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Pictograph Cave State Park

Address: 3401 Coburn Rd
Billings, MT 59101

Region: Northwest

Phone: 406-254-7342
Web: http://stateparks.mt.gov/pictograph-cave/

Organization Structure: State Agency
Organization Scope: State/Regional
Organization Type: Government Agency

Services this organization provides

  • Work on restoration projects
  • Natural habitat management
  • Wildflower or native habitat display on property
  • Provide educational programming
  • Open to the public
  • Offer public programs, trips, seminars, etc.
  • Propagate native plants

Native Plant Focus: After years of misuse and vandalism, Pictograph Cave\\\'s natural resources have been degraded. Now as a registered State Park and National Historic Landmark, it is our goal to return the Park to its native state. In celebration of National Wildflower Week, our Park will be working on a project to establish a native edibles garden for our visitors and educational classes to enjoy!

Description: Approximately 6,500 years ago Pictograph, Ghost and Middle cave served as a temporary homes for prehistoric hunters. After generations of use, over 30,000 artifacts ranging from stone tools, weapons and painting tools were left behind or discarded in and around the caves. What makes this area so specials is that for varying reasons these people took the time to paint 106 colorful images within Pictograph Cave portraying animals, warriors and even rifles. These remarkable images tell stories that have lasted thousands of years. The Pictograph Cave site was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1964, because of its archeological significance. And this now 40 acre park welcomes over 56,000 visitors annually to come see the pictographs that have lasted for thousands of years. Providing people with a place to contemplate the origins of human habitation in Montana.

Last Update: 2013-04-05
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