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

The Black Hills are simply a winter wonderland! We think winter can get a bad rap – it actually provides all sorts of amazing adventures, as long as it's not too cold to enjoy them. The Black Hills are a genuine oasis in a sea of prairie, where daytime highs average 15 degrees warmer than the surrounding area, while the higher elevations receive over 200 inches of snow annually! It creates perfect conditions for making the most of the season, whether it's skiing or setting out on one of the top snowmobile trail systems in North America.

Best of all, year-round access means the four presidential faces carved high on Mount Rushmore, the wildlife of Custer State Park, the wondrous caverns of Wind Cave, the otherworldly Badlands in the east to Devils Tower in the west – all are open year-round! Add in the region's rich western history, and abundant natural beauty, the Black Hills are home to many truly monumental adventures.

Latest posts

April 4, 2019 / Morgan

This March, we celebrated Custer State Park’s 100th birthday and the 90th a

March 5, 2019 / Morgan

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it sure packed a punch in the Black Hills and

February 25, 2019 / Amanda

Winter is still hitting us with snow and subzero temperatures.