Travel Blogs from Custer, United States

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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! 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 ...

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 ...

Mt. Rushmore and a long day's drive, Mt. Rushmore and the home stretch, United States travel blog

Mt. Rushmore and a long day's drive

A travel blog entry by tenntrek

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After stopping at Devil's Tower we drove on southeast into South Dakota and the Black Hills. Custer SD was still pretty much closed for the winter, but you could see how it would come to life, especially in August (?) when this part of the state hosts a ...

South Dakota-rama, Custer, United States travel blog

South Dakota-rama

A travel blog entry by nathanz

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... tips of icebergs in the night, threatening the roadways and casting ominous shadows from the headlights on the mountains in the distance. Custer State park is a little slice of what I imagine British Columbia might be like, in the middle of the flat ...

Close enough to hear them breathe, Custer State Park, United States travel blog

Close enough to hear them breathe

A travel blog entry by georgeandlisa

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... .  We started at Custer State Park.  We were really excited about the possibility of seeing wildlife throughout the park.  Custer Park has wildlife roaming throughout the park.           Within a couple of ...

Goodbye Custer!, Custer, United States travel blog

Goodbye Custer!

A travel blog entry by 6kopers

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On the road at 7:30am!! Today will be an interesting one since we're making such a long drive during the day. Good things we have lots of snacks and a bag of activities for the kids! Aidan is already asking when we're going to be there- oh ...

Day 29, Custer, United States travel blog

Day 29

A travel blog entry by cobra1899

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... . We get to the campground in Custer, just south of Mt. Rushmore and the campground is full....of motorcycles. In the town of Custer motorcycles are lined up and down Main Street. By now the clouds have rolled in and it's raining. Not so many motorcycles ...

The road does what?, Custer State Park, United States travel blog

The road does what?

A travel blog entry by bronkemabekker

Having seen most of the southern part of Custer State Park by Jeep Grandwagoneer, we decided to take the Needles highway and see the northern part of the park.  John really enjoyed not having to drive and actually see things on the Jeep ride but now ...

Made it to the Pacific Ocean!, Birch Bay, United States travel blog

Made it to the Pacific Ocean!

A travel blog entry by karob52

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I have been out of touch for a few days (sorry Mom!) but I had no choice. No cell phone reception and no Internet at any place I stopped.    I never did find the hiking trail at Hoodoo but it was a scenic drive. It would be very helpful if they ...

Mount Rushmore, Custer, United States travel blog

Mount Rushmore

A travel blog entry by gregd999

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... at the bottom of the last page of the brochure mentioned in passing that there are still 500 nuclear missiles deployed in neighbouring states today. OK, so lets just put that in plain english for the rest of us. They destroyed 500 obsolete missiles at ...

A close encounter of the animal kind, Rushmore Cave & Custer State Park, United States travel blog

A close encounter of the animal kind

A travel blog entry by jakoozi

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... roads. I'm getting more comfortable on these but can't imagine how they'd be passable in the winter. Took the Wildlife Loop in Custer hoping to spot some Bison but no luck. Instead we came upon several greedy donkeys who were begging on the road. They ...

4 Presidents and 1 slack waitress, Custer, United States travel blog

4 Presidents and 1 slack waitress

A travel blog entry by alvrez

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... 're from – he laughed and said, “They don't much ask me either!” which I thought was very funny. Drove back to Custer, SD where we are staying in a Super 8 motel, which turned out to be a pleasant surprise, as for the same price as we've ...

Spokane to Birch Bay with sick kids!, Birch Bay, United States travel blog

Spokane to Birch Bay with sick kids!

A travel blog entry by luckysfamily

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We drove back through Glacier on the Going-to-the-Sun road and then through northwest Montana, and cut through the pan handle of Idaho, then on to Spokane for the planned nights rest.  Lot's of incredible scenery along the way, as usual.  We ...

The Bad-Ass Badlands and a Cold-Ass Night!, Black Hills, United States travel blog

The Bad-Ass Badlands and a Cold-Ass Night!

A travel blog entry by david.pierce

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... us many times about how crazy the Badlands were. I knew I had to go, and they would be on the way to my evening destination-Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  I must say, the Badlands were pretty impressive and I took a bunch of ...

A Touristy Day, Black Hills National Forest, United States travel blog

A Touristy Day

A travel blog entry by freedmanfamily

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... kids to arrive late afternoon. We'll be moving again, this time to one of the tent-only campgrounds on Stockade Lake within Custer State Park where we will stay 3 nights. While we are looking forward to a camping weekend that will bring us closer to ...

Crazy Horse and Jewel Cave NM, Custer, United States travel blog

Crazy Horse and Jewel Cave NM

A travel blog entry by beach510

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Today we visited the Crazy Horse Memorial taking the bus tour to the front area of the carving and returning in the evening for the laser light show...even though it was raining with tornado warnings! In the afternoon we drove to Jewel Cave NM and took ...

Jeep Safari, Custer State Park, United States travel blog

Jeep Safari

A travel blog entry by bronkemabekker

... to the hotel and picked up the boys.  A stop at Subway procurred our lunch for a picnic and we headed back into Custer State Park.  I had reserved a Jeep Safari ride for the afternoon.  We had our picnic as we waited for our driver.  ...

Encounters with wild buffalo at 5 am, Custer, United States travel blog

Encounters with wild buffalo at 5 am

A travel blog entry by evotech

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Custer state park is home to a heard of 1500 wild buffalo. Up until this morning, we had not seen even one of these majestic animals. So at 5am we packed into the jeep and headed out on safari. After about an hour of searching the back hills of the park, ...

Threading the eye of the Needle, Custer State Park, United States travel blog

Threading the eye of the Needle

A travel blog entry by knightc

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Today we drove around Custer State Park.  The scenery was breathtaking but the roads were a bit hairy!  The road is two way, but there are lots of hairpins curves and blind corners that had us thinking they might be better to make it a ...

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

Hiking Custer State Park

A travel blog entry by theasburys

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... boys needed a bit of chill time.  We decided we needed more time hiking and less time in the car, so we drove Custer State park, which is fairly close to Rapid City.  We parked at the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center where we had a picnic ...

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