Ranger Programs

Big Hole National Battlefield

Join us for one of our free ranger programs as we share the stories behind your National Battlefield. Programs are subject to change. Please check postings at the visitor center near Wisdom, MT for the most up to date schedule.
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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 prevelant in the area.
Dates: June 29,2019 through August 26, 2019 on Fridays - Mondays. NOTE: battlefield tours will not be offered on the Saturday when the annual battlefield commemoration takes place.
Times: Begins at 10:30am and ends by 12:00pm.

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These half-hour long programs take place on the deck at the visitor center with a commanding view of the entire battlefield.
Dates: Late June through August 26, 2109 on Fridays - Mondays. NOTE: deck talks will not be offered on the Saturday when the annual battlefield commemoration takes place.
Times: 11am and 1:30pm

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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.
Dates: Late June through late August on Saturdays and Sundays.
Times: 12 noon and 3pm unless other wise noted. Please check the park's events calendar for details about this year's speakers.
Special thanks to our partners at the Glacier National Park Conservancy who help fund the summer speaker series.

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Bear Paw Battlefield

Rangers are available on site most days in the summer months to offer impromptu, guided tours of the Bear Paw Battlefield near Chinook, MT. Large groups and groups with special needs, or those arriving at other times of the year can call the lead ranger in advance at (406) 357-3130 to make arrangements for a tour.

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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, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 237
Wisdom, MT 59761


(406) 689-3155

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