"Black Hills of Wyoming"
Population: 3,003 • Elevation: 4,344
Settlers came from the south and the east along trails which became two major highways (US 16 & 85), intersecting in Newcastle. Cattle ranches, oil wells and coal mines, a perfect mingling of industry and agriculture, blend with the area’s past. Newcastle is a perfect area to witness America’s pioneers and the spirit that built the West.
Choose from nine different restaurants, ranging from tacos to fine dining. Five motels offer a wide selection for overnight guests.
Beaver Creek Canyon Scenic Tour
Check out the 50-mile Beaver Creek Canyon Scenic Tour that has 26 marked sites of historic, scenic and other interests including Anna Miller Museum, Newcastle Visitor Center, Tubb Town, Jenney Stockade, Black Hills Stage Station, Harper Grist Mill and the nearby Cambria mining ghost town.
National Monuments and Memorials
Travel 11 miles east on US Hwy 16 to Jewel Cave National Monument, the second longest cave in the U.S. with over 130 miles of passages. Continue east 16 miles on to Custer and 4 miles north on U.S. Hwy 16 to Crazy Horse Memorial, the world's largest sculpture of a Lakota Warrior Chief. Just 18 miles north of Crazy Horse on Hwy 16 and 244 is Mount Rushmore National Memorial, our nation's Shrine of Democracy.