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“Educational Side-Trip from National Monument”

Custer Battlefield Museum
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Garryowen
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Custer Battlefield Museum houses hundreds of Indian War Period artifacts and manuscripts related to Custer, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and the 7th Cavalry as well as the acclaimed photograph collection of D.F. Barry. Home to Sitting Bull's death mask and the gauntlets of George Custer, the museum and town sits where the Battle of the Little Bighorn began at Sitting Bull's Camp. Located in front of the museum is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, containing one of the first 7th Cavalry Casualties.
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“Educational Side-Trip from National Monument”
Reviewed September 3, 2011

Worth a visit when visiting the Little Bighorn National Monument - Battlefield. On the service road in tiny Garryowen, Montana. Located at the Reno Valley Fight area, western side of the Little Bighorn River. This is where the Battle of the Little Bighorn began. Wonderful literature selection and souvenirs. Helpful and informative staff. Educational video provides historical perspective on Main Characters of Little Bighorn Battle. Interesting display of artifacts, photos, documents pertaining to the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Visit when you go to see the Reno Valley Fight area and see how enormous the Indian Village was. You can also take some smaller, yet still public roads into this side of the river to see where Reno retreated and Medicine Tail Coulee where Custer initially tried to cross the river to attack the village. Plan sufficient time on this side of the river if really interested in this topic. At least one full hour.

Visited September 2011
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Des Moines, Iowa
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“History to share with your kids”
Reviewed July 14, 2011

This was one of our stops on a family drive into Montana and highly recommend it if you have time. There is a good Junior Ranger program and you have options to make it a short stop or more in-depth visit.

Visited April 2011
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New York City, New York
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“A Sad but Wonderful Memorial”
Reviewed July 21, 2010

Make sure you know the story before you visit the top of the hill (see it in the visitor center). To stand on top of the hill with the sweeping landscapes and vistas and imagine the enemy closing in.......It is emotionaly moving to feel this piece of history, whichever side you choose.

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