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Address: Highway 16A, Box 4033, Custer, SD 57730
Phone Number: (605) 673-4349

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We were picked up and dropped off at our motel by excellent guide - Steve. He was so helpful and had a great insight into all things local. We got to see Sylvan Lake, drove on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
Richmond, Indiana

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dishonest owner. I highly suggest you avoid this company for many reasons. We booked a guided tour and we pretty much received a shuttle service. The driver refused to use the microphone and he barely talked on the tour. When he did speak we couldn't hear him. At one of our first stops, we asked the driver why he wasn't... More 

2 Thank Chris S
Richmond, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We were picked up and dropped off at our motel by excellent guide - Steve. He was so helpful and had a great insight into all things local. We got to see Sylvan Lake, drove on the famous Iron Mtn Road (twists and turns galore). Had to wait in Custer State Park while several buffalo meandered across the road. Of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Very informative tour to some spectacular views with knowledgeable guides. Huge groups of 2-3 coach loads at a time so very busy, if you prefer to quietly enjoy nature i would recommend hiring a car.

Thank darynleggett
Mt Prospect
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

You might be able to see the monuments and attractions driving on your own, but if you want to really treat yourself Golden Circle Tours is a great way to see the sights. You have an early morning pick up at your hotel in Custer, they do the driving and give you the fun facts and history of the area.... More 

1 Thank driverandnapigator
Irving, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Our guide, Bev, was great. Very friendly, knowledgeable and kept the tour exciting. The van, however, was horrendous. Very difficult to get in and out of, seats had little cushioning and springs poking through. There were no cup holders and the seatbelt's were useless. Can not recommend because of the vehicle.

4 Thank JenM201108
Horseheads, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

After driving an rv across the country it was excellent to leave it parked and let someone else navigate the technical and scenic highways. Frequent stops to view wildlife and plenty of time at major attractions. Guide used to be a science.teacher and was a wealth of.knowledge on many of the trees animals and forestry facts we needed to know... More 

1 Thank AmyKathryn
Palos Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Dick, our driver took us on an all day tour of the area. he is very knowledgeable and gave us a perspective I don't think you can get any other way. We went to Sylvan lake, Coolidge lookout,through most of Custer State Park, with great wildlife, Crazy Horse memorial, Mt Rushmore and more. You have to dedicato a day but... More 

3 Thank Dennis C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Exceptional tour and great guide. We spent a full day traveling and sightseeing and the guide was terrific in pointing out all of the key sights and giving us details about the area and the sights we saw. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Luvtotravel456
Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This being our first trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota, you helped us experience Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and the local area in a way we never could have done on our own. It was a pleasure meeting other tourists to the area, thanks to Sheila's welcoming nature and offering to help us and others... More 

1 Thank Pat J
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Bruce, our guide, picked us up at our camp ground. We spent a wonderful full day, with a very knowledgable guide. The day started with a tour of downtown Custer, then on to Custer National Park, with sites of Sylvan lake, the narrows, wild bison, antelope, prairie dogs and other park animals. Mt. Rushmore was phenomenal, with ample time to... More 

2 Thank Teresa M

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