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Black Hills

SD
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Ranked #42 of 262 attractions in South Dakota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Mountains, Forests, Geologic Formations
Activities: Camping, Hiking, Mountain biking, Viewing wildlife, Rock climbing, Birdwatching
Description: This storied mountain range was named because of its dark, dense forest terrain.
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Princeton, Minnesota
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
51 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wildlife, mountains, picnic areas, and amazing views. . . you just can't beat it. This was my first time here since I was a kid and it was so much greater than I remember it being! Loved it!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I was heading for the KOA on my motorcycle when I passed a small National Park Service sign for the Horsethief Lake campground. I continued to the KOA and found instead a major attraction, so I turned the bike around and went back to the campground. The caretaker couple was most welcoming, and suggested I pick out my campsite. There... More

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Sioux City, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Took this trip with a co-worker the end, of September.....the weather was beautiful. We stopped at the Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, Needles, Chief Crazy Horse, we hiked thru Spearfish Canyon and drove to Devils Tower in Wyoming. It was a great trip and we enjoyed it all.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

There is absolutely NOTHING to do in November not enough snow for snow mobiles too much snow for at vs. Scenery was beautiful. Don't rent cabins from www.blackhillsvacationhomes.com We bearly had any hot water in our cabin even though the hot water heater was 80 gallons only one person had enough hot water for a shower every 30 to 45... More

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Wales, Massachusetts
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14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We drove from Lead, SD to Mt. Rushmore, to the Crazy Horse Monument and then through Custer State Park and the Needles Highway. What a wonderful day. Buffalo burgers at Mt. Rushmore, and then live buffalos in the wild. Between the outstanding views and the many wildlife sightings, we were busy stopping and looking all day.

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Brooksville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Just returned from The Black Hills and Mt. Rushmore. Great Area to visit. Must see Badlands, Crazy Horse and Mt. Rushmore also drive the Needles hwy. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Stayed at storm mountain cabins in Hill city. Great location.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Winding our way through the Black Hills on our Harleys was breath taking! What a beautiful masterpiece that our God has created! The lush, green valleys, the majestic mountain peaks and the peaceful feeling that you get while taking in the beauty is priceless. Mount Rushmore was magnificent as was Crazy Horse. If you stop to visit Crazy Horse mountain,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Nature with all of its glory fills this area with sweeping mountains, lush woodlands, rivers and beautiful skies. It's as if time has never touched this place. A definite place to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful scenery. Mount rushmore is amazing!Custer Park was also very beautiful to drive thru, Crazy Horse was also a very spectacular site. I would highly recommend anybody to go visit this part of the country.

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Hilliard, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

I visited the Black Hills in SD in July 2013. I flew up to Minneapolis and drove their with my family who visits there every year. I didn't know that this trip would be one of my favorites over all. We stayed in a cabin just outside of Deadwood, SD which was a great place for us because we went... More

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