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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. For Wildlife Loop Road and beyond, use our Custer attractions planner to get the most from your Custer vacation.
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  • We had a great time on the wildlife loop road. We definitely saw tons of wildlife. Buffalo, pronghorn, and prairie dogs. Be sure to stop at the Buffalo corrals if you visit in October after the...  more »
  • We saw plenty of buffalo and at times the traffic was stopped by them crossing the road. I imagine it would get busy during high season. We saw donkeys, praire dogs and deer too.  more »

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