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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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  • if you want to see Bison, you won't be disappointed to go there, every people go there, everyone can see bison, and lots of bison. Actually we've been to Yellowstone and see bison for several times...  more »
  • We drove Wildlife Loop Road during our stay at Custer State Park. We really enjoyed seeing the wildlife and scenery.  more »
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