Wind Cave National Park

Sylvan Lake Kayaking

Pactola Resevoir

Summer Camping

Custer Resort Trail Rides

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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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102nd Annual Days of ’76 Rodeo

July 21st to 27th, 2024

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

Wide Open Brew Arenacross Series

July 27th, 2024

Round 2

July 27th Top Riders from around the world will be right here in Rapid City SD for one of the biggest races in the Mid West

An arena Motocross Race for all ages.


Ticket Booth Opens at 4:00pm

Gates Open at 5:30

Races Start at 7:00pm

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Deadwood’s Big Whiskey

November 8th, 2024

Big Whiskey participants can expect to select from more than 30 different Whiskeys including Rye, Scotch, Irish, Bourbon, Japanese & Canadian at several different locations during the Big Whiskey Festival.

Tickets get you 15 sample tickets so you can choose what you’d like to sample!


Tickets are $70 and will get you 15 sample tickets so you can choose what you’d like to sample.  Big Whiskey tickets are limited to 300.

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

Find tickets and event information.

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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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Hotels, gaming, wild west shoot outs and more – that’s how you Do Deadwood.


Explore the Region

A Black Hills vacation is central to hundreds of scenic monuments, parks, restaurants and attractions. Start planning your trip by getting the lay of the land – literally. Browse Black Hills maps to pick your perfect vacation spot that’s central to everything you want to experience.