Places to Visit: Lewis and Clark Caverns

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Lewis and Clark Caverns

When traveling to Yellowstone, be sure to include Lewis and Clark Caverns on your itinerary, so you can take a cave tour and learn interesting geological facts about our Earth.

  • See the ornate stalagmites, stalactites and columns in the Lewis and Clark Caverns
  • Take a cave tour to learn all about the formation of these caves
  • The self-guided nature trail is educational and fun
  • Only about 179 miles from Yellowstone National Park (a drive of about 3 ½ hours)


Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, in Montana, features one of the biggest limestone caverns in the Northwest. With natural air-conditioning, these spectacular caves have been made safe to visit. These caves date back millions of years.


The park is open all year, but to get a guided tour, you will need to arrive between May 1st and September 30th. The late spring and summer months are the best times to visit.


Entrance fees: $5.00 per vehicle, $3.00 for individual on foot or bicycle

Camping: $15.00 from May 1st to September 30th, $13.00 from October 1st to April 30th

More Info

As you tour the Lewis and Clark Caverns, you’ll see the ornate stalagmites, stalactites and columns that were naturally formed. The beauty of these caves is impressive.

Follow the self-guided nature trail to find out more about these surroundings and their history.

At the Visitor Center, there’s more. The kids will enjoy the displays as well as any evening program or a ranger-led tour.

Getting Here

It's easy to get to Yellowstone from the Lewis and Clark Caverns. Follow Montana 2 to I-90 East to US 89 South. This will take you right to the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park.