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Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

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Address: 19 miles west of Three Forks on Montana 2, Three Forks, MT 59752
Phone Number: 406-287-3541
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interesting sub-terrianien world

This is an excellent caverns to see stalactites and stalagmites in all their glory. Very interesting history and formations. Long walk so be sure to use the restroom prior to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an excellent caverns to see stalactites and stalagmites in all their glory. Very interesting history and formations. Long walk so be sure to use the restroom prior to departing the visitor center. Great for kids. Very educational about geology and the surrounding area. Highly recommended.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This has always been one of the smaller roadside "attractions" that we blow by as we cross the country. This time, however, we laid over in Three Forks and made a day trip to the caverns. Apparently, not really related to L and C but it is a truly amazing couple of hour trip. Way more hands on than Mammoth... More 

Thank abearfellow
Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I never get tired of visiting the Lewis & Clark Caverns during their regular season, but doing the candlelight tour in late December is a special treat that should be on your bucket list. an experience you will never forget. it's a bit of a hike to the entrance but an exciting decent into the cavern with a knowledgeable guide... More 

Thank CharlesS916
Gillette, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Not for the faint of heart but it`s a great tour.There is some duck-walking,some sliding on the butt,and a lot of places to bump ones head but worth the trouble.Glad I did this after years of driving by the signs.The deeper you go the more spectacular the formations.Our guide was great-knew the system and history well and was very pleasant.

Thank Rex B
Longmont, Colorado
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123 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Be warned....there are over 600 stairs and tight squeezes in the tour. The hike up to the entrance is about 1/2 mile and is a moderate grade. The information on the website is lacking. I was on a tour with a pregnant woman and I am not in great shape. It was difficult for both of us. The guides are... More 

Thank SilverBear303
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The history around this area is very interesting. Our guide actually told us that Lewis & Clarke never discovered these caverns, although they were on the nearby river. If you suffer from claustrophobia this is not for you. as you had to bend quite low in many parts and in one section you had to slide over the rocks. Walking... More 

Thank Stozzer1
Kingston, TN
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52 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

You need to be fairly agile for this tour. First you have the three-quarter mile walk uphill to the cavern entrance. Inside is another three-quarter mile walk requiring many steps, stooping over and sideways to get through many tight spots, and even a short slide (definitely fun for the kids). We were added on to a school group of 4th... More 

Thank TNKaz
Lincoln, Canada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The cave tour is very good but is very strenuous. On warm days the walk on the trail to the entrance will be taxing for many people. The cave itself is fascinating but be aware there are lots of stairs and low passageways. The tour is definitely worthwhile and interesting. I found that our tour guide was difficult to understand... More 

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Midland City, Alabama
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132 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Nice little excursion to see some natural beauty. Over 500 feet below the surface. Be prepared to walk, stoop, bend, slide, and practically crawl. Wear good shoes and bring a jacket. 48-50 degrees in the cavern.

Thank Msilverman70
Duvall, Washington
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Not very far off the interstate, and definitely worth the stop. We stayed nearby in our camper, and made a 2 night one day stay out of this- and were really glad we did!

Thank j0hnbull

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