Custer State Park Visitor Center

Approximately 2 million annual visitors to Custer State Park are experiencing a state-of-the-art introduction to one of South Dakota’s premier outdoor adventures. The visitor center features a world-class theater and film production area containing the highlights of Custer State Park. The park’s herd of bison star in new exhibits and the new introductory film. The park itself has been named one of the top 10 places on the planet to view wildlife and is rich in outdoor recreation and education opportunities as well as scenic vistas.

Fundraising for the $6 million Custer State Park Visitor Center is now complete. A “village” of state and federal funding sources and charitable private donors has made this achievement possible. Million dollar donations include the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, James and Eloise Elmen Foundation and The Lloyd and Beverly Paulson Family.

The center is located at the intersection of Highway 16A and the Wildlife Loop Road approximately one mile east of the Game Lodge and is connected with the park’s extensive trail system and Grace Coolidge Creek.


For more information, please contact Dick Brown, Development Director, at brownassociates@goldenwest.net or at 605.941.3156.