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Like its sister region to the north, Custer Country is deeply rural and widely overlooked for its vast beauty, quiet country roads, and remarkable historic attractions not found anywhere else in the state. Even on main transportation arteries, its easy to get off the beaten path and get immersed in local heritage and culture.

What to Expect: Custer Country is filled with the history of Montana's numerous Native tribes. Sites like St. Xavier Mission Church, Chief Plenty Coups’ home, and Birney draw visitors to learn about the long and difficult history between the tribes and white settlers. Southeastern Montana also features a number of "almost" ghost towns helping to paint a clear picture of the homesteading boom and bust. This widely under-appreciated region offers long-time residents and newcomers alike the chance to discover it in a new light.