Fossils, Minerals & Prehistoric Wonders | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Fossils, Minerals & Prehistoric Wonders

  • Fossils, Minerals & Prehistoric Wonders

Over the millenniums, hundreds of animal species have lived in South Dakota. They unknowingly left behind hints of their presence which have interested history buffs and paleontologists for centuries.  Paleontology museums in the region showcase the findings.  Some attractions, such as the Mammoth Site, even offer limited opportunities to help dig up fossils.

If your interest is in geology, the Black Hills is your playground.  Comprised of granite, pegmatite and metamorphic rock; you will find a vast array of minerals, including the infamous Black Hills Gold.

The Black Hills is the perfect destination to experience and learn more about at these prehistoric wonders.

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