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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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Wildlife Bonanza

Spend the day driving through the habitats of pronghorns, prairie dogs, buffaloes, and wild burros. Great adventure for kids - especially when the burros walk down the road in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend the day driving through the habitats of pronghorns, prairie dogs, buffaloes, and wild burros. Great adventure for kids - especially when the burros walk down the road in search of snacks from willing travelers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place isn't just beautiful, it's full of wildlife!! Great unpaved roads to take a jeep on and beautiful scenery too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove in mid to late afternoon, saw prairie dogs, antelope, the begging donkeys, several deer etc. Felt kinda sad no bison till we rounded the corner. WOW got stuck in a half hour buffalo traffic jam. They were on the move from north side of park south down the road. They walked by our car grunting snorting, one even slipped... More 

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mountain drive with nature in full bloom and the experience is peppered throughout with buffalo sightings. This is not a trip to miss. Herds of buffalo roam peacefully throughout the drive and remind us of man's careless destruction.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

The Wildlife Loop was probably my families' least favorite part of our trip to SD. It was neat to see the animals but it was a long drive without seeing many animals. We did really enjoy feeding the burrows.

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Kernersville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We saw so many buffalos, deer, female elk, prairie dogs, turkeys and mountain goats. It cost a state park fee but is good for 7 days and it took us two days to cover the park.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We saw bison, prairie dogs, elk and deer. The drive was magnificent--even in the winter. I would highly recommend this route to anybody who wants beautiful scenery.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Literally, this is where the buffalo, deer and antelope play. If you haven't seen bison (buffalo) then this is an ideal place to see them. I have been to Yellowstone three times and always see more buffalo in the Wildlife Loop than there. Time your drive at dawn or dusk to see the most wildlife. Be willing to take a... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I can't wait to go back and this time take my young grandsons. We saw so much wildlife and just an amazing time.

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Oceanside, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a great scenic road for viewing wildlife. Unfortunately, we accidentally ended up taking it at night (once due to bad directions from GPS and another because of a road closure for an accident) which I don't recommend. It's a bit scary since it's so dark and you know there are big, really big animals wandering around that you... More 

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