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Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

Address: 19 miles west of Three Forks on Montana 2, Three Forks, MT 59752
Phone Number: 406-287-3541
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Bozeman, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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143 reviews 143 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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mission bc
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99 reviews 99 reviews
26 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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112 reviews 112 reviews
36 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Gallatin Gateway, Montana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We had a good time; it probably would have been a better time if we hadn't been shamed by our tour guide for leaving our dogs in our car. I'm sure he meant well, but we didn't appreciate his comments especially in front of the entire tour group. Our dogs were totally fine in the car, and while I appreciate... More 

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Burley, Idaho
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Fifty plus...we enjoyed it! The views are sensational. Allow at least two hours and bring a jacket. Come with a sense of humor.

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