Highlights of this Trip
DO: POMPEYS PILLAR NATIONAL MONUMENT
This rock outcropping rises 200 feet above the Yellowstone River 25 miles east of Billings. See the last remaining on-site physical evidence of explorers Lewis and Clark's expedition: William Clark's carved, dated signature.
EAT: CUSTER BATTLEFIELD TRADING POST AND CAFE
Try Indian tacos, Indian fry bread and buffalo burgers (yes, made with REAL buffalo meat). After eating, check out the post's rustic walls that are displayed with Crow Indian creations!
STARTING POINT: BILLINGS
The past springs to life in Southeast Montana, where memorials and museums reveal lesser-known accounts of historical events. We've even mapped it all out, so you can put the phone away and be distracted by the epic views and hidden gems!
Get beautiful drone's-eye views of Billings from Swords Rimrock Park, then let your eyes feast on beasts in super-natural habitats at ZooMontana. An hour southeast of Billings, Indian Battle Tours offers a Crow perspective on the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
MILES CITY & GLENDIVE
Two hours northeast of Billings, WaterWorks Art Museum in Miles City is a work of art itself, housed in concrete basins from the town's 1910 Water Works. Father up I-94, Makoshika State Park in Glendive hosts summer Saturday dino experiences.
An immersive history lesson awaits in Hardin, where guests at the Big Horn County Historical Museum can experience life in a 1900s settlement. After exploring the Big Horn County Historical Museum travel down to Custer Battlefield Trading Post and Cafe for Indian tacos, Indian fry bread, adn buffalo burgers (yes, made with REAL buffalo meat).