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

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The animals were EVERYWHERE when we drove through here in early April- even seen a baby buffalo! Prarie dogs are cute but I wouldn't want them on my land! Elk, Pronghorn, you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
59 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The animals were EVERYWHERE when we drove through here in early April- even seen a baby buffalo! Prarie dogs are cute but I wouldn't want them on my land! Elk, Pronghorn, you name it you'll see it!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

On our way to the Wildlife Loop we found a camp called Wolf Campgrounds. We stopped (because - why not?) and found out that there were two real wolves that had been raised from pups. A timber wolf (HUGE) and an arctic wolf. Kelly, the owner, couldn't have been nicer to show us the wolves and answer all our questions.... More 

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North Liberty, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

First off, the loop is really long. I was getting nervous we would not see anything about 5 minutes in, but we did. first we saw two buffalo. woo. then we saw a prarie dog colony. This was exciting, since it was our first dog sighting. However, we actually saw a much bigger/cooler colony at the Wind Cave. We saw... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Not a long way from Custer, but take a map or get directions, before setting out. If you are lucky you will see a lot of local wildlife. Do not get too close or approach, as the local wildlife can be unpredictable and may not like it.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We saw many wonderful things while we were in the area.....but the morning drive on the wildlife loop wins best of show! Amazing array of wildlife: buffalo, prairie dogs, deer and even Pronghorn. We couldn't believe how close everything was. We were glad we were there in offseason....it felt like we were the only ones there. The pronghorn were so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Very scenic, however we saw more wildlife on the drive from Hot Springs to Rapid City than we did on this loop. Plus the wildlife loop requires a $15 park pass.

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Custer, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Wildlife Loop Road is a must-see, must-do! It DOES require a SD park pass -- worth every cent.! You will see bison, deer, wild turkeys, antelope, prairie dogs, the delightful 'begging burros', birds galore, cactus and possibly elk & bighorn sheep! Take along apples or carrots for the burros....they'll become your BFF! [Please don't feed them people snacks --... More 

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Watertown, South Dakota
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60 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My kids never tire of coming here. They just love feeding the burrows. We always bring a loaf of bread and they will stick their heads right in the car to eat.

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Centennial, Colorado
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362 reviews 362 reviews
258 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is the place to see the wildlife out in the open in their natural habitat. you drive through prairies and then you see all kinds of wildlife. you can pull over and take pictures galore. Of course the bufflao were amazing becuase they were so close to the road at a watering hole. they also have very friendly donky's... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Wonderful scenic drive.. Take your time and enjoy! The landscape is wonderful. The wildlife amazing. Travel the gravel roads off the main highway for a more in depth journey through the park.

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