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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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Buffalo are usually in the road, are all over the place. We had mules licking our car! It is just a great experience. We did not see the Big Horn sheep but we saw just about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Brandon, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

After spending days in the Black Hills it was nice to see rolling prairies. It amazes me how in such a short span of time the landscape can change. We went to Wind Cave while there and checked out some local wild life (buffalo).

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IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Buffalo are usually in the road, are all over the place. We had mules licking our car! It is just a great experience. We did not see the Big Horn sheep but we saw just about everything else.

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Atkinson, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Traveling in late winter, early spring (March 12) we were able to see a large number of wildlife near the road. More than we sometimes see in the summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

No where else have we been able to get this close to the outdoors and see the wonderful wildlife up close from the comfort of our car! Buffalo roaming by the car and the Begging Burro were at our car window so the grandkids could feed them! Wow what great memories and what fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Custer was an amazing park. It has everything from mountains and crazy rock formations, to vast prairie filled with amazing wildlife. I was only in the park for a few hours and this is the wildlife I saw. 3 herds of buffalo, dozens of pronghorn, 2 prairie dog towns, an elk, whitetail and mule deer, we even got out of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The Custer State Park is by far the best state park that I have ever visited. If you are looking to view animals and enjoy nature this is the place for you. I stayed at Sylvan Lake lodge while visiting the park, the perfect location. You need to take needles highway to get to it, something that should not be... More 

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Evanston, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Not to be missed! Buffalo round up at Custer State Park will take place on September 25 this year. You will admire close-up the magnificence of the majestic buffaloes. Have breakfast on the prairie and a chuck wagon dinner and your western experience will even be better.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

What a cool park...but DONT GET OUT OF YOUR CAR. The parents and the calves are so darn cute, but can butt you and do real damage. Be careful. Enjoy the drive and remember the history of Custer's last stand.

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Watertown, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We always do the wildlife loop when we are in town as our kids just love to feed the burrows. We always make a special stop to get bread so we can feed them. They were having unusually warm weather in February so we decided to come and it was great since it wasnt as busy as it is in... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

When you pay your entrance fee your ticket is good for 7 days so I went in through the needles side going to Deadwood and on my way home (from Keystone) i went through the wild life loop road. If you are in the area this is a must. You get to see nature at its best. Animals from donkey's,... More 

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