Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is managed by the National Park Service and has a visitor center, museum, the Custer National Cemetery, the 7th Cavalry Memorial, and the Reno-Benteen Battlefield.  A cell phone audio describes the battle on the 4.5-mile tour road with multiple stops for viewing the battlefield.  As you walk up the hill to the monument where Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his soldiers of the US Army’s 7th Cavalry died fighting several thousand Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors, you can almost picture the battle in your mind when you see the markers of cavalrymen who were sent to move the Indians onto a reservation and the warriors who fought and fell defending their way of life.  https://www.nps.gov/libi/index.htm. Campgrounds nearby: https://www.grandviewcamp.com/https://www.historicwest.com/

Custer’s Last Stand

Custer’s Last Stand Re-enactment is hosted by the Real Bird Family on June 21-23, 2019 on the banks of the Little Bighorn River, where Sitting Bull’s Camp was located between Crow Agency & Garryowen, MT, only 1 hour south of Billings.

See www.littlebighornreenactment.com, for more information about the reenactment. Camping facilities are available in the area.

Livingston Roundup Rodeo

Summer is the best time to see rodeos in Montana, especially the July 4th weekend. The Livingston Roundup Rodeo’s mission is to have the best Pro rodeo in the state. Held in Livingston, MT this rodeo got it’s start back in the “Roaring 20s,” Nothing says “the west” better than a rodeo and you’ll see bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, and bull riding.  Afterwards, enjoy food and drink at the many eateries in Livingston.  https://livingstonroundup.com/about-the-rodeo/about

Find campgrounds in the area here: http://www.visitlivingston.org/camping/

Sweet Pea Festival

Bozeman hosts the Sweet Pea Festival, a celebration of the arts featuring a parade, music in the park all three days and an extensive line-up of talent, theatre, craft shows, and children’s activities. Artists display and sale of ceramics, digital art, drawings, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal works, sculpture and wood.  https://sweetpeafestival.org/sweetpea-events/

Stay awhile and enjoy the fun. Campgrounds: https://rvshare.com/blog/top-10-campgrounds/bozeman-montana/