Travel Blogs from Custer, United States

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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 ...

Dinner in Custer, Custer, United States travel blog

Dinner in Custer

A travel blog entry by backroadtravels

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Ate at Cattleman's Steak and Fish Market twice today. Decent food. Dad spoke with my mother on the phone (she's back at the hotel) and she said she has decided it is best if she flies home.  He noted it sounds like she is at peace with the ...

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

Custer State Park, SD

A travel blog entry by zengler

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... did the tourist loop, and hit the Crazy Horse monument (which is absolutely incredible), Mt. Rushmore, and many other sites around Custer, including a drive through the incredible "Needles" area to finish the day. While up in this area, we (brilliantly) ...

Needles Highway, Custer, United States travel blog

Needles Highway

A travel blog entry by backroadtravels

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We had an opportunity to ride on a number of really fun roads on this trip. Needles highway is a wonderful mountain road with lots of sharp turns.  It is rather narrow but one of the most intriguing features are the tunnels that cut through the ...

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 ...

More Buffalo, Custer, United States travel blog

More Buffalo

A travel blog entry by backroadtravels

Buffalo meatloaf with gravy and baked potato at the Cowboy Inn Restaurant. The restaurant offers decent food that is filling, and a nice gift ...

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 ...

Mt.  Rushmore & Some Parting Thoughts About Custer, Custer, United States travel blog

Mt. Rushmore & Some Parting Thoughts About Custer

A travel blog entry by evotech

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Today will be our last day in Custer State Park. I was hopeful that this place would be a real treasure based on some recommendations from friends. I was not let down. This is not your typical state park. Everything about this park is very thought out. ...

Getting wild in the black hills, Custer, United States travel blog

Getting wild in the black hills

A travel blog entry by aguerin02

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We left the cool rock formations of the badlands for the mountainous terrain of the black hills. I was driving the car and Rob followed me in the Great White Snail ( as I have affectionately dubbed it). The roads were winding and steep in places and we ...

4 momma chicks and 4 ducklings, Custer, United States travel blog

4 momma chicks and 4 ducklings

A travel blog entry by godlvsu

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Four single moms decided to go on a road trip with the kids. We stayed at a camp ground ...

The badlands and Black Hills. . ., Custer, United States travel blog

The badlands and Black Hills. . .

A travel blog entry by amandalbee

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... , mini-van, and slow-moving deer behind me were also going at the speed of a snail. 9:30pm- Beaver Lake Campgrounds, Custer, SD. Finally! Two furry rabbits, two of the many pets of the owners, promptly greet us at the entrance. We ...

Mt. Rushmore and Wall Drug, Custer, United States travel blog

Mt. Rushmore and Wall Drug

A travel blog entry by kouatly

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... is the natural beauty of the Black Hills, especially the Ponderosa Pines. After our tour of Mt. Rushmore we headed to Custer where our KOA campground is located - just about 20 min away.  We had salad and burritos for dinner. Tomorrow ...

Day 3 - Myre-Big Island to Custer State Park, Custer, United States travel blog

Day 3 - Myre-Big Island to Custer State Park

A travel blog entry by inuvik2010

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... out of nowhere.  They are the remains of a riverbed - and freakishly awesome. After 600 miles, we finally arrive at Custer State Park - quite the going concern.  A thirty-mile winding climb  to 6500 feet landed us at our campsite.  ...

Beaver Lake Campground - Great Family Camping, Custer, United States travel blog

Beaver Lake Campground - Great Family Camping

A travel blog entry by william.ruch

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They have Tee Pees already set up that you can stay in. It was a cold night in that Tee Pee.  Camped in Tee Pee 88   The campground has semi wild rabbits that like animal crackers and digging in trash.  ...

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