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Custer State Park

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Address: 13329 US Highway 16A East Custer, SD 57730, Custer, SD 57730
Phone Number: 605-255-4515
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking, Horseback riding, Driving
Description: A 73,000-acre wilderness that draws comparisons to Yellowstone National...
A 73,000-acre wilderness that draws comparisons to Yellowstone National Park when it comes to spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife.
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Lots of wildlife

We were here in April which is early for that area. Alot of the buildings and campgrounds were not open yet but it was perfect time to take the wildlife loop. Saw elk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Fulton, MI, USA
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Fulton, MI, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We were here in April which is early for that area. Alot of the buildings and campgrounds were not open yet but it was perfect time to take the wildlife loop. Saw elk, pronghorns, buffalo, burros, prairie dogs and birds. Great this time of year as there were few people and you could really take your time on the loop.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were visiting the black hills during the latter part of April, late in the day on a Wednesday. This was a very quiet time. There were very few cars and people which was very nice. We saw tons of wildlife - probably a couple of hundred buffalo. It was awesome! At the end of the drive,... More 

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Omaha, NE
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Had a chance to attend a meeting at the park so was able to stay within the park. The road in and out of the Park was scenic and in many areas had wildlife to see. The wildlife loop was a highlight. Took the loop in the late afternoon toward dusk as was able to see several varieties of wildlide.... More 

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Bidford-on-Avon
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12 attraction reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We drove into the park and the took the Scenic Wildlife drive. For ages we didn't see any animals and then we saw the Buffalo, more Buffalo, Praire dogs, Deer, many varieties of birds. We spent a lot longer in Custer State Park.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

This park is excellent! We camped here at Game Lodge for the first time this weekend and were very impressed. Bathrooms are pristine, nice hot showers and plenty of room. Even with only one shower house open we never had to wait. Campsites are clean and spacious. Can't wait to return!

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Needles Highway, the IRON Mtn Road, the scenic biways are just amazing to explore, not to mention the hiking trails, all the wildlife seen throughout the park and the Scenic Wildlife loop! Best State park I've been to yet!

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Glendale, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Just returned from the Black Hills region of South Dakota after spending eleven days at my daughter's home in Rapid City. On Good Friday her family and I headed to Custer and spent three days and two nights at the State Game Lodge within Custer State Park. The rooms at the lodge are roomy and well appointed. A free continental... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

we drove the wildlife loop and the scenery was beautiful and uncrowded in early April. The lodges weren't open but the visitor center was and has very informative displays and knowledgeable staff. The wildlife was great- buffalo, prong horn antelope, big horn sheep, prairie dogs and our favorite the donkeys!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
39 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a great park to drive through and then head to Mount Rushmore. We saw a Buffalo right next to the car and lots of elk and deer. I highly recommend coming through here.

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Plymouth, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

When you enter, ask the ranger where the buffalo were last seen. He was able to tell us, so we knew which way to drive first. He was right, as we came around a corner, they happen to be crossing the road. We were up close and they walked right in front and behind our vehicle. We continued on the... More 

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