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Buffalo Roundup Highlights Fall Travel in South Dakota

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PIERRE, S.D. – A one-of-a-kind experience awaits fall travelers. Starting September 29, the Black Hills and Custer State Park come alive with events ranging from arts festivals, historic reenactments and chili cook-offs centered around the annual roundup of the park’s 1,450 bison.
The event has captured international attention because of its unique nature and historic, western flavor. With participants ranging from local cowboys and cowgirls to international journalists and weekend get-away travelers, the sites, sounds and flavors make for a must-see event.
“It’s been amazing to watch this event grow in popularity,” said Billie Jo Waara, director of the South Dakota Office of Tourism. “The various activities that take place prior-to and during the Roundup really showcase the fun and beauty of the Black Hills in the fall.”
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“Many people are finding that fall is a perfect time to experience all that South Dakota has to offer,” said Waara. “The combination of watching the leaves change, feeling the crisp autumn air and experiencing the Old West keeps people coming back year after year.”
For more information on the 42nd annual Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival visit:
The Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup is part of Goal 1 of the 2010 initiative to double visitor spending in South Dakota. The Office of Tourism serves under the direction of Richard Benda, Secretary of the Department of Tourism and State Development.