Travel Blogs from Custer, United States

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Devils Tower National Monument, Custer, United States travel blog

Devils Tower National Monument

A travel blog entry by socks

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In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt designated Devils Tower as the first national monument. Devils Tower could be called the nation's first natural monument. It’s actually the core of a volcano exposed after millions of years of erosion brought ...

Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, United States travel blog

Crazy Horse Memorial

A travel blog entry by socks

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When completed, Crazy Horse Memorial will be the world's largest mountain carving. It will stand 563 feet high. Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear commissioned Korczak Ziolkowski to carve this memorial in memory of Crazy Horse and his people. The first ...

Jewel Cave National Monument, Custer, United States travel blog

Jewel Cave National Monument

A travel blog entry by socks

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Jewel Cave National Monument was established in 1908. Situated in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Jewel Cave is currently the second largest cave system in the world and is recognized for the jewel-like calcite crystals lining its passages. We took the ...

Wind Cave National Park, Custer, United States travel blog

Wind Cave National Park

A travel blog entry by socks

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Hidden below the park's rolling prairie is the world’s largest three-dimensional maze cave, containing over 100 miles of passages. The cave is well known for its outstanding display of boxwork, an unusual cave formation composed of thin calcite ...

Canoe on Sylvan Lake, Custer, United States travel blog

Canoe on Sylvan Lake

A travel blog entry by socks

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Today we rented a canoe at Sylvan Lake. It was a beautiful day with little wind. Since it's a small lake, it’s a great lake for someone to learn to canoe, kayak or operate a paddle ...

Hiking Little Devil’s Tower, Custer, United States travel blog

Hiking Little Devil’s Tower

A travel blog entry by socks

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Little Devil's Tower is the second most popular trail in Custer State Park. It offers a panoramic view of the Cathedral Spires, Harney Peak and the Black Hills. Trail is 5.0 miles round trip from Sylvan Lake. Difficulty is strenuous due to rock climbing ...

Spearfish Canyon, Custer, United States travel blog

Spearfish Canyon

A travel blog entry by socks

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The breathtaking limestone palisades of this creek carved gorge are more ancient than the Grand Canyon, albeit much closer together. Built on top of an ancient rail bed, the 20 mile road offers great views of 3 falls, ponderosa pines, creeks and ravines. ...

Hiking Harney Peak, Custer, United States travel blog

Hiking Harney Peak

A travel blog entry by socks

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... tower was used for many years to spot fires in the Black Hills National Forest. The Harney Peak Trail is the most popular trail in Custer State Park. It offers a panoramic view of the Black Hills. Trail is 3.5 miles one way and difficulty is ...

What A Way To Wake Up, Custer, United States travel blog

What A Way To Wake Up

A travel blog entry by patry

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... and had a chance to hang out together doing something we all really enjoyed. It was an amazing morning!       Custer has a magic show that has really great reviews. Bruce and the boys checked it out and were impressed with the show. ...

Bob & I travel to Custer, SD for Work and Play, Custer, United States travel blog

Bob & I travel to Custer, SD for Work and Play

A travel blog entry by chapy

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Bob had to fix a water unit that he had previously installed in Custer, SD.  He and I played Custer's Golf course - Rocky Knolls.  It was a 9 hole course with some interesting holes.  See the pictures I have attached. We ate lunch at The ...

Big Pine Campground, Custer, United States travel blog

Big Pine Campground

A travel blog entry by socks

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... . While in Custer, SD we plan to visit Jewel Cave National Monument, Wind Cave National Park, Mt Rushmore National Monument, Devils Tower National Monument and Crazy Horse Memorial; hike several trails in Custer State Park; and bike the Mickelson ...

Cowboys, Präsidenten & Harleys, Custer, USA travel blog

Cowboys, Präsidenten & Harleys

A travel blog entry by chantalcyril

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... wissen, dass wir dies wohl nie vollendet sehen. Abends gab es dann ein gemütliches BBQ inkl. Marshmallows bei unserem Cabin in Custer. Wir konnten in der selben Hütte übernachten wie Benj, Sabrina, Niggi & Florin. 2 Nächte teilten ...

Custer State Park, Custer, United States travel blog

Custer State Park

A travel blog entry by nahury1

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Had to take an alternate path due to road closures. It worked out for the better - got to see some better scenery (I Think). On this path through another state park, lots of lakes and ...

Jour 6 - Wind Cave et Custer Nationals Parks, Custer, United States travel blog

Jour 6 - Wind Cave et Custer Nationals Parks

A travel blog entry by clermontdemers

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... , à la chandelle à l'âge de 16. Beau divertissement pour un Ado!  Seconde activité du jour, traverser le parc de Custer par la route panoramique Iron mountain road. Nous y avons vu des Pronghorn antelope, des chiens de prairie, des bisons, des ...

