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Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

6990 Buffalo Jump Road, Three Forks, MT
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Milton Freewate
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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76 helpful votes 76 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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166 helpful votes 166 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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21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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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Lavonia, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It was a remote location, but worth the ride to see it. The historical significance of it was impressive, as well as, the scenery surrounding it took you back in time.

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Troy, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This small park is worth the trip. The interpretive panels describe the rituals of a buffalo jump in a way that makes it easy to imagine the event. Just a fascinating and peaceful place.

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Lancaster, California, United States
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We enjoyed our visit here. The spot if very isolated, but worth the drive out there. The interperative signs were intersting, it's a short walk up there. You can also walk up to the top, we didn't.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This place is a must see if you are in Montana. It's a plateau used by past American Indians of this area to hunt bisons with a tricky and efficient strategy. There is no much to do as for entertainment, but it's an enjoyable adventure of the mind and the historical past. There is an informational station just across the... More

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