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Peter Norbeck Visitors Center

Custer, SD
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Ranked #11 of 24 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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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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265 reviews 265 reviews
138 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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Chesterton, Indiana, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Nice center,worth visiting. Good interpretive displays to teach you the area. The gift shop certainly lacks compared to the other shops in the park. Wish the interpretive staff was more present to answer questions rather than volunteers only.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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94 reviews 94 reviews
50 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We just stopped in as we passed the visitors center. There are some displays there with some really valuable information on the area. Staff were all pleasant. Bathrooms real nice and clean.

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Vista, Ca
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270 reviews 270 reviews
133 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Well worth a stop while driving through the park. Some interesting exhibits along with good bathrooms.

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Cannon Falls, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

There was a nice display and some interesting history. Nice spot to rest and take in the view of the Lodge also.

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Staunton, Virginia
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235 reviews 235 reviews
82 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stopped here before we got on the Wildlife Loop Road. They have clean restrooms and picnic tables. The Visitor Center is also a bookstore and a museum. We were also there just in time for a history demonstration on buffalo. It was geared towards kids, but the adults also enjoyed it. The people working here were very knowledgeable and... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stopped in just to use the facilities and stretch our legs but ended up staying to check out the displays. My Dad purchased some flute music that he was quite pleased with...the kids weren't so much :) The ladies at the desk were nice and even let my 14 yr take a selfie with them.

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Custer, South Dakota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

For a historic structure dating back to 1934-35, the facility has been fitted with wonderful examples of interpretive exhibitry. As you walk through the front door, you are greeted by a large bull bison laying down in a prairie-like setting. In the background is a wall mural showcasing the Cathedral Spires along Needles Highway. The entire first room highlights the... More

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