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This it is a really curious museum , not only by the place where it is , but also for showing a very kind of special content – http://www.museumoftherockies.org – The literal name of the museum would be ” the Rokies ” name with which is known mountain range that runs from the northwest and Alaska , changing its name (British Columbia, Rokie Mountains, Andes…) , runs through the continent to the south of Chile, the end South of the continent. Well, the museum is located in the heart of the Rockies, in Bozeman, Montana, just 90 minutes from Yellowstone National Park. One of the most beautiful spots in the world.

We know that is very very far for Europeans or Asians, even South Americans. To get there, if we take a flight from Madrid, we will have to do transfer in New York or Chicago and catch another flight to Seattle. Once in Seattle we have the option of renting a car and driving east for 550 miles to get to Bozeman (Montana ), or taking a third plane that will take us to Missoula to hire a car there and drive for 150 miles. The good thing about the car when driving from Seattle is that you go through incredible scenery, but it is really too long. Go with children is crazy. The state of Montana has no speed limit, you can drive all the fast the car it is, so you can fairly easily find pilots that are testing models street. Be very careful with deer since there are many accidents annually by this creatures crossing roads.

Rokies, The Museum, has one of the largest and most important collections of dinosaurs in the world, the Museum is a destination ” must see ” for any visitor fan of the giant creatures. In the photo accompanying this post I show a recreation of a dinosaur attacking another unorthodox way, although I must say that in our museum MUJA (Colunga , Asturias ) have a two- recreation copulating Tyrannosaurus Rex. But I digress, the main content of the museum’s collection is the physical and cultural history of the Rocky Mountains and the people and animals that have lived there for the last 500 million years . Its permanent collections include: Not Ending Gentes (Enduring Peoples), which tells the story of the American Indians in the northern Great Plains near the Rocky Mountains, history of the northern region of the Rocky Mountains, whose inhabitants include Native Americans, traders, gold prospectors and white settlers, living history farm ( living History Farm) but only in summer time, where interpreters that will show what life was like in the Gallatin valley in the nineteenth century , and finally, the Taylor’s Planetarium Taylor, which features a 104-seat theater and 12 meters high.

Particularly outside the interest that you may have or not about dinosaurs, just to know the history of the Plains Indians worthwhile. The museum has an extensive collection of old photographs and illustrations on Indians of the Plains tribes like the Blackfeet , Crows, Cheyennes, Gros Ventres, Kootenais, Flat Head, Sioux, etc. . If you want to expand on the Plains Indian culture course Montana is the site where you have to run. In a next post will talk a little more detail of what constitutes an encounter with these tribes today.

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