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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park

#1 of 2 things to do in Ulm Features Animals
342 Ulm Vaughn Rd, Ulm, MT 59485
+1 406-866-2217
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Powerful Reminder of the Past

Have driven past this State Park gazillions of times, but decided it was way past time to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roger S
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Helena, Montana, United States
See this, if you have time

What makes this site worthwhile is really the visitor center displays, which cover most aspects of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas F
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Columbia, Maryland
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Explore the Native American way of life at this ancient pishkun, where tribes hunted bison by driving them over cliffs.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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342 Ulm Vaughn Rd, Ulm, MT 59485
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have driven past this State Park gazillions of times, but decided it was way past time to visit. And it was certainly well worth the short drive off Interstate 15. A typical quality Montana State Park with knowledgeable and friendly staff. The Visitors Center has...More

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What makes this site worthwhile is really the visitor center displays, which cover most aspects of the Plains Indian uses of the bison. The hike to the top of the jump is fun, too (you can drive, if you're tired), and there is a prairie...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To see one of the places where the Nativr Americans herded bison and sent them over the cliffs is a unique and interesting experience. The state park visitors center has a good display, but to drive or hike up to the cliff itself and try...More

Thank hsg52
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Visitors center is more than informative with info on local tribes and their hunting methods relating to the buffalo jump itself. Lots of wildlife, tools and dwellings on display. There's a 3+ mile trail from the visitors center to the top of the Buffalo Jump...More

Thank kazrewom
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I had known of the buffalo hunting methods of the native Americans, but to see the actual place where the buffalo chased a young boy disguised as a buffalo calf over a cliff to their deaths was amazing.

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

The views and walking trails were amazing! The staff could have been a little more helpful. We were greeted half heartedly and weren't informed on what the park had to offer. We just kind of bumbled around reading signs that were posted, no extra guidance...More

Thank RPhillips5663
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
Reviewed 14 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...More

1  Thank Renee N
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank Zach S
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank Lucywren
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