Visiting the Black Hills? There's so much to see and you don't want to miss anything!
Whether you're traveling alone or with your loved ones, we suggest you check out the following itineraries before making any plans:
With its mix of authentically awe-inspiring landscapes, concentration of parks and hundreds – literally hundreds – of attractions, the Black Hills has served as an unforgettable vacation destination for generations of families.
So if you’re traveling with the brood, here’s what to do with kids in the Black Hills and Badlands Region. It’s a four-day itinerary for traveling with children, that’s the average length of a BH vacation (although we suggest more).
Everyone loves to go on vacation, including your four-legged friends. So we’ve put together our best advice for a 3-day, dog-friendly getaway. But first, a few ground rules. While all of the businesses listed below are dog-friendly, they all agree on a few things: always clean up after your pet, always have your dog on a leash (unless otherwise stated), remember to pack water for them, and please be sure your dogs are current on their vaccinations. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get on to the fun stuff.
Hit the road and experience the National Parks and Monuments that the Black Hills have to offer.
Home of the internationally recognizable Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial and Badlands National Park, the Black Hills are also home to twelve other national/state parks and rec areas. With enough to see and do just in these treasures alone, this four day itinerary of Black Hills Parks and Monuments should serve only as a start. Trust us.
Here are ten favorite free things to do in the Black Hills (or very nearly free anyways) in no particular order.
If you’re traveling with the brood, here’s what to do with kids in the Black Hills and Badlands Region. It’s a four-day, kid-tested-mother-approved itinerary for traveling with children, jam-packed with fun for everyone.
With its mix of authentically awe-inspiring landscapes and concentration of parks and hundreds – literally hundreds – of attractions, the Black Hills has served as an unforgettable vacation destination for generations of families. Here's our four-day itinerary for what to see and do with kids in the Black Hills and Badlands.
One truly inspirational ride, which is a part of the “newbies” Black Hills initiation, isn’t a long ride, but it is a great way to start the morning from Rapid City before stopping off in Sturgis.
While the festivities of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally intrigue and conjure up a variety of images for those who ponder about the event, it is the one-of-a-kind Black Hills riding experiences that contribute to bringing motorcycle enthusiasts back to this area year after year.
Soon the air will be crisp, the leaves will change color and animals will start to prepare for the winter ahead. When that time comes, be ready to pull out your sweater and hiking boots and take a fall hike in the Black Hills.
Whether you’re a novice hiker wishing to spend a few hours in nature, or a veteran hiker looking for a pleasant daylong excursion, we have several hiking recommendations for you. Here are a few of our fall favorites:
1. Roughlock Falls Trail – Grade: Easy, Distance: 2 miles (round-trip)
Perhaps more than any other group, the great Lakota Sioux Nation – with their striking tipis, fast horses and richly feathered and beaded clothing – have become the international symbol of America’s native people. And the Black Hills has an abundance of Native culture if you know where to look.