Black Hills Top Stops

The Black Hills region is 125 miles of activity, scenery and adventure. With so much to see and do, you’ll want to stay an extra day or two. Here are a few of the top spots as chosen by our visitors.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore symbolizes the ideals of freedom, democracy and the American dream in the four 60-foot granite faces. This mountain carving of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln draws over three million visitors a year.


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Badlands National Park

The Badlands National Park, or "mako sica" as it is known to the Lakota people, is a place of mystery, spirituality and natural beauty. Located near ...


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Crazy Horse Memorial

Crazy Horse Memorial is the world's largest sculpture-in-progress, and frequent drilling and mountain blasts make each visit unique. When complete...


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Custer State Park

Custer State Park is located in southern Black Hills of South Dakota. This sprawling 71,000 acre park is home to roaming buffalo, four mountain lakes ...


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Jewel Cave

Jewel Cave National Monument is not only the third-longest cave in the world (currently 141.37 miles!), it is also one of its most structurally complex. Located just over an hour southwest of Rapid City, Jewel Cave is a regional gem tucked in the Black Hills.




Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park, located near Hot Springs, South Dakota, is one of the longest caves in the world, and the first cave to be designated a natio...


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Devils Tower National Monument

Devil's Tower National Monument, located near Belle Fourche, South Dakota, is a most improbable geological rock formation, sticking up a thousand feet...


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Historic Deadwood

Deadwood, South Dakota, with its ongoing restoration, is a Registered National Historic Landmark and is still the wildest town in the west. Stroll the cobblestone streets and admire the carefully restored architecture of Main Street or try your luck at a hand of blackjack, slots...


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Spearfish Canyon National Scenic Byway

This 20-mile drive follows US 14A through an ancient, narrow canyon. The canyon’s 1,000-foot limestone palisades tower over the route as Spearfish Creek and several waterfalls line the canyon floor.


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Family Attractions and Activities