Black Hills Communities
The Black Hills area is claimed as sacred ancestral land by nearly two dozen Native American tribes. Take one trek into the Hills, and you’ll see why this land is revered and loved by millions of visitors each year.
The Black Hills are home to challenging, beautiful landscapes as varied as your interests. From forested areas and serene lakes to unbelievable granite spires, the area is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, photography, climbing, birdwatching and fun on the water. Enjoy state and national parks brimming with wildlife and stay in South Dakota’s wide open spaces by camping or finding cabin rentals.
Arts & History
A variety of museums and historical sites provide insight into local Native American history and heritage. The discovery of gold brought the first white settlers and miners to the Dakota Territory in 1874. The hunt for riches gave birth to many of the modern day towns located in the area, including the Wild West town of Historic Deadwood and Custer, the gateway to Custer State Park. Today, you can tour gold mines and even pan for real gold that still flows through the streams and creeks of the Black Hills National Forest.
Nestled on the northern rim of the Black Hills.
Positioned minutes from Custer State Park.
Go west and get wild in this historic mountain town.
Arts and culture abound in the heart of the Hills.
Home to the Mammoth Site and Evans Plunge.
Stay close to Mount Rushmore and more.
Minutes from the Black Hills’ best skiing.
Steps away from peaceful trails, streams and waterfalls.
Come for the Rally. Stay to see everything else.
Stay in the City of Presidents.