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Peter Norbeck Visitors Center

Custer, SD
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Ranked #13 of 26 Attractions in Custer
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Historic Sites
Description: This 1930s structure, named after a former South Dakota governor, is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Minot, North Dakota
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We like to stop and Peter Norbeck Visitors Center since it is near many nice attractions and the State Game Lodge. After a long drive, or even a short one, it is nice to stop to use clean rest rooms, grab some brochures, enjoy air conditioning (in summer) and see what is new. There is ample parking most of the... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My grandkids were excited about working on another junior ranger program after a wonderful experience at Mount Rushmore. When my daughter inquired about the program, the ranger immediately told her that it would probably be impossible for my grandkids to earn their badge. She then proceeded to watch them closely and discovered big sister Hannah helping her eight year old... More

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Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We visited in order to kill some time before starting on our nature hike -- and were glad we did! The center has excellent dioramas and placards detailing the history and particulars of Custer State Park, and especially its bison. The whole facility was very nice, including the restrooms!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Historic building with a display giving you history of the area. While there a little girl received her Junior Naturalist badge. The naturalist really made it special and all there stopped briefly for the presentation of this proud moment. Though temporary staff, they were helpful and pleasant.

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96 reviews 96 reviews
37 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Just the building itself is something to admire. Very informative, too. Near the State game lodge. Now that we've visited a few times we don't stop in here, but for a first time visitor it is a must! The creekside bike trail is across the road which is a great little bike ride if you can.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you're in the Custer State Park, might as well stop here and visit! We we're riding all over the park and stopped in here to take a look. Not a lot of stuff, some displays, and of course merchandise, but more importantly, restrooms! We had a great time riding around the area and this offered a nice rest stop... More

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Lenexa, Kansas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is an excellent place to take a break when visiting Custer State Park. The visitors centers includes a small gift store, museum, and clean restrooms. The museum provides good information on the animals and history of the park.

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Johnston, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had a lovely picnic at the visitors center. The staff was very helpful in suggestions of where to look for wildlife on the road.

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

After driving through the state park for 5 hours this adds to the experience and my kids had a nice time. The kids were able to use the bathroom and the staff was nice.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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303 reviews 303 reviews
157 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a must stop when you visit the park. You can take a welcome break, use the restroom and get all the information you need about the park as all as you entrance pass. Named for governor Peter Norbeck who, in 1919, envisioned a place that would showcase the area's spectacular resources.

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