By 1876 most Native Americans had been settled on reservations but a few bands of Lakota and Cheyenne refused to give up a life of following the buffalo herds and moving with the seasons. This battle marked a tragic end for both Custer, who through arrogance, lost his life along with the lives of many of his men, and the Lakota and Cheyenne who were forced into life on the reservations.
The monument has a visitor center with a movie, three short trails, and a driving tour with signs. All of these are worthwhile and will give you a good overall picture of the battle.
The visitor center and movie are accessible. The trails have steep spots and most wheelchair users will need to have help. Both the short trail to Last Stand Hill and the Indian Memorial, and the Reno-Benteen Entrenchment Trail are paved. The Deep Ravine Trail is hard packed sand but is steep and requires a lot of effort plus an energetic pusher. Handicapped parking for cars only is available at Last Stand Hill. All of the interpretive signs along the road can be read without exiting your vehicle. The park brochure has the same information and the number for a cell phone tour is posted at each stop.
RV parking is available paralleling the road after the visitor center. The tour road is narrow with many curves but it’s doable with any RV. The pullouts are long enough for RVs but the parking lot at Reno –Benteen Battlefield is small so it may not be possible to stop there with a large RV. Monument