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Southern Hills Region

  • Custer State Park / Wind Cave Region

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

Nationally known Crazy Horse Memorial, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument and scenic Custer State Park are also on the agenda. You will have the opportunity to go deep underground through a maze of delicate and colorful crystal formations and through the beauty of one of the nation’s premier state parks. Your trip will include the park’s drive-through wildlife loop — home of one of America’s largest wild buffalo herds, begging burros and a variety of other wildlife; as well as the historic State Game Lodge, summer homes for Presidents Coolidge and Eisenhower. There's lots of camping spots, plus enjoy trail rides and chuckwagon cookouts at Blue Bell Lodge, a Buffalo Jeep Safari or take in a performance at Black Hills Playhouse.

Venturing farther south, you will come upon one of the richest archeological finds in recent years near Hot Springs. Other family must-sees in the Southern Hills area are Black Hills Putt-4-Fun, Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, Evans Plunge and The Mammoth Site.

Things to See & Do in the Southern Hills Region

Discovery Tour at Jewel Cave
Programs, Activites & Tours

Discovery Tour at Jewel Cave

Geocaching
Outdoor Recreation

Geocaching

Programs, Activites & Tours

Surface Activites

Programs, Activites & Tours

The Lantern Tour

Things to Do

Fishing

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