Custer State Park

Custer State Park is proud to unveil its new visitor center, set to open May 2016. This new visitor center offers an array of opportunities, which include a large interactive map, 20-foot-tall scale models of the Cathedral Spires and numerous displays depicting the natural world of Custer State Park. Throughout the building, displays showcase the park’s iconic inhabitants—the buffalo.

Additionally, the building includes a 100-seat theater where a new film will immerse visitors into many aspects of the park. The new exhibits and videos will provide visitors a chance to explore the many aspects of this wonderful area and entice them to visit and discover all Custer State Park has to offer.

The state-of-the-art structure was built primarily using funds from donors across the country. The visitor center is located at the junction of the Wildlife Loop Road and Highway 16. Park staff hopes that this new location will help make the new center easily accessible to all visitors.

What about the old visitor center?

The Peter Norbeck Visitor Center will remain a vital part of park operations. Over the course of the next couple of years, the building will see a series of upgrades transforming it into an outdoor education center. From this location, interpretive staff will offer a variety of programs, including hands-on summer programs, long-distance programs and school field trips.

Custer State Park is excited to offer these new opportunities to our visitors and is eager to share what is yet to come.

For more information, check out the South Dakota Dept Of Game, Fish & Parks.

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