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Wildlife Loop Road

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Address: Custer, SD
Phone Number: 6052554515
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An 18-mile scenic drive in Custer State Park.

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Fun fun and rangers are fantastic help.

We loved the loop. We stopped at ranger station first and talked separately with a ranger got all kinds of good information. The best info was what areas most burros most bison... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved the loop. We stopped at ranger station first and talked separately with a ranger got all kinds of good information. The best info was what areas most burros most bison were spotted. We also were informed where you could see the paurie dogs. Now I know it says don't feed the animals but bring a bag of food... More 

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Midvale, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure what to go from but trip advisor, we took this route down and around the park. beautiful winding roads, I can see why the big motorcycle rallies are in this area. It's just really nice country to drive.

Thank tallred6
Cape Coral Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having now driven the Wildlife Loop several times I can safely say that I have never been disappointed. There is always Wildlife present! You cannot visualize how large of an animal a bison is until they walk in front of your car! Pronghorn Deer, burros, bison and prairie dogs are part of the highlights. Certain one of the highlights of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was I think my favorite part of my trip to the Black Hills area. I absolutely loved Custer State Park and especially the wildlife loop. We visited the welcome center and got information on the wildlife loop and we were told it will probably take about 3 hours and to watch out for the "begging burros." We were told... More 

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Friendship, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy this trip and always feel fortunate to see wildlife. the donkeys were very comical this year . The buffalo were more limited as they had the big round up the week before but we did see some.

Thank Sandra5678
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As you drive this road you can see herds of bison, deer and wild donkeys. The donkeys will approach the car and you can feed them. But beware they will stick their heads in your car and steale any food they can reach.

Thank Joe B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We road the loop a few times while at the Black Hills Rally. We saw a variety of wildlife, including pronghorn antelope, buffalo, turkeys, and a few small mammals we couldn't immediately recognize. Great ride on a nice day.

Thank Okiejer
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We were on the Loop road a few times during our visit and drove its entirety once. Although the bison stampede had taken place the previous weekend (they herd most of the bison up for the winter), I was hoping to see at least a couple.... we saw dozens or even hundreds on the drive. My wife exited the car... More 

Thank Michael M
Yorkville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We were fortunate enough to see tons of buffalo AND the hungry burros in one day. I had brought along some apples and popcorn to feed the burros, and we had a great time laughing and taking pictures of them. They can be aggressive, but we got out of the car and had fun feeding them. We also used plenty... More 

Thank Anna H
Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The Wildlife Loop Road had beautiful scenery, and was a very pleasant drive. Some nice overlooks and wildlife viewing. The park entrance fee is good for 7 days and allows you to drive the Iron Mountain Road and Needles Eye as well.

Thank Donna H

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