Custer, SD

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 close to adventure. When you stay in a Custer hotel, you’re less than 30 miles from Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Black Elk Peak, Iron Mountain Road and the Needles Highway.

Places to Stay in Custer

Find hotels near Custer State Park, cabin rentals and other lodging options in the heart of the Black Hills. This unforgettable community offers a laid back atmosphere, outdoor activities, local shops, restaurants and entertainment.


Things to Do in Custer

When you stay in Custer, you’re close to major attractions of the southern Black Hills, like Mount Rushmore (25 miles of Custer), Crazy Horse Memorial (five 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). Check out Black Hills Maps to familiarize yourself with the Custer area.


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 enthusiasts from all over the country.


Explore the Region

A Black Hills vacation is central to hundreds of scenic monuments, parks, restaurants and attractions. Browse Black Hills maps to find lodging and things to do near Custer.