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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.



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

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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

ABC’s The Bachelor in Black Hills

The Bachelor is coming to Deadwood, watch week 6 at 8/7 MST, February 9, 2015 on ABC. Watch for familiar favorite spots of visitors to the Black Hills that we all enjoy, from downtown Deadwood, Mt Rushmore to the Badlands.... Read more

Executive Lodging of the Black Hills introduces new mobile vacation app

Executive Lodging of the Black Hills partners with Glad to Have You™ to deliver state of the art, mobile vacation rental app for its guests. Executive Lodging of the Black Hills, an area leader in vacation rental management, partnered with... Read more

Snowmobile Rentals

The Black Hills has approx. 350 miles of designated and groomed trails for snowmobiles that are maintained by a full time grooming staff. Read more

Things to Do

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Stacy Johnson and family, Zumbrota, MN

“Last summer we stayed at a lodge for a big family vacation. We had a total of 13 people with ages from 5 to 65. Everyone absolutely loved it. The decor was just breathtaking, definitely the most beautiful home I’ve... Read more

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