- TripBuzz found 72 things to do with kids in or near Custer, South Dakota, including 50 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Keystone, Hot Springs, Rapid City and Hill City.
- From Sylvan Lake to Rockin R Rides, the Custer area offers 48 different types of family activities, including: Lake, Horseback Riding, Specialty Museums and Scenic Drives.
- Custer is a quaint city in South Dakota's western region. Home to just over 2,000 residents and spanning just over two square miles, the city offers visitors a small town experience and a peaceful, charming setting. Visitors can stroll the historic downtown taking in the traditional wooden architecture and grab a bite to eat. The Black Hills National Forest is located nearby, providing outdoor recreation and beautiful views.
Enjoy the unique, family fun adventure at Black Hills Maze, the only place where getting lost is a blast. The maze is a 1.2 mile labyrinth of walkways, bridges, twists, and turns, and visitors can also enjoy mini golf and rock climbing wall.
Featuring a variety of activities, Ranch Amusement Park is suitable for all ages. A few attractions at the park include miniature golf, bumper boats, a climbing wall and the bee ride (appropriate for tots and younger children).
A 29 acre park, Canyon Lake Park offers a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The park has four picnic pavilions, walking and jogging trails, a boat ramp with paddleboats for rent, and fishing access.
Rapid City, South Dakota is home to Storybook Island, a family-frienly theme part that caters to very young children. The Island is based on some of the most beloved children's books from throughout the world. It is not open during winter.
The Motion Unlimited Museum is an antique car museum that includes project cars, trucks, pick-up trucks, and restored vehicles. The museum sits in a 13,000-sqft building that includes gas pumps, pedal tractors, and signs.
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Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold Factory Tour is a 90 minute jewelry factory tour where visitors can watch the lost-wax casting process and see diamonds cast in molten gold. The free tour also offers complimentary coffee and cookies.
Located on the campus of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, the Museum of Geology houses a fascinating collection of prehistoric fossils, minerals, and rocks. Visitors will be enthralled with the Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus, and spectacular marine reptiles.