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Address: Custer, SD
Phone Number: +1 605-255-4515
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An 18-mile scenic drive in Custer State Park.

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Born to be Wild

We saw a herd of buffalo and prairie dogs. An up-close and personal encounter with wildlife. Must see.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Modi'in, Israel
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Modi'in, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We saw a herd of buffalo and prairie dogs. An up-close and personal encounter with wildlife. Must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When visiting Custer State Park take the Wildlife Loop Road. This road winds you through the park and allows you to see all the great wildlife and the beautiful vistas.

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wildlife Loop is really all about nature. Beautiful views, begging burros and a lot of bison. Beautiful.

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Little Switzerland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Depending on the movement of the Bison herd and other animals, you never know what you will see. There is a very good visitors' center about half-way through.

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New Ulm, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Obviously the bison roaming free and taking their sweet time to cross the road if and when they please is the highlight here. That said, the vast open spaces, the hilly terrain, and the opportunity to glimpse what the great plains and western states were like long ago is impressive. God's grandeur is on display here...take your time, go slow,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was off season when we were in the park and the bison herds had been moved, but there were still plenty to see. Three times we had to stop as the bison were crossing the road. There were also deer and burrows but it was the majestic bison that stole the show.

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Forest Hill, MD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove this loop in early October and didn't see that many bison, which turned out to be because the annual round-up was just a couple of weeks earlier. Consequently, the vast majority of the herd was in a fenced area. There were plenty of prairie dogs, pronghorn, and a group of very friendly burro's (if you leave your windows open,... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be up first thing in the morning to see nature at its best alongside the Wildlife Loop Road. Bison, prairie dog towns, pronghorn antelope and the begging burros will keep you entertained.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw a number of herds of buffalo on the drive. There were antelope at a distance from the road. Elk seemed to be out more at dusk. We also saw deer and prairie dogs.

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Westville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an 18 mile scenic drive in Custer State Park. You will be charged $20 to drive through it. The pass is good for 7 days though. The best time to see wildlife is early morning or in the evening. We've been on it twice - summer & fall & we saw less wildlife in the fall. Antelope, prairie... More 

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