The Peter Norbeck Visitor Center was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and has served millions of Custer State Park visitors over the last 80 years. Named after visionary Governor, U.S. Senator and Custer State Park founder Peter Norbeck, the Center is located across from the Game Lodge and near the popular Grace Coolidge Trail. Over time, the space in the historic building had become too small to accommodate the increasing number of park guests and the exhibits have become out-of-date and worn. The beautiful building and site still have a role to play in enhancing the visitors’ experience in Custer State Park by informing and enriching all their experiences. The building was repurposed to create an up-to-date education center. The refurbished center better serves students, families and others who want to take part in the many existing and planned naturalist programs offered by Park Rangers.
The Norbeck Outdoor Education Center and an accompanying amphitheater are the focus of one of these unique activities. Naturalist-led educational programs including interpretive hikes, nature walks, campfire talks, naturalist presentations directed towards park animals and plants are the main focus of the Education Center. Refurbished exhibits will focus on the park’s and region’s natural history including wildlife, mining, forestry, geology and hydrology.
This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between August 24, 2017 and August 24, 2018. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards on the Geocaching Blog.
This virtual cache has one simple requirement. At the posted coordinates, stand and take a picture with you and the statue . Post this picture with your log.
Please do not send picture via the message center or email. Logs without the required photo posted with and attached to your log will be deleted. If you are unable to attach a photo to your log please let me know
Permission has been granted from Custer State Park to place this cache .
There is a park fee