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First Peoples Buffalo Jump

342 Ulm Vaughn Rd, Ulm, MT 59485
(406) 866-2217
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Ulm
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Historic Sites
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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English first
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
44 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
5 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Tipp City, Ohio
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107 reviews 107 reviews
50 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We visited the Visitors center, and thought it was great. Wish we would have taken the time to walk up to the butte, too. We heard from others later that it was wonderful! They said, "It's an amazing trail with lots of info. The view from the top of the butte is beautiful. The prairie dogs are very cute and... More

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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248 reviews 248 reviews
192 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This state park protects an old Bison jump used 500 - 1,000 years ago. The visitor's center is small, but has nice displays of life on the plains back then. There is also a short talk the staff will give every hour. It is interesting and you can get more information from it. There are 2 ways to get to... More

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Bellingham, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

If you are anywhere nearby, this is worth a detour to see and hear about the history of this remarkable area. The interpretive center and staff are very interesting and informative, the setting fascinating and the opportunity to walk on the buffalo jump area intriguing and haunting. A must-see.

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Free for those with Montana license plates, including rental cars, since its a state park. Interesting talk explaining how the indigenous people hunted buffalo before the time of horses. Interesting authentic samples of artifacts, plus recorded stories to listen to. Then, you can walk or driveup to the jump and walk around at the top.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Only about 8 miles west of Great Falls, this park is a must see. I say this after spending the last 10 days at the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone & Glacier National Park. After visisting tge cisitor center and paying the non-resident $5 fee, we took in the museum and the 15-20 minute talk. Afterwards we drive to the top of... More

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Washington, DC
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

There is so much history to learn here and the people who work there are very knowledgeable. The center has tons of information about the native americans in the area. They include the children in the conversation and get them to think about what it was like as a tribe member at their age. Just the free brochures are informative... More

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