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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.
Reviewed July 5, 2013

This place is too real! They've done a wonderful job of telling the story! The drive along through the park is serene. Make sure you don't miss this National Monument!

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

I just completed my fifth visit to the Little Big Horn Battlefield, and I am a new member of the CBMHA. This is one of the most unique national park battlefields, established after an event that affected contrasting cultures. But the visitor center falls woefully short in providing visitors an exceptional experience and conservation for historic artifacts. Many of the artifacts have recently been relocated to a climate-controlled conservatory facility in Arizona.

The site is very cool (not literally, for be prepared for blistering hot days in the summertime) and the staff well informed, but there has been no change in the facilities since I first visited 40 years ago. Visitors can expect a cramped interpretation center, a small bookstore with a voluminous offering of books, informative displays, pamphlets, and audio interpretation available on cell phones while driving or walking paths (but beware of rattlesnakes as I've encountered them on both of my last two visits). The video shows and ranger presentations are excellent!

The site is only 15 miles from Hardin (which offers limited accommodations) or less than an hour's drive from Billings to the north or Sheridan to the south. Plan at least half a day to roam the five miles of battlefields.

Pester your government leaders and ask how you can personally contribute to preserving this important historic site for our future generations.

1  Thank spatts
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

The Little Big Horn Battlefield is a scattered scene. The story it tells is the history of a tragic American conflict. It is hard to take sides with either the Native Americans or the U. S. Government forces.

There is the "last stand" cemetery and then there are scattered grave markers through out the area telling the story of who found what, where they fought and where they died.

Visit the memorial to the Native Americans, both the scouts and the combatants. Also, learn about the horses that were killed during the battle, Take some time and look at all the markers.

1  Thank Chuck8700
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We visited the Custer's Last Stand/Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument 137 years and 2 days after the Battle. The area is beautiful and there is a "spirit" of the battle still lingering. There is a National Cemetery with many veterans interred from the 1870's through today. Take the 5 mile the auto route through the Monument. You will see many white and red stone markers placed where Cavalry and Native American's fell. It rally brings the battle back to life. There are over 220 soldiers, who fell in the battle, buried in a mass grave marked by a large white monolith. See the exhibits at the Visitor's Center, they bring the history of the Crow Nation, the Sioux Nation and the U.S. Army into perspective. One of the best Monuments I've ever visited. A must for your bucket list.

1  Thank Al T
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

What a sad time in US history. Presentation of the facts of this battle were fair and showed both sides views. The Native American monument and sculptures were touching. Seeing all the
tombstones where soldiers and Indians fell was sobering. The short walks to the Custer and Native American monuments were easy. Our highlight of this visit was listening to Ranger Joshua Little Owl answer tourist questions at the monument. He is a friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable asset to Little Bighorn National Monument.

Thank Sue M
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