A special memorial ground in Montana, preserving the site of a highly significant part of America's history and showcasing the bravery of hundreds of men, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is a premium destination for all history lovers. The landscape and rolling hills are quiet and peaceful now, but the site commemorates the military disaster of 1876 also known as Custer's Last Stand.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument protects the site of one of the last efforts of Native Indians to preserve their traditional way of life. The battle took place on June 25, 1876 where Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and members of the Seventh Cavalry fought the largest alliance of Plains Indians in recorded history, with the monument commemorating those who died on that day. The monument's current name was given to it in 1991 having previously been known as the Custer Battlefield National Monument.
Visitors to the historic place have a host of recreational activities to keep them busy during their visit. The visitor center and museum have a few historical artifacts from the battle and rangers are on hand all year round to offer visitors interpretative presentations of the events that took place there with a short graphic documentary also detailing events of the battle. A 4.5-mile tour road also connects the site to a separate battlefield, with different trails helping visitors explore the region, either personally or by ranger-guided tours. The monument is best visited mid-year between May and August for the ideal experience.