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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park

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Address: 342 Ulm Vaughn Rd, Ulm, MT 59485
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+1 406-866-2217
10:00 - 16:00
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Explore the Native American way of life at this ancient pishkun, where...

Explore the Native American way of life at this ancient pishkun, where tribes hunted bison by driving them over cliffs.

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Outstanding buffalo jump

This is the mother of all buffalo jumps. The interpretive center is excellent, and you can also hike up the pishkun, although it is quite hot in the summer with no shade. Be sure... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Rhiannon G
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is the mother of all buffalo jumps. The interpretive center is excellent, and you can also hike up the pishkun, although it is quite hot in the summer with no shade. Be sure to check out the prairie dogs! (but don't get too close)

Thank Rhiannon G
Efland, North Carolina
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I visited First People's Buffalo Jump with my son and his girlfriend. From the moment we arrived we were transported back in time. The Interpretive center was informative as was the Ranger talk at the teepee. We borrowed a trail map that explained all of the stops along the very easy 3 mile walk. We were fortunate enough to see... More 

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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

First Peoples Buffalo Jump is perhaps one of the only museums/historic sites where I can say I truly felt transported back in time. The visitor's center is also excellent with some interesting interactive exhibits on the jump itself as well as Native Americans and specific tribes and their histories. There also a few mounted buffalo you are invited to touch... More 

Thank Zach S
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This Buffalo jump was on my list to see and I was NOT disappointed. The center had nice exhibits and very informative stations. We took the walk 3 mile loop to the jump itself which was totally awesome. The windy prairie was great ---iconic. We were super fortunate to see a prairie rattlesnake. So cool! If you are not able... More 

Thank Lucywren
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The Buffalo jump on the plateau above the Visitors' Center is interesting (magnificent views; prairie dogs; the jump itself), but for me the most interesting information is in the VC, where there is a great amount of info on the plains Indians and their history. If you are at all interested in history, this is a must-see. It's also good... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The actual cliffs don't look like much but if you take the time to walk up there and see the jump from the top it's really quite amazing. You can really imagine all the buffalo being forced over the edge, what a sight it must have been, It's also a bit haunting like being at a cemetery. The views on... More 

1 Thank JoyceBrodie
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Very easy to find off the I.15,drive through Ulm and to the visitor centre which has some exhibits, pelts to dress up in and a knowledgeable park ranger who may tell you all about the area. You can either do the 3 mile interesting prairie walk to the jump(watch out for rattlesnakes) or drive to the car park above it... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Truly enjoyed coming to this site. Really gives you a great perspective and appreciation for the life native Americans led. If you are interested in western history this is a great place to go.

Thank Boywonder51
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is a wonderful small historic site. We learned so much in the short time we had to spend. Wonderful friendly guides add to the experience. Beautiful prairie vistas from the "jump".

Thank Richard G
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

If you haven't been to a buffalo jump and know the history of such, this is an excellent location to learn and experience the people and the jump of the prairie. Spent a quick hour to drive to top after a quick visit to center. Hike is three miles and watch for snakes.

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