Crazy Horse and Custer State Park

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Crazy Horse

Continuing on my journey I opted to go see the Crazy Horse monument, but I was too late.  They were still open and the museum was wonderful to see. I only say I was too late because the monument is still being carved and there was a triple blast just before I got there.  Due to time restrictions there were only two more necessary stops along the way back home; one of those was the Badlands, and the other Grandma‚Äôs house. Being closer to the Badlands, I opted to go there first.  From where I was it only made sense to drive through Custer State Park to start heading back east and that was how I went.  I drove slowly to enjoy the scenery and in hope of seeing a buffalo.  Before I saw a buffalo however, I came across several mule deer, which to my amazement were not afraid of me or my truck.  Yet again I took pictures.  By now I was getting close to the park exit and was a bit disappointed that I had seen no buffalo; but then I rounded the bend and in the last 20 feet of Park that was left there stood a solitary Bison.  I took his picture and rolled on. I stopped for dinner back in Rapid City, and then continued to Wall, SD where I stayed the night.

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Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse
What it will look like when finish…
What it will look like when finis…
the Nature Gates
the Nature Gates
The town of Custer, SD
The town of Custer, SD
mule deer
mule deer
a mule deer
a mule deer
The blurry bison pic
The blurry bison pic
Custer
photo by: WaltJake