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Wildlife Loop Road

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Take the wildlife loop! It is well worth it. We saw a lot of nature and animals. We saw two... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Deerfield, Wisconsin

When in the Black Hills be sure to take the Wildlife Loop Road in Custer State Park. Buffalo... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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An 18-mile scenic drive in Custer State Park.
Custer, SD
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Take the wildlife loop! It is well worth it. We saw a lot of nature and animals. We saw two buffalo play fighting - butting heads and burros. It's a nice drive and worth seeing the buffalo in their habitat.

Thank sueasch
Reviewed 3 days ago

When in the Black Hills be sure to take the Wildlife Loop Road in Custer State Park. Buffalo, longhorn sheep, antelope and burros are all easily visible on this drive. Stop at the new (2 years old) Visitor's Center across from the Game Lodge. They...More

1  Thank joanh302
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A Great route that lasts about an hour and a half. Drive the speed limit as you are here to see wild life and enjoy the scenery not be "one of those guys". We saw a few hundred buffalo, gophers, antelope, wild burrow? and coyote....More

1  Thank 29jrh
Reviewed 3 days ago

Please spend the time to do the full drive, you won’t be disappointed. Amazing scenery, you could spend at least half a day if you wanted to, stopping ar all the lookout points, saw bison, wild mules that came right up to cars on road,...More

Thank Jacki K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Make sure you stop at the Wildlife Visitor Center to ask where the bison herd is located at the time you are looking. They have the information and will save time driving around. Begging burros are great, mountain goats are hard to find but bison...More

Thank larrya762
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Saw a big herd of bison but precious little else. Indeed, I don’t think there is much else that you can’t easily see elsewhere. Scenery is pleasant enough. It’s OK but not remotely comparable with Yellowstone. Do not on any account do what some ignorant...More

Thank RoverP
Reviewed 4 days ago

this road is one you must drive,we went early so we saw a lot of wildlife,that was neat to see,there are places to stop and view,lots of buffalo to see,worth the drive

Thank kimk3456
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wildlife Loop Road covers a large area in Custer State Park, Wyoming. The park is home to a number of large wild animals. We saw a herd of bison grazing near the road as well as individual bison. We saw antelopes and "wild" donkeys that...More

Thank JoeFlynnLaPlataMD
Reviewed 4 days ago

Be sure to bring treats for the wild donkeys - they love carrots. This is a short excursion but enjoyable. Did not see a lot of wildlife, but the "wild" donkeys are actually quite friendly.

Thank AlabamaCountryGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge bison herds, bighorn, elk, eagles and hawks, prairie dogs, pronghorn antelope, like Yellowstone was decades ago.

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17 June 2018|
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Response from Viva V | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know where they’re at today, but we went on the loop during a light drizzle and saw plenty of animals. I don’t think it was any better or worse for viewing animals than the sunny day we went except for the rain... More
Betsy W
7 March 2018|
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Response from jdbhmom | Reviewed this property |
You will definitely see more animals in the earlier morning or closer to sunset, though there will be animals any time of the day
Amy P
26 February 2018|
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Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
Sad to report the 9 burro's were burned, some badly but were under vet's care. Instinctively, the wilder animals took to the woods and the approximate 860 bison made out ok, and the antelope are returning since the 12/14... More