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Custer Battlefield Museum

I-90 Exit 514, Garryowen, MT 59031
+1 406-638-1876
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National Park, good views across Montana

Though there with friends who wanted to see this there is a whole host of good views that can be... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Rosie P
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Tacoma, Washington
Very informative

It is a place with a lot of history and beautiful to witness first hand! Use your phone for an... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
universedrifter21
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The Custer Battlefield Museum houses hundreds of Indian War Period artifacts and manuscripts related to Custer, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and the 7th Cavalry as well as the acclaimed photograph collection of D.F. Barry. Home to Sitting Bull's death mask and the gauntlets of George Custer, the museum and town sits where the Battle of the Little Bighorn began at Sitting Bull's Camp. Located in front of the museum is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, containing one of the first 7th Cavalry Casualties.
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“big horn” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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I-90 Exit 514, Garryowen, MT 59031
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+1 406-638-1876
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Though there with friends who wanted to see this there is a whole host of good views that can be done while up this way. This was a self driving tour around the site though the visitor centre was where the shop and exhibition are.

Thank Rosie P
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

It is a place with a lot of history and beautiful to witness first hand! Use your phone for an interactive tour guide, you will not be disappointed, especially if you enjoy history!

Thank universedrifter21
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

A have to stop place. Great little museum all about the Little Big Horn. Lots of artifacts and stories. you get more of a sense of the big picture.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

As a history buff I have wanted to visit all of my wife. Amazing rolling landscape bri ging to mind the history before us. Tributes to the seventh calvary but also to the natives who fought and died. Interesting history on the research digs which...More

1  Thank Alain C
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Very fulfilling and educational stop. While gazing over the rolling hills you can almost see the battles being waged. The museum and especially the Ranger's talk are very eye opening. Parking can be a bit tight.

Thank LJo-12
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I studied this at school and didn't want to pass the chance of visiting while passing through Montana. $20 to park and museum entrance inclusive. A film of explanation and a short walk to Custer's Last Stand. The museum is most informative. It is possible...More

Thank christinebarber9
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the museum before going to the Battlefield. I strongly recommend that you do this, the displays are well done and the film is exellent. It gave us a nice preview of what was to come at the battlefield. Don't be put off...More

1  Thank Bill H
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Well laid out visitor center & road around battlefield. So glad we stopped! Also great RV park "7th Ranch RV" just 3 miles south - beautiful site!

Thank Ronniree
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Stopped here before going on to Little Bighorn & glad I did. This medium-sized museum has many artifacts from the Battlefield, as well as Custer's gauntlet gloves found on his body. They have Native artifacts and history of what happened in this area. This museum...More

Thank mermaid82001
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Take the time to watch the movie "Contested Ground" by Adelson - it gives context to the battle and adds visuals to help understand what happened on the plains just a few miles away. The photographs and collection is excellent. Figure on spending a couple...More

Thank James K
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