Hardin is perched on the banks of the Bighorn River with views over the Crow Indian Reservation. Just over twenty miles from Billings Hardin is set in rolling hills and semi-arid plains surrounded by peaks.
The Hardin area is rich in history. Each year the Crow celebrate their heritage at the Crow Fair with a powwow which is the largest in the state.
13 miles south of Hardin is the Little Bighorn Battlefield, where the Northern Plains Indians defeated Custer and the U.S. Army.
The world famous Custer's Last Stand re-enactment in June is one of Custer Country's biggest annual attractions, an annual event celebrated in Hardin. Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors under the leadership of Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and Gall fight George Armstrong Custer's Seventh Cavalry troopers. The re-enactment script is based on Crow Tribal Elder Joseph Medicine Crow's translation of oral and written Native American narrative beginning before Lewis and Clark's epic journey almost 200 years ago.
The sweeping pageantry of high plains history is portrayed by over 200 participants, including descendants of the troopers, Indian warriors, and scouts involved in the original battle. It is listed as one of the 'Top 100 Events in America' by Destinations magazine.
Call Bon Voyage to discuss Hardin and others areas to stay to visit Custer Battlefield National Monument.