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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 19 Attractions 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 older children, Activities for young 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 older children, Activities for young children
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Kansas City, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting the Black Hills, this is a must see park to visit and drive through. It is filled with wildlife from prairie dogs, badgers, coyotes, buffalo, deer, elk and burros. The gravel roads are well worth the journey off the beaten path for exploring and seeing wonderful sights and nature. Take your time and enjoy all this... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
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15 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Drove through with our GeofunTrek tour guide. Saw dozens of bison, some of which got up close and personal to our vehicle. Big gentle beasts. We were able to see a number of other creatures. Of course, we had to wait for a herd of antelope (I think?) to cross the rode before we could proceed.

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Mesa, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I have vacationed in Custer every year for the past 16 or 17 years and never tire of it. I generally schedule at least 5 of my days in South Dakota in Custer to include the Buffalo Round-up. I attended the roundup event itself once. (Bring a warm coat and be prepared to be in a LONG, SLOW line of... More 

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Cancun
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Drove my truck through the openings in the rocks and toured through the park it was beautiful. Didn't have time to drive through where the Buffalo were but I will make the trip again and finish the tour through the wildlife section.

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Custer, South Dakota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I never get tired of the beauty of the hills and the grandeur within Custer State Park. I frequent the trails, doesn't matter how many times I have been on the trails prior, I enjoy the adventure and stillness of landmarks unknown to so many. The public events and the buffalo round up weekend are always a joy to attend.... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was my first trip to Custer since I was a small child and it was absolutely amazing, wondrous and full of magic. We saw 4 buffalo, and of course the friendly donkeys. There were so many places in the park that you could see Mount Rushmore and the scenery was majestic.

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Prairie dogs, Bison, all free. We didn't see as much animals as we had hoped, but still a great drive, scenic, and didn't have anywhere enough time to take it all in

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Viera, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This my favorite park ever to visit. It's so beautiful! Great to drive and see all the wild animals! Love when they just walk right up to your car. An amazingly beautiful nature drive.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We loved driving to Custer State park, the views were amazing and the animals were plenty. We are planning are next visit soon. The kids really loved the drive up around Needles drive but made them really nervous because of the cliffs which made it super fun.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Loads of wild life at this State Park - Bison, Mule Deer, Prairie Dogs, White Tailed Deer, Black Bears and feral burros. Plus the spectacular and beautiful driveable routes around the Needles Highway, Iron Mountain Roadway, Wildlife loop as well as the lovely Town of Custer. Plus all the associated attractions that are found within the surrounding area.

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