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South Dakota’s Black Hills draw visitors from all over the country with a plethora of year-round outdoor attractions, historic sites, parks, and national monuments.

There’s simply no other place where you can hike through challenging mountain trails, fly fish with such ease, kayak, snowmobile, bike, view thrilling wildlife, golf, rock climb, ski, and visit family-friendly attractions, amazing location restaurants, and renowned historic sites all in the same area. South Dakota’s Black Hills is the place to be in any season.

Enjoy postcard-worthy views in almost every setting when you visit the Black Hills. Become encircled in staggering vistas while exploring intense and fascinating trails, weaving in and out of the hills and badlands. Swimming holes and waterfalls tucked away in isolated ravines, become incredible stops on your way to some of the area’s top attractions.

Immerse yourself in the allure of major historic sites, such as Deadwood, and the ever-iconic breathtaking staple of Mount Rushmore. See the progress of the fascinating and ambitious Crazy Horse Memorial which has been under development since 1948.

71,000-acre Custer State Park offers an exquisite and pristine protected home for local wildlife, including over 1500 free-roaming bison, deer, mountain goats, and other incredible species. Explore beautiful Bridal Veil Falls or trout fish in the many rivers and streams – one of the absolute best destinations in the country for this activity.

Many other adventures await for all ages. Explore Rush Mountain Adventure Park, filled with ziplining, roller coasters, and other family-friendly activities. Become a prospector for the day at Big Thunder Gold Mine. Step inside a vintage steam train that still operates, as you boom and rattle through the Black Hills between Deadwood and Keystone, South Dakota. See the largest collection of reptiles in the world at Reptile Gardens.

This is only a small sample of what you can find encompassing the Black Hills. The region is truly immersed in exciting activities for all ages. Come to stay in one of our pristine cabins or lodges right in the natural settings of the Black Hills, with views of the nearby mountainsides and close proximity to these acclaimed attractions and activities.

 

 

Summer Activities in the Black Hills of South Dakota

The vast landscapes of South Dakota might conjure of images of the Wild West – expansive skies, rugged landscapes, and bison roaming free. This summer is the perfect opportunity for you to experience the outdoor beauty of the Black Hills... Read more

Stay Cool in Summer with Water Sports in the Black Hills

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Deadwood Doghouse – Daycare, Boarding, and More

Your dog will be lapping in luxury at Deadwood Doghouse, located next door to our Executive Lodging office outside of Deadwood. With a temperature-controlled facility, your pup will be well cared for in a safe, fun and nurturing environment. They... Read more

Outdoor Activities and Things to Do Near Lead, South Dakota

Nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Lead is known for its idyllic setting and its small-town charm. The town dates back to 1876 and was the home of the long-standing Homestake Mining Company. Today, the town draws tourists... Read more

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A Thrill Seeker’s Mount Rushmore Vacation

Mount Rushmore has drawn people from all over the world since its creation in the 1920s, and it’s easy to see why. Carved into the mountainside, the breathtaking, towering memorial to American history and values is unlike any other work... Read more

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The Best Restaurants in Deadwood, South Dakota

A long drive into Deadwood will leave anyone hungry. When you bring your suitcase and belongings into our Black Hills rentals, the next thing on your mind will be “I’m starving.” Road trips, or flying into the area, leaves most... Read more

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The Best Places to Eat in Sturgis, South Dakota

Whether you’re looking for a bite to eat or a sit-down dinner with friends, Sturgis has excellent restaurants that match every taste and budget.  Whether you’re here for the Rally or to enjoy the natural beauty of the area, our... Read more

Spend Christmas in the Black Hills

South Dakota is the ultimate winter wonderland if you’re looking for a secluded Christmas vacation. Come surround yourself with glorious white snow while you explore all of the exciting attractions in the Black Hills. There are tons of interesting events... Read more

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Discover Gold in the Black Hills of South Dakota

If you’re looking for a fun and unique family getaway, look no further than the Black Hills of South Dakota. It may seem like an underrated vacation destination, but there is so much to see and do in the Black... Read more

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Terry Peak Ski Area: The Best Skiing in the Black Hills

If you want to experience some of the best skiing in the Black Hills area, visit the Terry Peak Ski Area. With more than 20 miles of ski area over 400 acres, this is a ski lover’s paradise located in... Read more