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Best of the Black Hills

Apr 11, 2008  Last Summer's Trip to the Black Hills
4.5 of 5 stars based on 3 votes

A listing of the Best that you can find in the Black Hills

  • 1. Black Hills Central Railroad
    1880 Train/ Black Hills Central Railroad, Keystone, South Dakota

    A great relaxing railroad ride from Hill City to Keystone, SD.

  • 2. Deadwood
    Deadwood, South Dakota

    Great place to visit. Don't miss their main street with their daily gunfights. The cemetery is also worth a visit.

  • 3. Custer State Park
    Custer State Park, Custer, South Dakota

    This State Park has it all. Buffalo and other wildlife, lakes, hiking trails, scenic drives, lodges and restaurants. You could spend several days in this state park alone. I loved going to Sylvan Lake.

  • 4. Mount Rushmore National Memorial
    Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone, South Dakota

    Make sure you take the trail at the base of the mountain.

  • 5. Pine Ridge Reservation
    Pine Ridge, South Dakota

    I loved driving around the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. You can visit the cemetery and massacre site of Wounded Knee. There are a couple of museums on the Reservation; one at the Oglala Lakota College in Kyle and one in the Red Cloud School at Pine Ridge.

  • 6. Badlands National Park
    Badlands National Park, South Dakota

    We loved this place. We could have probably spent a week in the Badlands alone. Lots of hiking trails and scenic drives. Make sure you get of the paved tourist roads and take some of the gravel backroads.

  • 7. Wall Drug
    Wall Drug, Wall, South Dakota

    Yes, I know it is a big tourist trap, but it is still a fun place to go with your kids and to get a couple souvenirs. My kids loved the back area where you could pan for gold, see a mechanical dinosaur, and use their play area.