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

  • Black Hills Powwow

    Black Hills Powwow

    The Black Hills Powwow or He Sapa Wacipi is a preeminent Black Hills event that’s three days filled with Native American singing, dancing, drum groups, art show, handgames, athletic competitions and a variety of other events. Over the decades, the Black Hills Powwow has become one of the premier American Indian cultural events in the United States attracting hundreds of dancers, singers, artisans and thousands of spectators from across North America.

  • 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

October 14, 2019 / Alyssa

This weekend, I had the privilege of watching one of the world’s largest indoor powwows, with hundreds of participants, take place right here in the Black Hills.

October 13, 2019 / Greg

Friday, October 11, 2019 marked the return of the bison to an expanded range of over 22,000 acres in the North Unit of Badlands National Park.

October 10, 2019 / Alyssa

This weekend, the halls of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center will echo with the sounds of celebration.