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Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

6990 Buffalo Jump Road, Three Forks, MT
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Seeley Lake, Montana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Anniston, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Medium to high strenuous hike here. Lots of local folk lore about Indian tribes and buffalo. And if you are into geocaching, there is one here.

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Milton Freewate
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I am sure that it is usually wonderful. The day we went was extremely hot. It seems everything was just hot, dusty and dry. Our timing was wrong not theirs.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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41 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very nice side trip about seven miles off the highway, nice place to stop and even bring lunch to. We met Paul who is the groundskeeper and couldn't have met a nicer man. We talked for quite a while and were very happy to have met him. All of the below reviews are correct.

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Vancouver, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you are into history at all, a nice side attraction from Bozeman is Buffalo Jump State Park. I was told that its an interesting spot where early indians funneled wild buffalo to jumping off a cliff for their food supply. Its a nice peaceful walk 1/4 mile from the parking lot to an observation pavilion describing the event. Its... More 

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stopped by this state park to see my first buffalo jump. The state park is out of the way but the drive in is just a few miles and is scenic. There is not a lot to the state park. A parking lot and sign and then a quarter mile hike uphill to the interpretive center that highlights the... More 

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Port Orchard, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were driving from Livingston to Seattle, and even though we were short on time we had to stop here. It is a 7 mile drive from the highway, the road is mostly paved except for the last portion. The scenery is beautiful going up to the state park. Out of state cost is $5 and for Montana residents it... More 

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EDMONDS
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you are considering a visit to Buffalo Jump you obviously love history and Native American culture so you'll want to see this. A short walk from the parking lot takes you to a shaded observation point where you can look across the gulch to see the ridge where the buffalo fell to their death from the cliff. This was... More 

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