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Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

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Address: 25 Lewis & Clark Caverns Road, Whitehall, MT 59759, USA, Latitude/Longitude: (45.82289 / -111.85082), Three Forks, MT 59752
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Fantastic caves!

This is a worthwhile excursion if you're staying in the area. We had a day to kill in Bozeman and we drove the 45-50 minutes here. We got there at 8:30 am. We stopped at the... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2016
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is a worthwhile excursion if you're staying in the area. We had a day to kill in Bozeman and we drove the 45-50 minutes here. We got there at 8:30 am. We stopped at the first entrance where we paid the park entrance fee. I think we might have paid it at the top of the mountain and saved... More 

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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful experience for our goddaughter Samantha and our friend Marissa. This is my second trip and I will be back. Thank you to our great tour guide Johnny M. who made the caverns tour most interesting.

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Reviewed 23 June 2016

For your little ones you need a front pack to hold them (No child backpacks allowed). They'll lone them to you if you have them. It is a hike but a great stop for the family. My son strapped on my 1 year old daughter and I held on to my 3 year old. There were some scary spots but... More 

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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We had a great tour guide by the name of Shawn. He was very knowledgeable about the caverns and the history. He was great with people of all ages. The tour is 2 hours long and about 2 miles. Would recommend it. It is a bit of a hike to the opening and there are alot of stairs in the... More 

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Chuluota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

This is a great half day trip from Bozeman. Joe was skeptical about the walk both to the cavern and inside because of all the steps. It turned out to be well worth the effort. We did not need out jackets until the end of the tour even though we bought a sweatshirt at the gift shop. It was in... More 

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Auburn, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This was a fun activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family. I was on a pretty large tour of out 40 people. The lady at the ticket stand said the usually cut it off at 25, but it was a busy a weekend and the tour guides where allowing more than usual on the tours. Our tour guide... More 

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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Lewis and Clark Caverns is a site that anyone visiting SW Montana must visit. The entrance fees are very affordable. The caverns are open from mid-spring/mid-May until September with the exception of the Christmas time candle light tours in December. When visiting the caverns, it is important to know that the hike to the entrance of the caverns is steep... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

The walk to the caverns is worth every step. The caverns are a guided tour that explains how the caverns were discovered, how the first tours had women in full dresses climbing down rope ladders carrying lanterns. The guide will take you into the deepest part of the cave and then will turn off all lights to show you how... More 

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is an excellent caverns to see stalactites and stalagmites in all their glory. Very interesting history and formations. Long walk so be sure to use the restroom prior to departing the visitor center. Great for kids. Very educational about geology and the surrounding area. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 2 January 2016

This has always been one of the smaller roadside "attractions" that we blow by as we cross the country. This time, however, we laid over in Three Forks and made a day trip to the caverns. Apparently, not really related to L and C but it is a truly amazing couple of hour trip. Way more hands on than Mammoth... More 

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