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Black Hills National Forest

Custer, SD 57730
800-732-5682
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Ranked #3 of 24 attractions in Custer
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, National Parks, Forests
Description: This empty expanse where Native Americans once roamed is now a national forest.
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Sydney Australia
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354 reviews 354 reviews
197 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This was my second drive through the Black Hills NF and both have been in the dead of winter with varying road conditions. We needed some help from the Plows again and these people do a great job keeping access open ! Take a bow !! We looped through Sturgis to Spearfish , down to Lead and Deadwood, down to... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The name "Black Hills" connotes a sense of mystery, especially with the stories of the gold rush and outlaws in this area from the 1800s. The forest itself is beautiful and full of caves, lakes and streams and is definitely a beautiful drive.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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319 reviews 319 reviews
237 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The Black Hills are beautiful, and driving through the national forest is a great way to see them. Make sure to keep an eye out for Mt. Rushmore.

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Oakwood, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We love the outdoors and we love to roadtrip. The Black Hills is perfect for both. One of the best scenic drives is Iron Mountain road with it's pigtail bridges and the tunnels which serve 2 purposes as a thruway and also to frame long distance views of Mount Rushmore.

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Bay Area, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Had a pleasant drive through the forest to get to Mt. Rushmore. Being from California, I like our forests better, but this one was easy on the eyes.

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Wabasha, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The area around Custer State Park is mostly dense woodland and it is beautiful. No time to get bored as the views are stunning. You get to see plenty of deer and other animals too. Well managed forests make it that most of what you see is totally natural.

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Alliance
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I have been here a lot, never get tired of it. It's just a beautiful place. We like driving on the back roads.

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Denver, Co
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Beautiful area, gorgeous vistas and twisty roads. We really enjoyed the Needles Highway. The fall colors were lovely, and there were many interesting rocks. It made us sad to see how much beetle kill has affected this forest.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Beautiful trip that takes some time to drive through. Well worth the time!!!! Breathtaking views with lots of sights to take pictures of !!

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Every part of the drive was breathe taking, took some walking paths for a closer look, just spectacular.

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