Current Closures
March 20, 2020

Even though we've all experienced some chaos lately, it's important to continue to support our local businesses.  With that in mind, we've been working hard to compile lists of not only business closures/cancellations but also other important information including which restaurants are offering to-go orders and curbside pickup.  We understand that there's a fine line between supporting our community and practicing social distancing, but doing small things can make a huge impact for our small businesses.  Below you can find the most up-to-date list of closures/cancellations and other updates.  

Also, for information and updates on the coronavirus in South Dakota please visit or you can call 1-800-997-2880.


(This is not a complete list. Please follow up on Facebook as new updates evolve.)

***Newest Updates 4/22***
Event Cancelations: Tesla Rally, Off-Road Rally, Crazy Horse Memorial Spring Volksmarch

Information from 3/23

Black Hills Electric Co-op-closed
Office is still conducting business and members can pay their bills by phone, on-line or using the drop box at the Custer office at 25191 Cooperative Way. Office personnel are available to answer questions and help with on-line payments. Line crews are continuing normal daily operations except for direct member contact. If you have billing questions, need cove heaters or a water heater, or parts for a water heater, please call 673-4461 or 1-800-742-0085

Crazy Horse Memorial-temporarily closed to the public

Custer County Facilities-All closed to the public until May 1
-Includes courthouse, libraries, weed and pest, airport pilot's lounge, and county highway shops

Jenny's Floral-showroom closed to the public.  Still accepting delivery orders and offering no contact deliveries

Sentinel Federal Credit Union-lobby closed except by appointment-Drive Up is Open

Skogen Kitchen-closed

Starr Insurance-closed to the public-available by phone or email

State Farm Insurance-closed to the public-available by phone or email

Super 8-closed 

U.S. Forest Service-Black Hills National Forest-will begin closing developed recreation sites immediately to include campgrounds, rental cabins, picnic areas, fire lookouts, observation points, and more.

Information From 3/20

Mount Rushmore National Memorial will remain open, however visitor services including all Xanterra Travel Collection operations, will close at noon Friday.
Mount Rushmore Information Center will close at 5 p.m. on Friday. The Information Center closure includes the Mount Rushmore Bookstore. Fees at the parking facility will not be charged.

The offices of the SD Department of Transportation, as well as a majority of other state offices, will be closed March 23-27.
Essential services will continue. Rest areas & interstates are open.

Highmark Credit Union-lobby closed

Black Hills Federal Credit Union-drive-up only

Information from 3/18

City of Custer Office-doors will be locked; access is by appointment only. You can pay your bills via the city website or drop it off in the overnight box.

The Ben Reifel Visitor Center and Badlands Park Entrance Stations, are closed until further notice.

 Jewel Cave - Visitor Center Closed

Wind Cave- Visitor Center closed and all tours suspended

The Storehouse is keeping their regular hours. But, they are open for food distribution only.
Storehouse will be open Saturday, March 21 from 10am to 1pm.   And then they will not be open again until April 1st. 
They are also starting a satellite food pantry in Buffalo Gap. There will be a Storehouse team in Buffalo Gap Saturday, March 21 from 10am to 12pm at the old bank building.

Shepherd of the Hills Evangelical Lutheran Church, Custer, SD will not be holding public worship. Lenten Services available on audio link of their Facebook page.

Custer Community Church - Service suspended until further notice.

Custer Lutheran Fellowship - Services suspended until at least April 2.

St. John Catholic - Services suspended until further notice

Community Action Thrift Store- Closed. Food Distribution will happen as scheduled.

Art Expressions- closed 


Southern Hills Tactical Enhanced Carry Conceal Class

Kenneth Kuper VFW POST 3442 75th Anniversary Celebration and Bingo

Custer County Library has cancelled all programs for the rest of the month. (regular hours)

 Custer Kindergarten "Round-up" screening-postponed 


Dacotah Bank- drive-up only (effective 3/18)

First Interstate Bank- drive-up only (effective 3/17 at 3 pm)

Gold Pan

Game Fish & Parks- Custer State Park Visitor Center Closed

Reptile Gardens

Rush Mountain

Custer Senior Center


YMCA Daycare

Custer School District


Bear Country- Cub Fest


Custer Chamber March Mixer

Custer Chamber Spring Fling

John D. Rockefeller Saved the Black Hills from the United Nations
June 1, 2020

Custer Chamber Member Restaurants Open - 5/22/20
May 22, 2020

Custer State Park Trail Challenge
Written by Dawn Murray
May 18, 2020

Custer Chamber Member Attraction - May/Early June 2020 Opening Dates
May 15, 2020

Written by Fred Baumann
May 11, 2020

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