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Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

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Address: 6990 Buffalo Jump Rd, Three Forks, MT 59752-9420
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back-country drive to this out-of-way sight is worth it

the buffalo jump is south out of Logan on ~10 miles of paved & 5 miles of gravel roads but is worth it to see this sort of iconic place,...it is easy to imagine a thundering... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
rhco
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Divide, Colorado
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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are always interested in history related sites, and visited this one thinking we'd actually see a buffalo jump. It's a long drive off the Interstate highway to the park location, especially driving a large RV pulling a car. The last few miles of road are dirt and very bumpy. When we arrived at the park, there is an information... More 

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Divide, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the buffalo jump is south out of Logan on ~10 miles of paved & 5 miles of gravel roads but is worth it to see this sort of iconic place,...it is easy to imagine a thundering cascade of buffalos tumbling down at you as look up at the cliff they would have been driven over sights like this are not... More 

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Montecito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2nd visit. This time we were the only 2 people there in the morning and it was great to enjoy the silence and view the site. Next time we're going to do the hike to the top of the plateau. Very interesting to understand what took place there before the horse arrived.

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San Antonio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Several years ago we had visited this location but we had only seen the "Jump" from the top. This time we made the trek to see it from the bottom. Wow - what a difference! From the bottom you get the eerie feeling of imagining the Buffalo cascading over the rim above. You can visualize the Indian men and women... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

5 miles of paved road before the two miles of well maintained gravel road. Once at the site, you can walk the quarter mile to interpretation kiosk or walk the entire trail of two miles to top of the actual buffalo jump. It is an honor system park as are the fresh chocolate chip cookies in a cooler by the... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

It was raining when we stopped, but the walk was worth it. The kiosk display was very informative and educational.

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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a very scenic state park in Three Forks Montana. Madison Buffalo Jump State Park is located several miles off of I-90 down a gravel road. It is a road that is easily accessible with any time of car though as long as there is no snow on the road. This state park allows for visitors to watch wildlife... More 

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Manhattan, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

The Madison Buffalo Jump State Park is the site that was used by Indians in the past. The Park has trails that go around the park to all the areas of interest, and there are several. Plan and walking for a mile or more to see it all, and keep your eyes open, some of the things are somewhat difficult... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This state park is a very nice slice of history to check out. It's a bit out of the way on a gravel road...but when you think of the history...it's totally worth the drive. Also, they have restrooms on site...always a plus for me.

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Columbus, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Excellent interpretive exhibit, not too far from several interesting places to eat in Three Forks and Manhattan. I saw no inference about conservation one way or the other as per other reviewers but rather an explanation of how important the great bison herds were that once roamed this area to the Native American Indian. Most of Montana's State Monuments and... More 

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