Wild West, Custer, United States travel blog

Wild West

A travel blog entry by fisch

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Jetzt sind wir schon mittendrin im Wild West, in south dakota, richtig gut! Wenn ich bloss ein wenig mehr von der geschichte hier wuesste, aber die visitor center hier bieten richtig viel, so dass man wenigstens ein bisschen hintergruende kennenlernt. ...

Custer State Park, Custer, United States travel blog

Custer State Park

A travel blog entry by addicted2travel

Custer State ...

Devils Tower,WY To Custer State Park, SD, Custer, United States travel blog

Devils Tower,WY To Custer State Park, SD

A travel blog entry by jeffanddeb

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... .... We had talked to some folks in the KOA at Red Lodge who were from the Black Hills area. They suggested camping in the Custer State Park, up at Sylvan Lake. So we headed for the lake. But not before witnessing one thing that the Black Hills ...

Mt. Rushmore Day and More, Custer, United States travel blog

Mt. Rushmore Day and More

A travel blog entry by buzzlog

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... 's Trail and you could walk right up under them. From there we took the Iron Mountain Road (very curvy) and crossed through Custer State Park before heading to Custer for a couple of nights. Tomorrow will be Wind Cave National Park, Crazy Horse statue ...

Day Six - Jeep/Buffalo, Custer, United States travel blog

Day Six - Jeep/Buffalo

A travel blog entry by wackymom24

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There is a wildlife loop in the Custer State Park on which a huge herd of buffalo were hanging out.  You can travel in your car which we did some but we also wanted to go where the general public didn't know about/were allowed to go.  We bought ...

Busy Day in the Black Hills, Custer, United States travel blog

Busy Day in the Black Hills

A travel blog entry by leselaine2013

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Another beautiful day in The Black Hills of South Dakota. Today we took a scenic ride through Custer State Park in hopes of seeing the Buffalo.  Very disappointed in the lack of wild animals.  We did see a White Tailed Deer (no big deal, see ...

August 04, 2013   Jewel Cave, Custer, United States travel blog

August 04, 2013 Jewel Cave

A travel blog entry by kj6bjl

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August 04, 2013   (Sunday)  Beautiful morning, no storms lastnight, slept like a baby. Headed out for Jewel Cave N.P., got on the 12:00 tour. Last 1.5 hours, another great tour of a great cave. Tought act to follow but we went to see Crazy ...

Day 6 - Custer SD, Custer, United States travel blog

Day 6 - Custer SD

A travel blog entry by aserp

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This is one big state. But gorgeous scenery. We saw prairies and then some of the badlands and then the black hills. We had lunch at the Missouri River today.We even saw a sign that said you now entering Mountain Standard time. Tomorrow Mt. ...

Day 7 - Custer SD - Mt. Rushmore, Custer, United States travel blog

Day 7 - Custer SD - Mt. Rushmore

A travel blog entry by aserp

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What a day. We saw Mt. Rushmore, which was just very cool. Went rock climbing, Saw a herd of bison up close and went down in a cave @ Wind Cave National ...

Animals from South Dakota, Black Hills, Custer State Park, SD, United States travel blog

Animals from South Dakota

A travel blog entry by sue-bob

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Buffalo and Burros, Custer, United States travel blog

Buffalo and Burros

A travel blog entry by sskatie

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So we finally make the first of our "great outdoors" stops of the trip in Custer State Park.  It's a small but beautiful reserve, famous for having the largest herd of bison (buffalo) in the US - about 1,200 in all, ...

Where the Deer and the Antelope Play....., Custer, United States travel blog

Where the Deer and the Antelope Play.....

A travel blog entry by jean.hamberg

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... driving at dusk.  (We've been staying at two parks in the area, the Wind Cave National Park, and just above it the Custer State Park, and both of these are teeming with wildlife.)  So, getting back to last evening:  We saw about 20-30 ...

The National Museum of Woodcarving, Custer, United States travel blog

The National Museum of Woodcarving

A travel blog entry by william.ruch

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Cool wood ...

Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse, Custer, United States travel blog

Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse

A travel blog entry by carol_fred

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... lunch and discovered again that high altitudes make some packaging blow up (see pictures). then drove the circular wildlife loop in Custer State Park. The animals roam free and it looked to us like the American version of the Serengeti Plains in Africa. ...

Jul 22, 2010, Custer State Park, United States travel blog

Jul 22, 2010

A travel blog entry by roadtrippers

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The Buffalo Come Over the Ridge, Custer, United States travel blog

The Buffalo Come Over the Ridge

A travel blog entry by occidenoir

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The first sign of the buffalo being rounded up came at about 8:30 a.m., after most people (including me) had been waiting for two hours or more in the crisp autumn morning. The noise - or rather, the vibrations coming up from the ground - came before ...

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