Black Hills Vacation News

Want to experience life in the Black Hills? Then check out our calendar of events and blog posts, pack up your family and friends and hit some of the coolest scenes and scenery in our Black Hills and Badlands.


Bold & Bawdy Since 1876

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Let us help fill your days – and nights – getting to know Deadwood and the Northern Black Hills!

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Family-centric, Mammoth Experience!

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Open year 'round, The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs is an active paleontological dig site with a current mammoth count of 61 (58 Columbian and 3 woolly mammoths). It’s the largest concentration of mammoth remains in the world. Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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OHV's in the Black Hills - Passes and Permits

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Want to have fun on your Off Highway Vehicles (OHV's) - otherwise called four wheelers or side by sides this season? Start by knowing the rules and regulations before hauling your toys to the Black Hills. You need to know what roads and trials that are open to OHV's, the licensing requirements, whether you need eye protection and helmets and where to go for help.

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It's Wild, Bill!

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Visitors flock to Historic Deadwood to experience Shoot-outs on Main street every afternoon Monday-Saturday (no shootin' on Sundays). Follow the action to the Wild Bill theatre and then, at 8:00 p.m., it's the Trial of Jack McCall

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The Black Hills Great 8 and Yellowstone National Park

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Visit the Black Hills and Yellowstone for an epic road trip. Our itinerary gives you a snap shot of the Black Hills Portion of one of America's all - time favorite road trips.

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What Makes South Dakota Great

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"With our breathtaking landscapes and wide open spaces, we’re a place to safely explore. With our low taxes, we’re a place to grow. We’re open for opportunity and always will be. Celebrate what makes America great. Come experience the Great Faces and Great Places of South Dakota."

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Experience the Black Hills on a snowmobile

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The Black Hills of South Dakota is a top ranked snowmobiling destination with over 350 miles of marked, mapped, groomed trails plus endless off-trail sledding within our 1.3 million acre national forest. To make the experience easy for you, the team at Blackhillsvacations.com works with snowmobile outfitters to package and sell snowmobile adventures that include sleds, gear, lodging and activities.

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37 Fascinating Facts about Mt Rushmore

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Fourteen years. 400 men. A giant tribute to America. Learn 37 fascinating facts about the carving of Mt. Rushmore National Memorial - the mountain carving that has captured the imagination of millions. Nothing "sticks out" quite like Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

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Mount Rushmore is Open

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Exciting enhancements are in the works at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. In addition to visitor safety and accessibility upgrades, the most visible change is to the popular Avenue of Flags. Here is our top 10 LIST OF THINGS TO DO at Mt. Rushmore during peak season and suggestions for how to spend an hour or two during the winter months.

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Epic Pit Stops On Your Road Trip To The Black Hills

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This east-to-west trip along South Dakota’s Interstate 90 boasts epic stops on your way to the Black Hills. See the Corn Palace in Mitchell, Dignity at Chamberlain, The Pioneer Auto Show in Murdo, Badlands National Park and Wall Drug; even the Interstate Information Centers get into the act with oversized concrete teepees listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Blue Star Museums

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Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America.

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Cabin Fever

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Book a Black Hills Cabin for an Awe Filled Experience

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Tips from an Amateur Photographer

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Four tips that the pros use that will make your photography pop!

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