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  • Do Big Things in Downtown Rapid City

    Looking for an unforgettable experience in Rapid City? Look no further than downtown. With its unique blend of local culture, history, entertainment, and dining, there's something for everyone.

    Rapid City
  • Newton Fork Ranch

    Tucked away from the bustle of modern life, nestled in a serene corner of the world, stands a haven called "Newton Fork Ranch." It isn’t just a place; it’s an escape into a simpler, quieter existence, a place where time slows down and the art of conversation dances in the air.

    Hill City
  • Aspen vs. Birch

    When visiting the Black Hills, many people instantly notice all the different types of trees. Two types of trees that are abundant in these beautiful hills are aspen and birch. These two trees are commonly mistaken for each other due to their similar appearance.

    Aspen & Birch—Distinguishing the Differences
  • Hiking

    Thinking about spending an extra day in the Black Hills and Badlands? If you’re on the fence about heading back home or saying, “why not?” to your inner adventurer, we’re here to help.

    One More Day
  • Top 10 Things to Do at Mount Rushmore

    Mount Rushmore, known for its massive sculpted faces of four U.S. presidents, stands as a symbol of America’s rich history. Nestled in the rugged beauty of South Dakota’s Black Hills, this monument offers more than just a stunning photo opportunity.

    Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Kid Tested Mother Approved

    The Black Hills of South Dakota are a treasure trove of natural beauty, historical wonders, and engaging attractions that promise an unforgettable experience for families. From the majestic faces of Mount Rushmore to the natural mysteries and cultural heritage of the region, there’s no shortage of adventures to embark on.

    Rapid City
  • On the Road

    Embarking on the picturesque journey down Highway 16 towards the iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial isn't just a drive through the Black Hills of South Dakota; it's a voyage into the heart of American adventure and history.

    Rapid City