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

    From monuments to wildlife and landscapes; there are plenty of things to see & do in the Black Hills & Badlands.

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 14, 2018 / Amanda

Fall is just around the corner.

August 14, 2018 / Morgan

Your bags are packed, the car is fueled up and you’re ready for a wild adventure in western South

August 6, 2018 / Morgan

The dog days of summer did not disappoint in the Black Hills and Badlands.