We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Bison Range

#1 of 1 things to do in Moiese Features Animals
58355 Bison Range Rd, Moiese, MT 59824
+1 406-644-2211
Website
Save
Review Highlights
One of our favorite wildlife viewing places

This is our third trip in the last 5-6 years to the park. The gate opens around 6:30 am and this is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TravelingfromPace
,
Pace, Florida
via mobile
Took Some Great Wildlife Pictures

We found the Bison Range in a tourist magazine at our hotel and decided to go at the last minute... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gregory W
,
Bailey, Colorado
Read all 306 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“the loop” (22 reviews)
LOCATION
58355 Bison Range Rd, Moiese, MT 59824
CONTACT
Website
+1 406-644-2211
Write a Review
Reviews (306)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 301 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our third trip in the last 5-6 years to the park. The gate opens around 6:30 am and this is the best time to arrive as the animals are most active when it's cool. The visitors center opens at 9. The fee is...More

Thank TravelingfromPace
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the Bison Range in a tourist magazine at our hotel and decided to go at the last minute. It was a pretty good call. We saw bison, pronghorn, bighorn, elk and a sharp-tailed grouse. While certainly not among the most scenic drives we...More

Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I note that some reviewers couldn't find many bison, and couldn't find the trails. This is why you get an orientation. We were too late for a discussion with employees, but our b&b host had already given us thorough directions and advice. We've seen a...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family loaded into the mini van and with the ac on high we drove from Bigfork to Moiese. Our trip to the National Bison Range was an inexpensive way to stay cool in the car while searching for bison in their natural habitat. We...More

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit off the beaten path but well worth the effort to get there. The views are magnificent and the drive through the park is easy. The visitors center is small but the staff and volunteers are eager to help you however they can. Restrooms...More

Thank Santo R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our drive through the Bison Range although you need to go slow because it's gravel roads and rather rough. It did take almost 2 hours if you take the complete trip around but well worth the time. We saw quite a few...More

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the National Bison Range in between Many Glacier & St Regis. We already had an $80 National Park pass but for a $5 entrance, you can’t really go wrong. The range is vehicle-based and there are 2 routes you can choose between: 1....More

Thank T0nyS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a spectacular park located in the shadow of the Mission Mountains. There are roughly 4 to 5 hundred Bison in the parks herd. You drive through the place and experience these magnificent beasts in their natural habitat. A completely unique experience. Very highly...More

Thank Claude F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got a bit of a late start so we didn't expect to see as many animals since they are more active in the early morning and late afternoon, but we were so lucky! We did the loop in its entirety, stopped lots of times...More

Thank Peglerd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our drive over the weekend to see the bison grazing on the hillsides in the reserve, and to enjoy the Visitor Center. An unexpected pleasure to see these beautiful animals!

Thank OregonExplorers4
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
44 Bar & Outwest Grill
29 reviews
12.18 km away
Allentown Restaurant
46 reviews
14.48 km away
Stella's Coffee Shop
38 reviews
21.62 km away
The Huckleberry Patch
11 reviews
26.62 km away
Nearby Attractions
St. Ignatius Mission
60 reviews
12.95 km away
Ninepipes museum of Early Montana
22 reviews
14.45 km away
Garden of One Thousand Buddhas
34 reviews
23.27 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Aussiesabroad
20 March 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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
0
Votes
Victoria S
20 July 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
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
0
Votes
louiseectario
5 June 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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
1
Vote