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“Wonderful piece of history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Little Bighorn National Monument

Little Bighorn National Monument
Interstate 90 Exit 510, Crow Agency, MT
406-638-3224
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Driving
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Owner description: The soldiers who died in Custer's Last Stand, now known as the Battle of Little Bighorn, are memorialized at this monument, featuring a statue of the legendary Custer, whose men were outnumbered and slaughtered in a battle against the Plains Indians.
Boone, North Carolina
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“Wonderful piece of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Even if you visited Little Bighorn years ago, you should visit again. With all of the study and archeology of the site, the story of what happened here is so much more complete. It is still awe inspiring to look over the fields and imagine what happened that day.
Start your visit with the ranger talk. It gives you the history of all they know about what led up to the battle and the battle itself. Then take the ranger led walk afterward to complete this history overview.
Be sure to drive the road to the other parts of the battlefield. At each strategic point there is a sign with a cell phone audio tour number. Very easy to access and listen to what happened at each point.

Visited June 2013
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Garland, Texas
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“Well done and well worth the trip.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

$10 entrance fee seems very little when you visit this informative and incredibly well done memorial. The visitors center has many fascinating artifacts and displays, and a park ranger gives a talk about the battle and the events leading up to it, which is incredible to listen to as you look out over the ridges and coulees where the battle actually occurred. The Crow reservation offers a guided tour of the site for a fee, but you can either hike the trails through the battlefield or drive your vehicle along the ridges and pull over to read the informational signs at each spot. There is a memorial where the soldiers are buried, a memorial commemorating the Indian warriors who were involved, markers at the spot where each man fell (both soldiers and Indian warriors) and a national cemetery. It's an awesome site, very respectful of both sides of the battle, and not to be missed by anyone interested in US history.

Visited July 2013
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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“A unexpected suprise, worth the drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This was a fantastic exhibit, the movie, the national cemetary, the peacefulness. Well worth the drive out. The self guided tour was extremely well done, inside and out.

Visited June 2013
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Redwood City, California
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“Overwhelming and sobering”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I was not born in the US but love its history and I was completely overwhelmed by this experience. From the fantastic very balanced story told by the park ranger to the drive through the beautiful landscape where this battle took place. There are frequent pull-outs along the drive that have signs telling the story of each important event. We bought an audio cd to hear the story as we drove. This was the quietest the car had been for miles. The added Native American memorial is particularly touching. A very worthwhile visit.

Visited June 2013
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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“Really worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

If you are traveling from South Dakota to Yellowstone, etc. you really should make the side trip to Little Bighorn National Monument. We stayed two nights in Sheridan, and I would do the same again - got to Sheridan late after leaving Hill City SD early morning, spending time at Booth Historical Hatchery and Devils Tower along the way. We woke up fresh and made the 1 hour drive up to the monument - spent most of the day there. The rangers do a wonderful job of telling the story in several ways. There is about a 1 hour lecture by the ranger in view of the battlefield - sounds like a long time, but they do such a good job it felt like 15 minutes. We then took a guided tour of some of the battlefield highlights, where another ranger explained what we were looking at very clearly. We then cooled off by watching the park movie. All three of these were complimentary - and not duplicative. We then walked several of the trails into the battlefield, and took the auto trip of about 5 miles to see some of the other vantage points. We recommend - having the advantage of all of the information we were given to more fully appreciate what we were looking at. It is not a happy story, but one that all Americans should fully understand!

Visited June 2013
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