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Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

19 miles west of Three Forks on Montana 2, Three Forks, MT 59752
406-287-3541
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Big Sky, Montana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Greenwood, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I have some physical limitations and this stretched my abilities. There is a long uphill hike (for someone like me) from the parking lot to the cave entrance and a long (level) hike back, not to mention all the stairs inside and the bending over to get through low ceilings and narrow gaps. But it isn't a Great Vacation if... More

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Port Angeles, Washington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Been driving by for years and we finally stopped! So glad we did! It's a steep hike up to the caverns but the guide let the people who needed to rest do so, we were late so rushed to catch up and forgot water, would have been nice as it was a hot afternoon! Be prepared to walk stooped over,... More

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phila pa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

our vacation was ending and we were on our way back to Belgrade Montana for our flight home when we stumbled onto lewis and clark caverns. it turned out, our family had a great time exploring the caverns with a great guide, Jim. way to go Jim, you did a great job and made our tour very enjoyable.

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The 3/4 mile hike up is steep. Take water. Inside the caves it immediately gets much cooler. Descending into the caves can be very intimidating if you're afraid of heights. Lots of stairs. Be prepared to duck walk, crawl, bend, stoop, butt slide, climb, and squeeze through tight spaces. But, it's worth it. The cave formations are lit so beautifully... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Long walk up a side of the hill - take water - but a nice cool cave (pun intended) to walk down; many stairs. We saw cute little bats, good examples of stalagmites & stalactites, popcorn and small ribbons. The walk out is flat, but no shade. It is a two hour trip, so be prepared. Our guide didn't seem... More

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Crumpler, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The guides commentary of the history of the development of the cave was very good.Do know that there are tight places, a place you slide down and plenty of steps inside the cavern. A good handrail is available throughout much of it.

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Cranbrook, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Nice visitor centre, good views of the are on the trail to the caverns. The caverns are well developed but you have to be flexible and duck under a lot of low spots going through.

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USA
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207 reviews 207 reviews
136 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Pros: The caves are beautiful. The tour guide was very good and the tour was interesting. Cons: The tour was a little over two hours. Some tight squeezes and lots of stairs.

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