Discover thrill and adventure that lives in Custer, South Dakota. Never a dull moment, be sure you’ve covered all the best things to do in Custer, South Dakota by visiting the area’s most popular attractions like Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Enjoy fun-filled activities including fishing, horseback riding, hiking trails, paddleboats, mini golf, and much more. Many of these activities are within minutes of Comfort Inn & Suites Custer, South Dakota.
Our friendly & knowledgeable front desk staff is always ready and available to help with directions, answer questions, or help with area information. We are here to ensure your stay is one unforgettable experience!
As one of the closest things to do in Custer, SD while staying with us is to visit the Buffalo Ridge Theater. Offering a variety of shows, campers will not want to miss out on some of the talent that presents itself on stage, right here, at Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort! See Purple Pass sign up for details!
Show Time: 630pm-8pm
Tickets: $12.00 at the show or $10.00 at the hotel with a room package
Families: $30 for 4-6 people
Families at the hotel: $25 with room package
One of the most popular things to do in Custer, South Dakota is to visit Mount Rushmore. The completion of the carving of Mount Rushmore is extremely important to the beginning of tourism and economic growth in South Dakota.
It’s significant because it shows art on a grand scale and the ingenuity, vision, and tenacity of determined men and women to complete the project. It created a place that people from around the world can come to admire and learn about our democracy, patriotism, American history, Native American history, and the natural world.
Custer State Park is located just 5 miles from the Comfort Inn & Suites in Custer, South Dakota. You'll find yourself lost in this majestic landscape.
With the most wildlife of any State park in the US, you will definitely see deer, bison, elk, burros, prairie dogs, pronghorn, any many types of birds and small mammals. There are five lakes to fish, kayak, swim, or just explore, and hiking trails with many options for the first time hikers to the rock climbing skilled hikers.
Planning a visit? Get started with this excellent guide that includes all the information you need about Custer State Park. Please visit Custer State Park's website for more information.
The world’s largest mountain carving located in the Black Hills.
Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski and Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear officially started Crazy Horse Memorial on June 3, 1948. The Memorial’s mission is to honor the culture, tradition, and living heritage of North American Indians.
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation demonstrates its ongoing commitment to this promise by following these objectives: Continuing the progress on the world’s largest mountain sculpture, carving a memorial to the spirit of legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse and his culture, and providing educational and cultural programming to encourage harmony and reconciliation among all people and nations.
Carload Tickets available at front desk for a discount for $8.00 in savings.
Please visit Crazy Horse for more info on the monument.
Explore the third-longest cave in the world!
With over 180 miles of mapped trails, Jewel Cave makes for an exciting adventure for the whole family. Take a guided tour through the passageways of the caves. Learn about the history, growth, and development of the cave.
Discover the surface of Jewel Cave National Monument and witness the wildlife and plants that inhabit the area. A must-see site! Jewel Cave National Monument is located 15 minutes west of Custer.
Looking for things to do in Custer, South Dakota? Or are you looking to visit a local attraction that is one of its kind in the United States? If you said yes to the second question, then we encourage you to visit One of America's Oldest National Parks!
Discover the hidden world beneath the South Dakota landscape! With rolling grasslands, roaming wildlife, Wind Cave, is said to be one of the longest, and most complex caves in the world.
The cave was named for the barometric winds at its entrance. Tours are offered almost every day of the year. Explore the maze of routes lined with boxwork; beautiful and unique formations created by passing water and calcium.
Experience the vast underground environment that makes Wind Cave National Park one of the must-see sites in the Black Hills.
The Badlands is known as one of the world`s richest Oligocene epoch fossil beds dating back over 30 million years. The area stretches across 244, 000 acres of land, featuring spires, plateaus, and eroding buttes. Many fossils from the ancient world have been discovered there including a three-toed horse and saber-tooth cat. Hikers, even today, continue to discover more and more fossils each and every day.
Visiting the Badlands is an absolute must when traveling through South Dakota. With such a rich history dating back millions of years, there are many stories to be told and certainly much to explore.
Although it`s just about a 2 hour drive outside of Custer, Devil`s Tower is such a popular attraction in the Black Lands of Wyoming, that Custer visitors tend to make the trip. This vast 1,347 park is filled with pine forests, woodlands, and grasslands. The tower itself rises over 1,000 feet into the air, and is considered a sacred site for many Native American tribes. It`s the nation’s first national monument and was first protected by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906.