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Black Hills

Address: SD
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95%
Ranked #24 of 233 Attractions in South Dakota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Geologic Formations, Mountains, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Hiking, Mountain biking, Viewing wildlife, Rock climbing, Birdwatching
Owner description: This storied mountain range was named because of its dark, dense forest terrain.
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Type: Forests, Geologic Formations, Mountains, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Hiking, Mountain biking, Viewing wildlife, Rock climbing, Birdwatching
Owner description: This storied mountain range was named because of its dark, dense forest terrain.
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Sydney, Australia
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1,464 reviews 1,464 reviews
991 attraction reviews
1,394 helpful votes 1,394 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

" Take me to the hills of Dakota - the black, black hills of Dakota ", my mother used to belt out, with vigour and regular monotony. But here we are for our virgin looksie at the Midwest legends, features of which titillate, haunt and regurgitate delicious memories of a desolate and forbidding landscape. On the ground, we found its... More 

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Minneapolis
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We've been in love with the Black Hills ever since our first trip there, in July 2000. We've vacationed there at least once per year every year since. There is an AMAZING amount and variety of things to do, all within a relatively compact area. From outdoor adventures- hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, ATV trail riding, horse riding, cave exploring, fishing....... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Beautiful area with SO much to do! Great eateries, friendly folks too! You can drive to Devils Tower Wyoming...Mount Rushmore close by as well!

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Hudson,NH
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232 reviews 232 reviews
106 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

While driving through the Black Hills and Bad Lands of South Dakota we stopped at Crazy Horse, and Mt Rushmore. All I can say about Crazy Horse is "DISAPPOINTED". After all these years the only piece of Crazy Horse is Crazy Horse's head. The Museum was also a disappointment and I didn't find much in there and I found it... More 

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Hiawatha, Kansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The fall foliage was beautiful. We just returned from a week in the Custer, Keystone, Hill City area. Loved the Iron Mt. Road, Needles Highway, Custer State Park, 1880s train at Hill City, the dinosaur museum at Hill City is a must see if you are into fossils, Mammoth Hot Springs & the list goes on. We saw all kinds... More 

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Boerne, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We just returned from 10 days with friends in the Black Hills of South Dakota; and we simply cannot say enough about the wonderful mountains and hills covered in Ponderosa Pines, the rock formations that are so unusual; Mount Rushmore--which everyone should see; the Kool Deadwood Nights (in Aug.) with antique cars to admire and bands from the 60s to... More 

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Regina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Black Hills is such a vast collection of attractions, you'll need to visit many,many times in order to see all of what you want to see. My family has been there 3 consecutive years now, and we still have not seen all that we want to. Very,Very interesting. From Caves, to Museums, carvings, Old West attractions, Reptile Gardens, Ghost... More 

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Lakeland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Wonderful trip. Bus tour through entire area: Mt Rushmore; Needles Highway; Crazy Horse Monument; and much more. Over to Wyoming to Devils Monument. Dining at Minerva's on Buffalo steaks. Open truck tour THROUGH a herd of Buffalo. Old Time train ride. Look it up! I'll enter 10/13, but actually several years ago.

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Gold Coast Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you are a real lover of motorcycling and scenery/attractions but have never attended the Black Hills Rally better known as Sturgis, then best you get this near the top of your bucket list, this event is "AWESOME" not just in the town of Sturgis but for many miles around, I have ridden right around Australia but this leaves anything... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Some times, some where it was so nice that remind me Switzerland. Very good roads, mountains, nature - it was exciting!

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