Travel Blogs from Custer, United States

Sort by Newest Best first

Mount Rushmore , Crazy Horse & Wind Cave!, Custer, United States travel blog

Mount Rushmore , Crazy Horse & Wind Cave!

A travel blog entry by zonas

26

... figures. What vision and artistry to accomplish such a creation!!! On to Wind Cave Natl Park! Took a half hour drive through Custer State Park, visited prairie dog village, they were busy bustling around, yipping their signals to one another!, so fun ...

Them thar hills, Blackhills, United States travel blog

Them thar hills

A travel blog entry by bekandjesse

1
27

Busy busy busy, Western South Dakota is such a busy little place with so many things to see and do. We've had a fabulous time trying to fit it all in. The adventure began (and possibly our favorite part) at the Mammoth Monument in Hot Springs. This ...

Highest Peak East of the Rockies, Custer State Park, United States travel blog

Highest Peak East of the Rockies

A travel blog entry by skjaerseth

1

... we had a plan to go climbing in the Needles and get to Harney Peak in one day I planed to go the 3 mile round trip to Custer city to check if they had a bookstore and if that bookstore would have a better climbing guide than the one we already had.  ...

Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, United States travel blog

Crazy Horse Memorial

A travel blog entry by 50statestravel

6

We weren't going to go here today because there was a thunder storm earlier. I'm so glad we came. This memorial is completely privately funded. There are tons of Native American artifacts as well as Native American artists. We all got a piece of ...

Climbing the Needles, Custer, United States travel blog

Climbing the Needles

A travel blog entry by skjaerseth

1
1

Hi, today we had a great time climbing at the Needles Eye area. We started up a bitt slow recovering from yesterday. Nicole is mastering her new crawling skill and eager to get the day started as always. So it was not possible to hold her back for to ...

Custer State Park, South Dakota / Day #4, Custer, United States travel blog

Custer State Park, South Dakota / Day #4

A travel blog entry by jwday3

19

... traveled many highways in our adventures but this road was a classic.  Now back in our room getting ready for a lite dinner in Custer at The Purple Pie Place. Just returned from our dinner S- bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup, Caesar salad J- cup of CN ...

Wow..........This old girl cannot climb hills, Custer SD, United States travel blog

Wow..........This old girl cannot climb hills

A travel blog entry by alicia-jake

4

... die.....so at my insistence (or should I say yelling) Jake turned us around and we limped into a campsite in the town of Custer.  So where do you think we landed....Ill tell you - at a Flinstones themed campground....Do children these days even know ...

YES!! GERMANY!!!, Custer, United States travel blog

YES!! GERMANY!!!

A travel blog entry by bobkat68

4

... weathered granite spires. Lots of hairpin curves and several short tunnels carved out of the rock. Spectacular views. More picturesque than Iron Mountain Road as road is built into cliffs. To celebrate Germany's victory ate at Bavarian Inn back in ...

Trip to Colorado, No. & So. Dakota, Wyoming, Custer, United States travel blog

Trip to Colorado, No. & So. Dakota, Wyoming

A travel blog entry by jwday3

1
6

... 's Birthday travel adventure of 2014 has begun. Alan was our taxi and arrived at our place at 6:20 AM (early) We are flying United and their restored terminal is beautiful. So far it is not crowded and we are waiting to board at 8:05. Somehow we were ...

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Custer, United States travel blog

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

A travel blog entry by socks

19

Sculptor John Gutzon Borglum carved the images of 4 great American Presidents in this granite mountainside of South Dakota to create a tribute to America. The Presidents chosen represent important moments in American history. George Washington – ...

Devils Tower National Monument, Custer, United States travel blog

Devils Tower National Monument

A travel blog entry by socks

11

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

9

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 ...

Home, Home on the Range, Custer State Park, United States travel blog

Home, Home on the Range

A travel blog entry by boyers

11

Really nice. There is about a 19 mile loop through the park taking you through a variety of areas. From mountains to plains it is all there. Almost within the first few minutes we encountered a buffalo herd of a couple of hundred including many calves. ...

Jewel Cave National Monument, Custer, United States travel blog

Jewel Cave National Monument

A travel blog entry by socks

6

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

13

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

6

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

15

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 ...

Day 7 - Custer WY to Rapid City, SD, Custer, United States travel blog

Day 7 - Custer WY to Rapid City, SD

A travel blog entry by pringlefarm

1

Well, the electrical storm even scared Bob last night !! All I could think about was the fact that the manual of the motor home said that when parking at night make sure you are not near a waterway that could flash flood ! Not to mention with the jacks ...

Spearfish Canyon, Custer, United States travel blog

Spearfish Canyon

A travel blog entry by socks

11

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

14

... 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 ...

Where's the Beef?  Oops, I Mean Buffalo!, Custer State Park, United States travel blog

Where's the Beef? Oops, I Mean Buffalo!

A travel blog entry by joschrode

5

Today is wildlife adventure day. Custer State Park is the place to go to see buffalo and other native species.  To get there, we took the scenic drive on a winding narrow road that sometimes corkscrews back on itself like some demented amusement ...

Badlands, Bison and Mt Rushmore, Custer, United States travel blog

Badlands, Bison and Mt Rushmore

A travel blog entry by bobkat68

9

... of the mountain. On this trail we could see the presidents from different angles and were able to get some great pictures. Arrived Custer 8:30 and after checking in at motel had cheese burgers at Dairy Queen. Back to motel and got our bags into room by ...

Big Pine Campground, Custer, United States travel blog

Big Pine Campground

A travel blog entry by socks

2

... . 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 ...

Dead Presidents, Custer, United States travel blog

Dead Presidents

A travel blog entry by rowdythedog

21

Due to yesterday's very long travel day being declared BOOORRING, Sophia requested – well demanded - today be kid’s day. The kids picked to sleep in big time.  Mom and Dad played two very long games of Dominion before the girls even got ...

Cowboys, Präsidenten & Harleys, Custer, USA travel blog

Cowboys, Präsidenten & Harleys

A travel blog entry by chantalcyril

1
1

... 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 ...

Bikers, Custer, United States travel blog

Bikers

A travel blog entry by rowdythedog

1
4

... After they packed up, we traveled north and east through Colorado, Wyoming, and into South Dakota ending up at the Mt. Rushmore K.O.A. outside Custer. In some small town in Wyoming, Sophia had to go. So Dad pulled over by the side of the road and took ...

Stuck in the Muck, Custer, United States travel blog

Stuck in the Muck

A travel blog entry by rowdythedog

1
21

... Dad and Alicia had at the "Purple Pie Place" down the road. Mom and Sophia opted to shop instead but reported back that Custer is a dismal place for shopping. Once back at camp the girls went right back to panning/shifting for gold and gems. They ...

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

12

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 ...

The Best Yet....The Black Hills of South Dakota, Custer, United States travel blog

The Best Yet....The Black Hills of South Dakota

A travel blog entry by jandjontheroad

7
14

... places we have ever seen.  We came to explore the area for a couple of days and ended up staying ten. Just loved Custer State Park!  It seems there are few truly wild places in this country but Custer State Park is one of them.  Nearly ...

Custer State Park - Stuck w/ bison crossing road, Custer, United States travel blog

Custer State Park - Stuck w/ bison crossing road

A travel blog entry by thewalshes

17

In the late afternoon we still had some time so we decided to do the wildlife loop in Custer State Park.  The deer and other closely related animals were like cockroaches in New York City!  Seriously, they were coming out of the forest all ...

Sort by Newest Best first