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Address: SD
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Viewing wildlife, Mountain biking, Rock climbing, Birdwatching
Description: 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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"Thars GOLD in them thar hills?"

Some of the rocks of the Black Hills with that shiny copper in them are reminiscent of that gold which drew goldseekers to it & contributed to the Indian Wars. The fallen pine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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512 reviews 512 reviews
180 attraction reviews
355 helpful votes 355 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you like vacations driving by a lot of tourist traps on the way to a few spots of beauty, this is for you. Outside of some of the major national park sites, the rest is pretty tacky.

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Miami, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Some of the rocks of the Black Hills with that shiny copper in them are reminiscent of that gold which drew goldseekers to it & contributed to the Indian Wars. The fallen pine logs on some of them are equally gorgeous in my opinion as the evergreen standing tall alive pine trees. When you look at its outline from afar,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Love the Black Hills! Great scenery, good hiking, wonderful wildlife. Enjoyed Wind Cave tour, summit of Little Devils Tower was amazing!

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Wheaton, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My wife and I spent four days camping in the Black Hills in May 2015. We brought our tent to game large campground and stay there the whole time. Our first day was quite chilly and even snowed but we stuck it out. The game lodge campground is beautiful and I would highly recommend it, the spaces are large and... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If you want a scenic, wonderful vacation drive through the Black Hills to Mount Rushmore over to Wyoming and down to Fort Collins Colorado. These are magical mountains that rise out of the great plains. They are the gateway to the real West, where the sky is big, blue, and infinite. On your way, stop at Mount Rushmore and view... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a gorgeous and unique experience -- driving and hiking through the multicolored landscape that is the Black Hills. If you have any chance to see this, even if just from your car (which is entirely doable!), I recommend this highly. Decided to stop for a visit when driving across SD to visit family in MT. It's truly amazing... More 

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Central City, Iowa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This place is absolutely stunning! I definitely recommend driving through to see nature's amazing views.

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St. Louis, MO
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you don't mind some cold and snow, I would recommend coming her for a winter hike. No crowds, lots of deer. The forest is thinned out some so you can see vast expanses of woods.

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Sydney, Australia
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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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106 reviews 106 reviews
48 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)

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