Bison Center

Custer State Park Bison Center

Located along the Wildlife Loop Road at the Buffalo Corrals, the new Custer State Park Bison Center brings an all-bison experience to the park's scenic drive through the southern prairie of our 71,000 acre park.
The Bison Center was made possible thanks to a $4 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, $500,000 allocated from the South Dakota Legislature, and an additional $500,000 in private donations raised by the South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation. The Bison Center tells the story of Custer State Park’s bison herd and hopes to educate future generations on the importance of bison through engaging and dynamic interpretive displays.
The free roaming herd of nearly 1,400 bison at Custer State Park is one of the world’s largest publicly owned bison herds.

  • Memorial Day - Labor Day: Open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Labor Day - November 6: Open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • November 6 - Memorial Day: Subject to seasonal closure
  • Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas