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One of America’s Best State Parks is in South Dakota

Buffalo at Custer State Park, South Dakota
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There are over 10,000 state parks in the U.S. I am very proud to report that Custer State Park in Custer, SD has been ranked #4 on a list of “The 25 Best State Parks in America You Absolutely Must Visit.”

Custer State Park is South Dakota’s largest and first state park and was named after Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer.

Thrillist Travel consulted with locals across the country to pick the best state parks. Here’s what they said about Custer State Park.

Located in South Dakota’s fabled Black Hills region, the state’s first and largest state park is most famous for its photogenic herd of 1,500 wild bison that freely roam the land as well as other Wild West creatures like pronghorns, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions. The scenery is everything you think of when you close your eyes and picture the great American West, laid out before you amidst 71,000 acres of vast open vistas. The place is so cool that even Calvin Coolidge made it his “summer White House,” so that has to count for something, right?

If you’re planning a summer vacation, make Custer State Park a must-see destination this year.

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