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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park

342 Ulm -Vaughn Rd
406-866-2217

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is an archaeological site with possibly the largest bison cliff jump in North America. Native peoples used this site for at least a thousand years before Lewis and Clark passed through here. The bison jump site consists of a mile long sandstone cliff; there are remnants of drive lines on top of the cliff and there are up to 18 ft. of compacted buffalo remains below the cliff. The park has an interpretive trail, picnic tables and a protected black-tailed prairie dog town to help the visitor better understand the epic history of hunting on the high plains. 

In an effort to pay homage to the buffalo and the people who honor this mighty animal, First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park has a terrific on-site education Visitor Center. The 6,000 square foot center offers visitors buffalo culture exhibits, a storytelling circle, classroom, gallery and bookstore. An outdoor amphitheater and traditional games playing fields are featured outdoors.



Reviews

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The museum and headquarters at the bottom was really neat. Thevpeople were friendly and prepared to answer any questions. Unlike most places, here they allowed you to touch all of the stuffed animals and animal skins. It was cool walking around and learning about the natives and their traditions and customs. We did not hike up from the bottom, instead we drove to the top and hiked a short distance from there to overlook the jump. Be prepared to hike with good shoes if you decide to hike the loop from the bottom.

Kristina Thoennes

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Monday, July 16, 2018
Very interesting place to visit. The visitors center has good displays and a stuffed bison you can touch. You can drive or hike up above the buffalo jump. It's about 1.5 miles to hike up. There is a toilet at the top and a prairie dog town just off the gravel road at the top.

Elisa Rockholt

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
We had family from out of town come and brought them here because they have such good representations, interactive displays and encourage touching of the artifacts.

Kim Houtman

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Monday, July 2, 2018
Great information, knowledgeable staff, and professional exhibit displays. Nice bookshop . Location difficult though.

Jessica Cook

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Very informative! The ladies working in the museum were super nice and funny.

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