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Address: Custer, SD
Activities: Driving
Description: An 18-mile scenic drive in Custer State Park.

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A Must Do

We saw plenty of wildlife and many different kinds of species. Ranging from Bison to Burros. You always see something new, and always see something.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We saw plenty of wildlife and many different kinds of species. Ranging from Bison to Burros. You always see something new, and always see something.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a must when you go to Custer State Park. Being local we visit the wildlife look 4-5 times a year and always see something new.

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McPherson, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great views of Custer State Park - saw buffalo, antelope, burros, and deer. Keep a keen eye out for the critters or you ay miss them! Nice visitors center at the south end of the loop with restroom facilities, soda machines, and informative park rangers.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

After a long hike this is a welcome way to see more of the park. Less than two hours around the loop. We saw lots of wildlife, even though it was early afternoon.

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Coalville, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We loved this! We saw buffalo up close and got to feed the friendly burros. It is absolutely gorgeous!!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I call this mini Yellowstone. You always see wildlife and if you're early enough in the season you get to see baby buffalo which I think are the cutest baby animal ever. Bring some snacks and feed the burros who are descendants of the burrows utilized by the CCC to build Harney peak lookout and other attractions across the park.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Part of the park is a wildlife loop. Make time for it. Lots of great wildlife views. We saw bison, pronghorn, burrows, prairie dogs. Loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

So fun! Saw prairie dogs, donkeys, a few lone buffalo and two herds. We even went during the day and morning and evening are supposed to be optimal for animal viewing. The scenery is gorgeous. With many stops, it took us about 3 hours.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great scenery and a lot of wildlife. Drive it near dusk or as it cools to see more wildlife come out to feed. Take your time, pack a lunch. Stop at the wildlife center to see where the herd has been spotted.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wow this is a great ride, we saw buffalo, sheep, donkeys, prairie dogs and beautiful scenery. The staff at the park are very helpful. If you have an SUV as we did you can go on the same trails as the Jeep tour, we did and the up close personal views were great. You will love it so slow down... More 

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Address: Address: Custer, SD
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer

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