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Wildlife Loop Road, Custer

4.7
#1 of 16 in Outdoors in Custer
You'll find lots of animals along Wildlife Loop Road, a 29 km (18 mi) scenic drive through prairies and pine-studded hills inside the Black Hills' Custer State Park. Watch for free-roaming pronghorn antelope, deer, prairie dogs, donkeys, and 1,300 bison. The meandering road is semicircular, paved, and hilly. Park staff advises you to drive at 40 km/h (25 mph) or slower, as wildlife can appear on the road unexpectedly. Ask for information about the drive at the visitor center, and collect a map of bisons' routes. If you're there in summer, reserve a guided caravan tour of the park. Don't forget the camera for this drive. For Wildlife Loop Road and beyond, use our Custer attractions planner to get the most from your Custer vacation.
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  • Best part of Custer, like the wild burros. People are dumb though so be careful and remember these are wild animals.  more »
  • We absolutely LOVED it! At first we didn’t think we were going to see anything at all.... We were on our way and in front of the Lodge there were two Bison. We thought they were statues, NOPE we were ...  more »
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