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This was one thing the whole family was looking forward to during our trip to the Black Hills. It was a beautiful drive, and how fun to see all the wild animals! It is a long drive, I recommend stopping to use the bathroom ahead...More
Custer State Park
A drive through this park is essential for anyone wanting to explore beautiful South Dakota. Of course, the interesting events that transpired under General Custer and Crazy Horse are fascinating. The Welcome Center is a great place to visit. However, the wildlife...More
This park is a gem and we always enjoy driving thru the park. But the best time spring / fall. Less tourists, more animals. The donkeys are a hoot! Highly suggest you stop by a farm business like Runnings, Bomgar's or TSC and get a...More
Custer State Park is amazing, as good as many national parks. We did the scenic loop, taking in the beautiful landscape as well as prairie dogs and pronghorns. We had brought carrots and cake across the feral donkey herd, so the kids had an opportunity...More
We went on an Autumn trip to the Black Hills in October, 2018. We arrived in Rapid City at the same time as an early winter storm, and it was glorious! We went to Custer State Park, first on our list of things to do...More
Went to the visitor center. They are good in helping you find the buffalo. We rode around and found two herds which was a wonderful surprise. We took the long drive from there to Mt Rushmore which I would strongly recommend.
We took the Wildlife Loop one night on our way back to Rapid City. It was nearing sunset which was the perfect time as the animals are very active then! The annual bison roundup had already occurred, so we saw them at the corral, but...More
Custer State Park is a beautiful place to visit. To those complaining about not seeing animals, the park is NOT a zoo. It is not designed to make the animals come to you. It is a refuge for them, some of which are endangered. They...More