Lewis and Clark Caverns in Montana

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Lewis & Clark Caverns

The Lewis and Clark Caverns reveal their ornate columns and beautiful stalagmites and stalactites to all visitors who come to take a cave tour of one of Montana’s best-known attractions.

  • Visit the Lewis and Clark Caverns to see the colorful limestone formations throughout
  • Just 45 miles west of Bozeman, Montana and about 91 miles north of West Yellowstone
  • The Caverns are open for tours from May to September
  • It’s an easy 2-mile hike on this educational guided tour

Overview

Montana’s oldest state park has an incredible underground landscape with Lewis and Clark Caverns. Averaging 600 visitors a day, the limestone formations within the chambers hold each person in awe. It’s one stop you simply can’t miss on your vacation to this state.

Location

Lewis and Clark Caverns are in Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, only about 19 miles on Highway 2 as you come from Three Forks, 45 miles west of Bozeman, Montana and approximately 91 miles north of West Yellowstone, Montana.

Hours/Seasons

The Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park is open all year. The Caverns are open for tours from May to September: 

  • May through mid-June: 9am to 4:30pm
  • Mid-June to mid-August: 9am to 6:30pm
  • Mid-August through September: 9am to 4:30pm

Cost

  • Free Admission for Montana residents
  • $6 per car
  • $4 Walk or Bike
  • Cave tours: $12 adults, $5 kids ages 6 to 11

More Info

You can take a two-hour tour of these fascinating limestone caverns, viewing the columns, helictites, stalagmites and stalactites in a naturally air-conditioned environment. It’s an easy 2-mile hike on this guided tour through the caverns.

The cave is named for Lewis and Clark, the explorers, but they didn’t discover it. They didn’t even know of its existence. The cavern was actually discovered by hunters at the turn of the 20th century.

You will find trails within the park to hike, a visitor center and amphitheater as well as plenty of picnic areas, a campground and cabin rentals available.

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