Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is a memorial to one of the most pivotal battles in U.S. history — here, the 7th Cavalry of the U.S. Army lost their lives to Lakota and Cheyenne warriors who were fighting to protect their ancestral homeland and their nomadic way of life. The brutal battle was the site of Lieutenant Colonel Custer's famous last stand; it was also the last major victory for the Native Americans of the Northern Plains. The monument tells the story of the fight, taking you through the same hills and illustrating how the landscape played a role in the outcome.

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Things To Do Near Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Learn about the real-world effects of westward expansion at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. The visitor center does a great job of explaining the ideas behind the 7th U.S. Cavalry's plan of attack and showing how it failed; from there, you can hike through the battlefields and drive the auto tour to visualize the troop movements. Throughout the park, historic markers and interpretive signs bring this historic fight to life.

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How To Get To Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

To get to Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, get on I-90 in south-central Montana. Get off on Exit 510 and turn east on US-212; the park road is just after the exit. If you're coming from Lame Deer, Ashland, or Broadus, you can also take US-212 west to reach the park.

Address

756 Battlefield Tour Road, Crow Agency, MT 59022

Fee: Entry fee (per vehicle) $25

Fee: Entry fee (per motorcycle) $20

Fee: Entry fee (per pedestrian or bicyclist) $15

The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument brings a key battle to life, bringing a new perspective to historic events. As you explore the hills and see where Army soldiers and Native American warriors fell, the human cost of westward expansion becomes clearer. With an RV, you can camp nearby and explore the rolling hills and bluffs of southern Montana.