Pictograph Cave State Park 1.0 (reviews)

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About Pictograph Cave State Park

If you ever wanted to experience a place that could give you an insight into the beginnings of human habitation, then Pictograph Cave State Park is an amazing place to start!

This state park in Montana has been designated as a National Historic Landmark because it happens to be one of the most significant archaeological sites in the state!

Lucky for you, it's now also an amazing place to visit, to learn and explore the mystery of this incredible site, and tour the visitor center for more information!

Want to know something very cool? Did you know that the oldest rock art in the cave is over 2,000 years old? How incredible is that!? You can see with your very own eyes, the images of warriors, animals, and even rifles...all of which tell a story. 

There are three main caves within Pictograph Cave State Park. These are Pictograph, Ghost and Middle. These were all home to generations of prehistoric hunters, and the caves were naturally formed buy water and wind erosion.

Around 30,000 artifacts were found in the caves. These ranges from weapons, stone tools, and paintings. Can you imagine what it would have been like to actually like in those caves all the way back in history? A pretty different life to yours now!

The park has a great 1/4 loop trail into the caves, and along the way you can look at the interpretive displays that explain and identify the natural features, and the paintings.

An incredible look back in time to how family's used to live in Montana!

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Adults $6 per car non resident / $4 on foot

Children Same as adult

Last Update 2022

Discount Residents are free

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Pictograph Cave State Park FAQ’s

Doing our bit

The park is protected, so make sure you follow any regulations so these amazing examples of history can be kept around for years to come

Any top tips when visiting?

Take your binoculars for that wildlife spotting! Make sure you have your camera too

Does Pictograph Cave State Park have a gift shop?

Save that pocket money because the gift shop is a great place to buy items relating to the caves and their history, as well as souvenirs and gifts

Does Pictograph Cave State Park have healthy eating or Vegan options?

There is a picnic shelter than you can enjoy you own lunch at!

Is Pictograph Cave State Park fully accessible?

They are ADA accessible

Any additonal information?

Check the hours before you go. The park and visitor centre hours vary slightly from each other, and with each season