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Wildlife Loop Road, Custer

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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. 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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  • Great drive and LOTS of wildlife to see. Go early in the morning before the heat of the day to see the most buffalo.  more »
  • You are guaranteed to see Bison and Prairie Dogs and you might also see many types of deer and antelope. Very enjoyable and easy to find spots to pull of for pictures.  more »
  • Take the lower wildlife loop to the first welcome center then the gravel road across from it. Keep right at every junction and you will see hundreds of buffalo.  more »