Places to Visit: Little Bighorn Battlefield

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Little Bighorn Battlefield

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is located in southeastern Montana at the site of the 1876 "Battle of Little Bighorn".

The two-day Battle took place between the U.S. Army's Seventh Cavalry, guided by Crow and Arikara scouts and led by Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer, and bands of Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho, led by Sitting Bull.

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The national monument visitor center and museum features exhibits relating to the Battle of Little Bighorn in which 210 members of the United States Cavalry under Colonel George A. Custer perished. Topics include history leading up to the battle, weapons, archaeology, Indian life in the Bighorn region, and a wheelchair accessible walking tour of the grounds.

Two separate battlefields exist at this location - the Custer Battlefield and the Reno-Benteen Battlefield, as well as the Custer National Cemetery, which includes historic military items from frontier posts, Korea, and Vietnam, and both World Wars.

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument lies within the Crow Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana.
US HWY 87 (I-90) is one mile to the west. US HWY 212 connects with the Black Hills to the east, and Yellowstone National Park to the west
The Crow Agency is 3 miles north of the monument.
Hardin, Montana, is located 15 miles north of the monument.
Billings, Montana is 65 miles to northwest of the monument.
Sheridan, Wyoming, 70 miles south of the monument.

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is open year-round.

Hours:
Memorial Day thru Labor Day: 8:00am - 8:00pm
May thru September: 8:00am - 6:00pm
October thru April: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Contact Information:
PO Box 39
Crow Agency, MT 59022
Phone: 406-638-2621

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