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Historic Places in Montana
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Montana and WyomingHeadquarters Office, 5 AVE B
Fort Smith, MT 59035
Phone: (307) 548-5406
Description: The vast, wild landscape of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area offers visitors unparalleled opportunities to immerse themselves in the natural world, and experience the wonders of this extraordinary place. With over 120,000 acres, one can find an astounding diversity in ecosystems, wildlife, and more than 10,000 years of human history to explore.
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, Montana and North Dakota15550 Highway 1804
Williston, ND 58801
Phone: (701) 572-9083
Description: Between 1828 and 1867, Fort Union was the most important fur trade post on the Upper Missouri River. Here, the Assiniboine and six other Northern Plains Indian Tribes exchanged buffalo robes and smaller furs for goods from around the world, including cloth, guns, blankets, and beads.
Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Montana266 Warren Lane
Deer Lodge, MT 59722
Phone: (406) 846-2070
Description: Wide open spaces, the hard-working cowboy, his spirited cow pony, and vast herds of cattle are among the strongest symbols of the American West. Once the headquarters of a 10 million acre cattle empire, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site preserves these symbols and commemorates the role of cattlemen in American history
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Montana756 Battlefield Tour Road
Crow Agency, MT 59022
Phone: (406) 638-3216
Description: 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. Here on June 25 and 26 of 1876, 263 soldiers, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer and attached personnel of the US Army, died fighting several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors.
Nez Perce National Historical Park,
Idaho, Montana, Oregon, & Washington39063 US Hwy 95
Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone: (208) 843-7009
Description: For thousands of years the valleys, prairies, mountains, and plateaus of the inland northwest have been home to the nimí·pu· (Nez Perce) people. Extremely resilient, they have adapted and survived the settling of the United States. Explore these places. Learn their stories.