7 days in Custer & Keystone Itinerary

7 days in Custer & Keystone Itinerary

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7 days in Custer & Keystone Itinerary

Start: Custer
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Custer
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
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Keystone
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Custer

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Art Expressions. Step out of Custer with an excursion to Wind Cave National Park in Wind Cave National Park--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Black Hills National Forest, immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, cruise along Needles Highway, and steep yourself in history at Peter Norbeck Visitors Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Custer trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Custer. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Wind Cave National Park, Needles Highway
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park

3
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Presidential Wax Museum, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then look for gifts at Granite Sports, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Keystone trip maker app .

You can drive from Custer to Keystone in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Keystone can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hill City
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
National Presidential Wax Museum ©
National Presidential Wax Museum

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