1881 Courthouse Museum
Custer's former courthouse is one of the oldest museums in the Black Hills. Exhibits tell the story of "life as it was" - beginning with Native Americans, the 1874 Black Hills Expedition (which resulted in first discovery of gold in the hills) and the establishment of the Custer community.
Some of our favorite rooms/exhibits include the courtroom and judge's chambers on the top floor, the wildlife displays, the jail and the Custer Expedition Room.
Chat with our museum staff and volunteers - they're here to answer your questions about Custer, our history and anything "museum".
Our gift shop features a variety of books about the Black Hills, including history, photos, hiking & more.
Behind the museum, you can visit the print shop, and learn more about Custer's only "legal" hanging.
Don't forget to visit Way Park (across the street from the museum). There, you'll find the Flick Cabin. The cabin was built in 1875 ad is the oldest building in the Black Hills.
A unique drive-thru wildlife park featuring North American wildlife. Encounter bears, wolves, elk, buffalo, and other wildlife on your three mile drive.
From the comfort of your vehicle observe black bears, elk, mountain lions, buffalo, reindeer & other wildlife in their natural environment. Enjoy the playful antics of bear cubs and other park offspring in the walk through Babyland. See where the animals roam free!
Crazy Horse Memorial
A mountain carving to honor all Native Americans & to support our museum & university
Crazy Horse Memorial is located in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills. (4 miles north of Custer) The Mountain is 6,532 ft and ranks 27th highest mountain in South Dakota. It is made of pegmatite granite and was chosen by Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski & Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear for the Crazy Horse Memorial.
The Mission of Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation is to protect and preserve the culture, tradition and living heritage of the North American Indians.
Crazy Horse Memorial offers several museums for visitors. Be sure to visit them all!
Don't miss the variety of special events & activities: Volksmarch, Night Blasts, Live Music & Dancers, Artists, & more.
Custer Area Chamber of Commerce & VC
615 Washington St. Custer, SD
When you're up for adventure, stay in Custer, & be minutes, not miles, from the best climbs, trails & family fun in the Black Hills. Located on the edge of Custer State Park, Custer & the surrounding area offers travelers unique lodging, dining & shopping opportunities, as well as unlimited family fun.
This uncrowded mountain town is a natural playground for all adventure seekers. Plus, you're just minutes from Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, & Jewel Cave National Monument.
Rush Mountain Adventure Park
5 Great Attractions - 1 Great Price!
13622 Hwy 40 Keystone, SD
Family fun park and home of Rushmore Cave
160 W. Main Street • Lead, SD 57754
Educating visitors on Lead's mining past and science future. Free observation deck and exhibits, bike rentals, gift shop and tours.
Lead has been called the richest 100 square miles on Earth. Over a period of 126 years, miners pulled more than 41 million ounces of gold and 9 million ounces of silver from the Homestake Mine, the largest mine in the western hemisphere.
South Dakota Outdoor Shop
757 Mt. Rushmore Rd. • Custer, SD
At the South Dakota Outdoor Shop we know you just want to be outside doing what you love. We are a locally owned shop in downtown Custer, 3 miles from Custer State Park & a block from the Mickelson Trail. Our staff is a wonderful bunch of outdoor enthusiasts who love sharing their knowledge & love of the Black Hills! We offer BIKE RENTALS, maintenance & repair.
Visit the shop for adventure; stay for a beer on the patio!
Trails, Trains & Pioneers Museum
603 2nd Avenue • Edgemont, SD
Explore petroglyphs that pre-date settlement in the Black Hills. Experience life from the time when Calamity Jane & Wild Bill rode the stage. Trace the ebb & flow of life of the Southern Black Hills from pre-historic times to the present.
Located on Main Street at Mile Marker 0 on the Mickelson Trail.
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Hours:Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday/Sunday 1pm - 5pm