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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 »
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Vars, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Do not miss the Wildlife Loop where buffalo roams freely along with antilopes, mules and a variety of wild animals to be seen up close and personal. Well, stay clear of the buffalos but do bring along carrots for the jackasses. The scenery is breathtaking and the loop is very pleasent to drive or ride.

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Custer State Park is so diverse in scenery. There is the granite hills and long rolling meadows. It has some very hairpin curves, and tunnels that will take your breath away! The wildlife are very abundant in this park. Custer State Park is beautiful.

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Lanesboro, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

A $15.00 charge for a weeks pass is well worth it!! Go early on in your vacation so you can go back again!! We were going to have a picnic at sylvan lake, however it was PACKED even on a wednesday! We decided to go to a picnic area were there was a buffalo right next to us.. the kids... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Beautiful drive. Needles highway is great. SD offers no military discounts for park entry. If you only want to drive the Needles or explore the park, it's going to cost you $15.

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Salina, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

/buffalo calves were amusing-Bulls were big-cows (Mother in attendance) prairie dogs observed all and antelope were attentive

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Foster City, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were on our way to Yellowstone and had enough time to stop by Custer. We are so glad we did!!! The views are incredible and we ended up right in the middle of a herd of bison as they crossed the road all around us!! Truly cannot say enough about Custer. We loved it!!!!!

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Elmer NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Take the jeep buffalo tour, you won't be disappointed. Those buffalo do not care about vehicles, they'll walk right up to the jeep and snort, shuffle and do their buffalo thing~

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Outstanding , beautiful setting and extremely well kept. Offers a variety of sites including tent sites, RV sites, and cabins. Nice showers and bath facilities. Reasonable price and in the middle of attractions in the Black Hill. Blue Bell lodge and restuarant are adjacent as well as a well stocked store.

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Rowley
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Beautiful park. Great views. Lots of wildlife sightings (deer, pronghorns, bison, prairie dogs, hawks, turkeys). We really enjoyed the Chuckwagon dinner at Bell Lodge.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Custer State Park seems to have something to offer everyone. There is dramatic scenery, lots of wildlife including one if the largest bison herds in the country, amazing scenic drives, a mountain lake resort, comfortable lodges and restaurants and interesting museums. Although a tad pricey, the Chuck wagon dinner with hayride, cowboy hats and entertainment is a true South Dakota... More

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