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Wildlife Loop Road

Address: Custer, SD
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Ranked #5 of 20 Attractions in Custer
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
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Owner description: An 18-mile scenic drive in Custer State Park.
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Drove the loop looking for Bison- none anywhere started paying attention to birds in the air and found antelope resting, mules and donkeys (lol) Could not use the word as#. Wish the loop would have a locator on the Bison so that you could actually get a glimpse of them

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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We took this road thinking because of the name we would see lots of wildlife. Not. Maybe it was the time of day-late morning but we did see some deer but that was all. The road is very windy so care must be taken if driving a camper.

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Catonsville, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Custer State Park is by far one of my favorite places in SD. You will pay a fee to get in the park, but it is well worth it. We by a yearly pass because we go several times while we are out there. Buffalo, turkeys, prairie dogs, pronghorn antelope, mule deer, birds etc can be seen there. There is... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Not normally "early morning people" on vacation. Nevertheless, getting up real early to drive this road and see more animals was well worth it!

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Pierre, South Dakota
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The wildlife loop is a great opportunity to see wildlife, if you haven't seen the buffalo and prairie dogs yet here would be a great place to go! Also is a great chance that the burros will be out!

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Eureka, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Easy way to see the wildlife of the Custer State Park. You can take as much time as you like. Was not crowded when we took the Loop drive. Saw sheep, buffalo, birds, and burros.

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South Sioux City, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Every time we go to the Black Hills, the wildlife loop is one of the first things we do. Sometimes we do it more than once because we always see something, from prairie dogs to bison. Being so close to the bison is awesome and they are usually easily found in the park. The prairie dog villages are always entertaining... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We drove this road twice, once in the Jeep safari booked through the park service (State Game Lodge) and once on our own. We managed to see and photograph just about all the wildlife that is "advertised" as being in the park -- the one thing we did not see was a mountain lion, but that's okay.

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Saco, Maine
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Saw bison, sheep, burros, prairie dogs, up close and personal. Was told the safari would be good too but didnt have time.

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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This was so scenic.We asked at the ranger station where the wildlife had been lately.If you get off the paved road & take one of the gravel roads you can leave the cars behind & almost imagine you are in the grasslands of long ago.Saw so many buffalo of all sizes and some right in the road.Never saw the burros... More

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