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

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A fantastic drive.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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154 reviews 154 reviews
60 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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358 reviews 358 reviews
256 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Maitland, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Loved the loop, we saw plenty of buffalo, deers and elk but the highlight was the wild donkeys!!!! We were told in advance to take carrots to feed the donkeys and the kids had a blast. We are Aussies and spent 2 months traveling across the U.S. In an RV. We loved South Dakota and if you have any questions... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Drove through the beautiful scenery in June and there were buffalo everywhere with calves at their side. It was a wonderful day to just park and observe them as they grazed and came very close to our car. We did not get out because they are dangerous if provoked but the natural wonders continued to amaze us. Fabulous drive included... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We went twice. Once at night - just to see if we could see anything at night and once during the late AM. The night time trip was almost a bust. We came across the begging burros (that were in almost the exact location on each visit) about half way through the drive. We were about 3/4 of the way... More 

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