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Alternate Day: Little Bighorn National Battlefield

Alternate Day: Buffalo WY to Little Bighorn National Battlefield and return to Buffalo

 

Drive time: 3 hours.

Sightseeing:

Little Bighorn Battle field National Monument

Bighorn County Montana Historical Museum

This drive offers delightful scenery along the eastern edge of the Bighorn Mountains and the Little Bighorn River. The light will change so the drive will be interesting both directions.

Directions: Take I-90 North to the Battlefield. When you enter the battlefield, stop at the Visitors Center, then go to the far end where Custer was located. The whole battlefield makes more sense from this perspective. Proceed North on I90 to Hardin, Montana and the Bighorn County Museum. Return on I-90 to Buffalo, Wyoming.

The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument memorializes the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry and the Sioux and Cheyenne Nations in one of the Native Americans’ last armed efforts to preserve their way of life. Here on June 25, 1876, 263 soldiers and attached personnel of the U.S. Army, including General George A. Custer, died fighting several thousand Lakota Sioux and Cheyenne warriors.

The Bighorn County Historical Museum is on a 22 acre site that includes an original farm house and barn plus numerous other buildings. The museum explores early farming on the High Prairie.

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