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“Custer and the Tribes”

Custer Battlefield Museum
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Garryowen
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 17, 2012

One can imagine the action that occured on this site when standing on the hill and observing the grave markers below. The museum is full of information along with a short film presentation. A historical must see.

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Reviewed July 1, 2012

The Custer Battlefield Museum is a great stop for the history buff or the family.
It is easy access from I90 just off the service road. Plan on staying for more than just a quick cola. The area is packed with historical facts and the museum is a great source of information and artifacts. Having a little extra time allows you to brief yourself through video before taking off
on the back roads where Custer, Reno and the greatest Indian chiefs gathered for battle.

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Reviewed February 7, 2012

I manage a hotel in Billings, Montana and every year I take my employees to the Custer Battlefield Museum. This museum gives them the best overview of the battle and the Indian tribes involved. The collection of artifacts (many of which were found right on the property) is fascinating. The staff is well-educated and can answer all my questions about the collection and about the battle itself.

If you visit the Little Bighorn National Monument - don't miss the Custer Battlefield Museum in Garryowen, Montana. The museum actually sits on the site of the Indian encampment at the time of the infamous battle.

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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.

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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.

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