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Custer
Enveloped in the grandeur of the Black Hills, Custer makes the perfect base for your South Dakota vacation, whether you are visiting Custer State Park to learn about Custer's Last Stand, heading up to see the wonder of Mount Rushmore and the yet-unfinished Crazy Horse Memorial, making a motorcycle pilgrimage to Sturgis or spelunking in Wind Cave. Custer itself has much to offer, from family outings at Flintstones Bedrock City to hoe-down dinners at a chuck wagon cookout.

All things to do » Things to do

Custer State Park
Custer State Park
A 73,000-acre wilderness that draws comparisons to Yellowstone National Park when it comes to spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife.
Attraction type: State Parks
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Sylvan Lake
Sylvan Lake
Popular lake in Custer State Park.
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
Black Hills National Forest
Black Hills National Forest
This empty expanse where Native Americans once roamed is now a national forest.
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas; National Parks; Forests
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Needles Eye
Needles Eye
A geological formation located in Custer State Park.
Attraction type: Geologic Formations
Iron Mountain Road
Iron Mountain Road
Attraction type: Scenic Drives
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Black Hills Burger and Bun Co.
Black Hills Burger and Bun Co.
Ranked #1 of 36 Restaurants in Custer
Price: $6 - $10
Cuisines: Hamburgers
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Bobkat's Purple Pie Place
Bobkat's Purple Pie Place
Ranked #2 of 36 Restaurants in Custer
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Sandwiches, Bakeries
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Takeout
Baker's Bakery & Cafe
Baker's Bakery & Cafe
Ranked #3 of 36 Restaurants in Custer
Cuisines: Sandwiches, Bakeries, Hamburgers
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Maria's Mexican
Maria's Mexican
Ranked #4 of 36 Restaurants in Custer
Price: $3 - $8
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Sylvan Lake
Sylvan Lake
Ranked #5 of 36 Restaurants in Custer
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Fort Welikit Family Campground
Fort Welikit Family Campground
$20 - $41
Ranked #3 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Custer
Black Hills Mile Hi Motel
Black Hills Mile Hi Motel
$30 - $70
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Custer
Valley Motel
2.0 of 5
Valley Motel
$66 - $120
Ranked #2 of 3 Custer B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Dakota Dream Bed & Breakfast & Horse Hotel
Dakota Dream Bed & Breakfast & Horse Hotel
$121 - $141
Ranked #1 of 3 Custer B&B and Inns
Rocket Motel
2.0 of 5
Rocket Motel
$108 - $158
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Custer
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Bavarian Inn
Bavarian Inn
$98 - $184
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Custer
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.