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Nearby Activities

Custer State Park Resort is located in a stunning southern region of the Black Hills. Explore nearby activities to keep you entertained during your trip.

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You've heard of Mount Rushmore, which is just a short drive from our property. But what about Crazy Horse Memorial, Wind Cave National Park, and Black Elk Peak? When you stay at Custer State Park Resort, you're right in the middle of all the Black Hills have to offer. Explore things to do within the park or nearby activities below.

Aerial shot of mountains around Custer State Park

Black Elk Peak

While the trailhead is located in the Park at Sylvan Lake, most of the trail winds through the Black Hills National Forest.

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Mount Coolidge Lookout Tower

Along the way to Blue Bell Lodge, stop at Mount Coolidge Lookout Tower for a taste of history and an impressive view.

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Visitors socializing outside of The Black Hills Playhouse

Black Hills Playhouse

Operated independently, the Black Hills Playhouse is barrels of fun and located in Custer State Park.

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Wide shot of Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore

A beautiful 45-minute scenic byway takes you to the majestic National Memorial from Custer State Park.

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Crazy Horse Memorial

Just 20 minutes from the West Entrance to Custer State Park, don't miss Crazy Horse Memorial.

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Aerial shot of trees and mountain around the Wind Cave

Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave is the sixth-longest cave and the first cave in the world to be designated as a National Park.

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Bikers driving on the road during the Sturgis Rally

Sturgis Rally

Custer State Park and its scenic drives are crowd-drawing experiences over the Rally.

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Front of a train that is moving through Custer State Park

1880 Train

Approximately 40 minutes from the Park, the 1880 Train is a two-hour, narrated 20-mile round trip between Hill City and Keystone.

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Jewel Cave National Monument

Beneath the Black Hills of South Dakota is the intriguing underground world of Jewel Cave.

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Lodging at Custer State Park

Stay at Custer Resort to experience the best of the Black Hills—with a private, comfortable place to relax at night.

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Reunion cabin in Custer State Park

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