Western South Dakota is firmly established on the tourist trail, which means getting around is simple. Make sure you schedule in enough time to discover the numerous scenic and cultural wonders this region has to offer. Places in the vicinity of Custer are Hot Springs, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the north, and Rapid City, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southwest.
Approximately 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the northeast of Custer is Keystone, a regional center where you go see National Presidential Wax Museum, Gutzon Borglum Historical Center and Big Thunder Gold Mine. Mount Rushmore and President's Alpine Slide are some other interesting attractions worth checking out for those who have time left.
Take the time to delve deeper into Western South Dakota by discovering its past. An enjoyable place to begin is by visiting the area's historic archeological sites.
Western South Dakota has excellent ways to get into its unique landscapes. Adrenaline junkies can join one of the hiking or horse riding tours available. When the sun is shining, follow the locals and head to the region's cooling waterways for an afternoon of swimming or canoeing.
The handiest major airport, Rapid City Regional Airport, is situated in Rapid City, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the northeast of Custer, which is handy to remember when planning your vacation.