The Great Northern

Following US‑2 through wide-open spaces is guaranteed to bring new meaning to the expression “getting away from it all.”


Glasgow (pop. 3,319), on the north banks of the Milk River 50 miles west of Wolf Point, is one of the few Hi-Line towns that’s more than a collection of grain elevators, though its own dominant visual aspects are spreads of combines and threshers. Founded as a railroad town by the Great Northern Railroad in 1889, Glasgow is now the largest town in northeastern Montana. In summer, stop in for a look at the tremendously cluttered, diorama-filled Pioneer Museum of Valley County (816 W. US-2, 406/228-8692, $3), worth a look for the ornate Buffalo Bill Bar exhibit and the detailed story of New Deal-era Fort Peck Dam.

Pioneer Museum of Valley County (816 US-2)