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Peter Norbeck Visitors Center

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Address: Custer, SD
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This 1930s structure, named after a former South Dakota governor, is...

This 1930s structure, named after a former South Dakota governor, is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Gorgeous new visitor center - see the incredible movie

The Peter Norbeck building is now an outdoor education center and down the road a mile is Custer State Park's fantastic new visitor center, not to be missed. It is a gorgeous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MNDoodles
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Peter Norbeck building is now an outdoor education center and down the road a mile is Custer State Park's fantastic new visitor center, not to be missed. It is a gorgeous building with modern interactive exhibits and an incredible imax-type movie, 18 minutes long, narrated by Kevin Costner. The filming is phenomonal and the movie is mesmorizing as it... More 

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here to use the toilets and look at the building which was built by the conservation corps. Small car park, helpful staff and a few exhibits. Large grass area in front ideal for the kids.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Lots of good info about the park. Stop and take your time. The new Visitors center has a movie, but you really should see both places.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This is a very nicely laid out visitors center with many good exhibits. It gives a great deal of information on the wildlife, native americans and history of this great area.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

A wonderful, newly-built visitors center. Great for both kids and adults. Don't miss the great (20-min) video!

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Merrill, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The visitor center is done quite tastefully and offers much information about Custer State Park inhabitants and geography. The video is a wonderful introduction to new visitors and 'repeaters,'. Gorgeous building, but does not have the ambiance of the exquisite original Peter Norbeck Center. We are very happy that the powers decided to retain the old structure which is an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Good for a quick visit, lunch, and learning. Watched a short video, viewed the displays, had picnic lunch, and enjoyed the area.

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Don't miss the film narrated by Kevin Costner! Also great exhibits for young and old. Norbeck is now an education center with the new visitor center just south of the State Game Lodge.

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Thank 1RoseP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

It may be a simple visitors center, but you can learn something from the rangers there. One mentioned to me that each of the ram's horns have about 20 pounds of weight, including the marrow, which means 40 pounds of dead weight, not including charging speed. They might be timid, but don't irritate one:-). The displays in the visitors center... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

While the visitors center itself was very basic, the gentleman that assisted us was very knowledgeable and helpful. He gave us a map and told us about the wildlife loop and warned us about the "begging burros." Got an overall feel for the state park by coming to the visitors center, so it was worth the trip just for that.

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