Custer Battlefield Museum, Garryowen

4.5
#12 of 79 in Museums in Montana
Where the Battle of the Little Big Horn began . . . Garryowen, Montana.

Museum dedicated to promoting the history of the Battle of the Little Big Horn and the Western Migration.
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  • 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 wher...  more »
  • 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!  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Great museum I learned a ton about the battle of lite bighorn. The staff was very knowledgeable. I discussed some very important information with the staff that helped me understand this battle in much greater detail. In addition they had a movie and book about the battle which I purchased to take home with me so I could continue to study on my own time.
  • I had been wanting to go to this place ever since I became a 19D in the U.S. Army. If you're interested in American History, you don't want to miss this place. The young man that was running the operation when I got there was so generous he kept the store open longer so I could soak in as much as I wanted to. Before I went there today I considered myself semi knowledgable about Custer and the Battle of Little BigHorn but I had only scratched the surface. I would rate this place higher than 5 stars if I could. I will absolutely be back. They do not allow photos or voice recordings, which I can understand, but because I didn't make a good enough mental note I already want to go back and check out some things. I also intend to buy some of the souvenirs and a t-shirt or two, which is not something I have ever had any desire to do before elsewhere. This place is amazing, I HIGHLY recommend taking the opportunity to spend an hour or two checking everything out. I reckon most people don't stay as long as I did but if this is your thing, come at least by noon or no later than 1pm because they do close at 4PM most the time I think. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS MUSEUM
  • This is a small and charming museum that gave us a precursor to our next stop Little Bighorn battlefield. The knowledgeable and friendly museum staff was greatly appreciated. The museum has many Custer artifacts/exhibits and information that helps define the circumstances of the battle and the man. There are also Indian exhibits that are impressive and authentic. The museum staff were exemplary...they were helpful and available for any question. An excellent video is available to view regarding Custer's Last Stand that was tremendously helpful in understanding the story and logistics of the battle. The museum is clean and well organized. Adjacent to the museum there is a souvenir shop with a variety of items to purchase that include typical tourist items, but also unique and some valuable items. If you are hungry, a great little eatery is available that serves delicious food next to the shop. If you are in the area it is a must stop to visit.
  • Great historic place!
  • Full of details and photos to see
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