The city of Custer in the Black Hills of South Dakota is surrounded by adventure. From here you are just minutes from the roaming buffalo of Custer State Park, a few miles from Crazy Horse Memorial and on the doorstep of the world’s second and fourth longest caves. In less than a half hour, you can be at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Custer, SD also puts you closer to the mountain biking and hiking trails of the Black Hills. You can be rock climbing, canoeing or swimming in just a matter of minutes. When you make Custer your home base in the Black Hills, you’re staying on the edge of every adventure.
411 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer
Housed in the original Dakota Territory courthouse, the 1881 Courthouse Museum
explores the history of the Black Hills and Dakota Territory from 1874 to present day.
11938 Hopkins Flats, Custer
Wagon rides from the ranch through the heart of deer and elk country. Trips will be from 1 ½ hrs to full day, customized to your schedule. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. For reservations or more information on rates, please call or email email@example.com.
25158 Little Teton Rd, Custer
Get a bird’s eye view of the Black Hills with a ride in a hot air balloon. See Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, scenic lakes and herds of wild buffalo, elk and deer.
12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Custer, SD
Crazy Horse Memorial is the world's largest mountain carving in progress. Experience Native American museums, an educational/cultural center and sculptor's log studio-home. Laser-light show nightly throughout the summer.
13329 US Hwy 16A, Custer, SD 57730
Home to a large roaming bison herd, this 71,000-acre park features scenic drives, fishing, swimming, hiking, camping and four outstanding resorts in a must-see setting.
11863 West Argyle Road, Custer
Cabins, camping, trail riding in the Southern Black Hills. Trail rides conducted in the Black Hills National Forest. Horse camping also available. Packages available for lodging and trail rides.
Hwy 16 W/PO Box 844, Custer, SD 57730
Nine-hole layout begins with a short, dramatic par five that includes an approach shot through imposing rock formations. Beautiful surroundings, a true test of skill and glimpses of wildlife among the pines.
25086 Shamrock Rd, Custer
Dakota Greens Golf: Scenic 275-yard driving range with 10 elevated, carpeted tees, chipping mound & nine target greens. Free use of clubs.
Top Pin Archery :Custer's own 7 lane indoor range. We have virtual reality hunting in techno hunt. Full-service pro shop. Retail archery equipment fitting and sales. 3-D shoots and archery leagues. Home of the Top Pin Archers Club.
422 W Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer
Bedrock comes alive in this modern stone age setting of fun-filled buildings. Ride the Flintmobile and Iron Horse train. See Mt. Rockmore and enjoy the Flintstone Trio Show. Theme park, campground and restaurant.
11921 West Highway 16, Custer
Take a tour into the Old West as you wander through more than 50 open-door buildings, plus see live re-enactments and melodramas.
370 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer
The show features the talents of internationally awarded illusionist Duane Laflin in theater that seats 550. Shows nightly, May 26 – September 3. Group rates available.
231 W Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer
18-hole mini golf course, fun for the whole family! We also serve ice cream at the attached Bears’ Den Ice Cream Shoppe!
12111 Hwy 16 W/PO Box 747, Custer, SD
One of America’s most unique museums. Enjoy the wooden nickel theatre, 30 scenes created by an original animator of Disneyland, a carving studio, display of many nationally recognized woodcarvers, museum gallery, gift shop, and snack bar.
24853 Village Ave, Custer
Phone: 605-673-2999 | Cell: 520-349-6078
Daily-guided trail rides in family-friendly, small group setting with professional and knowledgeable guides, seven days a week, Memorial Day weekend through September.
13329 US Highway 16A Custer, SD 57730
Take an old fashioned hayride in Custer State Park. Sing along as you travel through the back roads of the park to a quiet meadow where you’ll be treated to a chuck wagon feast and entertainment.
13329 US Highway 16A Custer, SD 57730
Saddle up for a scenic ride in Custer State Park and the surrounding Black Hills. Trail rides range from ½ hour to full-day rides.
13329 US Highway 16A Custer, SD 57730
Take a backcountry tour that leads you through the roaming buffalo herds of Custer State Park. Guides offer historic and educational information as you get up close to the wildlife.
24834 S Playhouse Rd Custer, SD 57730
Summer stock theatre in Custer State Park. Evening shows and matinees.
13622 Highway 40, Keystone, SD 57747
The closest cave to Mt. Rushmore is the home of the legendary Big Room. Magnificently adorned with countless formations, it is the Black Hill’s most beautiful cave.
13820 South Hwy 16 Rapid City, SD 57702
Unique drive-thru wildlife park features North American animals roaming free in their natural habitat. Walking tour of Babyland where bear cubs, wolf pups and more are on display.
1145 N River St. Hot Springs, SD 57747
The world’s largest indoor spring fed, natural warm water swimming pool. Established in the 1890s, this is where tourism began in the Black Hills. Our entire pool is completely fresh water every hour-and-a-half. Come take the plunge!
