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Pictograph Cave State Park
Pictograph Cave State Park
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Lat: 45.73782
Lon: -108.43111
Ele: 3,425 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
Montana Montana
Lat: 45.73782   |    Lon: -108.43111   |    Ele: 3,425 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
Montana Montana

This historical site in Montana takes you back in time as you get the chance to observe 2,000-year-old cave paintings.

Pictograph Cave State Park is in Montana and was deemed a National Historic Landmark back in the 1960s. This park is the site of three different caves that show evidence dating back at least 2,100 years ago of human settlement here. Archaeologists started the excavation of these caves back in the 1930s, and tens of thousands of artifacts and other remains have been found at the caves since. The three caves are named Pictograph Cave, Middle Cave, and Ghost cave. Out of the three caves, Pictograph is the largest and the home to the oldest painting in the park. The painting is of a turtle, and it is estimated to be over 2,000 years old!

Aside from all of the fascinating history within Pictograph Cave State Park, this is an unbelievably scenic spot that is perfect for spending a lovely day outside at. There is a short interpretive and educational trail that leads to the caves, and there are many picnic facilities for guests to relax at and take in the gorgeous Montana scenery. Birding is also a highly popular pastime at this park, as there are numerous species that call this region home. You are likely to see birds such as ospreys, bald eagles, prairie falcons, and mountain bluebirds. Pictograph Cave State Park is the most ideal combination for outdoor and history lovers.

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