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Black Hills National Forest

Custer, SD 57730
800-732-5682
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Custer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: This empty expanse where Native Americans once roamed is now a national forest.
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Type: Forests, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: This empty expanse where Native Americans once roamed is now a national forest.
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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We drove through and saw much of the Black Hills National Forest. The lower elevations include grasslands. In this area, we enjoyed seeing numerous prarie dogs. In other areas there are forests that include aspen, oak, and birch. There are granite peaks, canyons, lakes, and trout streams. Some of the main items we enjoyed seeing included; 1) Harney Peak -... More 

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N. Canton, Ohhio USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I only had read about the Black Hills National Forest, but now I can say with pride that I have witnessed it's magestic beauty. The history it holds in it's hands will not disappoint anyone who choses to see it for their own eyes.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We came to the Black Hills for nature and that's what we got. I was sad to see so much destruction of the ponderosa pines by the pine beetles, yet there were plenty of trees remaining, along with mountains, grasslands, rivers and streams, and wildlife.

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Nashville,Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Loved driving through the Black Hills. Amazing landscape. It's a must do. You will notice an abundance of hay bails, cows, and beautiful evergreens.

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Groveland,CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Beautiful the drive is really nice ...I must see and do...Fall is a pretty time to go. Bring your camera and watch for wildlife.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were there during a recent bad weather week so the drive through was not as impressive due to light rain and foggy areas. But the most disappointing and annoying part of the drive through the entire park was the lack of restrooms! We entered through the back of the park and found no restrooms throughout the entire long drive... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We drove all the routes through BH National Forest and never tired of the diverse scenery. From Pondarosa pines to grass lands. Winding switch-back roads climibing into the mountains aforded amazing views. Definetly recommend exploring this wonderful area.

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Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very large tract of land, one of the benefits is to provide a long trail (Harney north) up to Harney peak. Harney is the highest spot in SD and the highest spot between SD and the Pyrenees of Spain!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Beautiful, picturesque drive and many things to do along the way! I have visited this area many times and never get tired of it!

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Ridgeway, WI
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Been here a few times before, and it is always gorgeous! Visiting in the fall makes it even more special with the beautiful fall colors.

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