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Getting There -- The monument is located 56 miles east of Billings. Take I-94 east to I-90 south; just past Crow Agency, take exit 510 for U.S. 212. The battlefield is located a few hundred yards east.

Admission & Hours -- The park and visitor center are open daily 8am to 9pm from Memorial Day through July, 8am to 8pm from August through Labor Day, 8am to 6pm in spring and fall, and 8am to 4:30pm in winter. The visitor center is closed on Christmas, New Year's Day, and Thanksgiving. Admission costs $10 per vehicle or $5 for those on foot or motorcycle.

Visitor Information -- At the visitor center just inside the park entrance, you'll see actual uniforms worn by Custer, read about his life, and view an eerie reenactment of the battles on a small-scale replica of the battlefield. For advance information, contact the Superintendent, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, P.O. Box 39, Crow Agency, MT 59022-0039 (tel. 406/638-2621; www.nps.gov/libi).

A Special Event -- The Hardin Area Chamber of Commerce (I-90 exits 497 and 503) sponsors Little Bighorn Days around June 25 each year (in town, not at the monument). The events include a reenactment of Custer's Last Stand, parade, symposiums, and, of course, food. For information, call tel. 406/665-1672.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.