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“I would like to go back!”
Review of Custer State Park

Custer State Park
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Owner description: A 73,000-acre wilderness that draws comparisons to Yellowstone National Park when it comes to spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“I would like to go back!”
Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in a camper cabin here with my daughters for a week, it was PERFECT! I am not one to go on vacation to the same place twice, there is just too much of the world to see, BUT, this place was so perfect I may consider coming back! We even had a buffalo that walked right through our camp.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Best U.S. Location to see Wild Animals UP CLOSE”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

A beautiful park with many animals to see see up close. we had donkeys sticking their heads in the car looking for food handouts. The buffalo roam in fields and on the roads, so they can be very close to your vehicle at times.
We also saw many prairie dogs, antelope, elk, eagles, coyote, and fox. The park also has various lodges, resorts and camping for those interested in staying overnight in the park. The whole Black Hills area is a great destination to visit because of the diverse attractions and numerous things to see and do.

Visited August 2012
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Hollywood, Florida
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1,032 reviews
602 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
“buffalo area!!!”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Great park, had the buffalo around the area. It was snowing but park was still fun to see the animal around the area.

Visited October 2012
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Peaceful and beautiful for any age”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Custer state Park is one of the best places to visit and camp we have found.
We now go there every year and look forward to it more than any other vacation we have had.
The scenery is breathtaking, the wildlife is abundant, and the people are as nice as you can find anywhere!
We have stayed in cabins, pop-up campers, and travel trailors.... Love every trip we have had there.
The bugs are almost non existant - which is wonderful!!! The evenings are so peaceful as we sit by the fire.
There is so much to do in the State Park, and Black Hills area-- it takes many trips to experience it all.
Campgrounds are always clean - including the nice bathrooms.
Can't wait to go back again this next summer!!!!!

Visited June 2012
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Franklin, Tennessee
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Wish we had more time”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

GREAT, GREAT state park! We loved the park and never tired of seeing the buffalo roaming all over the place. Amazing scenery as far as the eye can see in some places. Like in Yellowstone, the buffalo are not afraid to block traffic. When we visited there were a lot of calves hanging out with their mama and that was really cool/fascinating to watch. A review can't really capture the beauty and spirit of Custer. We did not stay in the park, but the camping areas looked really fun. Put the park on your bucket list.

Visited June 2012
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