- Our list of the best things to do in Custer, South Dakota, features the top 92 nearby activities — including 41 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Custer, SD has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Sights & Landmarks, and Tours.
- The results below include the top 28 things to do within the city of Custer, SD , followed by 65 popular activities in nearby cities, including Keystone, Hill City, Rapid City, Hot Springs and Crazy Horse
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98% 554 votes
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Custer, South Dakota's Black Hills National Forest is a spruce forest managed by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. It runs a popular Christmas tree permit program that allows permit holders to source their own Christmas tree from designated areas within the forest.
97% 3719 votes
HC 83, Custer, SD 57730 MoreLess Info
Custer State Park in Custer, South Dakota contains four lakes and is known for its trout population. The park's waters also contain almost 200 other fish species. Campgrounds and trails also make this park extremely popular throughout the year.
97% 854 votes
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Winding through Custer, South Dakota, the Iron Mountain Road is a scenic marvel that must be seen to be believed. In clear weather, a drive along the Iron Mountain Road is filled with spectacular views that often include bison and other wildlife.
97% 1118 votes
One of the most popular camping sites in Custer State Park is Sylvan Lake. The site includes vault toilets, showers and potable water. The individual camping berths are small and best for tent camping.
97% 1020 votes
One of the most instantly recognizable landmarks in Custer, South Dakota is the Needles Eye granite formation. This striking section of rock is millions of years old and was created through the combination of water and wind erosion.
94% 1562 votes
The road that encircles Custer State Park is called Wildlife Loop Road. It is open to vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. Animals species frequently observed from Wildlife Loop Road include bison, bighorn sheep, deer, eagles and other birds.
96% 135 votes
24853 Village Ave, Custer, SD 57730 MoreLess Info
The spirit of the Old West is captured at Rockin R Rides through the variety of trail rides and over night horseback trips that are provided. The company also serves as a professional outfitter.
95% 112 votes
24564 US Hwy 16/385, Custer, SD 57730 MoreLess Info
A fun ride in a helicopter with a guide over various landmarks of history is part of the Black Hills Aerial Adventures. Different tours and locations for flight are available; tours and flights may vary on availability.
93% 143 votes
Located in Custer, South Dakota, Blue Bell Stables is a cozy lodge and equestrian ranch. It is one of the most popular vacation destinations in South Dakota. Blue Bell is part of a larger series of lodges and camping facilities in the Custer State Park Resort.
98% 59 votes
24834 S Playhouse Rd, Custer, SD 57730 MoreLess Info
Live theater is performed at Black Hills Playhouse, located in Custer State Park. Open June through August, four or five shows are produced each season, including musicals, comedy, drama and more.