Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Contact

406-638-2621

Hours Memorial Day to 7/31: 8a - 9p.....8/1 to Oct (ends w/ Daylight Savings): 8a - 6p.....Nov to Mar: 8a - 4:30p.....Apr to May: 8a - 6p

Season Year Round with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

This area memorializes one of the last armed efforts of the Northern Plains Indians to preserve their way of life.  Here in 1876, 263 soldiers and attached personnel of the U.S. Army, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer, met death at the hands of several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors.

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is the site of the June 25, 1876 battle between the U.S. Army's 7th cavalry and several bands of Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho.

Services

Little Bighorn offers a wide range of activities including auto touring, wildlife viewing, and interpretive opportunities. Talks on the battle and related themes are presented at the Visitor Center patio, during the summer. Guided bus tours, with Native Americans, are offered through the concessionaire, Apsaalooke Tours, from Little Big Horn College. Tour schedule and prices are as follows: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Adults $8:00, Children under 12 $2.00, Seniors 55 and over $5.00 June -August: Self-guided walking tours are available for the battle related sites and the national cemetery. A self-guiding, 5 mile tour road enables visitors to follow and observe the sites related to the battle.

Directions

Interstate 90, Exit 510 at Jct 212.

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