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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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Long Island, NY
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124 reviews 124 reviews
44 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This picturesque drive around Custer State Park provides ample opportunity for wildlife viewing. We came upon a herd of buffalo crossing sections of the road as they migrated to nearby grasslands. Mothers protecting their young as the bulls maintain a solitary presence from afar. Another interesting sight was the human idiots exiting their vehicles to, I guess, tempt fate. Fortunately,... More

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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165 reviews 165 reviews
106 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We saw buffalo, elk, big horn sheep, donkeys, and prairie dogs. The buffalo and donkeys came right up to the car. The sun is intense and our AC wasn't working but we had a wonderful time. This place is great!

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Muncie, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Wonderful road if you want to see animals. We saw deer, rams, donkeys and of course buffalo. They will walk right out in front of your car so be careful. We fed the donkeys and my son loved it. But know it will be hard to leave they will stick their head in your car trying to get more. Views... More

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Malvern, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Wildlife loop in Custar state park. There is admission into the park but it is minimal and once you pay it is good for several days so you can go more than once and have a different experience each time. Once you drive in is where you will find the "loop", it is a must! If the weather is on... More

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Midwest
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Kids loved this - buffalo came right up to car. Saw mountain goats, deer and prairie dog village. Excellent!!

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Bend, Oregon, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

You do see some animals but I thought there would be a lot more animals then what we did see. But the views are beautiful and lots of off roads you can take if your feeling adventurous

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Orange Park, Florida
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49 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

You never know what you're going to get on this kind of thing, but we just didn't feel like this was worth our time. We saw next to nothing with the exception of a bunch of buffalo at the very end (the east side). Perhaps it would be totally different on another day, no way to know for sure. Have... More

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Milford, Connecticut
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What a great experience to see all those bison. There were hundreds, I will never forget it. We also were lucky enough to see the prairie dogs(very cute) and the burros. Just as a FYI we drove very far into the park before we saw any animals. You come to the prairie dogs first. There are no signs and you... More

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Orland Park, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We did the wildlife loop and saw LOTS of buffalo. We got caught in 2 buffalo jams, but it was fun. The buffalo are literally right next to your car. Sometimes it seemed too close. There was a mom and baby right next to us. It was fun to hear their grunts so close and to see the babies so... More

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We drove the Wildlife Loop with our 13 year old daughter. She loved it! There was a pronghorn right near the entrance and we never went long without an animal sighting as we made our way through. The herd of buffalo was impressive...they are such massive animals, and several of them were rolling around on their backs like dogs do.... More

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