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Wildlife Loop Road

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

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Nice drive through

We drove the loop in about 1.5hours and saw bisons in their rutting behavior, antilopes and many deers as well as funny burros. It was fun and interesting.

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

We drove the loop in about 1.5hours and saw bisons in their rutting behavior, antilopes and many deers as well as funny burros. It was fun and interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This would have been much more enjoyable in a car or truck......it was too slow moving and hot on our motorcycle.....saw one heard of buffalo, a few burrows that blocked the road for quite awhile, and a prong horn...I have been there before and I consider this a great once but don't need to go again attraction.

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The Donkey's are a fun distraction on this loop. The real stars are the buffalo. We've been down this loop multiple times (10+ per trip) and have always seen buffalo. Typically we've been immersed in the heard, while in a car on the road. Nothing like hearing a buffalo grunt 10 feet from you. Also see pronghorn, deer, prairie dogs,... More 

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Forest City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I loved this part of the park the best. I love nature. It was amazing to be so close to bison,prairie dogs,deer and donkeys.

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Schenectady, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The best times to go are morning and evening. We drove the loop in the evening and saw more than we expected to. Plan on an hour and look for bison, deer, antelope, sheep, prairie dogs, and more.

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

You will surely see plenty of buffalo on this wildlife loop and probably pronghorn antelope and prairie dogs too. Lots of fun, and plenty of dirt roads to follow off the main loop. Bring your binoculars and your camera, but be sensible. No selfies with a buffalo!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic drive through part of Custer State Park. I have only driven this in the summer time. The road is in great condition and the landscape varies greatly. One of the wonderful things about this loop is that you are almost guaranteed to spot some large mammals. I have driven this loop about 5 times and every... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were enchanted seeing a large group of buffalo grazing near the edge of the road, not just one or two. Wild burros are almost comical the way they come up to the humans and even stick their heads into a car window while looking for treats.Wild turkeys, prairie dogs, and mountain goats rounded out this city slicker's list. We... More 

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Winnsboro, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We started from Custer, went north and then hit the Wildlife Loop. It was a very scenic drive, but we drove more than half of the loop without seeing any wildlife. Suddenly, the bison began appearing. We must have seen 3 or 4 herds. Some were grazing in the meadows, some crossing the road. Awesome sight. Then we came upon... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was let down after all the beautiful scenery we rode through to get to it. The ride is long and the only wildlife we saw were the donkeys. I wish I would have skipped this road

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