We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

First Peoples Buffalo Jump

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 342 Ulm Vaughn Rd, Ulm, MT 59485
Phone Number: (406) 866-2217
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Explore the Native American way of life at this ancient pishkun, where...

Explore the Native American way of life at this ancient pishkun, where tribes hunted bison by driving them over cliffs.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 59 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 34
  • 23
    Very good
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
A walk through history

This is a wonderful small historic site. We learned so much in the short time we had to spend. Wonderful friendly guides add to the experience. Beautiful prairie vistas from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Richard G
Add Photo Write a Review

59 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 59: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful small historic site. We learned so much in the short time we had to spend. Wonderful friendly guides add to the experience. Beautiful prairie vistas from the "jump".

Thank Richard G
Level Contributor
348 reviews
218 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you haven't been to a buffalo jump and know the history of such, this is an excellent location to learn and experience the people and the jump of the prairie. Spent a quick hour to drive to top after a quick visit to center. Hike is three miles and watch for snakes.

1 Thank RJourn
Poole, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened to be passing this State Park and called in. We spent the next 2 1/2 hours listening to a guide talk about the fascinating history of the place and then walking to the top of the jump. It was very atmospheric and offered great views. A must visit if you pass close by.

Thank 415John
Level Contributor
52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

The interpretive museum explains nicely how the Native Americans used the area for a buffalo jump. The upper level you drive to - you can walk out on the area where they would have strategically placed their hunters/buffalo drivers. The views from here are fantastic. There are markers around that explain the historical aspects of the site. Many prairie dog... More 

Thank Yamco
Mashpee, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
170 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

My husband and I visited here for a quick day hike. We were surprised by how nice and informative the Visitor Center was! We received an interpretive talk, describing the buffalo jump and the American Indians' ingenuity with regards to the process of buffalo jumping. The exhibits are very well-kept, and the park staff friendly and knowledgeable. The 3-mile loop... More 

Thank Ash B
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Came here in November and the visitors centre was closed. Hours of operation listed here are 8 - 6. We came between those hours and it was closed. Very disappointed.

Thank Penny P
Carson City, Nevada
Level Contributor
187 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A few miles off the interstate, but worth going. The interpretive center is first rate. There is an historical display with narrative and historic items. Many of the displays are interactive or can be touched, entered etc. If you've ever wanted to go inside a real buffalo hide tipi, this might be the only place where you can do it... More 

Thank foodiefool_10
Smithers, B.C.
Level Contributor
250 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The focus of this museum/site is the native peoples of the plains and the buffalo which maintained them before the buffalo's virtual elimination as an economic mainstay. There is a very good interpretation of the various native tribes of the plains, their languages and their interrelationships. Also, their interactions with European settlement. As a separate part of the visit, one... More 

Thank RonTSmithers_B_C_
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Stark and dramatic historical site. You can hike up or drive to the actual cliff. The prairie dog colony at the top of the hill is so much fun to watch! Our own Meerkat Manor.

Thank Nick J
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We read about this on the Internet and wanted to find out more about the buffalo jump. The guide gave a talk which was very informative and entertaining. Really enjoyed ourselves.

1 Thank LMG1952

Travelers who viewed First Peoples Buffalo Jump also viewed


Been to First Peoples Buffalo Jump? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from First Peoples Buffalo Jump staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?