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Wildlife Loop Road

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

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Favorite thing to do in the Black Hills

Our family enjoyed this so much!! We loved seeing all the animals and the beautiful scenery. We saw buffalo, antelope, deer,elk, prairie dogs, and burros. It was really neat to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Chariton, Iowa
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Chariton, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our family enjoyed this so much!! We loved seeing all the animals and the beautiful scenery. We saw buffalo, antelope, deer,elk, prairie dogs, and burros. It was really neat to see the animals in their natural habitat but up close! Can't wait to go back someday!

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Riverside
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

loved all the wildlife sightings. The friendly burro and her offspring were adorable-bring them food and they will love you. The prairie dogs are plentiful and so fun to watch. The number of Bison is amazing. We also saw many deer and antelopes. A wonderful drive!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful scenery, but so many tight turns around the mountain will probably make passengers sick. You need to do it once though!

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taylor, texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

So peaceful. We were here in 2000 and it's still as beautiful as ever now. Do not miss this gem. We drove it every day we were in the area and I love the fact that wildlife is so plentiful for us to enjoy

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Wheaton, Illinois
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26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

If you're staying in Custer State Park the wildlife Loop Road is a must. It's popular and most people know about it well marked on the map, but just make sure you don't pass it up. When we went in May was not that crowded but I'm sure the summer is very busy. We saw lots of wildlife, Buffalo, All... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place to view wildlife up close and interactive. The bison licked my car grille and the burrow lead her baby toward our car and I said " No feeding wildlife" to my husband (who wanted to feed her an apple) and she vered away as if she understood English. Also the Prarie hike was a nice hike through woods... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Have your camera ready. Great shots of buffalo and prairie dogs. Beautiful drive. We drove this twice. My husband drove the first time through, it is important to keep your eyes on the road, lots of tight/blind curves. I drove the second time so he could enjoy the views. Not disappointed either time.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great place to see various Wildlife. We saw burros, bison, antelope, wild turkeys, prairie dogs, mountain sheep and more. They walk right out in front of your car and you need to wait until they get out of the way before you can proceed. Beautiful hills!

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Grand Haven, MI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The wildlife loop is several miles long and located in the middle of Custer State Park. We have been here a few times. There is a very large herd of bison and elk. You will often see the bison right on the road. Elk are usually a little farther away. Also lots of antelope, burros.

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were only able to drive part of the route but we saw lots of buffalo crossing the road with their young ones. We also saw prairie dogs and pronghorns.

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