Wind Cave National Park

Sylvan Lake Kayaking

Pactola Resevoir

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Route Re-Imagined – US Hwy 385 Construction

Pennington-Lawrence County Line to Sheridan Lake


The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) is reconstructing a portion of U.S. Highway 385 between the Pennington-Lawrence county line and the south end of Sheridan Lake. Once completed, this section of U.S. Highway 385 will feature safety improvements, including wider shoulders on each side of the road where possible, improved road curves to meet current design standards, additional turning lanes to improve traffic flow, and new surfacing.

Activities You Should Check Out!

1880 Train

See the Black Hills by rail!

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Bear Country USA

See Wildlife Up Close!

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Big Thunder Gold Mine

Tour an actual gold mine!

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June 29th and 30th, 2024 – Monsters of Destruction Tour – Deadwood

New for 2024!  Have you ever seen 12,000 lbs of steel defy both gravity and physics? Now’s the time!  Tyler Groth and “The Veteran” are doing just that and will attempt a BACKFLIP (never before seen in South Dakota) at this year’s show! WILL HE MAKE IT?  You don’t want to miss this!

Join us on June 29th and 30th and make your weekend one you’ll never forget with the Monster Truck Destruction Tour. You’ve seen us at arenas around the nation and now we’re bringing the show to the Days of 76’ Event center for our third annual Deadwood Bash!

Come early for the pit party and enjoy our world-class entertainment before the monsters are released!

July 6th, 2024 – Wide Open Arenacross Series – Deadwood

Freestyle motocross show & Arenacross race for all ages.  Top riders from around the world will be right here in Deadwood, Sd July 7th to put on one of the biggest shows in the midwest!

From back flips, superman’s, front flips, top level racing, plus more!! We will have it all going todwn Saturday night!!  Meet and greet with the riders from XGames, Nitro Circus and YouTube Sensations.

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July 21st to 27th, 2024 – 102nd Annual Days of ’76 Rodeo

Since 1998, the Days of ’76 Rodeo has been honored with the Rodeo Committee of the Year award 19 times. The Days of ’76 is also a 16-time winner of the Badlands Circuit Rodeo of the Year award and was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in July 2011.

General Admission Tickets on SALE: Monday February 12, 2024.
Reserved and VIP Seating on SALE: April 1, 2024.
VIP Roughstock Deck: ONLY sold at the ticket booth during the week of the Days of ’76

Things to love about visiting the black hills

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Cross this majestic monument off your bucket list.

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Come for the Rally. Stay to see everything else.

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Black Hills Events

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Historic Deadwood

Go west and get wild in this historic mountain town.

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National & State Parks

See Badlands National Park, Custer State Park and more.

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