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Black Hills National Forest

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Address: Custer, SD 57730
Phone Number: +1 800-732-5682
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This empty expanse where Native Americans once roamed is now a national...

This empty expanse where Native Americans once roamed is now a national forest.

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Great wildlife, camping and hiles

My kids finally "get" what a forest is. Abundant wildlife. Lots of camping and picnic spots. Beautiful drives in case you aren't into hiking.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Mandan, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My kids finally "get" what a forest is. Abundant wildlife. Lots of camping and picnic spots. Beautiful drives in case you aren't into hiking.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's called the Black Hills because black seems to be the color of the trees. American Indian history abounds in this beautiful vignette of nature. Rolling mountains, flora, fauna and those little prairie dogs seems to be everywhere. Rivers, small lakes, waterfalls complement the scenery. Visit this pace and see the "Buffalo roam".

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Westville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 weeks of what became the best family vacation we ever took in the late 90's here. We decided to stop back for a few days coming home from Yellowstone NP. I was shocked & saddened to see the devastation that pine borer insect has done to the fabulous Black Hills! Many of my memories have been of... More 

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Gillette, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rode our bikes through on Monday November 7th to find a huge buffalo herd grazing in the high meadow. We stopped a ways away, took pictures, had a coffee from the thermos and moved on. What beautiful animals. It's a blessing they were able to sustain a herd after virtual extermination by recreational hunters in the Wild Bill Cody era.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A drive in the Black Hills is always worth the time. Many people call it the most scenic area in the country. Though I am not one of them, I do enjoy the views and time spent in the Hills.

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harrisburg, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Everywhere we went in this area we saw signs that we were in the Black Hills National Forest. Pick an area and explore. All of it was interesting, the scenery varied, and just about everywhere had scenic views. Don't miss Custer State Park!

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New Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This is a great place to see scenic views and wildlife. You can drive from rapid city to deadwood and see amazing forests rock formations, wildlife and mountains.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

What can one say about the Black Hills that has not already been said? Drove the highway right through the center of the park from Hot Springs to Keystone. Truly amazing country, well-maintained roads, and marvelous scenery. The Hills are green, but seen from a distance, the forested areas appear like a dark blanket that drapes over the rocks and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

The Black Hills are beautiful, this national park is a must-see for all ages. Visited with my mother on a family road trip, it was so gorgeous and made for beautiful pictures and memories.

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Ottawa, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Went during Sturgis Bike week. Very interesting on a bike if you like switch backs and wild life. Just watch out for the buffalo herds.

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