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Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

6990 Buffalo Jump Road, Three Forks, MT
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Type: State Parks
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- Jun 26, 2014
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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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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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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Montecito, California
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20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

It's a dusty 8 mile drive but worth it. You could luck out and have it all to yourself like I did one afternoon. Take short 1/4 mile walk to lookout/interpretive area. Sit on a bench and soak in the view, winds, smells and contemplate was has happened here for over 1000 years.

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New Jersey, USA
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is an interesting spot where Indians chased buffalo herds, stampeding them of the cliff and collecting the dead and injured animals below. It's an easy hike to the information area, and a longer one to see the view of the Madison River valley from the top. About 30 minutes from Bozeman, taking the Logan exit from Hwy. 90. About... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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63 reviews 63 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This little state park is not far from I-90 and is worth the detour. There are two trails you can take to view the bluff used by the Native Americans, we took the short one - about 1/4 of a mile up to a shelter with information about the buffalo jump and the people who used it. There are few... More

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Helena, Montana
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

There are two Montana state parks centered around buffalo jumps (First Peoples Buffalo Jump near Great Falls, and this park). They are both good. This one is more remote and far less developed. The only facilities are a small parking lot, a couple of picnic tables, an outhouse and a network of simple trails with minimal interpretive signage. Take the... More

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