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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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Great to step back in time and see nature.

Loved it, we saw a lot of beautiful open space and a few surprises along the way. advise you to take your time and enjoy the drive, you have plenty to see if you will just take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Spearman, Texas
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Spearman, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Loved it, we saw a lot of beautiful open space and a few surprises along the way. advise you to take your time and enjoy the drive, you have plenty to see if you will just take the time to seek out nature in its own environment.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Didn't see much wildlife - not as much as other reviewers seem to have...but we did see some and the scenery was still amazing. Would do it again but time it differently in hopes to see more wildlife. Pay the park fee (state park so your senior pass to National Parks won't work) - well worth it. Custer State Park... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It was a pretty drive but the only wildlife we saw was a couple of donkeys. People were searching for the buffalo but we never saw any. We did however see many buffalo at Wind Cave National Park which is right next to Custer.

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Louisa, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This scenic drive was a family favorite! We all enjoyed seeing the wildlife. It is a slow drive, but well worth it. We saw antelope, donkeys and lots and lots of buffalo/bison (we were never sure what to call them). My 16 year old son loved every minute of the drive and he is hard to impress!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Drove this very long loop, saw a few donkeys. That was it. Pretty drive, very slow drive, lots of switchbacks. I'd reco if you are looking for a long scenic drive.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Well, it's a scenic drive where you might see a lot of wildlife, and you might not. You just need to go into the drive with reasonable expectations, it's not a zoo after all. The kids had fun being on the lookout for wildlife. What we saw: prairie dogs, deer, rabbits, and a few burros (one up close and personal).... More 

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Had a great drive with the kids on this road. Saw Buffalo, Elk, Deer, Turkey. Drive slow and if you see something stay and watch it, you may not see it down the road again

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Went during the day and limited wildlife present, but at dusk the numbers increase drastically. Advise to be cautious driving at dusk/evening since the buffalo come down to the road edge and can be around any blind corner, so be cautious. The national guard were also doing an exercise at the small airport and provided attraction value.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

First we were excited to see the cute prairie dogs, they are so sweet and funny. Then we saw prawn horn deer which were interesting. Then we were greeted by two of the burros which was hilarious. And finally, we saw the buffalo. It was a lot of fun.

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Elizabeth, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We started the loop at the Visitor's Center with the evening Wildlife Caravan. This takes about 1.5 hours. The caravan follows park staff to various stops on the loop. At the first stop, the kids were able to see Bluebird eggs in a nest. Second were donkeys and the round-up corrals. At the last stop was a prairie dog town.... More 

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

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