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.

The Black Hills Great 8 and Yellowstone National Park


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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Experience the Black Hills on a snowmobile


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 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


Nothing "sticks out" quite like Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Here are 37 facts about the mountain that has captured the imagination of millions.

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Family-centric, Mammoth Experience!


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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Mount Rushmore is Open


There are some exciting upgrades coming to Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The enhancements will address deferred maintenance, visitor safety and accessibility to the memorial. Please note that the memorial is OPEN during construction. There are lots of things to see and do while construction is going on at Mount Rushmore. SEE THE TOP 10 LIST OF THINGS TO DO AT MOUNT RUSHMORE IN 2019!

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Epic Pit Stops On Your Road Trip To The Black Hills


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


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


Book a Black Hills Cabin for an Awe Filled Experience

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OHV's in the Black Hills - Passes and Permits


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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Black Hills Fun Pass - it's a deal!


Book all six top Black Hills attractions or pick and choose from the Mammoth Site, Circle B Chuckwagon Dinner, the 1880 Train, Big Thunder Gold Mine, Reptile Gardens and Rushmore Slide.

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Bold & Bawdy Since 1876


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

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It's Wild, Bill!


Visitors flock to Historic Deadwood to experience Shoot-outs on Main street every afternoon Monday-Saturday (no shows on Sundays). Follow the action from Tin Lizzy's to the Historic Franklin Hotel. Then, at 8:00 p.m., it's the Trial of Jack McCall.

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Tips from an Amateur Photographer


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

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