Many attractions near Rapid City, SD don't get much attention due to Mount Rushmore being the main attraction to this area. Custer State Park is one of these underrated attractions that you do not want to pass up!
Although it's a state park it still feels like a national park with its incredible wildlife, granite spires, wilderness hiking trails, and crystal clear lakes. Custer State Park is only a 40-minute drive from your stay at Lantern Inn. With 71,000 acres, it can be tough to find the best activities, so we will walk you through some of the best things to do in Custer.