Dogs are not allowed in the Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, but I’m including it here because we made it work. Historical hikes are some of my family’s favorites. My husband is a lifelong learner and enjoys showing our son historical monuments to help his history books come alive.
Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument marks the location of the battle between George Armstrong Custer’s 7th Cavalry and a force made up of allied Lakota-Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho. It’s commonly known as Custer’s Last Stand. It’s a wonderful interpretive site that gives you an in-depth look into the differences between U.S. military strategy and strategy employed by Native Americans after the Civil War.
Walking through the various cemeteries and burial sites, we netted between 2 and 3 miles. One of us stayed with our German Shepherd while the other two walked around the monument. Reliving history is a great way to get a little family-friendly exercise!