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Peter Norbeck Visitors Center

Custer, SD
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Ranked #12 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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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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Minnesota
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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GRAND RAPIDS
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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276 reviews 276 reviews
143 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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
104 helpful votes 104 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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