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National Bison Range

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58355 Bison Range Rd, Moiese, MT 59824
+1 406-644-2211
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Fun tour to see wildlife, often at a distance

We made the 2-hour drive around the perimeter of the park. Saw elk, deer, hawks, bighorn sheep... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Putnam, Connecticut
A great place to spot indigenous wildlife!

We drove the entire loop of Red Sleep Mountain Drive and Prairie Drive, and also drove the smaller... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WanderLust M
Redondo Beach, California
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This region consists of 19,000 acres of natural grassland, which is home to about 500 American bison and other inhabitants such as birds, whitetail and mule deer, elk, and bighorn sheep.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“the loop” (23 reviews)
58355 Bison Range Rd, Moiese, MT 59824
+1 406-644-2211
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We made the 2-hour drive around the perimeter of the park. Saw elk, deer, hawks, bighorn sheep, grouse, antelope and lots of bison. Hoping for bears but no luck today. Binoculars helpful as there are huge, wide open vistas and the animals may be far...More

Thank RoadTripRoger
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove the entire loop of Red Sleep Mountain Drive and Prairie Drive, and also drove the smaller North Loop just past the entrance. On the North Loop we spotted a coyote and pronghorn antelope close to the road. And on the main loop we...More

Thank WanderLust M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am soooo glad we went here during our recent Glacier National Park trip. The ride through the park takes about 2 hours and is awesome! Saw many, many bison and antelope. It is such a cheap attraction at $5 per car, but is absolutely...More

Thank nic1743
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

my husband and I drove through the national bison range in Montana. It was so cool! We took the whole loop which took about 2 hours to drive. We saw deer, elk, pronghorns, bison and a fox. The views from the road were really pretty...More

Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving by it was impressive to see so many bison doing what bison do--grazing. Many had calves. They were on the hills, near the highway behind a sturdy fence. Stop and take some pictures. I wish I had.

Thank 843lucindam
Reviewed 1 week ago

We seen twin fawns hiding in a brush area with it's mom. lot's of Bison, and one Elk! it is a great place to stop in and have a picnic. there is a large covered picnic area and swing area for children. Stop at the...More

Thank gigiy931
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Bison Range was a pleasant surprise. It is operated by the National Fish and Game Department. The displays were nicely done and the video was very interesting and informative. The staff was helpful and provided in depth information to answer our questions. The...More

Thank Trudy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wish we would have known that, so I thought I'd put it in caps for anyone interested. We were super stoked to see everything, but not allowed in the park. Thinking back on it, I understand. Just wanting you to know.

Thank Geenza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so glad there is a place like this where you can go and just enjoy the view of animals in the wild! Bison were up close and far away, we also saw mule deer, white tailed deer and antelope.We were there on a...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The range is right outside of Missoula. We spent a few hours there one morning on our way north. Lots of wildlife viewings, not too many other people. Got some good photos! Would've spent more time if we'd had it. There were byways we just...More

Thank LadyJLasVegas
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20 March 2017|
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Response from f4ranch | Reviewed this property |
Minimum 2-3 hours if you simply drive without lingering to observe animal activity/ behavior or short hiking opportunities. Drive is actually determined by animal activity and your own interest in observation. A picnic area... More
Victoria S
19 July 2016|
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Response from Jenn S | Reviewed this property |
We started at about 9 and ended around noon on a rainy day and saw almost every animal they said we were able to see. We did the big loop and were afraid the rain would dampen the chance to see animals but did not. I think... More
4 June 2016|
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Response from Lindsay M | Reviewed this property |
They travel to different parts of the park, not out of it. It is very possible you don't see them up close, but you should still see them. I have been in Aug, and Nov, and June and saw them every time. Hope you enjoy it and... More