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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 2014
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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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Nothing but good things to say - really an enjoyable trip. Don't skip this if you're in the area. Scenery and wildlife were fabulous. Hard to keep track of where one park ends and next begins.

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Reston, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Driving through the Black Hills was an experience in itself whether you stopped at places or not.....Every view was breathtaking. I had no idea it would be so amazing

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Morris, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you love the quiet, If you love animals, If you love scenery that is second to none, then this is the place for you!

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Apopka, Florida
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275 reviews 275 reviews
173 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I suggest if you are visiting Custer State Park to drive thru the Forrest from the State Game Lodge so that you can see the views of Mt. Rushmore thru a few tunnels. We saw a large Marmot sunning near a large wood pile. Take the drive as it is well worth it. However, check the weather conditions, first.

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East Grand Forks, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Awesome up close and personal experiences with the animals. Still not recommended to get out of your vehicle as they may attack. They will come up to your vehicle and "taste" it. We came across a couple different herds. Prairie dogs everywhere. Some of the cutest creatures. We did not see bear, but did encounter some deer. There are plenty... More

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Racine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I really loved the Black Hills especially "Iron Mountain Road", "The Needles", Rushmore and Crazy Horse. All the people in the towns, restaurants, campgrounds etc are super friendly. A most enjoyable trip.

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Custer, South Dakota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Been living and camping in the Black Hills all my life (35 years now), and there's no place like it. There are miles and miles of roads to get you to places no one else is going to go, trails galore, and the people are usually polite and helpful.

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Savannah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Wife and I took the drive through Black Hills National Forest and saw the buffalo up and close had they not been so large we could have reached out and touched them. This was the high light of our drive but the rest of the drive was beautiful.. The rest of the drive we saw many interesting types of wildlife... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Hiking, biking, camping, fishing, hunting, swimming, boating and magnificent monuments including Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse.

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Yorkton, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Nice area, not much wildlife at all to see, i would recommend trying to take a excursion or tour in if your looking for animals.. For just scenery taking the custer loop or snaking your way through the pigtail bridges will suit your fancy

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