Travel Blogs from Custer, United States

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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 ...

I have found Cheyenne, Custer, United States travel blog

I have found Cheyenne

A travel blog entry by 5055west

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... and only the face is complete, but amazing never the less.  After the monumental excitement, we then drove through Custer State Park, saw deer, buffalo and .... wait for it ... donkeys. Second evening meant 'cooking' in the ...

Custer State Park - Sylvan Lake and Harney Peak, Custer, United States travel blog

Custer State Park - Sylvan Lake and Harney Peak

A travel blog entry by orangeboy

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Jewel Cave, Custer, United States travel blog

Jewel Cave

A travel blog entry by tampagrampa

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     While still in this area of  S.D., I decided to also visit Jewel Cave National Monument. It is the 3rd longest cave system in the world, over 140 miles explored. Like Wind Cave, only about 5-10% has been discovered. Also ...

Black Hills, Custer, United States travel blog

Black Hills

A travel blog entry by charleybren

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These are the pictures we took going through the Black ...

Moose!, Custer, United States travel blog

Moose!

A travel blog entry by hoob

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... munching in the marsh by the side of the road! Very exciting stuff, and we took it as a good omen. We made it to Custer, South Dakota just before dusk. Custer is about 15 miles or so from Mount Rushmore. We stayed at a nice campground that had ...

Black Hills Buffaloes, Custer State Park, United States travel blog

Black Hills Buffaloes

A travel blog entry by friesendm

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... – at both ends! After scouting lunch options for the group, we continued along the mesmerizing winding road through Custer State Park, past a host of welcoming picnic areas alongside babbling streams or placid ponds, and granite outcroppings, a ...

July 18:  Kelso  to  Birch Bay, WA, Birch Bay, United States travel blog

July 18: Kelso to Birch Bay, WA

A travel blog entry by ranlo

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Lots of traffic driving through Tacoma and Seattle. Birch Bay is a small "beach" town on the bay with wonderful views. ...

Getting Ready, Custer, United States travel blog

Getting Ready

A travel blog entry by mwm618

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Today is packing day. Last night wondered if I have overpacked. Two panniers and two top bags. At my age it might be hard to swing the leg over the bike! Nonetheless today is organization ...

August 06, 2013, Custer, United States travel blog

August 06, 2013

A travel blog entry by kj6bjl

... :00, sure are some nice bikes out there. Decided to stay at camp today and get some things done. Ended up going to Custer to find a hardware store (Needed some parts and pieces). While we were there Cheryl wanted to do some window shopping (yea OK!!!!!), ...

South Dakota!, Custer, United States travel blog

South Dakota!

A travel blog entry by c_eazy25

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Stayed in South Dakota for 3 days saw Mount Rushmore visited Crazy Horse Memorial Went to the South Dakota Air and Space Museum Saw the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Also paid a visit to the Pioneer Museum ...

On the Road Again, Custer, United States travel blog

On the Road Again

A travel blog entry by wordmom

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... No quaint towns along the way, no yummy treats, no kind gestures for strangers. Just the Smitty Clan and Spread Eagle hitting the highway. Custer, SD is actually adorable and we hope to see the town a bit more before we head out in the morning. We spotted ...

Lazy Day, Custer, United States travel blog

Lazy Day

A travel blog entry by travelsake

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By our last day in South Dakota we'd run out of things to do and see, so we relaxed the morning away swimming at Pactola Reservoir, by our cabin. The kids had a blast, as they are little fish, so this was the perfect morning for them. We returned to the ...

SW South Dakota-August 19-20, Custer, United States travel blog

SW South Dakota-August 19-20

A travel blog entry by veedub88

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A FOOTLONG AND THE SLOTS I have failed to mention that I have never seen more casinos than there are in South Dakota. From Sioux City to Rapid City they plague the streets like McDonalds.  I ask Ben, "Who goes to a casino in a strip mall?"  ...

technical difficulties, Custer, United States travel blog

technical difficulties

A travel blog entry by evotech

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... a hard time updating the blog. We will find a solution soon and catch up with all the stories and pics from the last few days. We are settled in for the next few days at Custer state park. This is a really special place. Can't wait to show off the ...

Custer's Last Stand, Custer, United States travel blog

Custer's Last Stand

A travel blog entry by angelslame

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... and what luck!  To replace the Cowboy Cookout we missed in Yellowstone, we found the Blue Bell Lodge Chuckwagon Cookout in Custer State Park.  I called first thing in the morning to confirm five spots were available and put in our name.  ...

