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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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This cave is not for big & tall people nor the mobility impaired. The tour starts with a 20 minute walk up a 7% grade. Once you're warmed up, you enter the cave. There are many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This cave is not for big & tall people nor the mobility impaired. The tour starts with a 20 minute walk up a 7% grade. Once you're warmed up, you enter the cave. There are many stairs (mostly going down) and one part that you actually slide down. Some spots get very narrow and or low. The tour took two... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Had a great time visitng the caverns. The guide was great and the time in the caverns was very interesting. The tour lasted about 2 hours and there is a nice gift shop to browse in as well as a lot of trails and hikes in the park to partake in. I would plan to spend most of the day... More 

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Rossland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were looking for something to do near Helena and stumbled across Lewis and Clark Caverns which turned out great. The caves themselves aren't the most spectacular caves I've been to but they are still beautiful and worth a look. Our tour guide 'Jim' was definitely the highlight! His genuine hospitality, friendly nature, knowledge, stories and jokes made our tour... More 

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Langley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We stayed at the Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park in the beautiful campground. I wasn't sure if I could do the Caverns based on some of the reviews-not the greatest knees. But I'm so glad I did. What a fascinating adventure, led by a knowledgable and unflappable guide, Mindy. The walk up to the caverns is on a paved... More 

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oc-tom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A rewarding experience that you have to work for. It starts with a 1 mile hike, with a 300 ft elevation gain. Then, as you descend in the cavern, there are some tight and low passages (and even a short slide on your seat). The reward is the amazing formations inside the limestone cavern. The cavern is lit enough to... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I can't do the walk due to knee problems. I usually take something to read or watch and enjoy the weather. My husband says there are places where you have to squat and move forward. He thinks it's great!

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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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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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