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“Worth the trip!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

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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Type: State Parks
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Tacoma, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Worth the trip!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

On our way home from Yellowstone we decided to stop and take a look. Out of state residents have to pay a $5 park fee and the Cavern Tour is 2 hours and costs $10 for adults and $5 for children. The Tour is about 2 miles long, 3/4 mile uphill to the entrance 1/2 mile through the caverns and 3/4 mile back on a flat path. The guide was funny and informative. The Caverns were awesome to see and my 6 year old grandson had a great time. All the staff from the people down below (where we paid for park entrance) to the guides and other people up top were helpful and friendly. This put our drive home back about 3 hours but it was well worth it. Will probably stop again when we bring our other grandchildren to Yellowstone.

Visited August 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great place for a look”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

It's an excellent place to visit if you have a couple of hours to spare, doesn't cost too much. The caves are really neat and they don't throw in any of the "ghost tour" nonsense that seems to be so common these days. Its just a really nice and interesting place to visit.

Visited August 2013
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Monroe, WA
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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Caverns Awesome, campgrounds ok.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed here while on a road trip to Yellowstone and back with friends. I am afraid of heights and small spaces. I took on this challenge for my kids to have the experience. One of which shares my fears. The campground was ok but only has a few hook up sites. Not a lot to do there.

The hike starts with an uphill hike that can be difficult for some. We had to keep up with teenage boys so it went pretty fast. Water is a must on hot days. Can't bring anything but water into the caverns.

The caverns are amazing. There were spots that I had to remind my heart that it could slow down because it was pretty small but it was for a short stint while moving onto the next cavern. I laughed at my son who was doing the same thing and that helped me through it. It really wasn't all that bad so it was easy to conquer that fear. It's well lit and user friendly. I think those who had a hard time getting around wouldn't be able to do the tour.

Our guide was very good and made it a very enjoyable experience. I would def. do it again.

Visited August 2013
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West Kelowna, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
“Great place to visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This is a spectacular park to visit. The tour is inexpensive and very well laid out. While people with mobility issues might not want to do the full hike, there is one offered for those with limitations. The caverns are something to be seen!
The campground, itself, is very well maintained and the staff are helpful and friendly. As the campground is quite open, tenting could become very "warm". We opted to use one of the 3 available cabins, instead. Proved to be a fantastic choice! No indoor water, but, there's electricity. The cabin was very clean and gave us lots of room. There's a double and set of bunk beds. The bed was very comfortable. Bring your own bedding, though.

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Iowa
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This was very nice caving experience. You are right close to the cave features (please don't touch!) unlike some huge caves like Carlsbad, etc. Beautiful, well done. Very informative guide. It is a fairly strenuous (elevation) hike up to the cave entrance - so dress in layers, it was 90 F outside in the sun walking up the hill, 50 F inside the cave. :)

Our kids loved this, we got to see bats, didn't need flashlights although they did come in handy on some of the steps. Would be ok for someone with mild claustrophobia, a few areas you have to scramble on hands/knees but nothing really wet or too confining.

Visited August 2013
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