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Custer State Park

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Address: 13329 US Highway 16a, Custer, SD 57730-8351
Phone Number: 605-255-4515
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A 73,000-acre wilderness that draws comparisons to Yellowstone National...

A 73,000-acre wilderness that draws comparisons to Yellowstone National Park when it comes to spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife.

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Extremely accessible state park, loved it

We saw buffaloes and donkeys from real close, got a lot of information on the park via a personal tour - ask for this at the information center, they love to guide you around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ghent, Belgium
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We saw buffaloes and donkeys from real close, got a lot of information on the park via a personal tour - ask for this at the information center, they love to guide you around. Small but beautiful state park, excellent walks in the neighbourhood (e.g. Little Devil's Tower), friendly personnel, and close to Mount Rushmore and the wonderful Black Hills.

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove the wildlife loop starting from Hwy 87. Saw a large bison herd on the move and got to watch them for the next hour sometimes within a couple of feet of our car. It was amazing to see these large creatures in their native habitat roaming free. The interactions between the individuals was fascinating. Also saw pronghorns traveling withe... More 

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Bloomfield Township, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Custer State Park is located south of Mt. Rushmore and can be reached by driving a very scenic road south from Mt. Rushmore and Keystone. Along the road are many overlooks back to Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills. This road is very curvy and goes up and down hills, but it is a worthwhile attraction all by itself. The... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took the family kids aged (15,13,10,8). We got stuck in a traffic jam with Bison! Kids also loved climbing on the rocks and the narrow tunnels.

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Fort Madison, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We camped at Stockade North, and we enjoyed the evening programs put on by rangers, the playground was put to good use by the kids, and they really enjoyed CSP's Junior Naturalist Programs. Made for an unforgettable family vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You must take a drive off the ain't roads. Amazing! Prairie dogs comma mules, antelope huge bisons and more animals! Right outside your car door. I can't remember the road ne but it brings you up to a tower. You can see it as far as the Badlands Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse. Breathtaking views. There is even a rest... More 

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Hastings, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Breath taking vistas are around every curve. The Park is well maintained and worth every penny. Take your time and pull over at the many pull offs and enjoy the scenery and maybe catch view of the local wildlife.

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Omaha, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much fun!!! We saw hundreds of buffalo, pronghorns, deer, and other wildlife. We took apples and carrots to feed the burros. They were so cute!!! Great little drive!

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found the early morning to be a great time to see the wildlife and snap photos. Less traffic on the wildlife loop. Such an amazing place.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The drive through this park was amazing. You get to see all different types of wildlife. My favorite part was watching the prairie dogs scuttling all around. Don't skip this if you are visiting Mount Rushmore.

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