BISON!!!!!, Custer, United States travel blog

BISON!!!!!

A travel blog entry by svanderleek

Today we saw about 500 bison in Custer State Park in Custer SD. Just FYI here is the difference between Bison and Buffalo: Buffalo live only in Africa and Bison live everywhere ...

Bison! Prairie Dogs! Burros! Proghorn!, Custer, United States travel blog

Bison! Prairie Dogs! Burros! Proghorn!

A travel blog entry by robertsonfamily

... sorry. After our two hour tour, we three were exhausted. Our legs were spaghetti. We had snacks in the car and headed over to Custer State Park. Almost immediately we came upon a little town of Prairie Dogs who were barking when we got out of the car. SO ...

Crazy horse, Custer, United States travel blog

Crazy horse

A travel blog entry by stlmark

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Deja Vu all over again...Don't ask!!, Custer, United States travel blog

Deja Vu all over again...Don't ask!!

A travel blog entry by dwlp.travelkids

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... looks like it will work. Tomorrow we plan to leave camp and tour the area. We are about 15 miles from Mount Rushmore, close to Custer State Park, and the Needles Highway in the Black Hills. Not sure how much of that road Muf can go on because we think we ...

Lost in the fog at Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, United States travel blog

Lost in the fog at Mount Rushmore

A travel blog entry by dt_panic

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... your shoulders and your soul breathes a sigh of relief. For some reason, our GPS decided to take us on a scenic tour of Custer State Park, rather than guiding us directly to our campground.  It was a nice drive on twisty roads through wooded areas ...

Dinner at Bobkat's Purple Pie Palace, Custer, United States travel blog

Dinner at Bobkat's Purple Pie Palace

A travel blog entry by backroadtravels

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BBQ sandwich followed by raspberry rhubarb jalapeņo pie, a la mode. Surprisingly ...

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

Custer State Park

A travel blog entry by mpitrolo

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... to Custer say that the feel of the two parks is very similar.  I’m sure that Yellowstone is still, well, Yellowstone, but Custer State Park really has a lot of charm, beauty, and wilderness to make it a great place to stay for several days. We ...

Riding the trails, Custer, United States travel blog

Riding the trails

A travel blog entry by wheretheydrive

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... man made lakes that have swimming and fishing and some have boating facilities.  We've seen licence plates from many different states, one from Saskatchewan, Manitoba as well-two from Ontario.The girls booked a 1:30 horseback riding trek for today at ...

Wind Cave and Crazy Horse, Custer state park, United States travel blog

Wind Cave and Crazy Horse

A travel blog entry by pbdaniel

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Visited Wind Cave and Crazy Horse today, and got there along some very scenic drives - the Needles Highway is particularly picturesque (I'll be exploring it in more detail tomorrow; today it's just a conveyance). Wind Cave is a pretty interesting ...

Mount Rushmore & Custer State Park, Custer State Park, United States travel blog

Mount Rushmore & Custer State Park

A travel blog entry by jerry.sue

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Mount Rushmore was pretty cool to visit.  The size of the Memorial is bigger than expected.  Custer State Park gave us our first taste of wildlife.  The bison crossed the road right in front of our ...

A Day for Monuments and Larger Than Life Men, Custer, United States travel blog

A Day for Monuments and Larger Than Life Men

A travel blog entry by mrighter

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We headed out of Wind Cave National Park on Rt 87.  This took us through Custer State Park. We crossed French Creek, which sounds historically significant for some reason.  I'll have to look it up! We stopped in Custer, SD, for breakfast. The ...

Wednesday, Sep 18th, Custer, United States travel blog

Wednesday, Sep 18th

A travel blog entry by 2travelers

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Was up at four this morn. Cold. So we rearranged the bedding and snuggled down again and then we were a bit slug-a-bed. Didn't get up til 7:00 am. Had our breakfast in the Game Lodge Dining Room about 7:50 and then headed for the Needles Hiway. ...

Crazy Horse, world's largest mountain carving, Custer, United States travel blog

Crazy Horse, world's largest mountain carving

A travel blog entry by margotsilva

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... so much here. Y'all just gotta come see it - experience it for yourself! Well, we’ve really enjoyed our stay at Custer State Park, had a great meal of buffalo steak and spicy buffalo short ribs at the Game Lodge where we are camping. There has ...

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