Travel Blogs from Custer, United States

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Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, United States travel blog

Crazy Horse Memorial

A travel blog entry by 50statestravel

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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

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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

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... 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 ...

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

YES!! GERMANY!!!

A travel blog entry by bobkat68

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... 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

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... '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 ...

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

Home, Home on the Range

A travel blog entry by boyers

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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. ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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

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... 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 ...

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Custer, United States travel blog

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

A travel blog entry by socks

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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

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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... 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

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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 ...

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 ...

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