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Wildlife Loop Road, Custer

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Wildlife Loop Road and many more Custer attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Custer travel itinerary planner.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • Starting from the visitor center we headed clockwise or south and almost immediately saw Bison and donkeys.  more »
  • 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...  more »