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Typical visitor center

This visitor center is typical of most visitor centers you have probably been to. There are many... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Omaha, Nebraska
Norbeck Visitor Center

Watch the movie! It's great! Very nice and new visitors center! Friendly staff! Lots of interactive... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Troy K
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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This 1930s structure, named after a former South Dakota governor, is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.
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“nice center” (3 reviews)
Custer, SD
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This visitor center is typical of most visitor centers you have probably been to. There are many interactive exhibits here and give the visitors a very good overview of the surrounding and unique Black Hills area. The center is very clean, plenty of free parking,...More

Thank OutdoorKidz
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Watch the movie! It's great! Very nice and new visitors center! Friendly staff! Lots of interactive displays inside!

Thank Troy K
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We stop at all visitor centers as we travel...this one was clean, provided local information and had displays of local wildlife.

Thank colleen1978
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This free stop has a ton of great exhibits teaching kids more about various features of the park, including "could you fit through the needle?" (needle rock formation), "could you climb up a cliff", "how far away should you stay from a buffalo? What are...More

Thank enstrim
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped here with her four-year-old and a nine-month-old while driving through the park. The film that runs on a loop is very interesting and well done. There is an indoor climbing wall for the kids, and very knowledgeable and friendly Rangers to guide you...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway, Custer State Park, South Dakota The roads around and through Custer State Park are an amazing experience. My wife and I did almost all of them on a motorcycle (which I think is the best way to experience these drives and...More

Thank DrJohnTacoma
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Such a great Visitor Center! It's better than some of the Visitor centers in some National Parks. The movie is so well done, narrated by Kevin Costner with theater seating. It really pulls on the heartstrings a bit and made us even more excited about...More

Thank redheadedmama
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is a new as of 2017 building and site for the center. the Picture of the building is not the new one they have now. There are interactive displays here that are fun to engage in. for us the movie in a state of...More

Thank mountiamsandcanyons
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I worked in Custer State Park at one of the lodges one of the summers while I was in college. I have made many trips to the Black Hills since then. I was eager to see this new Visitors Center after my son told me...More

Thank ReaderPat
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This is a really nice Center. The film was very informative. There was a lot to look at here. I'm really glad we stopped here.

Thank Suzann47
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19 March 2017|
Response from unionmaid52 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Call the toll free number for Custer State Park, you can find it on line, I thought I had the number handy but I don't. It's a central number and they will connect you to the right place. If this doesn't work out try... More
19 March 2017|
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Response from grandmatana | Reviewed this property |
You can contact the State Game Lodge which is located near there and ask them, or the Custer State Park Reservation Center. I know there is a campground there also, as well as a motel.
Mae M
16 November 2016|
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Response from Beth O | Reviewed this property |
IM' sorry, I have no idea. I would try online.

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