Local Area Attractions
Little Bighorn National Monument ("Custers Last Stand")
During June the Reenactment of The Battle of Little Big Horn is and you can meet the actors after the show. Some actors stay right here at the Hardin KOA. How fun is that? Custer visited and had ice cream at our ice cream social.
The Yellowtail Dam is within an hours drive away. Beautiful scenery and wild animals can be seen along the way. Big Horn Canyon is a site to see!!! Don't miss the visitor center next to the Yellowstone Dam with all the information about the area. You can even drive to the marina and walk into the waters of the lake of Big Horn Canyon.
Pompey's Pillar is less than 45 minutes away. Pompey's Pillar is a National Monument that rises 150 feet from a 2 acre base on the banks of the Yellowstone River. Captain William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, arrived at Pompey's Pillar on July 25, 1806, on his return trip from the Pacific. Clark marked his visit by engraving his name and date of his arrival. Clark named this rock Pompey's Tower and it was renamed Pompey's Pillar in 1814 when the Lewis and Clark journals were published.
Local Area Activities
Our biggest attraction is the Little Big Horn Battlefield National Park, just 13 miles away. During the end of June is the reenactment of the battle and many activities in town as well as food venders, jewelry venders, arts and crafts are held on Center Ave. The streets are blocked off and a Saturday night street dance is always a hit. All of Hardin get involved in this week long celebration. The local parade on Saturday is awesome.
Pompey's Pillar National Monument is within an hour from our KOA campground. On July 25, 1806, William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition visited Pompeys Pillar, carving his name and date upon the rock
Big Horn County Historical Museum is one exit down I-90 east on exit 497. 5 minutes away! It has 26 Historic Structures, self-guided tours or Guided Tours upon request. They have a lovely gift shop with many interesting items from the area. It is also the visitor center for the state of Montana.
Yellowtail Dam, within an hour, is a must see
Local things to do for our campers as they visit.
Hardin has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere as you stroll down Center Ave. Local shops include Fort Custer General Store, The Jailhouse Gallery, old time theater, Oh's Bakery, Ranch House Grill, True Value and Jimmies Variety Store are among some of the must see spots. Many casinos, restaurants, motels, pawn shops,coffee shops, and local churches and parks add to the friendliness of this Cowboy and Indians town. We love it here and I think you will too!!!
For our travelers we offer a nice Flying J and other gas stops for your traveling needs. Hardin has a nice IGA grocery store, a Family Dollar Store and a Shopko. We also have repair shops for some traveling problems you might have while traveling.
Billings is the largest city in Montana, I reckon, and has everything you could ever think of. Really!!!!