Activities

The Black Hills region of South Dakota is rich with outdoor beauty, attractions and activities to fill your heart and soul with the purest and most pristine nature the United States has to offer.

Head out hiking to appreciate the mountains and spot hidden nooks, swimming holes, and landmark rock formations in some of the most well protected and scenic areas anywhere.

You don’t just get to see the vistas. You get to be in them.

The breathtaking scenery contributes to many top activities for any vacation adventure to the Black Hills. There’s a massive variety of fishing and hunting opportunities, as you toss your line into fast-running streams weaving and flowing through the cliff sides. Fall hunting for wild turkeys and prairie dogs makes for an unrivaled challenge.

There are plentiful golfing opportunities in the Black Hills area. Take on the challenges of the Boulder Canyon Country Club or check out the acclaimed Golf Club at Red Rock. There are wide range of different golf courses available to you while staying in one of our Black Hills lodges, from shorter rolling courses to some of the most hazard filled and challenging 18-hole courses.

Black Hills is not just a place for enthusiastic golfers and hunters. There are family-friendly activities all around. Big Thunder Gold Mine is a sprawling mine museum showcasing some of the most impressive places where mining historically reinvented the Midwest.

Caves, swimming holes, and zip line areas can be found all throughout the Black Hills region. Other activities include a Reptile Garden, the Mammoth Archaeological Site, mini golf, skiing, an ice rink, and much more.

Of course, no visit to South Dakota is complete without a stop at one of the most iconic and impressionable attractions in the country: Mount Rushmore. Walk the trails or explore some kayaking and other water activities near the monument and by nearby Spearfish Canyon.

It’s an unending series of things to do for all ages. Ambitious hunters, enthusiastic hikers and swimmers, dedicated golfers, and families with children can experience authentic and isolated nature in all its beauty.


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Summer Swimming Holes in the Black Hills

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Family-Friendly Activities In The Black Hills

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Executive Lodging - Golfing In The Black Hills – Everything You Need To Know

Golfing In The Black Hills – Everything You Need To Know

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Executive Lodging - Fishing & Hunting In The Black Hills

Fishing & Hunting In The Black Hills

The Black Hills & the Badlands offer some of the best hunting and fishing in the entire United States. With millions of acres of pristine woodlands and forests, and fast-running streams and lakes that contain a huge variety of trout... Read more

Sturgis in August

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Attractions And Things To Do in The Black Hills

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Executive Lodging Activities – Things To Do In The Black Hills

Activities – Things To Do In The Black Hills!

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Black Hills Area Information For Vacation Renters

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Winter Activities In The Black Hills

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Free Attractions in the Black Hills

Story Book Island in Rapid City D.C. Booth Historic Fish Hatchery Spearfish Spearfish Canyon: Bridal Veil Falls, Roughlock Falls and Falls at Savoy Spearfish Canyon: Devils Bathtub Dinosaur Park in Rapid City Shooting of Wild Bill Reenactments in Deadwood Open Cut... Read more