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.

 

 

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

May News

High Ridge in Terry Peak This Black Hills cabin rental Sleeps 7 in beds and 10 with futons! A/C, Free Wi-Fi, hot tub, propane fire pit on deck with views of the Black Hills Forest. Just minutes from downtown Deadwood... Read more

Drop-In Day Care Services

Drop-In Day Care Servies The Northern Hills Alliance First Step Daycare is offering drop-in daycare and night services for tourists in addition to locals. Ages Full Day Care Drop-In Services 6 weeks – 3 years $80 per day $15 per... Read more

Executive Lodging - Black Hills Activities

ATV’s in the Black Hills

Black Hills ATV’s Northern Hills ATV Map Trail Permits RENTALS Black Hills Off-Road Rentals (South of Deadwood off Hwy 385) 605-584-4777 Black Hills ATV Rentals (South of Deadwood on Hwy 385) 605-584-1700 Mad Mountain Rentals (South of Deadwood on Hwy... Read more

Glass Lodge Featured in USA Today

The USA Today, featured Glass Lodge near Keystone and Iron Mountain Road in the Black Hills as one of 10 rentals to stay in before you die. The paper’s list included rental homes from across the world in various settings,... Read more