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Address: SD
Activities: Camping, Hiking, Mountain biking, Viewing wildlife, 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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If you're anywhere near SD, consider coming here!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Cathy W
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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1,611 reviews 1,611 reviews
1,107 attraction reviews
1,669 helpful votes 1,669 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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238 reviews 238 reviews
107 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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