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First Peoples Buffalo Jump

Address: 342 Ulm Vaughn Rd, Ulm, MT 59485
Phone Number: (406) 866-2217
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Ulm
Type: Historic Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: Explore the Native American way of life at this ancient pishkun, where tribes hunted bison by...
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Type: Historic Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Explore the Native American way of life at this ancient pishkun, where tribes hunted bison by driving them over cliffs.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A little of the beaten track but well worth the visit. There are two parts to this site, the high plateau itself and the small museum about a quarter of a mile away. Both were fascinating - you need to do both to appreciate how skilful and brave young native americans were. Young people will love it -listen to every... More 

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Wyoming
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was a trip favorite. We enjoyed the 3-mile hike to the top of the cliff and learned lots of little tidbits from the trail guide. When we returned to the visitor center, the Ranger gave a most-interesting talk about how the buffalo were run over the edge, tanning hides, and other topics. The little museum is very well done.

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Cranbrook, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This site has a good interpretive centre and also a viewpoint from the top with interpretive trails at both ends.

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Newcastle
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

On our visit to Great Falls, we read about this site, which dates back centuries, and provided many tribes with their annual buffalo needs. Tribes would come from all directions to drive huge herds of buffalo over the cliffs of this vast plateau. Stop at the outstanding Visitor's Center prior to going to the top of the plateau to see... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Visited here with family just in time for a tour guide narrated explanation of the native Americans use of the Buffalo jump between the years 900 AD - 1500. Very interesting and informative displays and artifacts. Well worth the visit if you're in the area and only $5 per car (if you have Montana plates - it's no charge).

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Weston, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It's incredible to hear the history from the park ranger, and more impressive is to go hiking to the top of the hill and imagine how the native Americans directed the buffaloes there to jump and be caught, I recommend this place to visit if you are interesting in the plains Indians!

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38 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Excellent interpreter talk with Ms. Reyes at the state park center (museum). Small visitor shop has several books and a few local handcrafts at artisan prices. Tshirts and posters also for sale. Enjoyed the small but comprehensive displays in center about buffalo, the lodges (tepees), and how the hunt using the cliffs were organized. Lodges outside the center were great... More 

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48 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great place to learn about Native American history and buffalo. Beautiful scenery as well. Spent 30 minutes in the museum and then hiked out to the buffalo jump. Enjoyed watching the prairie dogs as well. Very interesting.

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Cascade, Montana
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5 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Spend some time walking through the trails; look out on the horizon as far as you can see; at some point you realize you can see for 100 miles in any direction and you come to understand the significance of this place to native peoples. Powerful!

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Granite Falls, North Carolina, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

On the drive up to the Buffalo Jump the Prairie Dogs were popping up everywhere. Their chatter was really cute. The hawks overhead were beautiful to watch as well. There were indian huts where the indians spread the buffalo skins to dry. When reaching the jump the scenery was beautiful, the trip was worth the drive from Great Falls.

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