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Wildlife Loop Road

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Address: Custer, SD
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+1 605-255-4515

An 18-mile scenic drive in Custer State Park.

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Great way to spend the afternoon

Wonderful drive. A whole lot wildlife to see. We even experienced a traffic jam South Dakota Style. I just wish could upload the actual footage.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Armida P
Cambria, California
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Cambria, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful drive. A whole lot wildlife to see. We even experienced a traffic jam South Dakota Style. I just wish could upload the actual footage.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth the trip and if you go through the entire park it's beautiful. Bison, Pronghorn, Big Horn, Burros (go figure), Mule and Whitetail deer. We saw them all in just a couple hours driving through.

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Essex, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Take your time and enjoy. Sometimes the wildlife are hard to spot so take it slow. Is a nice winding Road. peaceful.

Thank Knils
Marble Falls, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful drive through rolling hills and grasslands. We enjoyed seeing the many bisons, deer, ground hogs, and donkeys. Be sure to allow enough time to travel this loop. You don't want to miss any of the sites.

Thank Bopmem
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a great park, got to see lots of Bison, and the wild donkeys were so funny and the Prairie dogs were a hoot also. I would highly recomend.

Thank Heather T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First couple of minutes we didn't see much and regretted not going down a road to look at some buffalo, but then after going over a hill a huge heard standing on the road. Not only do you see a bunch of great wildlife, but if you happen to go the donkeys are a must see. They made us laugh... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Starting from the visitor center we headed clockwise or south and almost immediately saw Bison and donkeys.

Thank Katy C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If wildlife and beautiful landscape/scenery is your thing, this is a definite must. The entire loop took us about 2 hours to get through and there weren't a whole lot of other cars. The area is filled with Pronghorn Antelope, White-tail deer, Burros (didn't get to see any of these), and of course Bison. Just amazing to see all of... More 

1 Thank Mike M
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a little shocked when we drove up and were asked to pay (on the honor system) $20 to drive into Custer State Park. But in the end, it was absolutely worth the money. The wildlife loop road was AMAZING! The first day we drove it was foggy, so we didn't see much except some deer, a few buffalo,... More 

1 Thank elizarenn
Rapid City, South Dakota
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We went after visiting mount rushmore and it was a great way to spend the day. The buffalo were coming up to the car and licking it because the salt. They were so cool to see that closely. The donkeys were so pretty. We saw plenty of elk and so much more. Were all above 18 and loved it, could... More 

1 Thank kyleescaggs3

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