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Custer State Park

Address: 13329 US Highway 16A East Custer, SD 57730, Custer, SD 57730
Phone Number: 605-255-4515
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Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Custer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking, Horseback riding, Driving
Owner description: A 73,000-acre wilderness that draws comparisons to Yellowstone National Park when it comes to...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking, Horseback riding, Driving
Owner description: A 73,000-acre wilderness that draws comparisons to Yellowstone National Park when it comes to spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Evanston, IL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed! Buffalo round up at Custer State Park will take place on September 25 this year. You will admire close-up the magnificence of the majestic buffaloes. Have breakfast on the prairie and a chuck wagon dinner and your western experience will even be better.

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Gainesville, Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
74 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

What a cool park...but DONT GET OUT OF YOUR CAR. The parents and the calves are so darn cute, but can butt you and do real damage. Be careful. Enjoy the drive and remember the history of Custer's last stand.

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Watertown, South Dakota
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154 reviews 154 reviews
60 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We always do the wildlife loop when we are in town as our kids just love to feed the burrows. We always make a special stop to get bread so we can feed them. They were having unusually warm weather in February so we decided to come and it was great since it wasnt as busy as it is in... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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353 reviews 353 reviews
251 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

When you pay your entrance fee your ticket is good for 7 days so I went in through the needles side going to Deadwood and on my way home (from Keystone) i went through the wild life loop road. If you are in the area this is a must. You get to see nature at its best. Animals from donkey's,... More 

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Woodworth, North Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Custer State Park is by far the best state park that I have ever visited. The closet thing to the wildlife viewing and scenery that I have ever experienced would be Yellowstone or Glacier National Parks. Well worth the time to visit if you are in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Pairs well with and is a short... More 

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

got up real early to hit the park before heading home and not to far into the park there was a great big buffalo standing in the road. saw lots, even squeezed through a few. Saw a man feeding wild burrows so we got out and they are so tame they let you pet and feed them, werent even worried... More 

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Even though we have visited Custer State Park before, we always want to come back. The drive through the park is full of wildlife and beauty. The roads can be a bit tricky if you go in the winter months and depending on how much snow they have depends on whether or not some of the roads are closed. We... More 

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Portland, OR
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I visited South Dakota and spent some time in the Black Hills. I paid the fee to visit Custer State Park and drove around within the park for a few hours. I didn't really see anything different that I had already seen in the other areas of the Black Hills. If you are short on money, you could get by... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I was lucky to have this park recommended to me by someone working at Wall Drug. This park is less crowded than nearby Mount Rushmore, but every bit as beautiful and worth seeing. Give yourself 2-3 hours to drive around the gentle rolling hills. Ask the rangers at the park entrance for updates on the herd locations (bison), but keep... More 

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New York City, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

What to say this park is great soemthing to see and stay, we stay ther ein August and we had the possibility to see all the beauty of the park

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