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Custer State Park

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Address: 13329 US Highway 16A East Custer, SD 57730, Custer, SD 57730
Phone Number: +1 605-255-4515
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A 73,000-acre wilderness that draws comparisons to Yellowstone National...

A 73,000-acre wilderness that draws comparisons to Yellowstone National Park when it comes to spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife.

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Loved it! We saw buffalo, coyotes and so many more animals! Of course, the prairie dogs were adorable, funny and abundant. There is so much to see and do! We went during the off... read more

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Berkley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved it! We saw buffalo, coyotes and so many more animals! Of course, the prairie dogs were adorable, funny and abundant. There is so much to see and do! We went during the off season, so some things were closed but you must see the Wildlife Loop and Sylvan Lake. Amazing!

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here in September and we really enjoyed our time. Seeing all of the buffaloes was a treat. Arnie (our french bulldog) wanted to go say hello but we opted to not let him. It was such a nice day. You won't be disappointed.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to this park driving and it was surprising to see a lot of bisons at once in this place. There are other different animals besides bisons. Sylvan Lake was also really beautiful.

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Modi'in, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Drove through the park and saw a herd of buffalo and prairie dogs...nature--up close and personal...

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great day! We enjoyed our drive through the park. We saw burros, bison, and prairie dogs. We drove up to the Mt. Coolidge fire tower (that drive was a nail-biter!) We enjoyed the visitor center and picnic area. Great day!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited over 150 National Parks but the most amazing event I have attended was at Custer State Park. I stumbled into the annual Bison round up around the first of October. You can find the dates on the park's website. It was life changing to watch hundreds of bison run down the hill and back up to where... More 

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North Oxford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely spend a day driving through Custer State Park. The wildlife loop was filled with bison, prairie dogs, and burros. The Needles Highway is a must-drive route through the rock formations and tunnels. Just be careful if you're driving it around the time of the Sturgis rally, because there will be motorcycles speeding by at every corner.

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Monroe, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is full of wildlife! We saw more buffaloes than in Yellowstone NP. We took the gravel road to Fisherman's Flats, and there were hundreds of bison there! The Needles highway was spectacular with rock formations and the Sylvan Lake trail was beautiful, especially in the afternoon. Wish we could stay longer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent road trip to the high plains, we were on our way to Cheyenne after having spent five days in Rapid City. There is so much to see and do in this are but we felt we owed it to ourselves to stop in at this park and spend but a few hours. It was a dreary day... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a delightful ride through the park and then went on to the adjacent National Park. Plenty of wildlife to see close up. Much different terrain than the prairie in nearby areas, so be sure to check it out. You won't be disappointed

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