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Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

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Address: 25 Lewis and Clark Caverns Road, Three Forks, MT 59752
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The formations within are almost unbelievable - something you might find at Disneyland - except that these are real. If you are in the area, this is a stop you should take time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Missoula, Montana
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Missoula, Montana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The formations within are almost unbelievable - something you might find at Disneyland - except that these are real. If you are in the area, this is a stop you should take time to explore.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Way cool (figuratively and literally) caverns, though the name is somewhat misleading. It IS in L&C territory. If I recall, the party did note the condensation arising out of the vents, But the Corps NEVER DID explore the caverns. Don't let that scare you away, though. It made for a fascinating diversion.

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We enjoyed our visit to Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, a large limestone cavern filled with spectacular stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helictites. Because of the park's name, I had assumed that the explorers Lewis & Clark discovered the caverns but Lewis & Clark never set foot in the caves - Teddy Roosevelt named the park Lewis & Clark. Admission... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful caverns get ready to do a long hike up. I wasnt in the best shape and had to stop a few times to get up the hills. Ince inside it was wonderful

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Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to add the Lewis and Clark Caverns into our itinerary for the day. It made an excellent break on our journey. We paid $12 entrance pp (no seniors rate) and waited a short while for our 2 hour tour to begin. There is a fairly steep walk up to the cavern entrance which you can take at your... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

I've been wanting to get to the caverns in winter for one of their (partially) candlelit tours for a few years now, and we finally did. Our tour guide, Jim, was as sweet-natured a person as you could wish for, and I think his gentle/silly jokes and banter do a good job of putting people at ease in what can... More 

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Clarkston, Washington
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

First trip into the caverns 1974. Second trip 1978? Back then they had a really cool mechanical lift like a set of bleachers that everyone rode up to the top. Whatever happened to that? not sure I could walk it now. The formations in the caves are awesome..

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I was unsure of what to expect here, but we were driving from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone so we decided to stop. I'm so glad we did! The hill leading up to the entrance of the cavern is ....tough. Get there early enough before the tour starts to have time to take a few rest breaks. Coming from Florida,... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Ready to hike15 minutes uphill? Ready to duck into a cavern? Ready for the sensation of total darkness when they turn out the lights? Then you are ready to book a tour of the Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park in Montana! You will need a fleece or light jacket, good walking shoes. Be ready to slide down a chute.... More 

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My mother in law who is 66, really wanted to go here. I was a little worried the caves would be too difficult for her to maneuver, but she did it and it was amazing. To think about how these caves were formed and carved for visitors is quite amazing. Be ready to walk, up hill, down hill, slide down... More 

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