Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota | The Home of Mount Rushmore
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial

    Mount Rushmore National Memorial

    America's Shrine of Democracy

  • Plan Your Trip

    You’re ready to plan your vacation to the beautiful Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota! But where do you start?

  • Custer State Park

    Custer State Park

    World-famous wildlife destination also boasts scenic drives, historic sites, fishing lakes, resorts and campgrounds

  • Badlands National Park | Photo by: Shawna Valladolid

    Badlands National Park

    244,000 acres of other-wordly buttes, pinnacles and spires

  • Visit

    There are plenty of things to see and do while you visit the Black Hills & Badlands of South Dakota; from monuments to wildlife and landscapes.

The Black Hills & Badlands of South Dakota

From the four faces carved high on Mount Rushmore and the Cathedral Spires of Custer State Park to the wondrous caverns of Wind Cave, from the otherworldly Badlands in the east to Devils Tower in the west – the Black Hills are home to many truly monumental places.

But that’s only some of what you’ll find here. With over five million acres of forest and mountain lands – an oasis in a sea of prairie – in the Black Hills you’ll also find rich western history, abundant natural beauty and meaningful adventure.

Latest posts

May 23, 2019 / Cydney

June 21 marks the official start to summer and we've compiled a list for you of "must-dos" in the

May 21, 2019 / Morgan

The Black Hills and Badlands come to life in the summer season.

May 15, 2019 / Webmaster

Due to the extreme wet conditions on the Forest, a closure order has been signed prohibiting any