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 is home of the Great American Road Trip!


Sky-piercing granite peaks and forested mountains dominate the skyline of western South Dakota.  Freedom lovers worldwide come to South Dakota to visit our fabulous national parks and monuments.  Our state parks and monuments include Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Jewel Cave National Monument, Custer State Park, Badlands National Park, Devils Tower National Monument, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Wind Cave National Park, George S. Mickelson Trail, Bear Butte State Park, Roughlock Falls in Spearfish Canyon National Scenic Byway, and Angostura State Recreation Area.


Along with the Black Hills scenery and national parks, you will find a surprising array of family attractions like the 1880 Train; Broken Boot Gold Mine, National Presidential Wax Museum, Cosmos Mystery Area, Evans Plunge, Bear Country U.S.A, Reptile Gardens, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, South Dakota’s Original 1880 Town, Wall Drug Store, Murdo’s Pioneer Auto Town, Big Thunder Gold Mine, and the Mammoth Site.


Explore South Dakota’s history and cultural experiences like the Adam’s House Museum, Black Hills Mining Museum in Historic Deadwood where the entire town is on the National Historic Register, High Plains Western Heritage Center, Journey Museum, Rushmore Borglum Story and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame.


In the summer, the Black Hills are an outdoor adventurists playground with fishing, hiking, biking, rock climbing and horseback riding.  In the winter, check out the 100’s of miles of snowmobile trails and enjoy the skiing at Terry Peak Ski Area.

Belle Fourche

Belle FourcheNestled on the northern rim of the Black Hills.


CusterPositioned minutes from Custer State Park.


DeadwoodGo west and get wild in this historic mountain town.

Hill City

Hill CityArts and culture abound in the heart of the Hills.

Hot Springs

Hot SpringsHome to the Mammoth Site and Evans Plunge.


KeystoneStay close to Mount Rushmore and more.


LeadMinutes from the Black Hills’ best skiing.


SpearfishSteps away from peaceful trails, streams and waterfalls.

Rapid City

Rapid CityStay in the City of Presidents.


SturgisCome for the Rally. Stay to see everything else.