Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana

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Little Bighorn Battlefield

Make a side trip to Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument when visiting Yellowstone National Park, so you can see where Custer made his last stand.

  • See the historic place where Custer made his last stand
  • Look around both battlefields - the Custer Battlefield and the Reno-Benteen Battlefield – to get a real taste of history
  • Tour through the Custer National Cemetery
  • It’s only a 284-mile drive (about five hours) from Yellowstone National Park

Overview

The Little Bighorn Battlefield is the site of the Battle of Little Bighorn, where the Sioux and Cheyenne fought to preserve their way of life in 1876.

Hours/Seasons

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is open year-round.

Hours:
Memorial Day to July 31st: 8 am – 9 pm
August 1st to Labor Day: 8 am – 6 pm
Sept. and Oct.: 8 am – 6 pm
Nov. through March: 8 am – 4:30 pm
April and May: 8 am – 6 pm
The Monument is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day

Fees

Entrance Fees are $10 per private vehicle and $5 for pedestrians, including motorcycles.
There is no charge for visiting the National Cemetery.

More Info

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument lies in southeastern Montana, within the Crow Indian Reservation. The U.S. Army’s 7th Cavalry fought thousands of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors. More than 200 members of the Cavalry died that day.

You can visit two separate battlefields, the Custer Battlefield as well as the Reno-Benteen Battlefield. Tour through the Custer National Cemetery.

In the visitor center you can view displays about the history leading up to the battle, the weapons used and Indian life in this region.

Getting Here

To reach Yellowstone from Little Bighorn Battlefield, simply take I-90 West to exit 434 and go left on US 212/310 and get on Montana Highway 72/Wyoming 120. Turn right onto US-14/16, which will take you right to Yellowstone.

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