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Custer, USA: A Lot to Offer Part 2


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In the Black Hills of South Dakota, you will find a true American gem. If you’re looking for adventures, look no further than Custer. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself completely overwhelmed by everything you see.

Black Hills Playhouse

Located inside Custer State Park, the Black Hills Playhouse has been performing summer stock theatre since 1946. This is one of the oldest, continuously operating summer stock in America, and you can get to watch evening performances of Broadway and Off-Broadway quality plays from June until August.

Peter Norbeck National Scenic Byway, Needles Highway And Iron Mountain Road

The Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway is 70 miles long. The byway is the essence of scenic roads and breath-taking views, and it encompasses Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road.

South Dakota Senator Peter Norbeck, mapped the highway in 1930 because he wanted to create a slow-speed scenic drive that showcased the magnificent beauty of the Black Hills.

The scenery includes Mount Rushmore, Harney Peak, Sylvan Lake, the Needle’s Eye and Cathedral Spires rock formations.

George S. Mickelson Trail

The George S. Mickelson Trail is a 109-mile trail that will take you from the northern Black Hills to the southern tip.

With gentle slopes and easy access, this trail is great for people of all to enjoy the beautiful scenery. More than 100 converted railroad bridges and four hard rock tunnels are located along the trail.

1881 Courthouse Museum

If you’re in the mood for a journey through time from 1874 to present day, the 1881 Courthouse Museum is the place to be. It has found its home in the original Dakota Territory courthouse, right in the heart of Custer. It explores the history of the Black Hills and Dakota Territory and it’s on the National Register of Historic Places.