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

  • 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.

  • Special Events & Festivals

    Special Events & Festivals

    We love to come together to celebrate

  • 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

August 22, 2019 / Alyssa

School buses are on the street and backpacks are full as we transition from the summer into fall once again—the time for festivals, pumpkins, buffalo roundups, classic hot rods and more!

August 14, 2019 / Alyssa

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has come and gone once again, and now it's time to slow down for fall.

August 13, 2019 / Morgan

Soon the air will grow crisp, and the leaves will begin to change. The vibrant red, yellow and orange foliage signal falls arrival, and with it comes a season of incredible events in Rapid City.