Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota | The Home of Mount Rushmore
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    You’re ready to plan your vacation to the beautiful Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota! But where do you start?

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    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.

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  • Custer State Park

    Custer State Park

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

  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial

    Mount Rushmore National Memorial

    America's Shrine of Democracy

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

September 11, 2019 / Alyssa

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, pull out your sweaters and hiking boots and take a fall hike in the Black Hills.

September 10, 2019 / Alyssa

Fall is just around the corner. As the leaves begin to change and the air fills with a crisp coolness, our thoughts turn to sweaters and scarves, ghouls and goblins, and pumpkin-flavored everything!

September 3, 2019 / Alyssa

The final month of summer in western South Dakota was a beautiful one.