South Dakota is your gateway to Wild West heritage, hot springs, geologic wonders, and presidential history. Experience cowboys, wild west, and American history in South Dakota.
The western corner of South Dakota is filled with a string of quaint, charming towns that light up during the summer.
Stay in a teepee, treehouse, campsite or hotel near Mt. Rushmore and rent an ATV or kayak for your adventure.
Move clockwise through the museum from pre-European to "Two Worlds Meet" to "Broken Promises" and finally "Continuity and Change."
Belle Fourche, S.D. is the geographical center of the U.S. and home to Old West History.
Talk to Black Hills Vacations for help planning your trip, including Mount Rushmore, Historic Deadwood and South Dakota national park vacations.
Fly into the City of Presidents at Rapid City Regional Airport for the most direct route to the Black Hills, Badlands National Park and Mt. Rushmore.
Near Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota, another rock carving in process honors Crazy Horse, the legendary Lakota leader, and his people.
Basecamp in Custer for incredible access to these 7 legendary Black Hills sites including a park where 1,300 bison roam free.
Spend the day doing adrenaline-filled activities for nearly every age including a coaster, zipline ride, 7-D interactive ride, challenge course and cave.
Learn the history of the town’s famous motorcycle rally, but also explore it's outdoor recreation and cultural arts scene.
Learn about gold mining at the “Home of Mount Rushmore” and truly a “City of Gold.” The quaint town of Keystone is steeped in gold mining history.
Listen to live music, walk in the footsteps of Western legends, watch re-enactments and try your luck in gaming halls in this town full of wild history.
The world’s largest mammoth research facility. Mammoths and other megafauna got trapped in a sinkhole and drown about 26,000 years ago.
Rapid City has long been considered one of the gateways to the West, and its rich cowboy and Native American heritage are the result.
All aboard! Enjoy a 2-hour, 20-mile ride aboard an authentic steam train between Hill City and Keystone
Outstanding collection of outdoor adventures: alpine slide, scenic chairlift, aerial ropes courses, and the breathtaking new Pinnacle Zipline Tour.
If it wasn’t for ice water, Wall Drug may have just been another casualty of the Great Depression.
Learn about the Northern Plains peoples and the role bison have played in North America when you visit this interpretive center founded by Kevin Costner.
Hot Springs is home to the world-famous Mammoth Site, a Wild Horse Sanctuary, Evans Plunge, Wind Cave National Park, and a watery oases.