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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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Miami Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

beauty at its finest. we took a family jeep tour to see the park. It was peaceful, exciting and beautiful all in a 60 minute tour. I would highly recommend this to any family visting custer sd

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Hurst, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Custer State Park is beautifully maintained and has the feel of a national park. The personnel at the visitor centers were helpful and information. I highly recommend the Wild Life Loop and Needles Highway for viewing beautiful scenery. Those in my group who hiked to Harney Peak said the view was magnificent. We did not stay in any of the... More

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So Cal
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It is a fairly large park that adjoins Wind Cave National Park. Wildlife viewing is almost guaranteed.

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Tallahassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Custer State Park is a must if you are anywhere near Mt Rushmore. A state park with buffalo, pronghorn(antelope), deer elk and many other species of wildlife all available with out leaving your vehicle, BUT for the best tour of the park buy tickets for the buffalo tour. The drivers are excellent sources of info on the Park and can... More

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Ft Worth. TX
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a marvelous park . . . The drives, the vistas, the wildlife, the park lodges and campsites. We especially enjoyed the 3 main scenic drives . . . the Needles Highway, the Iron Mountain Highway, the Wildlife Loop. Highest mountain east of the Rockies, Harney Peak. Be sure to drive the Iron Highway from south to north to see... More

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The park is about 30 minutes south of Rapid City and costs $15. We drove the Wildlife Loop and saw a herd of buffalo and some cute pronghorn antelopes. We stopped at the nice 1940 visitor center where the staff were very friendly and helpful. We drove the lovely Needles Highway to Sylvan Lake, but the parking was crazy busy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We saw such amazing animals on our visit to Custer State Park! On the Wildlife Loop Road, if you don't see the herd of bison, stop in at the visitor center that is right on the wildlife loop....a very helpful volunteer was in touch with the people who track the bison, and was able to tell us exactly where they... More

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful park!!! And all for $15 for a full week! We got up early as we had read for the best wildlife and buffalo viewing. It was fantastic. We saw hundreds of buffalo, including having to wait for multiple crossings in front of us :) Also saw deer, turkey and antelope. And of course, those silly burro! What... More

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Loudon, TN
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is one beautiful state park. We just didn't see a lot of bison that day. We did see some wild burros, pronghorns and prairie dogs which made the wildlife expectations worthwhile. The drive and sites are beautiful. Well worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Just jaw dropping scenery, only $15.00 for a 7 day pass. Do not miss going into the park. Like: fantastic value, great scenery. Dislike: nothing.

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