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Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

6990 Buffalo Jump Road, Three Forks, MT
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Cody, Wyoming
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

There is not a lot at this park. Some interpretive signs and a trail to the buffalo jump area. It is a pleasant walk and a great place to stretch your legs after a long car ride.

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Miami, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

It was just a mesa, a cliff, in a remote location...driving there on some paved road, then goes to bumpy dirt road, which is no big deal, but you know its kinda like...what's the point. There had to have been buffalo jumps on a multitude of mesas out there...even as you are driving to this one you can see other... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

It's hard to imagine how this works, until you stand below this huge cliff. Interpretive signs show the areas where the warriors stampeded the herd over the abyss, where the bison fell, where the Native American women worked to harvest the meat, hides, and bones. This was just a jaw-dropping sight. I loved to imagine the "runner" whose job was... More

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