Explore the Area | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Explore the Area

Discover the cities located in unique Black Hills regions.

Nestled on the eastern foothills of the Black Hills, Rapid City shines as the hub of this legendary region's vacation activities.

When you vacation in the northern Black Hills, you will be surrounded by an area synonymous with great stories of the gold rush and old west.

The highest U.S. mountain range east of the Rocky Mountains is located in the Southern Black Hills of South Dakota.

Visiting the Badlands area of South Dakota is like stepping into a moonscape on earth. Home to Badlands National Park, you’ll find the towns of Belvidere, Interior, Kadoka, Martin, Mellette County, Wall and White River.

They call them the Black Hills of South Dakota, but it’s something of a secret that the Black Hills extend into Wyoming, too.

The rich heritage of the Lakota Nation is deeply ingrained throughout Western South Dakota. Attractions and art galleries across the region honor their traditions and history.

You don’t have to travel far in South Dakota to get back to the good ol’ days. The Northern Plains of Western South Dakota is comprised of more than a dozen ranch communities whose residents pride themselves on the true Old West. Things like cowboy heritage, and dinosaur fossils.

No question about it — it’s a long way across South Dakota! If you take Interstate 90, there’s 410 miles worth of South Dakota between Minnesota and Wyoming… 410 miles of vacation fun, if you know what’s coming your way.

The 2021 South Dakota Vacation Guide is a 245-page traveler's guide to South Dakota filled with color photos and maps.

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