Posts Tagged Custer State Park

Custer State Park; Needles Highway

A day of leisure driving.  We stopped back at Mt. Rushmore to spend a bit more time at the inside exhibit. Then off to Custer State Park, the Iron Mountain Road with its Pigtail Bridges, the Needles Highway and the Wildlife Loop.

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Needles Highway tunnel

 

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Mt. Rushmore & Bear Country

After struggling, believe it or not, to find a Starbuck’s for a latte to start the day we spent the morning visiting Mount Rushmore.  What a fabulous setting.  It was more impressive than I remember as a ten-year-old over 50 years ago.  From the famous monument we drove a bit through Custer State Park then stopped off at Bear Country USA, one of those drive-through wild-life parks.  It was very cool: in addition to dozens of bears we saw elk, big horn sheep, a wolf, mountain goats, pronghorn sheep, reindeer, bobcats, et al., all very close up.

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