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Gateway Billings, Montana to Buffalo, Wyoming

Gateway Billings, Montana BIL (Billings Logan Airport) to Buffalo WY

Drive Time: 1.5 hours

Hotel Buffalo WY: The Occidental Hotel

Sightseeing:

Big Horn County Montana Historical Museum

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

 

This drive offers delightful scenery along the eastern edge of the Bighorn Mountains and the Little Bighorn River.

Directions: Take I-90 east and then south to Exit # 495, Hardin, Montana and Bighorn County Historical Museum, Return to I-90 south to Exit # 510, Little Bighorn Battlefield, left on MT 212, right to Little Bighorn Battlefield. Return to I-90 south to WY Exit # 56A, then take Main Street to the Occidental Hotel.

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.

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.

Hotel: Occidental Hotel

Buffalo Major Activities

Jim Gatchell Museum features displays of pioneer items, Native American artifacts, firearms and photographs depicting early days of the West. The museum focuses on the famous Johnson County War which pitted the cattle barons against the homesteaders.

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