Soon more than 10,000 spectators from around the world will converge at Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota, to witness the park's 1300 buffalo storm the prairie in the 51st annual Buffalo Roundup.

This year's event is slated to begin on September 30, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.

Spectators checking out the roundup can park their vehicles in the designated parking areas located near the wildlife loop road between 6:15 a.m. and 9 a.m. that day.

For safety reasons, people watching the roundup must stay in the viewing areas until all the buffalo are corralled. That typically takes place by noon.

According to Jim Hagen, secretary of the department of tourism in South Dakota, "The Buffalo Roundup serves the purpose of heard management. It also provides our visitors an experience that is unique in all the world.  We hear from visitors around the globe, about how incredible it is to watch the bison thunder over the prairie, it's something they never forget."

In addition to the buffalo roundup, the 23rd annual arts festival will run from Thursday, September 29, to Saturday, October 1, 2016, in Custer State Park.

Source: Rapid City Journal

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