Custer is a city in Custer County, South Dakota, United States. The population is around 2000. It is the county seatof Custer County.
Custer, in the heart of the Black Hills National Forest, is just minutes from the adventures of Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore and two national caves.
When you stay in Custer, you’ll find a variety of lodging, unique shops and local restaurants. Plus, you’ll be just minutes—not miles—from all the adventures that make a trip to the Black Hills unforgettable.
Custer State Park is home to roaming buffalo, towering peaks and cool mountain lakes. It’s a place filled with history, adventures and countless family activities. Spanning 71,000 acres, the park is one of the largest state parks in the country and is the best nature has to offer.
Established as South Dakota’s first park, Custer State Park is the crown jewel of the park system. Its incredible scenery, outdoor adventures and history make it a favorite destination of both visitors and locals. The park is best known for its free-roaming herd of buffalo. The 1,300 head herd grazes on the prairie grasses and can be easily seen alongside the Wildlife Loop Road. Often times the moving herd will cross the roads, stopping traffic as they make their way to greener pastures. Every fall, the herd is rounded up in spectacular display of the Old West. The Annual Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival is a three-day event that ends when 1,300 bison crest the hill and are corralled into pens