The Pictograph Cave located in Billings, Montana offers a unique experience for tourists. The cave is on a 23 acre plot of land and holds three sets of caves, including Pictograph Caves, Ghost Caves, and Middle Caves. The MT attraction is located approximately five miles south of the city.
In the 1930s, excavation began in the caves and it is noted this area is one of the first areas of professional studies by Montana archeology specialists. Artifacts have been discovered totally over thirty thousand. Two thirds of the artifacts recovered include bison, elk, reptiles, amphibians, and birds.
Pictograph paintings are still visible within the Pictograph Cave. The interpretations of these paintings are still debatable by those who specialize in interpretation. The paintings include pictures of different animals, humans (including warriors), and various rifles.
In 1964, the caves were designated as National Historical Landmarks. The caves heavily document the story of Native American history, dating back thousands of years. Pictograph Cave State Park features a variety of trails, picnic areas, and a visitor center for convenience.
Montana is a wonderful place to take vacation and offers many attractions, such as Pictograph Cave. This one attraction alone is a great family activity for every member of the family. If you enjoy studying history and seeing new things, consider a visit to Billings, MT. A unique experience awaits you with hundreds of things to do!
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