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Address: SD
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking, Camping, 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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Camping in the Black Hills

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Wheaton, Illinois
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Wheaton, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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
32 helpful votes 32 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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42 reviews 42 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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1,741 reviews 1,741 reviews
1,187 attraction reviews
1,867 helpful votes 1,867 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
48 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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242 reviews 242 reviews
110 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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