and lots of space between them. Prices for snacks
were quite reasonable and the employees were VERY friendly.