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Peter Norbeck Visitors Center

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Address: Custer, SD
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This 1930s structure, named after a former South Dakota governor, is...

This 1930s structure, named after a former South Dakota governor, is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Historic CCC Building

This visitor center is to become an educational building when the new Custer State Park visitor center is completed in 2016.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
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Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
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Chicago, Illinois
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199 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

While the visitors center itself was very basic, the gentleman that assisted us was very knowledgeable and helpful. He gave us a map and told us about the wildlife loop and warned us about the "begging burros." Got an overall feel for the state park by coming to the visitors center, so it was worth the trip just for that.

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Thank jbrenz
Olympia, Washington
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

The staff was helpful. They gave us information about how long it would take drive the needles highway and iron mountain road. The lady also told us where the buffalo were and which direction they were headed. The center itself was ok. Small gift shop and small exibits. Nothing interesting enough for a stop if we had known in advance.

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Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
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15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This visitor center is to become an educational building when the new Custer State Park visitor center is completed in 2016.

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Thank goDakota
Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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797 reviews
383 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 617 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The visitor center is rustic and scenic, with pretty basic content. However, what it offers is sufficient for its purpose - Information and directions, with some interpretive materials.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Very nice facility. pleasant and knowledgeable staff about things in area. Helpful when needing to know what was going on in area.

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Afton, Wisconsin, United States
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

The staff was very helpful with finding our way around the park. The exhibits are getting a little worn and tattered, but our kids commented that they still found it interesting.

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NJ
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51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The exhibits tell the black hills story pretty well. The volunteers staffing the center were very friendly and had many suggestions for what to see. We watched a ranger making pine needle baskets in the traditional Native American fashion - what a lot of work. Great maps in the gift shop, do yourself a favor and buy the "National Geographic... More 

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Nice center. Lots of maps and things you WILL Need (Bear Spray) for a hike. Nice place to start your visit to the park.

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NH
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

By all means stop in! Displays were worth the time to read/peruse; and all questions were answered by polite staff. If you can catch the display outside you will be amazed.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This was a good stop on our drive through the park. Very helpful staff and many interesting facts to learn about. Would for sure to make this one of your stops along the way.You will not be sorry.

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