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Custer Park Safari Jeep Tour

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    Stop At: Iron Mountain Road, Custer State Park, Custer, SD

    On our way to Custer Park we drive along Iron Mtn Road. This is an iconic road that many visitors miss. We drive through unique one way granite tunnels, over the famous pigtail bridges and are afforded excellent views of Mt Rushmore and the Black Hills.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Custer State Park, 13329 US Highway 16A, Custer, SD 57730-8351

    Stops at State Game Lodge and Information Center. Then drive open-top along Wildlife Loop and view 15,000 head of buffalo (we stop next to them, you stand and look down at these huge beasts) + deer, antelope and other wildlife.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Mount Coolidge, South Dakota

    Fantastic views from Forest Service Lookout Tower.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Stockade Lake, Custer, SD

    We stop here for a tranquil picnic lunch at midday. This is the largest lake in the region and provides a quiet peaceful setting.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Needles Highway, Custer State Park, SD

    Slow drive through this famous mountain trail. Amazing granite formations and breathtaking open-top mountain views.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Sylvan Lake, Custer, SD

    Short break at this amazing alpine lake.

    Duration: 15 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The National Presidential Wax Museum, 609 Hwy 16A, Keystone, SD 57751, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pickup at any and only Rapid City or Keystone hotels. Or meet at the Keystone Presidential Wax Museum parking lot. Please park in rear. Bathrooms available at Coffee Shop.
    MUST let us know which hotel you are staying at for pickup prior to tour date!
    *Please Call 24 Hours Prior to Tour Departure to Confirm Pickup Time and Location!
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Fees
    • Driver/guide
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Lunch
    • Pickup and drop-off for hotels in Rapid City and Keystone
    • Alcoholic Beverages - - On request only
    • Tour Mt. Coolidge, Iron Mountain Road, Needles Highway, Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park Wildlife Loop
    • Entry/Admission - Iron Mountain Road
    • Entry/Admission - Custer State Park
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Coolidge
    • Entry/Admission - Stockade Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Needles Highway
    • Entry/Admission - Sylvan Lake
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A minimum of 2 Adults per booking is required
    • A maximum of 6 people per booking or 880 lbs
    • Layered clothing, comfortable shoes, and a hat are recommended
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Other rates apply only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Service animals allowed
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    I can not begin to tell you how amazing this tour was !!! Our guide Cody was just fantastic. We would have missed so many great things about the park if we went by ourselves. Absolutely worth every pennyMore

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Lori D
    999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Hi Lori - I'm very happy you enjoyed your Custer State Park tour. Currently there are 1,300 buffalo in the park and the Jeep provides an excellent platform for safely viewing up close. I will pass on your kind words to Cody. Thanks for taking...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    My two friends and I were very happy with our tour. Mike was an awesome guide and was very knowledgeable and personable. He went above and beyond to make sure we saw everything possible. It was great to have a driver through this area so...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Jean W
    999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi Jean - Thank you for you kind review. I'm happy you all enjoyed your tour with Mike. I hope you get a chance to return to the Hills again to see the rest it has to offer. Thanks again. Be Well - Rich

    Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

    Did the Jeep tour in August at 5:30 pm. The male bulls are rutting so they are with the herds of females and baby cinnamons! Gorgeous just gorgeous! Our Jeep driver found Hundreds for us to see! And was able to go off road around...More

    1  Thank SarahOzP
    Reviewed August 30, 2019 via mobile

    PROS: Larry, our driver/tour guide, was a good driver and navigated the narrow windy roads well. The scenery was lovely, and it was nice to enjoy it all without the distraction of driving ourselves. We were provided with bottled water and Subway lunch. CONS: Larry...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank kaylee300
    999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2019

    Hi Kay - I'm sorry you where disappointed with the tour. From what I can discern from the reservation made with TripAdvisor there has been a mistake. You made the purchase prior to our updating the tour list with them. Your tour reservation heading says:...More

    Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

    We needed two Jeep’s to accommodate our family including grandparents, children and grandchildren. We were expecting to see buffalo and others animals plus the guide was to give us history etc of the park. One of the Jerp’s Guide was very good the other was...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank gbfoell
    999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2019

    Hello gbfoell - This was not our tour. I think you have mistaken Black Hills Open-Top-Tours Jeep Tour with the Custer State Park Buffalo Tour. The Custer State Park Tour is 1.5 hours long using many Jeeps and only goes to the Wildlife Loop for...More

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    June 4, 2018|
    Response from graewolf | Reviewed this property |
    Ohhh - I can't really answer that. I'm not a doctor or specialist on back issues. You could easily email the tour company and see what they think - your issues may be too difficult or they may have solutions or other... More
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