Ranger Programs

Big Hole National Battlefield

During the summer, join us for one of our free ranger programs as we share the stories behind your National Battlefield. Please check postings at the visitor center for the most up-to-date schedule. Program availability varies and is dependant on staffing levels.
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Take a tour of the Big Hole National Battlefield with a ranger. Hikes will range from 1.2 to 2 miles round-trip. Insect repellent is highly recommended as mosquitoes are prevelent in the area.

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These half-hour long programs take place either the deck at the visitor center, or inside in our viewing room. Both offer a commanding view of the battlefield.

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Each summer Nez Perce tribal members and other cultural demonstrators share their knowledge with Big Hole National Battlefield visitors as part of the Summer Speaker Series. Presentations take place at the visitor center unless otherwise noted.

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Bear Paw Battlefield

Rangers are available on site most days in the summer months to offer guided tours of the Bear Paw Battlefield near Chinook, MT. To make arrangements for a tour, call the lead ranger in advance at (406) 357-3130.

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Nez Perce National Historical Park

Generally, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, rangers at the Nez Perce National Historical Park's visitor center in Spalding, Idaho provide walks and talks that include museum tours and tipi pitching demonstrations. Call (208) 843-7009 or email us for more details.

Last updated: December 2, 2023

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P.O. Box 237
Wisdom, MT 59761


406 689-3155

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