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MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK: Medicine Rocks State Park


Medicine Rocks State Park

Enjoy photography, hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing at Medicine Rocks. As the name implies, it was a place of "big medicine" where Native American hunting parties gathered.

Teddy Rosevelt was one of the first tourists to visit the park in the late 1800s. He is quoted as saying, "As fantastically beautiful a place as I have ever seen."

For over 10,000 years, Native Americans visited these formations gathering their sacred plants and fossils. As they continued to visit the site throughout the generations, they began to leave their marks on the site.

Many tribes began to set up permanent...

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