Visiting Sturgis, South Dakota
Sturgis, South Dakota—home of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally—offers Black Hills visitors a central place to stay that’s near Deadwood, Spearfish and Rapid City. Sturgis has many lodging choices whether you want to stay at a campground or get a hotel.
Where to Stay in Sturgis
If you want to immerse yourself in the local culture, then Sturgis hotels and lodging options are just the place for you. Many of Sturgis hotels and lodging listings are open year-round and can accommodate individuals, families, and large groups. You’ll find relaxing and restful hotels, as well as rustic campgrounds and resorts. If you are looking to book lodging during the Sturgis Rally you will find many possibilities on BlackHillsVacations.com that include hotels, vacation homes, campgrounds and home rentals.
Whether you plan to spend your South Dakota vacation attending the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally or traveling the Black Hills, let Black Hills Vacations help you book your room at one of the Sturgis hotels.
What to Do in Sturgis
Since 1938, Sturgis, South Dakota has been the biker capital of the United States. Half a million classic and modern motorcycle owners ride into Sturgis every August for the notorious Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. South Dakota's biggest (and loudest) event draws people from all corners of the world to share their love of choppers, hogs and cruisers. Sturgis’ location on Interstate 90 provides year-round access to Black Hills attractions, and routes for scenic rides. The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame features exhibits about the rally, classic bikes and stories of famous motorcyclists from around the country.
Fort Meade, formerly a frontier cavalry post, sits a few miles east of Sturgis. The Old Fort Meade Museum is open seasonally for tours. Bear Butte State Park, also east of Sturgis, is a unique geological formation with volcanic origins. Visitors can hike this unique formation but are asked to be respectful of the Native American tribes that leave prayer ribbons and hold religious ceremonies there throughout the year. Outdoor enthusiasts can venture down the 111-mile Centennial Trail, which starts near Bear Butte and ends at Wind Cave National Park in Hot Springs. The trail was built in 1989 to mark the 100th anniversary of South Dakota’s statehood.