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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Custer
Category: State Parks; Nature and Parks

Custer State Park , in the Black Hills of western South Dakota , spans 71,000 acres and is one of the largest state parks in the United States. Visitors can experience a variety... more »

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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Custer
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks

Sylvan Lake is considered the “Crown Jewel” of Custer State Park in the Black Hills of western South Dakota . The mountain lake sits at the base of Harney Peak , the highest point... more »

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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Custer
Category: Forests; National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
This empty expanse where Native Americans once roamed is now a national forest.
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Custer
Category: Scenic Drives
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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Custer
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
A geological formation located in Custer State Park.
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Ranked #6 of 19 attractions in Custer
Category: Scenic Drives

The wildlife loop road is pretty cool, it's to be done slowly.....take in the scenery and look for animals.  You may only see a small group of buffalo, but you may see a herd the... more »

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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Custer
Category: Trams; Transportation
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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Custer
Category: Caverns/ Caves; National Parks; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Jewel Cave National Monument is home to one of the longest caves in the world. Offering an assortment of cave formations and... more » Owner description: Jewel Cave National Monument is home to one of the longest caves in the world. Offering an assortment of cave formations and recreational opportunities, many visitors are truly amazed by this underground wilderness. Most impressive is the fact that exploration and discovery continue to take place at this significant natural resource. As part of the National Park Service, the monument offers four different types of cave experiences: Scenic Tour (1 hour and 20 minutes), Discovery Talk (20 minutes) Historic Lantern Tour (1 hour and 45 minutes), and Wild Caving Tour (3 to 4 hours). During the winter months, limited tour options are available. Furthermore, the monument is open Mondays through Fridays through early March. NOTE: The parking lot near the visitor center is under construction through the winter of 2015. Visitors are advised to use the shuttle service when going to and from the visitor center and follow the directional signs accordingly. Furthermore, cave tour tickets will only be made available on a first come first serve basis at the monument. Interested park guests are welcome to call the visitor center directly for planning assistance. « less
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Ranked #9 of 19 attractions in Custer
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
A recreational and beach area.
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Ranked #10 of 19 attractions in Custer
Category: Museums
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Ranked #11 of 19 attractions in Custer
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
Accessible only by hiking.
Ranked #12 of 19 attractions in Custer
Category: Historic Sites; Tourist/ Visitor Centers
This 1930s structure, named after a former South Dakota governor, is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Ranked #13 of 19 attractions in Custer
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
Located at Custer State Park, this lake offers fishing, swimming and a nearby campground.
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Ranked #14 of 19 attractions in Custer
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
This South Dakota lake offers fishermen a variety of fish.
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Ranked #15 of 19 attractions in Custer
Category: Ghost Towns; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 19 attractions in Custer
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
This waterway, which passes through Custer State Park, is popular with fishermen and hikers.
Ranked #17 of 19 attractions in Custer
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #18 of 19 attractions in Custer
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #19 of 19 attractions in Custer
Category: Educational Sites; Museums
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