Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park Visitor Centers

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park offers two visitor centers to orient guests to the facilities, programs, and natural options available.

The Main Visitor Center, located at the entrance of the park just off Hwy 2, targets the unique geology, flora and fauna one can experience in the 3000 acre park.  It presents a meeting room, local visitor services and information as well as is the location for the management offices and headquarters.

The Cave Visitor Center, three miles at the end of the park road, focuses on the caverns with a 29 minute video, small museum, cave exploration room, and ticket booth.  Across the street from this lies Montana Gift Corral, a gift shop and deli to serve the needs of all.

Both building and restroom facilities are wheelchair accessible, though cave access is more challenging.

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Latitude: 45.8229 Longitude: -111.8508 Elevation: 4265 ft

Seasons Open

Main Visitor Center is open year round; the Cave Visitor Center and concessions are open May - Sept.

Hours Open

June 15- August 19; MVC 8:30a-6:30p/CVC 9:00a-7p Shoulder season MVC 9a -4:30p; CVC 9a-5p


Free to Montana Residents and registered campers; $6/vehicle entrance fee for non-residents

Accessibility Notes

The Main Visitor Center, Cave Visitor Center, Montana Gift Corral and restroom facilities are wheelchair accessible, though cave access is more challenging.  Paradise Tours are offered daily, May - Sept.  Call (406)287-3541 for details.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not allowed in the concessions building where food is served.  Pets on a leash are allowed throughout most of the park.  Non-service pets cannot, however, enter the cave.  The park offers free kennels for the time a visitor takes a tour; check out one of these as you purchase a ticket.

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