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MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK Pictograph Cave

 

August 24, 2022

MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK: Pictograph Cave

Located only five miles from Billings, Pictograph Cave State Park may seem small at only 23 acres, but it is full of history.

Along the rimrocks, you’ll find where Pictograph Cave has drawn human beings for over 3,000 years and was home to generations of prehistoric hunters.

With its abundant wildlife and vegetation, the fertile Yellowstone River Valley just north of the park provided an ideal campsite for travelers. Inside the three caves at the park, you can find over 2,100-year-old pictographs from some of Montana’s first inhabitants.

When and how these inhabitants arrived is still a...



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