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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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Caverns

I have not been in years but I recommend it. You go underground and it is a long trek to the caverns.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Terrie Z
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Anaconda, Montana, United States
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Anaconda, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I have not been in years but I recommend it. You go underground and it is a long trek to the caverns.

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Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

If you enjoy moderate adventure and are not claustrophobic, this is a great way for the family to enjoy an outing. The Lewis and Clark caverns are open to candle-lantern lit ranger led tours on limited occasions in the winter. The tour is led by experienced rangers who are knowledgeable about history and geology. You get spectacular views of natural... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Christmas is a beautiful time to visit the Lewis and Clark Caverns. The Caverns are only open a short time in December. Reservation are taken shortly after Thanksgiving and sell out very quickly. Before the tour begins everyone meets at the Visitors Center at the base of the trail head.The Visitor Center provided hot chocolate, coffee, tea and a nice... More 

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Belgrade, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to get tickets for this limited event held during the Christmas season. The visitor center had hot chocolate, coffee, tea and cookies! The tour is guided and you need to be in reasonable shape to walk to the cave entrance. Once inside its incredible! Be advised there are low tunnels and tight quarters.... More 

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Our group was able to go on one of the special candlelight tours they have in December. The weather was a little cold, but everyone was prepared and it wasn't a problem. The hike to the cave entrance can be slightly challenging, but well worth the walk. If you think you will need extra time to hike up to the... More 

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Marietta, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

There's quite the hike at the beginning of this to make it up the mountain to the entrance to the caverns, but it's so worth it if you are able! We hiked this is hot summer heat and the guides let everyone go at their own pace and met everyone at the entrance. You basically start at the top of... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Camped in the park and took the guided tour thru the caves. A gentle walk for 15-minutes gets you to the start of underground adventure. First visit to a limestone cavern for us so the small group was great. Lts of photo ops and interesting features in the aprox 1-hr walk thru the cave.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Spend the night--not in the caves, but in the campground down the hill. We made this our stopover between Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park, and we are so glad we did. The campground was very nice and the caves are amazing. The bathrooms/showers are a bit dated, but clean. Sites are level and well spaced out. You camp... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was an excellent tour, and really good value for money. As the photos show the caves are impressive. You can't get the scale of them from the photo's, I was surprised how big and intricate they are. You must stop at the building at the park gate and pay the park entrance fee, then buy a tour ticket when... More 

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Madera, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

There is a 300ft. elevation change in 3/4 mile to the cave entrance. For some it might be a little strenuous. An of course, then you have to go down the 300ft. to exit the cave. It is an amazingly beautiful place inside. Our tour guide was very informative. We really like this place, and would recommend it to others.

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