Custer, South Dakota

Flanked by roaming buffalo, granite mountain carvings, over a million acres of national forest, and some of the world’s largest underground caves, Custer is a welcoming hub in the Black Hills of South Dakota. With a variety of accommodations, outdoor recreation areas, shops, community events, and restaurants, there is something for everyone in this bustling small town. For more on Custer, click here.

 

Things to Do

Donkeys in Custer State Park

Custer is surrounded by over a million acres of national forest making it the perfect place for anyone who loves the outdoors. But there are also plenty of indoor activities as well. Find awesome things to do and see here.

Places to Stay

Teepees - Custer Lodging

If you need a place to stay, we have got you covered. B&Bs, Campgrounds, Cabins, Hotels, Motels, and more. Discover the ultimate place to stay with all of the amenities you want and need.

Where to Eat

Craving something delicious? We know where to find it. Check out our restaurant listing here and find the perfect place to eat.

our history

GOLD!

Prospectors find gold near present day Custer. News spread causing thousands to flock to the area in search of riches.

Custer is founded

With an increasing population, a settlement was formed. There was much debate on what to name the town. Former Confederate soldiers opted for Stonewall, after Confederate General Stonewall Jackson, & former Union soldiers suggested naming it after Union  Lt. Col. George A. Custer. A vote was held and the town had a new name.

The Gold Discovery Days

July 25-27: This annual event commemorates the discovery of gold in the area and the founding of the town. Community events include a parade, car show, bed races, and more. Relive the gold rush with this 3 day event.