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This storied mountain range was named because of its dark, dense forest...

This storied mountain range was named because of its dark, dense forest terrain.

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America at its finest.

We absolutely loved the Blacks Hills of South Dakota. There is so much to do from Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park and the crazy horse monument. There are lots of cool little rustic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We absolutely loved the Blacks Hills of South Dakota. There is so much to do from Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park and the crazy horse monument. There are lots of cool little rustic towns with plenty of food, shopping and activities. While each little town has its own feel, Custer was our favorite. I would recommend staying at one of... More 

1 Thank Snwavem3
Omaha, Nebraska
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We went to the Black Hills of South Dakota in the off season to see the sites. It was a great time even tough it was over cast and raining most days. This did inhibit us from seeing Mount Rushmore, too much fog. But all in all a great trip. The Bear country tour was worth the money, a neat... More 

1 Thank comp5185
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Part of the extraordinary topography of this state, the Black Hills with its fir and pine trees and ascent, just a beautiful counterpoint to the flat prairie and grasses and the craggy Badlands. This is part of the experience as you drive to Mount Rushmore.

Thank PlatinumHoney
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Stopped for 3 days on the way to Yellowstone. A lot more to do than I anticipated, could spend more time here. Custer State Park is a must do, Mt Rushmore is nice. Hill City, Custer and Deadwood all are nice to walk around and spend a few hours in.

1 Thank Thomas K
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

the black hills of south dakota is the most beautiful place on earth. so much to do and see;the lakes,mt. rushmore,animals,slow pace of life and the people are very friendly and the indians are too. the weather is perfect;once you see it,youdo not want to leave.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We visited this region as a retired couple. We had a good time, but many of the attractions are geared to families with young children. The area is beautiful but not as show-stopping as, say, the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone. It reminded me more of the Smokey Mountains.

1 Thank Lin0515
Winter Haven, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Sure there was a shorter way to get where we were going but this was a GREAT opportunity to see more of our country with this car trip. We planned it specifically to see our country - the wide open spaces, the valleys and yes the Black Hills. The amazing Black Hills rise up near and far continue to offer... More 

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Burnsville, North Carolina
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201 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I'm from the eastern side of the United States and this was a awesome place to witness. It's nothing like around home. The mountain ranges are beautiful and the animals is something to see as well. A must see.

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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Spend time driving on the roads, but spend time outside of the car/motorcycle too! Every road has a different sight and something special.

Thank BigDinKC
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111 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

You can do an economical trip here in just a few days or a week or so. It's very flexible as you can do so much in so little time and yet enjoy it without feeling like it's too rushed. There are so many memorable stops along the way with nature's beauty at its finest. The wildlife is wonderful as... More 

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