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Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

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Address: 19 miles west of Three Forks on Montana 2, Three Forks, MT 59752
Phone Number: 406-287-3541
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Perfect road trip stop!

Wow! $12 for 2 hours of fun. This tour was amazing to see what is actually happening under the ground we hike on. Seeing the formations that were millions of years old blows your... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow! $12 for 2 hours of fun. This tour was amazing to see what is actually happening under the ground we hike on. Seeing the formations that were millions of years old blows your mind. Lots of steps, bending, and tight quarters made for an adventurous experience.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The caverns were gorgeous, but be warned: there are LOTS of steps, mostly going down, and the brief description the park service people give you beforehand really doesn't do justice to the amount of walking, climbing, and crouching you do on this 2 mile, 2 hour long venture. I actually didn't see a step and fell! In short, it's slippery,... More 

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Viking, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Be aware. There is a 20 min hike up a rather steep hill. But totally worth it. Our tour guide, Shaun, was fantastic! The kids enjoyed the tour! Amazing to see!

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Waldmohr, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour of the caverns, our tour guide was very accommodating and knowledgeable. A couple of things to be mindful of though, the walk up to the entrance is at times steep and takes about 20-30 minutes, wear good shoes; and if you're in a large group the tour can move pretty slow and take longer than... More 

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Spokane, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great, practical review from the person carrying the baby! We were on a tour with another couple packing about a 9 month old baby. The baby was not being cranky, but she was burbling, squealing and laughing. The baby's voice echoed in the caverns, disrupted the natural quiet atmosphere of the caves, and made it difficult to hear the guide's... More 

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San Antonio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a small deli at the top, where you start the trek to the mouth of the caverns. This is the only restroom facility and the only place to purchase food and drink. We did not think the rangers prepared us well for the long hike just to reach the mouth of the caverns. On the day we visited... More 

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park has 10 miles of trails that offer a good challenge with easy access. Ranging from easy dirt, wooded path, loose gravel and technical rock. Some good stretches of hill work with a 7.5 mile loop possible on 1600 ft elevation gain. Bring plenty of water with you on warm days. Top end of trails does cross upper visitors... More 

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cave is so much fun; especially for the kids. There is twisting/turning, ducking and even a little bit of sliding in the cave to make it an awesome adventure for the kids. The campground is quiet, peaceful, and convenient. We will go back some day for sure!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Third trip to the caverns and enjoyed taking our grandchildren in for the first time. The tour guide was pleasant and very versed on the caverns and it's history.

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have not been to the caverns since I was very young, and things are done differently now. The last time I was here, they still shuttled people up to the entrance of the cave with a big cart on wheels, sort of a trolley system, that pulled you up the mountain. Apparently that was done away with in the... More 

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