Things to Do in The Black Hills

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Things to Do in The Black Hills

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  • hdempsey
    Washington DC1,282 contributions
    It's a little on the pricey side, but it was a nice family activity. The kids really liked seeing the wildlife both on the drive through and on the part where you could walk around.

    On a hot day it was also nice to be able to do something while staying in a car with the AC on.
    Written August 10, 2022
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  • Angie
    1 contribution
    My three boys loved this place! I loved the gardens also. It was absolutely beautiful and fun. We watched the snake show and crocodilian showed. Conner was hilarious and entertaining. Well worth the money!
    Written August 13, 2022
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  • hdempsey
    Washington DC1,282 contributions
    You can just drive around and see quite a bit (scenic and wildlife) or stop and do short walks, or longer hikes. We did all three scenic drives, saw wildlife, and did the hike around sylvan lake. All great. We did space out these activities over a few days but wish we had more time and energy for hiking. It seems like we did a lot, but there was still so much more.

    We saw lone buffalo here and there, but we didn't actually encounter the herd. Maybe needed a detour to see them the days we were there, but ask a ranger if it's high on your list!
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • Macy S
    Johnstown, CO11 contributions
    Deadwood South Dakota is a small town with many gift shops, museums casinos/ hotel, this was by far the best museum in Deadwood (in my opinion)! not only do you get to learn about the history of Deadwood, but you also get to go up 3 floors to see some things found in Deadwood including the largest piece of gold found in the Black Hills found by Potato Creek Johnny. Wild Bills lucky rock that was in his boot and his gun he was shot with, and more!! this was a super fun thing to do in Deadwood!!
    spend about 1-2 hours if you would like to see all three floors
    Written August 3, 2022
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  • Charlene A
    Bloomington, IN620 contributions
    Definitely visit if you are in the area. We were traveling through and made a point to visit. It was impressive.
    Written August 13, 2022
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  • Kim B
    Chicago, IL9 contributions
    They will tell you where the buffalo are on the loop at the gates when you enter. It is worth the drive.
    Written August 7, 2022
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  • Traveling M
    Mankato, MN72 contributions
    This cemetery is beautiful and it is neat to see some of the famous graves. It is well laid out and easy to walk around. There is a pamphlet of info which was helpful. I would say this is a must stop if you are in the area.
    Written August 12, 2022
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  • BluesBiker56
    Denton, TX72 contributions
    The Black Hills are Beautiful and Iron Mountain Road is a great way to see them. There are two tunnels and if you are going in the right direction both of them look directly towards Mount Rushmore. Lots of hills and twisty roads so take your time but the scenery is worth the drive.
    Written August 3, 2022
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  • Lisa G
    Aurora, IN531 contributions
    We spent several hours walking Deadwood's historic Main Street and a little bit on some of the other streets. They have maintained the look & feel of the old west pretty well. It did remind us a bit of Hollywood Blvd with all the tourists walking around and looking at everything. Parking was plentiful in the parking garages and the people working in the welcome center and visitors center were very helpful. It's a must see for any true Old West buff.
    Written June 24, 2022
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  • chewbdu
    Wisconsin207 contributions
    A very interesting museum of the history of Deadwood. So many exhibits! There are several hands on items. It not only covers Deadwood but the area, dealing with people, mining, environment, items used back in the day. It is well worth the time. All they ask is a good will donation. There are bathrooms.
    Written June 27, 2022
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  • hdempsey
    Washington DC1,282 contributions
    We did the walk around the lake with our two small kids, and it was perfect. Calm, easy walk. They enjoyed just standing on the edge throwing stones in. It looks like there are other more difficult trails that branch off, and an option to rent boats, but for us a nice early morning walk was great. Also be aware it does look like parking may fill up as it was much busier by the time we left.
    Written August 10, 2022
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  • hdempsey
    Washington DC1,282 contributions
    really a wonderful place to visit. Our kids are 2.5 and 4.5 and LOVED it, including the short train ride. And really...you can't beat free!
    Written August 10, 2022
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  • hdempsey
    Washington DC1,282 contributions
    see it from the car while driving through, see it from overlooks or short hikes, or long hikes...something for every fitness level which I always appreciate. We did a few short hikes with our kids but really enjoyed exploring. It must be amazing at sunrise/sunset. The kids loved completing their junior ranger booklets which we picked up at the visitor center.

    I hope we have the chance to come back some day and explore more. If you happen to be passing by on 90 it's certainly worth the detour and if you're in Rapid City or the Black hills for a few days it's worth the day trip for sure.
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • JOANNE O
    1 contribution
    I traveled to S. Dakota from Florida with my 14 year old granddaughter and unexpectantly came across " Tatanka", which we visited. Kevin Costner has done something wonderful there. A great learning experience for us.
    Written July 17, 2022
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  • Scott R
    3 contributions
    We did mine tour, Had a wonderful time, the guide was very knowledgeable with 13 years experience and fun. Also did the gold panning and learned how to pan gold. Even took home a small ammount. Would recommend for anybody.
    Written August 13, 2022
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