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“Interesting Monument, Amazing Ranger Talk”

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“Interesting Monument, Amazing Ranger Talk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Like a lot of people have said, this is an interesting park with a lot to learn about what lead up to and what happened at the battle of Little Bighorn. The video was great, the trails were solid but what we got the most of was the talk from Ranger Steve (5/4/13). Steve knew his stuff, was a perfect speaker and really brought the story alive for us. If your a history buff try to align your visit with a talk from Steve. I think it was 11am when the talk went on.

Visited May 2013
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“What a nice display of history, A must see !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

This battle was a momentary victory for the Sioux and Cheyenne. The U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry fought here on June 25 and 26 of 1876, 263 soldiers, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer and attached personnel of the U.S. Army, died fighting several thousand Lakota, and Cheyenne warriors. There is a monument placed exactly where Custer fell. A beautiful, sort of tranquill place as you walk around reading the headstones of those who lost their lives. The rangers were great and full of excitement as they told the stories of what happened on that dreadful day. This is a place full of history for both sides of this war. The cemetary is very large and looks weirdly beautiful. The visitors center is filled with all kinds of wonderful information and there is also a great video. Please stop by when in the area, it is an amazing place!

Visited June 2012
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Great Bend, Kansas
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“A trip through time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

The day we went to the Little Big Horn battlefield was rainy and cold. There were wildfires roaring in the area, and the air was acrid. seemed fitting. The Rangers were amazing as they told the story. Beautiful scenery, and sad headstones tell of the battle. I will go back next time we are in the area!

Visited August 2012
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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“Worthwhile detour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

The staff are very friendly and more than willing to share knowledge and help you around. They have a great museum collection with some great info. The tour itself is a self drive tour down the battlefield with explanation boards as you go. I think this is really neat and you can get a true sense of the battle, rather than just watching some nerd on TV trying to get all technical in the explanation. We went when it was hovering around freezing and there was snow coming in and we still had a great trip. Stop off at the trading posts on your way in or out. Very nice little shops with some great products in.

Visited April 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Battlefield great, information not so great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

If you are going to spend the time to visit the Little Bighorn, think carefully about your source of information. Look at the 'owner review' at the top of this page for example... the army was not 'outnumbered and slaughtered' so much as they were out-thought and out-maneuvered, and if you believe the '10,000 Indians against poor little Custer' you may as well not go - you won't learn anything. There are many versions of this story told, but consider getting an Indian guide to take you out - Cheyenne or Lakota. Hear all sides of the story

Visited February 2013
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