- 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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93% 101 votes
Highway 16/Mount Rushmore Road, Custer, SD MoreLess Info
Illusions, comedy, and magic are part of the family friendly Grand Magic Show. Different versions of the show are performed with different settings; the show is able to travel and perform at various venues.
95% 98 votes
Custer State Park, Custer, SD MoreLess Info
Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate a visit to Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail. This three-mile, out and back trail is rated as moderate difficulty and offers serene, scenic views. Dogs are allowed.
86% 941 votes
11149 US Hwy 16, Custer, SD 57730 MoreLess Info
Custer, South Dakota is home to the Jewel Cave National Monument, located near the entrance to Jewel Cave. The cave is the third-longest known cave in the world, with over 150 miles of charted passages.
94% 33 votes
Center Lake is located inside Custer State Park, and offers visitors opportunities to swim and fish. The wooded sites at the area's campground accommodate tents and small RVs.
86% 105 votes
Custer State Park's Legion Lake is a campground with running water. Its eponymous lake is a popular boat launching spot, and is frequently visited by the park's wildlife, who rely on it as a vital source of water.
89% 112 votes
Peter Norbeck Visitors Center offers visitors displays and exhibits about the park and surrounding Black Hills, life size animal mounts, information about the park's on-going naturalist programs, a book store and staff members to help plan their stay.
90% 29 votes
Grace Coolidge Creek offers hike-in fishing opportunities with 16 river crossings on the six mile round trip hike. The creek is routinely stocked with trout, particularly in the areas where the water is allowed to puddle.
92% 61 votes
411 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer, SD MoreLess Info
Hosting exhibitions with memorabilia from the 1880s, the Custer County 1881 Court House Museum highlights the history from the gold rush era of Custer. They have 3 floors and even the original jail and courtroom for visitors to explore.
81% 90 votes
Popular activities at Stockade Lake include kayaking, fishing and swimming. Adjacent to the lake is a trail, where nature lovers can enjoy a hike. Campgrounds are also available in the vicinity.
100% 10 votes
Outlaw Ranch Road, Custer, SD 57730 MoreLess Info
Bismark Lake Campground is a campground set amidst a scattering of aspen groves and Ponderosa pine. They offer accessible recreation for all ages including hiking, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking and riding off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on moderate terrain.