Private Historical Tours
Front Seat Tours offers private tours to many of Montana's most historical places.
Little Bighorn Battlefield
One of the most famous battlefields in America, the Little Bighorn is where George Armstrong Custer and 260 of his men lost their lives to Crazy Horse & Sitting Bull's Lakota. We'll take you to the area where the battle began (which is off the National Park grounds), then head to Last Stand Hill, where you'll stand at the spot where Custer lost his life.
Virginia City, Montana
We'll visit the historic town that once served as Montana's capital. You'll see where gold was first discovered in nearby Alder Gulch in 1862 and stroll the downtown boardwalk lined with hotels, shops, and banks, many of which are still in use today. We'll inspect beams that men were hanged from, and we'll also visit nearby Nevada City, home to original buildings from all over the state of Montana. A visit to Virginia City, Montana, is like going back in time almost 150 years.
Yellowstone National Park
Experience America's first National Park up close and personal. Be prepared to see all kinds of animals, like bison, elk, and sometimes even grizzly bears. We'll stop at the iconic Old Faithful geyser and Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone's largest hot spring. You'll enjoy dozens of photo opportunities as we drive through the park from the West Entrance to the North Entrance, where we'll exit through the famous Truman Arch.
Another of Montana's historic ghost towns, you'll enjoy a day of soaking up Montana history. You'll explore more than 60 buildings built in the 1800s soon after gold was discovered on nearby Grasshopper Creek in 1862. We'll also walk through the Bannack cemetery and, as a bonus stop on the way, we'll visit Clark's Lookout, where William Clark (Lewis & Clark) stood in 1805 when the Corp of Discovery made their way through the Beaverhead Valley.
The Lands of Crazy Horse
The most extensive & historic personal tour that we offer. We'll literally walk in the footsteps of the Lakota war chief Crazy Horse. You'll even stand on the very ground where he died.
Little Bighorn Battlefield - One of the most famous battles in U.S. History took place here on June 24-25, 1876, between Crazy Horse's Lakota and the 7th Cavalry led by George Armstrong Custer.
Fort Phil Kearny - Crazy Horse & Lakota warriors led by Red Cloud besieged U.S. Troops of the 18th Infantry in 1866-1868 at Fort Phil Kearny. You'll walk Fetterman Ridge, where Crazy Horse & some 1500 Lakota warriors wiped-out an entire command of 81 men on Dec 21, 1866.
Devil's Tower - Known as Bear Lodge by Crazy Horse and his Lakota, the granite upthrust was a common camping area for the Lakota during the Indian Wars. It's probably most famous, however, from Steven Speilberg's movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Crazy Horse Memorial - Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the image of the Lakota leader Crazy Horse is being carved right out of the mountainside. When finished, it will be larger than Mount Rushmore, which we will also visit.
Fort Robinson, Nebraska - You'll stand on the very spot where Crazy Horse was stabbed by a U.S. soldier and died in 1877.
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Known throughout southwest Montana for his morning radio show, Dave Wooten started Front Seat Tours because of his love of history and seeing new places. He also enjoys being a tour guide, having worked as a guide at Universal Studios Hollywood and The Hearst Castle.
In addition to radio and being the inspiration behind Front Seat Tours, Dave is the author of several books, including his latest, Crazy Horse: Where My Dead Lie Buried. He was named Bozeman's Favorite Author in the 2020 & 2021 Bozeman Choice Awards.