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 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 Sturgis hotels 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. During the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, you can also finde cabins and vacation homes in the area for rent. Check out Sturgis Rally packages and more.
The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Every year in the first full week of August the little town of Sturgis welcomes as many as 600,000 visitors for the City of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Check out our page on the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally here to learn more and get access to all of our great inventory for the biggest tourism event in South Dakota.
Things to do in sturgis
Since 1938, Sturgis 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. Sturgis is more than just the bike rally; it’s also the Mustang Rally and Camaro Rally. Enjoy Vanocker Canyon scenic drives, and hikes, and miles of bike and UTV trails. 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 and, classic bikes, plus enjoy weekly events in the summer at Harley Point. 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.
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A Black Hills vacation is central to hundreds of scenic monuments, parks, restaurants and attractions. Browse Black Hills maps to find lodging and things to do near Sturgis.