Black Hills Area Info

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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.

 

 

Mickelson Trail

Our Favorite Hiking and Biking Trails

Mickelson Trail: 109 miles with several trailheads. $4/day or $15/annual pass-they can be purchased at the trailheads, online, or at the Deadwood Visitor Center Black Elk Peak/Harney Peak: The highest point in South Dakota known as Harney Peak was renamed... Read more

Our Favorite Attractions

Bear Country USA: Kim’s ” I love to watch the baby bears grow up throughout the summer” Crazy Horse Memorial: Come see the progress, spend the money to go to the top you will not regret it and what a... Read more

Our Favorite Restaurants

Oggie’s Sports Bar and Deadwood Grillein Deadwood Alpine Inn located on main street in Hill City Lucky 13 in Spearfish Legends Steakhouse in Deadwood Lewie’s Burgers (best burgers around or choose carry out) in Lead Cheyenne Crossing in Lead Black... Read more

New Years Eve in Deadwood

Ring in the New Year in Deadwood, South Dakota! If you are already planning on being in the Black Hills or are thinking about a last minute vacation, come see us in historic Deadwood for the Holidays and New Years.... Read more

1880 TRAIN HOLIDAY EXPRESS

1880 Train Holiday Express

Experience the magic as you take a journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to get on board the train. Each ticket includes a Train ride, Hot Chocolate, Sugar Cookie, Candy Cane, a Small... Read more

Hiking in the Black Hills

Our Favorite Black Hills Hiking and Adventures Information Mickelson Trail: 109 miles with several trailheads $3/daily pass or $15/annual pass Black Elk Peak/Harney Peak: The highest point in South Dakota known as Harney Peak for over 150 years, was renamed... Read more

Executive Lodging - Akela Spa

Akela Spa of Deadwood

For every room booked at Executive Lodging, receive a One Free Pass to Akela Spa of Deadwood (5 bedroom rental will receive 5 passes). Reconnect with yourself at the Black Hills only destination day spa, Akela Spa of Deadwood. Relax... Read more

Unparalleled Skiing at Terry Peak

Black Hills Winter Sports “Delight in a frosty frolic while skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, snowboarding, skating, or ice fishing. With more than 1,500 miles of trails, statewide, we’re one of the nation’s top snowmobiling destinations. South Dakota is... Read more

Mickelson Trail

Mickelson Trail

Mickelson Trail was originally the Burlington Northern Line Railroad that took trains from Edgemont to Deadwood. Starting in Deadwood and ending in Edgemont, the 109 mile trail with most of it not exceeding a 4% grade is primarily crushed limestone and... Read more

Area Bike Shops/Rentals

Learn more about the 109 mile Mickelson Trail, which features easy access for all ages and abilities. Deadwood Dead Wheels Bike Rentals rents bikes for the Mickelson Trail and exploring Historical Sites in Deadwood. Visit their website to learn more! Deadwood... Read more