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“Amazing!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of First Peoples Buffalo Jump

First Peoples Buffalo Jump
342 Ulm Vaughn Rd, Ulm, MT 59485
(406) 866-2217
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Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Ulm
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Owner description: Explore the Native American way of life at this ancient pishkun, where tribes hunted bison by driving them over cliffs.
Washington, DC
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
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 but the gift shop has great books and gift items. Go early in the morning if you go in the summer and do the walk up to the butte. Since there is no shade, it gets very hot in the sun. It's an amazing trail with lots of info. The view from the top of the butte is beautiful. The prairie dogs are very funny looking. It's just a 10 minutes drive from Great Falls. This is a state park so the entry fee for the day will work at other state parks.

Visited July 2013
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red oak, ia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“This is a must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

try to add this when in Montana! The sense of history and the view is incredible! The hike was the best part however; you can drive to the top. It is just a few miles from great falls and worth it!

Visited July 2013
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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104 attraction reviews
Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Educational”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I had never heard of this buffalo hunting method before. The lecture by the staff was very informative & the interactive museum was top-notch. But the best part of the venture was to actually go to the ledge (a short drive or moderate walk) and imagine utilizing the methods you just acquired to harvest a 2,000 pound animal - WOW !!!! The prairie dogs along the way are entertaining, but the real drama is actually standing on the "jump-cliff" and pretending you are running ahead of hundreds of huge beasts & you have to go over the cliff first. Admission was free. There is a small gift shop on site. The buffalo jerky is actually quite tasty.

Visited May 2013
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Great Falls MT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Always gets better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The park service and staff have done a lot to this attraction. There's lots of history here for a buffalo jump. It's the best one I've seen and it's always improving. A great walk in the spring. Be careful in the summer, there are rattlers out but nothing to fear, just be aware. Great prairie dog town just before the top entrance of the park. A must see to appreciate. Make sure you see the visitor center as there is a lot to see.

Visited April 2013
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Helena, Montana
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15 attraction reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Amazing cultural heritage site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Fascinating and educational. Watch out for snakes though! Seriously. Rattlers are difficult to spot and they hang around the prairie dog town. But this is an awesome place to learn about Native American culture.

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