Things To Do


Mount Rushmore (5 miles)


Custer State Park (30 miles)


Crazy Horse Memorial (19 miles)


Old McDonald Farm and Bear Country

(7-8 miles)


Reptile Gardens (12 miles)


Sitting Bull Crystal Caves

(7-8 miles)


Cosmos (2-3 miles)


Sheridan & Pactola Lakes (10-15 miles)

Boating, Fishing, Swimming


Endless Hiking, Biking and Rock Climbing

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The perfect Vacation

With local's insight, a look a potentially perfect vacation to the Black Hills

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July 24, 2015  |   Share:

Mt Baldy - a gem hidden in plain sight

There is no doubt that Mt. Rushmore is the magnetic force that brings people to the Black Hills, but it is the natural beauty of the granite domes and spires and endless ponderosa pine forests mixed with aspens, birch, and oaks glades that cause peop…

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December 19, 2014  |   Share:

Custer State Park: the real reason to visit the Black Hills?

There is no doubt why 2-3 million people visit the Black Hills every year: Mount Rushmore. But a majority of those visitors quickly discover that the Black Hills is far more than a one-stop tourist trap in the middle of the plains.

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September 29, 2014  |   Share:

Summertime... Places to Enjoy the Heat

With temps nearing 100 degrees, its safe to say that summer has snuck up on us yet again. When it gets this hot, there are few things that sound more natural than being immersed in water. Fortunately for all of us in the Black Hills, there are many …

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August 26, 2014  |   Share:

Must-dos in the Black Hills

Here are a few things that one should not miss while vacationing in the Black Hills of South Dakota

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August 26, 2014  |   Share:

Mount Rushmore: Tourist Trap or Worth the Time?

With Mt. Rushmore bringing over 2 million visitors every year, the tourist industry in the Black Hills has grown tremendously under such a continual downpour of people. Unfortunately, like all things blessed with ample resources, many weeds have spr…

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August 26, 2014  |   Share:

Why I live in the Black Hills

I have had the privilege of calling the Black Hills home since I was 7 years old. I am nearly 31 now and have lived many other places in the past 10 years, but I will always consider this place one of the few where I truly feel like I belong.

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August 26, 2014  |   Share: