THE BLACK HILLS
World-renowned attractions meet Midwestern tranquility and charm: welcome to the Black Hills of South Dakota. You’ll find historic sights, abundant wildlife, natural beauty and endless adventure – all within driving distance.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Forever carved in the Black Hills’ beautiful granite cliffs sit four of our country’s most notable figures, making for an American icon unlike any other. Visit the memorial to see the sculpture, try Thomas Jefferson’s ice cream and hike the Presidential Trail.
Custer State Park
Get in touch with nature at one of the world’s premier wildlife destinations. Custer State Park comprises 71,000 acres of serene South Dakota landscape and is home to huge bison herds, deer, antelope, bighorn sheep, elk, prairie dogs and more, as well as mountain trails and freshwater lakes.
Natural beauty doesn’t get much better than this – above or below ground. Wind Cave National Park’s 28,295 acres of prairie, ponderosa pine forest and wildlife is only the half of it. Step through the cave entrance to find fascinating formations in one of the world’s longest caves. Not far from Wind Cave, you’ll find another one of the world’s longest caves, Jewel Cave National Monument. The cave gets it name from the calcite crystals that form the cave walls.
Badlands National Park
Welcome to one of the world’s most unique landscapes: Badlands National Park. Formed by thousands of years of wind and water, this wonderland of colorful peaks, sharp spires and seemingly infinite landscape is sure to take your breath away.
Devils Tower National Monument
The nation’s first national monument sits across state lines in northeast Wyoming, but is easily accessible from Rapid City Regional Airport. Whether you’re hiking, climbing or just taking it all in, Devils Tower is one of the area’s most fascinating attractions.
Crazy Horse Memorial
You may have heard of the world’s largest mountain carving in progress, but the story surrounding Crazy Horse Memorial is as fascinating as the sculpture itself. Stand face-to-face with the likeness of this Native American legend, then step inside the visitor complex to get the inside scoop.