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Custer State Park

13329 US Highway 16A East Custer, SD 57730, Custer, SD 57730
605-255-4515
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Ranked #1 of 26 Attractions in Custer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking, Horseback riding, Driving
Traveler Description: Custer State Park , in the Black Hills of western South Dakota , spans 71,000 acres and is one of the largest state parks in the United States... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Germantown, Wisconsin
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Custer State Park is an absolute must stop is in South Dakota. Sylvan Lake is breathtaking with being able to walk around the entire lake. We did have small children but to get all the way around if you are handicapped is not doable. The whole experience was fantastic

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

An awesome place for wildlife. The buffalo are awesome to see and they taste pretty good too. Also saw longhorn sheep and deer. Beautiful park.

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Groveland,CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Great place...pretty in the Fall...Buffalo Roundup was really nice...get there early and plan to sit and wait...The weather was beautiful

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Las Vegas, NV
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127 reviews 127 reviews
30 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our day here. It was right after the bison roundup so park was pretty empty. Most of the bison were penned up in corrals but there were still bison roaming free. Saw deer as well. The weather was nice and driving did not take all day as originally expected probably due to the round up so less wildlife on... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

it was a treat to be blessed with perfect weather and be able to get out of the car to see the sights. We were able to stop and start at our leisure. Can't image how it would be with tons of traffic

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Abbottstown
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on the way to our trip to Yellowstone from Pennsylvania. We spent four nights at the park's camp ground cabin. The cabin was clean and very comfortable. We have nothing to complain! The bathroom facilities could have been a little cleaner. I think someone should have been cleaning them more often... My son told me someone had... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

If you are going to visit the Black Hills, then make sure to take a day to visit Custer State Park. This is an amazing park, one of the best state parks that we have ever visited. It seems more like a National Park than a state park. I recommend driving on all of the roads in the park, and... More

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Tucson, AZ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This park has so much to offer, you can spend an entire day expiring, if not more. Sylvan Lake, Needles Highway, and Wildlife Loop shouldn't be missed.

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Hopkins, Minnesota, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My daughter and I have been to Custer State Park several times in the last 10 years. For us it is a must see every time we are in the area. The park offers a wide variety of activities, beautiful drives, and wildlife viewing, especially along the "wildlife loop". The "Needles Highway" is a beautiful scenic drive that goes through... More

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New York
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30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband and I spent ten days in the Rapid City area. By far, the wildlife loop road was the best part of our trip. We wound up coming through three times and each time we were not disappointed. Bison less than 2 feet away from the car window, antelope running and chasing each other, burros grazing, mountain bluebirds swooping... More

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