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About CusterIn 1874 Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer led the 7th Cavalry on a scientific expedition into the Black Hills to seek out a site for a future military post and to explore the terrain. The party found gold on the banks of French Creek and also discovered the beauty of the southern Black Hills. A scenic stretch of US 16/385 winds 41 miles northeast to Rapid City, where it intersects I-90. Custer City is the trailhead for the 109-mile George S. Mickelson Trail, a “rails to trails” summertime recreational opportunity for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders.

Visitor Centers Custer Area Chamber of Commerce 615 Washington St. Custer, SD 57730. Phone:(605)673-2244 or (800)992-9818

Things to Do Black Elk Peak

Buffalo Jeep Safari

Crazy Horse Memorial

Custer County 1881 Courthouse Museum

Custer State Park

The Badger Hole

Needles Highway Scenic Drive

Sunday Gulch Foot Trail

Sylvan Lake

Golden Circle Tours

JEWEL CAVE NATIONAL MONUMENT see place listing

Recreational Activities

Climbing Sylvan Rocks Climbing School & Guide Service

Hot Air Ballooning Black Hills Balloons

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Custer City, SD

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Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn

310 W Mt. Rushmore Rd. Custer, SD 57730

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535 W Mt. Rushmore Rd. Custer, SD 57730

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433 W Mt. Rushmore Rd. Custer, SD 57730

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339 W Mt. Rushmore Rd. Custer, SD 57730

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