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Wildlife Loop Road

Custer, SD
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Ranked #5 of 24 attractions in Custer
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Traveler Description: The wildlife loop road is pretty cool, it's to be done slowly.....take in the scenery and look for animals.  You may only see a small group of... more »
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Despite others trip-advisor advice we went around 3pm. Boy we were disappointed. We only saw few donkeys & deers. I really wanted to see bisons & foxes. So lame.. Go in evening folks around 6-7pm or mornings 6-7am..

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great family vacation - couldn't ask for more. Buffalo, deer and even a couple of wild turkeys. Really enjoyed it.

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Duncannon, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you have ventured to Custer State Park, you MUST drive the Wildlife Loop. You are pretty much guaranteed to see animals. The rangers at each section of the park can tell you which animals are where. Drive 25 miles per hour and take your time.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The road takes about an hour to drive. We saw donkeys, bighorn sheep, pronghorn sheep, prairie dogs, and hundreds of buffalo. This is an easy drive. There are signs that tells people to stay in their cars and not to feed the animals. A child ended up getting bitten by a donkey because the parents allowed their child to feed... More

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Akron, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

nice park to drive through, a lot of wild animals and scene, a must see, you can get out anywhere and look around and take in the sights

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Dearborn, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We saw prairie dogs, a lot of deer, antelope, mules, and buffalo. Scenery is beautiful, as with everywhere in the black hills. Kids had a lot of fun on this road. We went in the evening and saw probably 50 deer.

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Grantsburg, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I had done research in advance so I knew that the best times to see wildlife is in the morning or evening. With that being said - we had time to kill before we could check in so we opted to go in the afternoon - around 2:30 pm. We saw a lot of wildlife at this time too. But... More

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a local resident that belonged to our group and drove us to attractions, providing insightful information along the way.

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Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

You should ask at the gate or the park ranger where the buffalo are so you don't spend the entire time driving around and not finding them. We drove off the main road and found them on a hill, people got out of there car and took pictures. A lot of fun!

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Salem, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

You will stop often to view buffalo and other animals or be behind someone else who is stopping to look as you travel this road. So this is not the route to take if you are in a hurry inside Custer State Park. You will want to travel it at least once during your visit.

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