Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park features one of th...
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Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park features one of the largest known limestone caverns in the Northwest. These spectacular caverns lined with stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helictites are naturally air-conditioned and lighted for a safe and enjoyable visit with a seasoned tour guide. Kids have fun on the tour's famous Beaver Slide and an occasional bat sighting!
Summer tours of the caverns are available from May 1 - Sept. 30. Plan to spend about two hours to hike about two miles on the caverns' guided tour. Tours are specially priced during Montana Family Discount Days, June 1 - 16. Family of 4 is $20. Tour offer is for Montana residents / up to 4 people, and good with a valid Montana Drivers License. Summer Cave Tours are regularly $10 for adults (12 and up), $5 for children between the ages of 6 and 11, five and under are free.
The park also features camping and trails to hike or bike, a brand new visitor center, interpretive displays, a gift shop, food and beverage concessions, amphitheater, and ranger/interpretive programs presented during the summer months. The park has a large campground with 40 campsites, a tipi and three cabins.
The site encompasses 3,015 acres and the entry area is at an elevation of 4,300 feet and the caverns area is at an elevation of 5,300 feet.
Did explorers Lewis & Clark discover the caverns' They did not discover the caverns. The Corps of Discovery travelled within today's park boundaries but explorers Lewis & Clark and members of the expedition never set foot in the actual caverns. President Theodore Roosevelt used the name Lewis & Clark when he made the caverns a National Monument on the same day the Grand Canyon received this honor. Roosevelt named the site Lewis & Clark Cavern National Monument--recognizing the fact that it had been over 100 years since the famed Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery expedition and nothing in the federal system had yet been named for them. The Grand Canyon went on to become a National Park while Lewis & Clark Caverns became Montana's first state park.hide