Shady Rest Motel

238 Gordon, Custer, South Dakota, 57730, United States | Motel
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Travel Blogs from Custer

Badlands, Bison and Mt Rushmore

A travel blog entry by bobkat68 on Jul 12, 2014

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... on a very narrow paved road which had no route number. It was another 40 miles to Wounded Knee and another 20 to Pine Ridge and we felt like we were at the end of the world. After a mile, found a place to turn around and went back to Scenic. We were disappointed we could not visit the Wounded Knee Memorial and Chief Red Cloud' s grave site. However, at Scenic, a mostly deserted town, we took pictures of some of the old buildings.

Continued west to the edge of Rapid ...

Rapid City Day 17

A travel blog entry by theprocters on Jul 08, 2014

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So today things were back to a more normal routine and I swam and we played Pickleball. We decided to go for a motorcycle ride to revisit the Badlands. We took a back road on Hwy 44. It was a beautiful ride in the sun and we could smell the fresh cut hay along the way. There were farmers everywhere working on their land. After about 1 1/2 hours, we ...

In the Black Hills of SD...where's Rocky Raccoon?

A travel blog entry by mountainwoman on Jun 01, 2014

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... and all of the proceeds go to the realization of this project.

Now for the mystical part...
We finished touring the site and the sky blackened. Rain began to fall and thunder and lightning were close behind. We cozied in our RV in the parking lot while this bright, big storm descended. It was one of those storms where the sky was bright in one direction and black in the other. This created a full rainbow right in front of us! The ...

Custer, Rushmore, and Lover's Leap...what a day!

A travel blog entry by david.pierce on Oct 18, 2013

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... to have the bodies of the president's as well, but they never got that far. However, at the monument, you can see where the outline for big George's body had been etched in stone. The Rushmore visitor center and museum also had a great video breaking down the story and many relics and object from the carving. I got vertigo just thinking about what the workers must have experienced on a daily basis! Hanging off the rock by a primitive sling, drilling, and ...

Mt. Rushmore and Wall Drug

A travel blog entry by gaduzabe on Aug 09, 2013

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... store and a jewelry store. Inside was a dizzying array of stuff...stuffed buffalo, chain saw sculpture, velvet paintings, western art, Native American art, signs and so much more. We got some ice cream in the cafe and wandered around a little and then set out again. We got to our campsite around 6 pm, set up camp and cooked dinner. We left to go to Rushmore after 7. The ride was about half an hour, and we could see ...

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This motel, located on 238 Gordon, Custer, is near Crazy Horse Memorial, Black Hills National Forest, Legion Lake, and Stockade Lake.
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