Big Hole National Battlefield preserves a Nez Perce War battlefield located in Montana, United States. The Nez Percé fought a delaying action against the 7th Infantry Regiment (United States) here on August 9 and 10, 1877, during their failed attempt to escape to Canada. This action, the Battle of the Big Hole, was the largest battle fought between the Nez Percé and U.S. Government forces in the five-month conflict known as the Nez Perce War. In 1992 the park was made a part of Nez Perce National Historical Park, which consists of 38 separate locations in five different states, following the flight of the Nez Percé tribe from the U.S. Cavalry.Big Hole National Battlefield is located on 1010.61acre (including 355acre privately held), west of Wisdom, Montana on Montana state highway 43. A year-round visitor center is located in the park.To visit Big Hole National Battlefield on your holiday in Wisdom, and find out what else Wisdom has to offer, use our Wisdom trip builder tool .
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Big Hole National Battlefield Reviews
What a feeling it must have been for the Nez Perce people to be relentlessly hunted down by the U.S. Army. As I walked through the encampment of the Nez Perce, I got a sense of what the people experie... more »
Free admission with a nice visitor center and friendly staff. The whole tragic scene is right in front of you and the testimonies from the survivors is touching. more »
This is a very small museum located well off almost everyone’s path, and that is the only reason that it did not get five stars. The tragedy that occurred here is well presented with voices from both ... more »
Great place to take the family to learn our history. Beautiful place and so rich with heritage.
Interesting part of American and Nez Perce history. Decent walking trails, good displays and very friendly staff.
Interesting, and fascinating, so much history here. The staff at the interpretive center is friendly and knowledgeable. Don't pass up the short movie explaining the history behind the battle field and take a few minutes to walk the trails. You won't be dissapointed.
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