Custer Park Buffalo Safari Van Tour
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Custer Park Buffalo Safari Van Tour
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Custer Park Buffalo Safari Van Tour

5 h
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Stop At: Iron Mountain Road, Custer State Park, Custer, SD

We travel through the one-way tunnels and pigtail bridges on our way to Custer State Park.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Custer State Park Visitor Center, US Hwy 16A and Wildlife Loop Road, Custer, SD

We have a brief stop for tour of info center. (Last modern bathroom for awhile.)

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Wildlife Loop Road, Custer, SD

An open-top drive along the 18 mile road. Stopping for photo ops of buffalo and other wildlife (elk, deer, antelope, coyotes, prairie dogs, etc.). We stop, you stand and get great views and photos.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mount Coolidge, SD Highway 87, Custer, SD

Brief stop for viewing and photos from atop a National Forest Lookout Station. Highest point in the south Hills . . . looking down at Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse and much more . . .

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Stockade Lake, Custer, SD

We stop for a picnic lunch (included) at the shore of a peaceful placid lake . . . beautiful scenery.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Needles, SD

We drive along a narrow highway . . . up the granite mountains to 'The Needles' . . . the top of the mountain . . . one way tunnels and breathtaking open-top views . . . many stops for photos . . .

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Sylvan Lake, Custer, SD

The final stop is at the most iconic location in the Hills . . . Sylvan Lake and Lodge . . . home to romantic lakeside weddings since the 1880's. An alpine splendore you would never expect to find in the rustic Dakota's . . .

Duration: 15 minutes

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  • Fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Lunch - - Picnic lunch with selections from Subway.
  • Pickup and drop-off for hotels in Rapid City and Keystone. Or meet at Keystone Wax President Museum.
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages - - On request only.
  • Entry/Admission - Iron Mountain Road
  • Entry/Admission - Custer State Park Visitor Center
  • Entry/Admission - Wildlife Loop Road
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Coolidge
  • Entry/Admission - Stockade Lake
  • Entry/Admission - The Needles
  • Entry/Admission - Sylvan Lake
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 Adults per booking is required
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Layered clothing, comfortable shoes, and a hat are recommended
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Other rates apply only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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