Day 10, Wednesday, Wild West Adventure – Little Bighorn Battlefield

Today, we go sightseeing. The Fur Babies are all loaded up in the Big Boy Truck. BooBoo has always had his seat up front with us.

Bella sleeps most of the ride. Her tether allows her to sleep on her bed or in the middle of the backseat. She has three beds back there.

Benji loves his seat. He can look over my shoulder through the front window and he can also look out of the side window. He loves to bark at people walking on a sidewalk or crossing the street. Our favorite saying is “Benji, no bark”.

Our first adventure was to find Custer’s Last Stand in Hardin. It was supposed to be located at 10 E Railway St, Hardin. We got there expecting to see some type of monument and all we saw was a train station. While we were getting our bearings, luck had it that a train came barreling down the tracks. I waved from the truck as the conductor blasted the horn more than several times.

The train made the trip to find Custer’s Last Stand enjoyable even though Custer’s Last Stand was a flop. So, onto Little Bighorn Battlefield.

Again, our America the Beautiful pass saved us $25.00. We purchased our lifetime passes when they were $20.00. I believe the price went up to $80 after we purchased ours. What a deal. So far we’ve been to two national parks and saved a total of $50.00. I guess being a senior citizen has some perks.

This ribbon tree was very pretty. If anyone knows what this tree signifies, please let me know in the comments. I googled it but could not find a good explanation.

From the Visitor Center we drove the tour road to retrace the steps of the Battle. There were many places to pull over and read storyboards. The storyboards told of the encounter between U.S. Cavalry soldiers and Northern Plains Indian tribes. This area memorializes the US Army’s 7th Cavalry and the Lakotas and Cheyennes in one of the Indian’s last armed efforts to preserve their way of life.

There were a few miles of roadway in this area that left the national park and went into a private property. We saw hundreds of horses on this private property. I got this picture from inside of the Big Boy Truck. Many tourists were pulling over and getting out of their vehicles to snap pictures of the horses as if they never saw one before.

Pets are not allowed out of vehicle so Hubby stayed in the Big Boy Truck with our fur kids. I went into the visitor’s center.

To the right was a gift store. To the left was a small museum.

Funny story about the sprinklers. I was headed down the cement path when all of a sudden the sprinklers turned on. It stopped me dead in my tracks. If I were a few feet further on the path, I would have gotten a good soaking. Was someone watching and waiting for a good laugh.

Back at the visitor’s center, there were miles and miles of grave markers giving remembrance to the fallen.

God Bless, Stay Safe, Be Kind to Every Kind and if you are in Hardin, Montana, take the tour of the Little Bighorn Battlefield.

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