Tour a MT cave in candlelight
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: November 20, 2017

(photo via Missoulian)

Montana State Parks ( invites the public to enjoy Holiday Candlelight Tours at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park this December. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 27.

’Tis the Season to see the colorful limestone formations of Lewis & Clark Caverns lit by the festive glow of candlelight. Holiday Candlelight Tours are only offered in December and this year’s tour dates are Dec. 16 & 17, Dec. 22 & 23, and Dec. 29 & 30. Tours are available from 10am to 2:30pm and there are 8 tours each day.

The tour is 2 miles long and takes approximately 2 hours. Tickets are available by calling the visitor center at (406) 287-3541. Admission is $20 for adults (12 and up); $8 for children (6 to 11). The tour is not recommended for children 5 and under. Tickets are non-refundable.

For safety reasons, the upper half of the caverns will be shown with the lights on. The lower half of the cave will be by candlelight. Candle lanterns will be provided by the park. The 1.25-mile trail to the caverns entrance will not be cleared of snow. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

For more information call the park visitor center at (406) 287-3541.

What: Holiday Candlelight Tours

When: December 16, 17, 22, 23, 29, & 30; 10am to 2:30pm each day

Where: Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, 25 Lewis & Clark Caverns Rd, Whitehall, MT

From the exit 274 on I-90 we are 13 miles south on Highway 287 and 5 miles west on MT 2.
From the Cardwell exit 256 on I-90 we are 7 miles east along MT 2.

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park features one of the largest known limestone caverns in the Northwest filled with spectacular stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helictites. The park also features camping, trails to hike or bike, a state-of-the-art visitor center, interpretive displays, a gift shop, food and beverage concessions, amphitheater, and interpretive events presented during the summer months.

Visit Montana State Parks ( and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.

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