Travel Blogs from Custer, United States

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Day 66 Another pleasant day around Custer, Custer, United States travel blog

Day 66 Another pleasant day around Custer

A travel blog entry by coldunn

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... wake up to a sunny day in Custer. Our plan was to visit Hill City, a quaint little town about 16 miles north of Custer, for a late breakfast - I am having a bad influence on Sally's regular regime of eating small meals every 4 hours - which one is ...

Old West Town, Custer, United States travel blog

Old West Town

A travel blog entry by wright2

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Today we traveled south to Custer SD and our campground for the next several days, “French Creek RV Camp”; it is a small campground with friendly management.  We didn’t travel far so we had some time this afternoon to be ...

Custer State Park, Custer, United States travel blog

Custer State Park

A travel blog entry by wright2

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On an overcast morning we drove over to “Custer State Park”.  At 71,000 acres Custer State Park is the largest state park in the country and hosts the second largest public herd of buffalo in the US at around 1,300.  The first area ...

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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Sturgis and Stone Faces, Custer State Park, United States travel blog

Sturgis and Stone Faces

A travel blog entry by jxb2222

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... and drove around Sturgis a little more and decided to head back towards Mount Rushmore.  By the time we got back to the Custer/Mount Rushmore area, the rain had stopped and we decided to try Iron Mountain again.  It was perfect this time and we ...

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, ...

Day 11, Saturday, August 22, 2015, Custer State Park, Custer, United States travel blog

Day 11, Saturday, August 22, 2015

A travel blog entry by jessdaw

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... , grill, shoes). Luckily, we went back to sleep. After a lazy morning including breakfast and schoolwork, we had to move campsites. Custer is a popular, busy park. In order to stay multiple nights, we had to reserve various campsites. We drove 2 miles to ...

Pahá Sápa, Custer State Park, United States travel blog

Pahá Sápa

A travel blog entry by rvhavingfun

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... .  We drove the Game Loop multiple times photographing wildlife and feeding begging burros. The checker in Custer's Dakotamart immediately knew what we were up to when Carol Ann bought a five-pound bag of carrots. We ...

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 ...

What a Day in South Dakota, Custer, United States travel blog

What a Day in South Dakota

A travel blog entry by parsonsfletcher

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What a day we had in South Dakota! . We arrived in SD early Saturday morning (about 12 a.m.) and stayed the night in Stinkey, SD .  We drove for about 17 straight hour driving through Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and then ...

Day 5 - Custer State Park, Custer, United States travel blog

Day 5 - Custer State Park

A travel blog entry by tammytwister

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... around the park and outside all included in your brochure. Plenty of trails to walk as well. We traveled next to the town of Custer. Not much there but a place to stop. From there you can take Highway 16 up to Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore. We drove by ...

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 ...

Where The Buffalo Roam, Custer, United States travel blog

Where The Buffalo Roam

A travel blog entry by jjlessard

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... ;Amazingly, the Rushmore sculpture could fit under the chief's chin!  Lunch at the Coolidge summer White House, the Lodge, in Custer State Park where our bus was halted by several hundred bison grazing on both sides of the road and blocking traffic. ...

Black Hills, Custer, United States travel blog

Black Hills

A travel blog entry by lee.toma

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Ah, the Black Hills! After so many miles on the road, it all seems worthwhile to see so much in the Black Hills. In fact, I regretted that I had less than two days to spend there. Wind Cave was one highlight, as were Crazy Horse and Mount ...

All In One Day!  Yeah BabY!!, Custer, United States travel blog

All In One Day! Yeah BabY!!

A travel blog entry by chris.riley

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... ;  Next, we traveled to the Black Hills and spent the entire day there.  We did Needles Highway, Wilderness Loop and Custer State Park.  We spent time at Mt. Rushmore and walked the loop around the monument.  AWESOME AMERICA!! ...

Custer State Park, Custer State Park, United States travel blog

Custer State Park

A travel blog entry by thedanes

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On Sunday, we left Wind Cave NP and drove towards Custer State Park, our destination for the next week. On the way, we passed through Bedrock City - who knew it was in South Dakota? We had breakfast out, filled with diesel ($2.49/gal, the lowest yet), and ...

More Photos - Black Hills, South Dakota, Custer, United States travel blog

More Photos - Black Hills, South Dakota

A travel blog entry by gvw

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Needles Highway Drive, Custer, United States travel blog

Needles Highway Drive

A travel blog entry by thechams

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Very cool scenic drive through holes cut into the side of the mountain! Glad we didn't take the RV (we were ...

Crazy Horse Memorial and Custer State Park, Custer, United States travel blog

Crazy Horse Memorial and Custer State Park

A travel blog entry by tbasler

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... heroes too. Crazy Horse was chosen for the memorial because he was born in the Black Hills and is partially credited with Custer's defeat at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Thousands of Indian artifacts and artist models of CrazyHorse are displayed in the ...

Day Seven - Custer State Park, Custer, United States travel blog

Day Seven - Custer State Park

A travel blog entry by jenniferkovach

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... to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, so there were a ton of bikers. We had lunch at the Sylvan Lake Lodge on the patio.  Driving through Custer, we saw bison all over the place - they are a sight to see.  That afternoon we did the Jeep Safari Tour. ...

Dinner Time and internet, Custer, United States travel blog

Dinner Time and internet

A travel blog entry by teachmoses

1/2 Rack of ribs and fries, he had the ribs and baked potato. Russian waitress. Will post todays pictures on next update! Oh, on the way here, I shot (with camera) Crazy Horse Monument from roadside! Next destination - TRINITY Monument - first atomic ...

Wind Cave NP & Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, United States travel blog

Wind Cave NP & Crazy Horse Memorial

A travel blog entry by buzzlog

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Today we headed to Wind Cave National Park, about 10 miles from Custer, SD.  We got there just as they were doing a tour that was called Natural Entrance Tour.  It went 210 ft. below the ground.  It is the 4 longest cave in the world.  ...

Bubba, Custer, United States travel blog

Bubba

A travel blog entry by thechams

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Sent from ...

The Black Hills, Custer, United States travel blog

The Black Hills

A travel blog entry by clendenens

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... We had prepared by bringing some crackers (the park rangers actually encourage feeding them), so we stopped and hung out for a while. Custer also had a great fireworks show.  Iris was scared at first, but when a nearby dog started barking at them, ...

Day Eight - Custer State Park, Custer, United States travel blog

Day Eight - Custer State Park

A travel blog entry by jenniferkovach

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Day eight started out rainy, but did eventually clear up.  After a quick breakfast in the cabin we headed over to the Wildlife Loop Rd again.  We didn't see as many animals this time.  Even the burros were nowhere to be found.  We ...

Day Nine - Heading Home, Custer, United States travel blog

Day Nine - Heading Home

A travel blog entry by jenniferkovach

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We planned to head for home at 5am, but were a bit delayed due to a storm with hail that blew through.  When it was light enough to see, there was so much hail it looked like it had snowed.  We had a long drive home, with rain in the morning. ...

Custer - Heart of the Black Hills, Custer, United States travel blog

Custer - Heart of the Black Hills

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67

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... areas in the West on that trip, but for years afterwards my mother raved to people about how beautiful the Black Hills are. Custer is a pleasant town but quite touristy in summer, and the Black Hills do have a wide variety of crowd-pleaser attractions ...

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