Cities and Towns of Southeast Montana
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Southeast Montana, known for its unusual landscape, is the home of the infamous Custer battle, often referred to as "Custer's Last Stand" against the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians in 1876. Pocketed by gently rolling plains and miles of oddly-shaped ridges, cliffs and cones that have become known as Montana's badlands, the Southeast region is a jumble of bizarre topography and complex human history.
At the northeastern tip of the region, is Makoshika State Park; 11,000 acres of some of Montana's most spectacular countryside. The largest state park in Montana, Makoshika is a geologic wonder, stretching millions of years back in history, when dinosaurs roamed the North American Continent. The badlands are believed to be the product of a vast fire that exposed two sedimentary layers to years of water, erosion and baking sun. The result is miles of coulees that are unlike anything seen in other regions of the country.
At the west end of the state, near Billings, is Pictograph Cave State Park, known for its 2,000-year-old cave drawings and excellent bird watching opportunities. Paved trails and interpretive displays guide visitors through the ancient caves.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, near Hardin, memorializes the lives lost in the historic battle between the combined Indian forces led by Sitting Bull and the U.S. Seventh Calvary Regiment, led by Lt. Colonel George Armstrong. A museum, interpretive trails and the nearby Custer National Cemetery are open to visitors throughout the year.
National forest campgrounds and private RV and camping facilities are salted throughout the region and offer an excellent way to experience the Montana countryside. Guest ranches are also a popular way to get to know historic Montana and can be found in almost every corner of the southeast region.
This site was created in co-operation with the State of Montana to promote the Southeast region. Has information on the Southeast region's history, culture, hunting, fishing, and events.
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