We got a glimpse of Custer State Park yesterday. Today (September 9), we got to explore it further. It was a short drive from our hotel in Hill City. Before officially entering the park, we took several twists and turns along the scenic drive to the park. Like yesterday, we saw some inspiring scenery and traveled through picturesque tunnels. A view of Mount Rushmore greeted us at the other side of one of the tunnels.
After entering Custer State Park, we stopped at the visitors center where we learned about the park. Specifically, we learned about the bison, big horn sheep, pronghorn, and burros that live in the park. We saw all of these animals as we cruised along the wildlife loop.
Other activities today included Wind Cave, Mammoth Dig Site, a Wild Horse Sanctuary, and the Evans Plunge hot springs.