Black Hills South Dakota Travel Guide



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Things to do in Black Hills & Badlands South Dakota

Black Hills & Badlands South Dakota

Head for the Hills, the Black Hills of South Dakota! The best place to take the "scenic route" and wind through the lush green trees, snow-capped or not, stunning in every season. The mountains, canyons, grasslands, and forests are as abundant to the area as its fascinating culture and history. 

Backpacking, camping, and wagon rides are common in the area. Plus, the trails give you an opportunity for rock climbing, biking, off-roading, fishing, and kayaking. Then, during the winter, activities include ice fishing, ice climbing, snowmobiling, skiing, and snowboarding. 

The Black Hills host dozens of monuments, museums, statues, and state parks sharing its heritage with all who pass through. Once only known for its wood and gold, the Black Hills has become prosperous in vacation rental hospitality welcoming countless vacationers annually to its grand selection of vacation properties and outdoor excursions, a true treasure of the United States.

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The Black Hills area has grown from a mining and timber town to the thriving hospitality industry. Today the Black Hills are home to a beautiful offering of vacation communities in such towns as Sturgis, Rapid City, Keystone, Hot Springs, and Deadwood, to name a few. Divided into two areas, the Northern and the Southern Hills, both areas attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year- there to discover and celebrate the richness of this land.

A visit to the Black Hills carries with it great opportunities to learn much about the natural, breathtaking beauty that surrounds on every side. Begin with Mount Rushmore National Memorial, meander through the caves at Wind Cave National Park and Jewel Cave National Monument or check out the world’s largest mammoth research facility, Mammoth Site in Hot Springs. Motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country gather during August every year for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally- a tradition since 1938. 

Known for accumulating over 200 hundred inches of snow a year, the Black Hills area is a favorite destination for winter sports such as snowmobiling and skiing with over 350 miles of snow-covered trails and some of South Dakota's top ski resorts. So whether you are looking for a nature retreat or an extreme sport adventure, the Black Hills of South Dakota has that and more to offer- a rich historic treasure for all to discover and remember for years to come.  See More Black Hills Attractions.

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