Visiting Hill City, South Dakota
Hill City, located 26 miles southwest of Rapid City, is known as the "Heart of the Hills", which is derived from its close proximity to both the geographical center of the Black Hills and the local tourist destinations. Hill City has its roots in the Black Hills gold rush but today is the center for the arts and culture in the area.
Where to Stay in Hill City
Located close to many of the Black Hills attractions, Hill City hotels are ideal if you want easy travel north or south. Hill City also offer great entertainment throughout the year. With over 20 restaurants in town you’ll find a variety of dining options for the whole family. You’ll also find an abundance of local wineries and breweries. Enjoy the taste of South Dakota as you drink in the scenery of this quaint town.
What to Do in Hill City
Hill City is a great place for families and those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Hill City is home to the 1880 Train and the South Dakota State Railroad Museum. You’ll also find a collection of dinosaur and prehistoric fossils at the Museum at the Black Hills Institute including “STAN”, one of the most complete T. Rex skeletons ever found. Hill City is where you’ll find several of South Dakota’s wineries, including Prairie Berry Winery, Stone Faces Winery, Naked Winery South Dakota and Twisted Pine Winery.You’ll also find antique shops, fine art and western galleries—including the John Crane Gallery— as well as some of the best scenery in all of the Black Hills. Hill City is close to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial and Iron Mountain Road.