The Kid Tested, Mother Approved Itinerary – What to See and Do with Kids in the Black Hills | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota
  • The Kid Tested, Mother Approved Itinerary – What to See and Do with Kids in the Black Hills

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.

So if you’re traveling with the brood, here’s what to see and do with kids in the Black Hills and Badlands Region. It’s a four-day itinerary for those traveling with children (that’s the average length of a BH vacation – although we suggest more) to make the most of their family getaway to the Black Hills. 

Notes – we have not recommended accommodations or a community to stay as so many work for this itinerary. Check out the wide offerings on the Places to Stay page to find what works best for you. There are larger, family-friendly hotels with water parks connected or – if you would like a more natural experience – cabins, campgrounds, and vacation homes are found all over.

Also, one thing missing from this extensive list (and its a big one) are the Badlands and Wall area. They are a favorite of many, and really are a must-see. If you’re traveling from the east like most Black Hills visitors are, make sure to hit the park and Wall Drug on your way in. Stop at the overlooks, take a short trail and at Wall Drug, ride the Jackalope.