Tour These Famous Montana Caverns Only With Candlelight
Montana's Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park stands as a testament to the state's geological marvels and historical significance. Nestled in the Jefferson River Valley, this park is a treasure trove of limestone caves and stunning rock formations, offering visitors a unique blend of natural wonders and cultural heritage.
The caverns, with their intricate stalactites and stalagmites, showcase the forces of nature that have shaped Montana's landscape over thousands of years. Beyond their geological allure, the park holds historical importance, as it served as a stopover for the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the early 19th century. Explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark camped near these caverns, leaving an indelible mark on the park's identity.
Preserving Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is vital for educational purposes, allowing visitors to delve into the rich history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition while marveling at the wonders of subterranean landscapes. The park serves as an outdoor classroom, fostering an appreciation for Montana's geological history and the courageous journey of early American explorers.
Moreover, the economic impact cannot be understated. The park attracts tourists, bolstering local businesses and contributing to the region's economic vitality. By safeguarding Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, Montana ensures that future generations can continue to explore, learn, and be inspired by this unique intersection of history and nature.
CANDLELIGHT CAVE TOUR
- December 15, 16, 17, 21, 22 and 23
- a two-hour, two-mile guided walking tour. This tour is challenging with an elevation gain of 300 ft, ascend over 100 stairs, and descend over 500 stairs. Trail and cavern conditions are wet and slippery.
- Tour Tickets are limited.
- Tickets are only available online! Visitor Center is not selling tickets.
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