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Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

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Address: 6990 Buffalo Jump Road, Three Forks, MT
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Fascinating History of Survival and Community

This is a small park by most standards, but one whose historical significance makes the trip worthwhile. Buffalo jumping wasn't something typically taught in grade school... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Butte, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The walk up the hill to the interpretative site is a must. The signs really explain what happened here long ago. Beautiful park, with a nice picnicking area.

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Jackson, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We would have enjoyed the walk up to the bluff if it had been a bit less warm. Wonderful views! Would have appreciated a trash can in the parking lot.

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Essex, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A great time cruising down the lazy river with the Bozeman WW Outfit. Great value and a fun day to cool off

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This park is nothing big or dramatic. There is no visitor center or even a bathroom. It is a 2.5 mile drive on gravel road to a small parking lot. After a hefty 1/4 mile hike uphill to an interpretive kiosk, you can sit on a bench and gaze at the cliff where the Native Americans drove the buffalo off.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a small park by most standards, but one whose historical significance makes the trip worthwhile. Buffalo jumping wasn't something typically taught in grade school curriculum - what a shame, as it is history worth telling. We took the 1/4 mile walk up to the viewing area and the placards there tell the full story - the trail to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A bit out of the way but I thought it was worth it. Take your time inside the building and get a sense of how the buffalo hunt went. Everything was carefully planned out by the natives. Then take the drive to the top (or hike) and you will have a good idea of how it all went. Interesting piece... More 

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Helena, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you've seen several other buffalo jumps you can probably skip the dirt road drive to this one. However, it is a nice place. It has an easy little trail. This is more of a primitive site with a few informational kiosks.

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Seeley Lake, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

..finally took the time to exit at Logan and visit it !! Loved the walk up to the jump and could picture it.. buffaloes being driven to the cliffs and made to jump..the signs explained it really well and I recommend it to anyone traveling through to area to take the time and go down the dirt road ;-).. it's... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It was only 20 minutes off the highway and well worth the trip. Amazing views captivating traditional Indian survival techniques. Lots of information recording the stories of buffalo hunting in the area. There is a track up to the top of the Buffalo jump for those who wish to hike. Restrooms are available. It was a beautiful day in September... More 

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Cranbrook, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This one is out of the way but worth the trip if you are in the area. You have to walk up an old road to the site. Basic interpretive facilities without all the glitz of other attractions.

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Address: 6990 Buffalo Jump Road, Three Forks, MT
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Three Forks

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