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Malta and North Central Montana

Malta, Montana is a gateway community to the stunning beauty and wildlife of the Missouri River and the last remaining mixed grass prairie. A small town with warmth and charm, Malta is only 56 miles from the Canadian border. The Amtrak passenger train, "The Empire Builder," is a major mode of transportation across the northern part of Montana. 

Native Americans were the first human inhabitants, followed by traders and homesteaders.  Malta located at the junction of US Highways 2 and 191 is the county seat for Phillips County and has current residency of less than 2000 people.

Phillips County includes approximate 1.6 million acres of public land (state and federally controlled) mingled with 1.6 million acres of private land.  Land use is traditionally farming and ranching with rich traditions in growing high protein wheat and barley and raising prime grass fed beef.  Natural gas production augments this resource rich region.  The Missouri River Breaks, Milk River Valley,  Little Rocky Mountains (also known as the Island Mountains), Bowdoin and Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuges offer diverse landscape for sportsmen, wildlife and bird viewers.

The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum is especially proud to be co-located on US Highway 2 in Malta in the Museum Complex.  We are adjacent to the Phillips County Museum which lauds local and Native American displays in addition to excellent dinosaur exhibits.

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