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Peter Norbeck Visitors Center

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Address: Custer, SD

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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Beth O
Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Beth O
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Dan W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank W6956WJslb
Merrill, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Kathleen W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Barbara H
Durango, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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.

Thank 1RoseP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
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.

Thank jbrenz
Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

The staff was helpful. They gave us information about how long it would take drive the needles highway and iron mountain road. The lady also told us where the buffalo were and which direction they were headed. The center itself was ok. Small gift shop and small exibits. Nothing interesting enough for a stop if we had known in advance.

1 Thank MandieSunshine86
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This visitor center is to become an educational building when the new Custer State Park visitor center is completed in 2016.

1 Thank goDakota

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