South Dakota’s Custer State Park Set to Re-Open Peter Norbeck Building

Custer State Park
Custer State Park

CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. -( Custer State Park officials will host the grand re-opening of the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center on Thursday, Sept 28.

The event will be held in conjunction with the annual Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival.

This historic building previously housed the Custer State Park Visitor Center. It has been renovated to become the new Outdoor Education Center.

“The goal of this building is to inspire more visitors, especially younger visitors, to feel comfortable exploring nature,” said Custer State Park superintendent Matt Snyder.

The new exhibits include outdoor classrooms with building, art and digging areas, as well as a mine. The new indoor exhibits include a life-size oak tree, a prairie dog town with its own burrow to crawl through and a cave to explore.

The Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. MDT on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 28 and 29, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The building is located near the State Game Lodge on Highway 16A in Custer State Park.