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Wildlife Loop Road, Custer

#1 of 14 in Outdoors in Custer
Must see · Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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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  • We drove Wildlife Loop Road during our stay at Custer State Park. We really enjoyed seeing the wildlife and scenery.  more »
  • This is part of Custer State Park and well worth it. They have put the buffalo in an enclosed area for the winter but we had good photo ops; we also did see a few that they managed to forget on the.....  more »
  • It's incredible, the diverse terrain in South Dakota. Everything from the Black Hills, to prairie, to lakes. Don't miss this drive and the wildlife that's on it.  more »

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