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1881 Courthouse Museum
Phone: 605-673-2443 •


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. 

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.  

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Bear Country USA

Phone: 605-343-2290 • Facebook


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!

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Bicycles & Boats

Phone: 605-574-5695

Conveniently located in Hill City, SD - on the Mickelson Trail!

Open June 1st to Labor Day  9am to 5pm • Closed Tuesdays

September - weather permitting, open Thursday to Sunday


  • A block off Main St. south of the 1880 Train station

  • Across from Tracy Park at Mickelson Trailhead 60.1

  • Centrally located to multiple area lakes

  • Deerfield Reservoir, Sylvan Lake,  Horsethief Lake, Sheridan, and Pactola Reservoir to name a few


Crazy Horse Memorial 

A mountain carving to honor all Native Americans & to support our museum & university

Phone: 605-673-4681 •  Facebook


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. 

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Custer Area Chamber of Commerce & VC

615 Washington St. Custer, SD 

Phone: 605-673-2244 • Facebook


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. 

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The Custer Beacon


351 Washington St. Custer, SD 

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Restaurant • Bar • Live Music Events
We host private events of all sizes

We are a bar/restaurant with live music events most every weekend! Along the Mickelson Trail in downtown Custer.

Open Wednesday-Saturday at 4pm 


Green Owl Media & Photography


We specialize in capturing moments & memories through photographs. Now booking: family (and family reunion) portraits, headshots, landscape, commercial & special events. 

Black Hills prints & gifts available on our website. 

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

Preserve memories of your trip to the Black Hills with a personalized, portrait session. And yes! We'll meet you on the trail. 


Rush Mountain Adventure Park


5 Great Attractions - 1 Great Price! 


13622 Hwy 40 Keystone, SD 

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Family fun park and home of Rushmore Cave

Rushmore Mountain Coaster • Wingwalker Challenge Course & Sky Tykes Challenge Course • Soaring Eagle Zipride • Gunslinger 7-D Interactive Ride • Gemstone Mining • Rushmore Cave Adventure Tour

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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

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