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Pictograph Cave State Park

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Well worth a visit if you are in Billings

Just a small park, but well worth a visit if you are in Billings. It would have been even better if... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
Fun little drive out of the city

This place is super easy to find and kind of fun to drive to. It only takes about 10-15 minutes... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
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Pictograph Cave State Park is a National Historic Landmark known for its importance to Northern Plains Archaeology. Visitors will learn about the rock art and artifacts found here which dates thousands of years old. This 23 acre park features...more
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3401 Coburn Rd, Billings, MT 59101-6420
+1 406-254-7342
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have done a beautiful job of enhancing the Pictograph Caves with a relatively new Interpretive Center. Over the years, the pictographs have weathered and largely disappeared, so there isn't as much to see as there once was. That said, it is still worth the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

Had fun with the family and take walking shoes for this park .It is small but lots of walking. Nice day too lots of fall colors.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank deannan141
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Just a small park, but well worth a visit if you are in Billings. It would have been even better if we'd visited a little earlier, when the autumn colours were at there best. The people in the Visitor's Centre were very friendly and knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

This place is super easy to find and kind of fun to drive to. It only takes about 10-15 minutes (depending on where you are staying), and is certainly worth it. All said and done, it takes about 30 minutes to see this site, but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

This is a must see. The visitor center is very informative. Also great place to relax and have a picnic.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jack S
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Until my wife and I became aware of Pictograph Cave State Park, we always were under the impression that most of the wall paintings and animal remains and archeological findings of a pre-historic nature were found in caves in Europe and the Middle East. Wrong....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a scenically attractive spot and provides for an enjoyable stroll up to the caves. But once you reach the caves it is such a disappointment. There really is nothing to see. Information boards show what was once visible but much of that is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RoverP
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Been to these caves 3 times over the last 20 years, last time two months ago with about 20 family members, drawings are pretty faded these days compared to 20 years ago. But still an interesting place to visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Montanaaussie
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here. A little hike to see the caves but easily done. We spent about an hour or so here. We visited the visitor center and got us a shirt, bracelet and some post cards. People come and picnic under the tree...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lovey_Wilkins
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this cave Included the Indian Heritage couple of steep climbs but overall a good walking experience

Date of experience: September 2018
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March 12, 2018|
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Response from egall467 |
It’s a great short stop. We were there for 45 minutes. Good stretch of the legs and potty break. A one of a kind experience. Don’t miss!
June 20, 2017|
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Response from Stephen M L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can easily push a stroller up to the caves (or grotto), but you can't really travel onto the side trails. Too ruff and unimproved at this point in time.
Bobbi S
June 8, 2017|
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Response from mtendo |
From the parking lot area to the caves is a moderate to steep incline in elevation. About a five minute walk. The path up to the caves proper, are improved concrete sidewalks amenable to the use of a wheelchair. A few side... More