Family Activities and Attractions

Family Activities and Attractions in the Black HillsNestled among the prairies of the upper-Midwest, you’ll find majestic granite spires, pine covered peaks and unique rock outcroppings. The Black Hills of South Dakota, home to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, is full of scenery, rich history and tons of family-friendly activities.

The Black Hills region has one of the largest concentrations of public and national parks in the region—from the jagged spires of Badlands National Park to the roaming buffalo of Custer State Park—you can explore real national treasures, outdoor adventures.

Our history ranges from prehistoric times to the Cold War. You’ll also find Wild West, Native American and western heritage at an assortment of museums. A vacation in the Black Hills may only last a week or two, but it is sure to create a lifetime of memories. Make planning easy by booking one of our family fun vacation packages or build your own.

We’ve pulled together a dozen FALL BOGO offers to our world class destination. To take advantage of our budget-stretching deals, your START DATE must be September 3 or later. Book today for travel starting September 2, 2019.

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Palmer Gulch Chuckwagon Ride - Hill City SD

Palmer Gulch Stables, Chuck Wagon Supper and Show

A leisurely (30 min) horse drawn covered wagon ride. The wagon train departs from the Lodge at 5:00 p.m. MT and Horseback riders meet at the stables a...

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Storybook Island - Rapid City SD

Storybook Island

Storybook Island is an 8 1/2 acre free children's theme park. The park offers over 100 storybook and fairytale sets that kids love and parents ado...

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Wind Cave National Park - Custer SD

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 nation...

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Black Hills Badlands Visitor Center - Rapid City SD

Black Hills Badlands Visitor Center

Our local experts will assist you with trip plans, brochures and free travel guides, maps, free Wi-Fi, weather radar, road reports and a friendly an...

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Black Hills Balloons - Custer, SD

Black Hills Balloons

Black Hills Balloons is a one-of-a-kind adventure. Passengers witness views unique to mountain flying, frequently spotting elk, deer, birds of pr...

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Mitchell Corn Palace - Mitchell SD

Corn Palace

Corn Palace, Mitchell, South Dakota.During the summer months the World's Only Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD offers free guided tours led by friendly gui...

Free
DC Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery - Spearfish SD

DC Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery

The D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery was constructed to propagate, stock, and establish trout populations in the Black Hills of South Dako...

Free
Rushmore Cave at Rush Mountain Adventure Park - Keystone SD

Rush Mountain Adventure Park-Rushmore Cave

It's a Mountain of Family Fun! You will find fun on all levels at the Black Hills' newest adventure park.Explore Rushmore Cave on a scenic cave tour, ...

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Trial of Jack McCall - Deadwood SD

Trial of Jack McCall

The Trial of Jack McCall for the shooting of "Wild Bill" Hickok. The Capture of Jack McCall is at 7:35PM in front of the Saloon #10 on Deadwood Main ...

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Watiki Waterpark - Rapid City SD

WaTiki Waterpark

Experience the largest indoor waterpark resort in the Dakotas! With 30,000 sq. ft. of waterpark, arcade concessions, your family won't find more fun ...

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High Country Guest Ranch Trail Rides - Hill City SD

High Country Guest Ranch Trail Rides

Take a trail ride in the beautiful Black Hills National Forest with our friendly wranglers—a must-do for your Black Hills vacation. Choose from morn...

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