Riders herd bison during the 2022 Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park. (Photo by Travel South Dakota)
A record 22,590 visitors attended the 58th annual Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park on Friday morning, according to the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks.
The previous record was 22,078 visitors set in 2015 during the 50th anniversary event.
This year, 60 horseback riders wrangled the herd of 1,500 bison into the corrals for their annual health check.
Custer State Park also hosted its three-day arts festival in conjunction with the Buffalo Roundup.
The annual roundup serves as a tool to help manage the park’s buffalo herd. Approximately 500 bison will be sold at the park’s annual auction on Nov. 4.
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