Trail office: 11361 Nevada Gulch Rd. Lead, SD 57754
Imagine a path where the ghosts of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane still roam. A path where bicyclists, hikers and horseback riders can explore spruce and ponderosa pine forests. And, a path accessible to the very young, the very old and people of all abilities.
13000 SD Hwy 244, Keystone, SD 57751
America’s Shrine of Democracy gives a glimpse into the history of the United States. The nightly lighting ceremony is among the National Park Service’s most popular programs.
26611 U.S. Hwy 385, Hot Springs, SD 57747
Recently named the fourth longest cave in the world. The park is home to bison, prairie dogs, antelope, elk, coyote, mule and white tailed deer.
11596 US Hwy 16, Custer
Phone: 605-673-6005 | 866-429-3484
Open daily Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. All under a large shelter, rain or shine. Seven miles West of Custer on Hwy 16 on the way to Jewel Cave.
P.O. Box 600, Hill City
Rock climbing experiences for the total beginner
or the seasoned adventurer. A safe, healthy activity
that anyone can enjoy. Experience Custer State
Park’s many unbelievable summits.
12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse
The Indian Museum of North America is home to an extraordinary collection of donated art and artifacts reflecting the diverse histories and cultures of Native Americans.
11149 US Hwy. 16, Custer, SD 57730
The monument protects one of the longest and most structurally complex caves in the world. The visitor center is open and cave tours are offered year-round.
23837 Hwy 385 Hill City, SD 57745
Guests "discover gold" with our international award-winning wines, state-of-the-art facility, unique gifts, Euro-Deli and events. South Dakota wines since 1876. Open daily, year-round for free wine tasting. Hours vary with seasons.
8955 S Highway 16 Rapid City, SD 57702
This is where you’ll find the world’s most renowned collection of exotic reptiles, rare birds, beautiful minerals, prehistoric fossils and botanical garden.
1800 W. Hwy. 18 By-Pass, Hot Springs, SD 57747
America's International Treasure. This National Natural Landmark is an internationally renowned indoor working paleontological site/museum. More than 58 Columbian & woolly mammoths have been unearthed, as well as over 85 other species of associated Ice Age fauna. Hands-on activities for children, an educational experience for the entire family. One of the top fossil interpretive sites in North America.
22735 Hwy 385, Rapid City, SD
Phone: 605-348-7358 or 1-800-403-7358
Chuck wagon suppers, cowboy music shows, trail rides, pony rides, woodcarver, miniature horses, petting zoo, western town, gunfights, gold panning, wax bullet pistol shooting & gift shop. Also serving lunches.
609 Highway 16A Keystone, SD 57751
Celebrate America's proud heritage with a parade of US presidents in historical settings. Featuring the newly elected president.
640 S 6th St, Hot Springs, SD 57747
Challenging 18-hole course, 20-40 foot greens, landscaped, waterfall, benches, sand traps, two water fountains. A highlight of Hot Springs family fun.
342 Winter St Keystone, SD 57751
Phone: 605-666-4448 or 1-800-888-4369
Discover the story behind the carving of Mount Rushmore National Memorial and learn more about the sculptor who carved his vision into the mountain, Gutzon Borglum. Museum features scores of Borglum’s paintings, sculptures and artifacts.
549 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730
Phone: 605-673-4000 or 800-658-3530
Destination Black Hills is your reservation and activity center for the Southern Black Hills. Whether you are planning a vacation, family reunion or a quiet getaway, our friendly reservationists will help you plan and book your next visit to the Black Hills.
580 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730
Feel like you’ve gone back in time when you walk through our swinging doors and see the sawdust on the floor. Located downtown Custer.
140 Mt Rushmore Rd. Custer, SD 57730
Phone: 605-673-5924 Cell: 605-517-0141
Ruby Creek Ranch offers authentic horse drawn wagon rides and chuck wagon suppers Monday thru Saturday at the Rafter J Bar Ranch and Campground www.rafterj.com. Choose from both ride and supper or ride and supper only. Everyone is welcome. Enjoy our ride and supper at one of the oldest ranches in the Black Hills, and eat in the original log barn built in 1886 that was a stopover on the Cheyenne to Deadwood stagecoach run.
12181 W. US-16, Custer, SD 57730
Hours/Seasonality: Dawn to Dusk
A beautiful 9-hole golf course in Custer, South Dakota, offering stunning views of the Black Hills and an entertaining game for players of all levels. This par 36 golf course offers 3,084 yards of precision golf from the longest tee. The fairways are lined with mature Ponderosa Pines and demand accuracy off the tee. The course rating is 35.9 and has a slope rating of 136 from the tips. Currently open for play from dawn to dusk on all playable golf days.