Shady Rest Motel

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

Custer State Park, South Dakota / Day #4

A travel blog entry by jwday3


... park to the other side. On this trip, we stopped by the burros and took pictures. Checked out the Buffalo corral and then decided to do other dirt roads (2,4, & 5) back to the Blue Bell Lodge for lunch. S-buffalo burger J-beef French dip. Both very filling.  Drove back the loop road to highway #6 which took us into the Wind Cave National Park. Saw many cute prairie dogs, a few buffalo and Pronghorn Antelopes. Stopped ...

Day 4 - Entering new territory

A travel blog entry by bharvey


... me of graveyard shifts at the Mount oh so many years ago when the sounds would mean our shift was nearing a close and we would be making our final round. The smallest things can trigger memories.
Denis did a good day of driving despite not being well. When we hit the hay last night I told him he was burning up and we should maybe consider heading home not further east-- this morning a similar statement got a slightly different, ...

Joy Juice and Crazy Horse

A travel blog entry by followusaround

... wonderful experience that everyone should have! You would think the day couldn't get any more fascinating, but then we stumbled upon the rock climbing. We climbed around for a bit and then took our travels to Jewels Cave, where we learned all about stalactites and history and what have you. The whole time is South Dakota was mind blowing! Not to mention we had wonderful hosts!The Camp Owners ...

Rushmore/Crazy Horse

A travel blog entry by knightc


... his heroes too". The Black Hills were a sacred place to the Lakota/Sioux Indians and they had been given a treaty in 1868 that would allow them to have exclusive right to the land. In 1897 however Custer's expedition found gold and then all bets were off. Adding insult to injury was the fact that the trespassing white men then carved a mountain with the faces of four presidents into part of the ...

Hiking and Driving the Black Hills

A travel blog entry by ryanandpatti


... Patti and I pushed on ahead of the inlaws, hiked up those last painful stone steps, and made it to the top of Harney Peak. Apparently in the 1930s, much stronger/braver men than I saw fit to erect a huge stone observation tower on the top of what already was the tallest peak in South Dakota. Although we did have to begrudgingly hike up a few more stairs, we were happy those old-timey mountaineers did their work because they have created one ...

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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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