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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park


406-866-2217, 406-866-2219
Free for Montana residents; $6.00 per vehicle daily entrance fee for non-residents
lat: 47.4796208 long: -111.5247388

Explore the story of the people, animals and landscape of the prehistoric buffalo culture.

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2015 by the National Park Service.

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is an archaeological site that tells the story of one of the largest prehistoric bison kill-sites in North America, capturing a portrait of Montana’s First Peoples. Native peoples used this site to hunt buffalo for at least six hundred years. The park has a visitor center, interpretive trail, picnic tables, and a protected black-tailed prairie dog town to help visitors better understand the epic history of hunting on the high plains. The top of the jump offers expansive, panoramic views of the Rocky Mountain Front, the Missouri River valley, and the buttes and grasslands characteristic of the region.

The park also offers a visitor center and “what the buffalo became” exhibit, 3+ miles of hiking trails, public restrooms (handicapped accessible), special events, wildlife viewing, and remnants of Native Prairie.

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