Visiting Custer, South Dakota

Custer, the oldest town in the Black Hills, is located near many of the Black Hills best attractions. Situated on the edge of Custer State Park, one of the largest state parks in America, Custer is the place to be if you want to be close to adventure.When you stay in a Custer hotel, you’re less than 30 miles from Wind Cave National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Harney Peak, Iron Mountain Road and the Needles Highway.


Places to Stay in Custer

Custer SD Lodging

Custer hotels and lodging options are perfect for those that want to be located in the heart of the Black Hills. This unforgettable community offers a laid back atmosphere, outdoor activities, local shops, restaurants and entertainment.

Browse our inventory of Custer hotels and you’ll find affordable stays, vacation deals and Custer discounts.

Things to Do in Custer

Mickelson TrailCuster is generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming. In 1874, Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry expedition was camped near the modern-day location of the town when they discovered gold in nearby French Creek, touching off the Black Hills Gold Rush (1874-1877).

To honor its history, Custer holds its annual "Gold Discovery Days" celebration and festivities during the last full weekend of July. Custer is also host to the Tesla Car Rally, which brings in car enthusiast and vehicles from all over the country.

When you stay in Custer you are close to the major attraction of the southern Black Hills, like Mount Rushmore (25 miles of Custer), Crazy Horse Memorial (5 minutes north), Custer State Park (two minutes from downtown) Jewel Cave National Monument (15 miles west), Wind Cave National Park (20 miles south), Mickelson Trailhead (right in Custer), and the Black Hills Playhouse (15 minutes from downtown Custer).

You'll definitely want to take a look at our Black Hills Maps section to familiarize yourself with the Custer area.

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Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn - Custer SD

Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn

The Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn is located in historic Custer, South Dakota, surrounded by the beauty of the Black Hills.This non-smoking seasonal ...

Black Hills Mile Hi Motel - Custer SD

Black Hills Mile Hi Motel

The Black Hills Mile Hi Motel is located in the heart of historic Custer, South Dakota.This non-smoking property consists of 15 cozy, country-accented...

Comfort Inn and Suites - Custer SD

Comfort Inn & Suites Custer

The Comfort Inn & Suites is conveniently located in the city of Custer, South Dakota, nestled within the majestic beauty of the Black Hills.This non-s...

Econolodge -  Custer SD

Econolodge of Custer

The Econolodge is nestled in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills National Forest in downtown Custer, South Dakota. It is within walking distanc...

Holiday Inn Express and Suites - Custer SD

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Custer

he Holiday Inn Express and Suites is a newly-built contemporary hotel located in Custer, South Dakota.This seasonal, smoke-free facility offers 24 hou...

Rock Crest Lodge and Cabins - Custer SD

Rock Crest Lodge & Cabins

Located on 10 acres that border the National Forest, Rock Crest Lodge & Cabins provides guests with the best of both worlds: a peaceful forest locatio...

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Rocket Motel - Custer SD

Rocket Motel LLC

The Rocket Motel is located in downtown Custer, South Dakota. It is within walking distance to local businesses, including unique shopping and ...

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Super 8 - Custer, SD

Super 8 Custer

The Super 8 is conveniently located off of U.S. Highway 16 in Custer, South Dakota.This year-round, smoke-free property offers some adjoining rooms, 5...

Bonds Barn - Black Hills Retreats

Black Hills Retreats

Here at Black Hills Retreats Vacation Rentals we understand what makes a luxury vacation home right for you. We make it our business to find a vacatio...

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Big Horn Lodge - Custer SD

Big Horn Lodge

This home of rustic elegance, bordered on 3 sides by Custer State Park and National Forest, could be your ideal vacation. Relax on the deck or patio...

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Chief Motel - Custer SD

Chief Motel

The Chief Motel is located in the heart of Custer, South Dakota. It is proud to be family owned and operated. Room accommodations at this seasonal ...

Custers Gulch RV Park and Campground - Custer SD

Custer's Gulch RV Park and Campground

Custer's Gulch RV Park and Campground is located 1/2 mile from the west entrance to Custer State Park and less than 3 miles from the city of Custer, S...