Things to do in Missouri River Country

Glasgow

On May 8, 1805, the first “tourists” to this region, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, camped at the confluence of the Milk and Missouri rivers, about 18 miles southeast of present-day Glasgow. Lewis explored the Milk for about three miles and said, “The water of this river possessed a peculiar whiteness, being about the color of a cup of tea admixture of a tablespoon full of milk. From the color of its water, we called it ‘Milk River.'” This location established the Milk River Observation Point to view the same scenery as Lewis and Clark.

Glasgow was established in the late 1800s as a railroad town. While in Glasgow, visit the Valley County Pioneer Museum for its fossils and Indian artifacts, and railroad, early business, aviation, and wildlife collections.

Glasgow grew in stature when the Fort Peck Dam was built a few miles south in 1933. One of the world’s oldest and largest hydraulic earth-filled dams, Fort Peck Dam stretches over four miles across the Missouri River. Leaving Glasgow, head southeast on Montana Highway 24 for about 18 miles to Fort Peck and Fort Peck Lake, the largest body of water in Montana. Fort Peck Lake has almost 1,600 miles of shoreline and is backed up for 134 miles behind the dam. The shoreline is equal to the total coastal front of the state of California. Montana’s Governor’s Cup Walleye Fishing Tournament, held the second weekend in July at Fort Peck, is a national event. Contact the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce for information.

The Fort Peck Dam Interpretive Center and Museum is the result of a unique partnership between Fort Peck Paleontology Incorporated, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The facility will feature two of Montana’s largest aquariums showcasing native and game species of Fort Peck Lake and the Missouri River. In the main lobby a life size, fleshed-out model of Peck’s Rex, the Tyrannosaurus Rex discovered 20 miles southeast of Fort Peck. Other displays include present day and historical animals of the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, and construction history of Fort Peck Dam.

The Northeast Montana Children’s Museum has hands-on exhibits sure to entertain youngsters.  Also at this museum is the World Wildlife Exhibit featuring animals from around the globe.

Interested in visiting Glasgow next time you're exploring Missouri River Country? Read our blog and learn more about where to stay, what to do and more.

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Trails West Campground

37 Skylark Road B2
Glasgow, MT
406-228-2778

Cottonwood Inn & Suites

54250 US Highway 2
Glasgow, MT
406-228-8213

Campbell Lodge

534 3rd Avenue South
Glasgow, MT
406-228-9328

La Casa Motel

238 1st Avenue North
Glasgow, MT
406-228-9311

Star Lodge Motel

1023 US Highway 2 West
Glasgow, MT
406-228-2494

Shady Rest RV Park

8 Lasar Drive
Glasgow, MT
406-228-2769

Sunnyside Golf Club

95 Skylark Road
Glasgow, MT
406-228-9519

Budget Rent-A-Car of Glasgow

440 Highway 2 West
Glasgow, MT
406-228-4154

Valley County Pioneer Museum

54109 Highway 2 West
Glasgow, MT
406-228-8692

Eugene's Pizza

193 Klein Avenue
Glasgow, MT
406-228-8552

Fort Peck Summer Theatre

201 Missouri
Fort Peck, MT
406-228-9216

The Worx

700 1/2 1st Avenue North
Glasgow, MT
406-228-4474

Sam's Hi-Line Roadhouse

307 Klein Avenue
Glasgow, MT
406-228-4614

Pizza Hut

619 1st North
Glasgow, MT
406-228-2411

Glasgow Amtrak Station

424 1st Avenue South
Glasgow, MT
800-872-7245

Nickel Wade's Casino

54216 US Highway 2
Glasgow, MT
406-228-4555

The Wood

54250 US Highway 2
Glasgow, MT
406-228-8213

Valley Cinema

600 2nd Avenue South
Glasgow, MT
406-228-9239

Burke Ranch Outfitters

64 Keith Avenue
Glasgow, MT
406-228-9727

Durum Restaurant

1015 US Highway 2
Glasgow, MT
406-228-2236

Red Rock Plaza Farmers Market

213 1st Avenue South
Glasgow, MT
406-263-7822

Rundle Suites

208 5th Street
Glasgow, MT
406-228-2800

Cottonwood & Suites RV Park

54250 US Highway 2
Glasgow, MT
406-228-8213

Busted Knuckle Brewery

303 1st Avenue South
Glasgow, MT
406-228-2277

Glasgow Chamber Ice Fishing Derby

Fort Peck Dredge Cut Pond
Nashua, MT
406-228-2222

Fort Peck Summer Theatre

529 2nd Ave. S.
Glasgow, MT
406-228-9216

The Repair Shop

421 1st Avenue South
Glasgow, MT
406-228-5000

Soma-Dis Deli

501 2nd Ave S
Glasgow, MT
(406) 228-4700

Eugene's Pizza

193 Klein Ave
Glasgow, MT
(406) 228-8552

McDonald's

505 1st Ave N
Glasgow, MT
(406) 228-2881

Dairy Queen

541 1st Ave N
Glasgow, MT
(406) 228-8342

Subway

629 1st Ave N
Glasgow, MT
(406) 228-4052

Flip Burgers and Treats

928 US-2
Glasgow, MT
(406) 228-2997

Taco Shack

813 1st Ave N
Glasgow, MT
(406) 228-2979

Oasis Lounge Eatery & Casino

221 5th St S
Glasgow, MT
(406) 228-8006

Dynasty Chinese Restaurant

411 1st Ave S
Glasgow, MT
(406) 228-8383

Lakeridge Motel & Tackle Shop

5990 MT HWY 24 South
Glasgow, MT
406-526-3597

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