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Black Hills National Forest

Custer, SD 57730
800-732-5682
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Ranked #2 of 26 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My only dislike was chasing those darned buffalo around the park before finally finding them on our last day. But they made our day!

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Northfield, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

What is there not to like about beauty and nature at its best? Wind Cave National Park is a must see. Spearfish canyon drive was enjoyable and the hikes were easy to reach to get to.

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So Cal
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132 reviews 132 reviews
35 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

When moving about to attractions in northeastern SD, you will be driving in the Black Hills forest. Roads are good and are scenie.

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Madison, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Take your time here there is much to explore for the whole family, just get out and walk. A hidden American institution, this place means as much say any other historical site, amazing, just don't gamble, lol. Tip: the weather can be combative. Embrace it.

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Swansea, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very appropriately named because from a distance they do look black. I've never seen more beautiful landscape than this. Driving through the winding roads in the mountains is just awesome! And the air is so fresh!!

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Sherman, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A beautiful place that everyone should see! We were there during the last week of August right before Labor Day and had near perfect weather. Visit now before the pine beetles destroy it all :(

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WestSlope,CO
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100 reviews 100 reviews
33 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I'd always heard that the Black Hills area was beautiful, and now I can personally vouch for their beauty. We approached from the west and I was surprised to see that the area really does look black from afar, rising up from the plains with their various shades of brown, gold, silver and green. Lots of tall green ponderosa pines,... More

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Minot, North Dakota
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Black Hills National Forest is one of America's gems, and well worth taking at least a week to explore. You can explore by any combination of motorized vehicle, bicycle, hiking, horseback, or guided tours. The Black Hills are a wonderland, but between Custer and around Hill City, pine bark beetle damage is killing trees by the hundreds of acres.... More

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Moscow, Russia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

That is it! It is really one of the finest place in the world! It was an exciting trip! The bad was a very high gas price.

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Berryville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Beautifull and plenty of wildlife. Would make the trip again. A lot of small towns in the area. Do you homework.

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