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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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We drove the wildlife loop twice while we were in Custer, once in the afternoon and once in the evening. Make sure you drive slow, keep your eyes open and have a pair of... read more

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138 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We drove the wildlife loop twice while we were in Custer, once in the afternoon and once in the evening. Make sure you drive slow, keep your eyes open and have a pair of binoculars with you. Since it is wildlife you never know what you will see. Once we saw lots of buffalo the next time just a few.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We saw bison, antelope, burros, and deer. It was a beautiful drive and we got our fill of wildlife. I just wish we would have thought to grab some carrots for the burros. It did get to be kind of a long drive.

Thank Cassandra O
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved seeing the Buffalo including a bunch of babies. It was a nice scenic drive which is enjoyable.

Thank 333kmg333
Rapid City, South Dakota
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117 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is great! You get a leisurely drive while seeing animals. The donkeys will come up to your vehicle and it's hilarious. You can see buffalo, pronghorn, prairie dogs, etc. in their natural environment. Their are a couple different routes you can take once you're inside the loop and they're all worth it. Bring a camera and enjoy the... More 

Thank Chad R
Joliet, Montana
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68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can't go wrong with dozens of buffalo and the park's own wild burrows. You'll likely see antelope, birds and maybe other animals too. Take your time, drive slowly and enjoy!

Thank Susan W
Belleville, Illinois
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164 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of wildlife along this road. Really enjoyed the drive with all the beautiful scenery & the wildlife. Don't miss driving the loop.

Thank Suzann47
Haughton, Louisiana
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a wonderful way to see many animals while driving in your own vehicle. Bison, Prong Horn Deer, White Tail Deer are just a few of the wild life we got to see.

Thank sharon606
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6 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was on the end of our drive on Needles Highway and we were fortunate to see lots of wild buffalo, some baby beavers and other wildlife. The views are beautiful. So glad we took this drive before moving along across country.

Thank Kathy K
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great times to be had on the loop. Drive slow and look hard to see if you can find the Elk, donkeys (that love apples and carrots), buffalo and their new babies. The prairie dogs love to thump out danger and soon there will be lots of babies to watch. Deer and antelope are often seen as well as blue... More 

Thank Gregory W
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the loop to drive to see lots of wildlife, including buffalo, pronghorn, and white-tailed deer

Thank curioustraveler65

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