Custer State Park is known for its vast landscapes of immaculate beauty. From jagged rocks to stretches of affluent forestry, visitors have the opportunity to roam free and simply enjoy nature at its finest. This is why our hotel near Custer State Park is a popular choice. Just under a 15-minute drive from the park, our hotel near Custer State Park offers couples and families not only the perfect location, but also budget-friendly accommodations with favourable amenities.
As the most visited attraction next to Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park is unique not only because it’s home to a famous herd of 1,500 free-roaming bison, but it’s also where various movies have been filmed including The Last Hunt (1956), How the West Was Won (1962), and A Man Called Horse (1970).
Our guests always rave about the park and all that it has to offer! From exploring the many trails, horseback riding, animal watching, catching a glimpse at Mount Rushmore off Iron Gate Road, to spending a day resting by Legion Lake, there is an endless amount of things to do at Custer State Park.
The Annual Buffalo Roundup and the Arts and Crafts Festival is another great draw to the park. Drawing thousands of visitors each fall, our hotel near Custer State Park also offers great room deals for guests looking to attend this popular event!
If you’re planning to visit Custer County in early fall, then you will want to make sure to attend the annual Buffalo Roundup! Not only is it an interesting event to watch as cowboys and cowgirls round up roughly 1,300 buffalo, but the roundup is used as a major management tool in maintaining a healthy herd.
Custer Super 8 offers a grab bag for breakfast starting at 4:30 am if you want to head out early, or you can enjoy the SuperStart breakfast at the hotel starting at 6:00 am. Free shuttle service is also provided from the viewing areas into the corrals and back to the parking lots. However, some people choose to walk.
The Arts and Crafts Festival takes place in the fall and is where up to 150 vendors offer their fine arts and crafts for purchase. Many of these products are made right here in South Dakota. All events and vendors will be located on the festival grounds across from the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education building.
As the only road of its kind in America, Iron Mountain Road will take you about 45 minutes to navigate until ending at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Custer State Park. This immaculate road takes you through the Black Hills where you will discover a variety of mountains, valleys, green forestry, wooden structures called pigtail bridges, and one-lane tunnels which frame Mount Rushmore. It's easy to take a morning drive when you stay at our hotel near Custer State Park.