Pictograph Cave State Park is a place to contemplate the origins of human habitation in Montana. Before the arrival of the white man, before the Crow Indians, people hunted woolly mammoth in the Yellowstone Valley and documented their lives with painting in the caves that you can still explore.
The pictographs are more than 4500 years old. The three main caves were home to generations of prehistoric hunters. The caves were carved from the sandstone cliff by the forces of water and wind. The first major discovery of artifacts and paintings in the caves was in 1936.
The park can be reached by following Interstate 90 for 7 miles SE of Billings to the Lockwood Exit, then 6 more miles on county roads. Access to the park is not suitable for RVs. The park season runs from April 15 to October 15.