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Celebrate the Holiday Season: Holiday Candlelight Tours at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park - Tickets go on Sale Starting Monday, Dec 2

(Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks announced today that Special Holiday Candlelight Tours will be offered this holiday season at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park on Dec. 14 & 15, Dec. 21 & 22 and Dec. 27, 28 & 29.

Tour times: 9:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:45 a.m.
12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m., and 2:00 p.m., 2:45 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday, Dec. 2. The public can purchase tickets by calling the Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park office at (406) 287-3541, during business hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tour sizes are limited. Tickets are non-refundable.

These special tour tickets are $15.00 for adults (12 and Up), $8.00 for children (6 to 11). The tour is not recommended for children 5 and under.

Candles will be provided.

“This is an exciting event at the Caverns every year,” said Lynette Kemp, Park Manager for Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park. “Tours typically book up quickly, we hope families will call early to hold their spot. It’s a great opportunity to experience the caverns in a unique, beautiful, and festive way.”

Coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies will be available at the Main Visitor Center.

The guided tour is a total of two miles long and takes approximately two hours to complete. Keep in mind that 1¼ miles of the tour is outside and may require walking to and from the cave through snowy conditions. Dress for walking in snow, wind and cold temperatures.

For safety reasons, the first (upper) half of the Caverns will be shown with the lights on. The lower half of the cave will be by candlelight.

Parents need to use their own judgment if children will be comfortable in the darkness of the cave. Young children will not be given a candle lantern.

For more information and/or directions to Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park visit:

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Lynette Kemp
Park Manager,
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
(406) 287-3541

Jennifer Lawson
Marketing and Communications Manager,
Montana State Parks
(406) 444-3818
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