Things to do in Missouri River Country

Jordan

Along the banks of Big Dry Creek and straddling Montana Highway 200, Jordan was founded in about 1896 by Arthur Jordan. Jordan and the surrounding expanse of range land is cowboy country and the place retains an Old West flavor.

This seat of Garfield County is your entry to some of the most remote and beautiful mix of deep river canyons, badlands and prairie wilderness in the west. The most rugged of the terrain is part of the 1,100,000-acre Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge which surrounds Fort Peck Lake in a 200-mile-long strip. Wildlife abounds out here; antelope, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, sage grouse and numerous waterfowl make these wildlands their home.

The terrain between Jordan and Circle is famous amongst paleontologists for its fantastic fossil beds. Dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures once roamed here. In 1904, Tyrannosaurus Rex was discovered near Jordan in the Hell Creek Formation. A member of the Montana Dinosaur Trail, the Garfield County Museum has a full-size Triceratops cast from the original fossils excavated just north of Jordan. There are several other fossils, including the massive head of the T-Rex. The museum also houses homesteading displays, including a homestead cabin and an old blacksmith shop.

Jordon is just south of the Hell Creek State Park, which is considered Hell Creek Arm of Fort Peck Lake. The lake provides facilities for most water sports, as well as, excellent walleye fishing. Hell Creek also serves as a launching point for boat camping in the wild and scenic Missouri Breaks.

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Fellman's Motel Inc.

643 Leavitt Avenue
Jordan, MT
406-557-2209

Garfield Hotel & Motel

361 Main Street
Jordan, MT
406-557-6215

Garfield County Museum

Montana Highway 200
Jordan, MT
406-557-2517

Celebrations

437 Main
Jordan, MT
406-557-6185

Sand Creek Clydesdales Ranch LLC

756 Montana Highway 200 East
Jordan, MT
406-557-2865

Hell Creek Marina Lodging

2502 Hell Creek Road
Jordan, MT
406-557-2345

Landwehr Outfitters

#1 Stockyard Lane
Jordan, MT
405-219-1319

Hell Creek Marina

2502 Hell Creek Road
Jordan, MT
406-557-2345

RYAN APARTMENTS

722 ATTIX ST, APT 3
Jordan, MT
4068511877

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