First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, a National Historic Landmark, is an archaeological site with the largest buffalo jump in North America. 18 ft. of compacted bison remains are buried below the cliffs, where for hundreds of years, the tribes stampeded bison over the cliffs.
At least thirteen Tribes used this site for at least a thousand years before Lewis and Clark passed through the area. The Buffalo jump site is 3 miles of cliffs in a horse shoe shape. Remnants of drive lines can be seen in the Prairie Dog Town on top of the Jump.
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park has an on-site educational Visitor Center. The 6,000 square foot center offers visitors buffalo culture exhibits, a storytelling circle, classroom, gallery and bookstore. An outdoor amphitheater and traditional games playing fields are featured outdoors. The park has an interpretive trail, picnic tables and a black-tailed prairie dog town for the visitors to enjoy.
The top of the Jump provides expansive panoramic views of the Rocky Mountain Front, the Missouri River valley, and the buttes and grasslands that characterize this High Plains setting. Plan at least a two-hour stop in this day-use-only park.
Summer Hours: 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.
Winter Hours: 10 am to 4 pm Monday – Saturday, 12 pm to 4 pm Sunday, Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and State Holidays.
Admission: Montana Vehicle – FREE; Non-Resident – $8 per vehicle; Commercial Tours – $5 per person