Travel Blogs from Custer, United States

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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 ...

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.  ...

Jul 22, 2010, Custer, United States travel blog

Jul 22, 2010

A travel blog entry by roadtrippers

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Traveled to Custer, South Dakota, Custer, United States travel blog

Traveled to Custer, South Dakota

A travel blog entry by c_eazy25

Drove almost 10 hours from Yellowstone to Custer Drove a total of 445 miles I'm exhausted and ready to set up camp cooked some beans from my ice chest before bed I stopped by the store and bought some ice to fill up my chest for $6.00 also ...

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

Custer State Park & Mount Rushmore Memorial

A travel blog entry by margotsilva

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The Black Hills of SD, Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore...and more Friday we spent touring the Black Hills of the Park: Iron Mountain Road up to Mt. Rushmore; narrow, windy, 3 tunnels that are one way traffic, with a peek-a-boo view of the Men in the ...

Wildlife loop, Custer, United States travel blog

Wildlife loop

A travel blog entry by wheretheydrive

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... the park called the Wildlife Loop where the herds of buffalo roam in a protected area. There are over 1600 buffalo roaming within the Custer State Park boundaries.  We were told it was best to go early am or later in the evening for the best chance ...

August 02,2013 Mammouth Dig, Custer, United States travel blog

August 02,2013 Mammouth Dig

A travel blog entry by kj6bjl

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... to South Dakota by way of Highway 16. Had a great lightening storm again last night. Stopped at Beaver Lake Campground outside Custer, WY. and got a RV sight for three (3) nights. After dropping the Palace on Wheels and getting everything hooked up Cheryl ...

Lilly and her visit to Custer State Park, Custer State Park - Norbeck Wildlife Preserve, United States travel blog

Lilly and her visit to Custer State Park

A travel blog entry by chapy

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Jim, Rose & Lilly (the dog) went to Custer State Park today. Lilly came across some animals that she was unfamiliar with. Do you recognize the wild animal? Chap ...

Aug. 29 - 31; Jewel & Wind Caves, Mt. Rushmore, Custer, United States travel blog

Aug. 29 - 31; Jewel & Wind Caves, Mt. Rushmore

A travel blog entry by mcgovern

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... it is such a fast animal.  Although we had seen many buffalo before, this time they were in heat do the males were chasing the females and sometimes fighting with each other. I had a great day at Wind Cave and Custer State Park. ...

Friendly Donkeys, Custer, United States travel blog

Friendly Donkeys

A travel blog entry by vivicarroll

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We drove to Custer State Park.  We saw lots of bison and donkeys.  The donkeys were very friendly - sticking their noses into the car.    We then drove along a scenic drive through the Black Hills.  We just HAD to stop at a winery ...

Joy Juice and Crazy Horse, Custer, United States travel blog

Joy Juice and Crazy Horse

A travel blog entry by followusaround

Custer is the place to be when you are visiting Mount Rushmore. On the first day we decided to check out Crazy Horse. Crazy Horse is this amazing sculpture that is blasted and chiseled to perfection, looking like the Native American named Crazy Horse. The ...

How is Custer, SD like Hollywood?, Custer, United States travel blog

How is Custer, SD like Hollywood?

A travel blog entry by jakoozi

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Answer - both have their names in lights. Oh I wish I'd taken a picture. We arrived in Custer ahead of schedule but were able to check into our cabin early and get settled in and changed. The temperature dropped about 20 degrees. We decided to stay ...

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