Visit | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota


See our great faces and explore our great places

See our great faces and explore our great places

See large herds of buffalo, wild mustangs and burros. The world’s largest collection of reptiles. Choose from six theme and amusement parks. Witness the unearthing of prehistoric mammoths and visit dinosaur exhibits. See Old West shootouts. Take in a cowboy supper and music show.

Monumental works of man and nature – the Black Hills contain a plethora of national and state parks, monuments, memorials and scenic byways.

The Black Hills and Badlands region is home to some of the most stunning and diverse landscapes in the United States, and there's no better way to explore them than by taking a scenic drive.

The Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota offer a stunning natural playground with a diverse range of recreational activities. Spanning over 10,000 square miles, the region boasts seven National Parks, Monuments, Memorials, Forests, Grasslands, and State Parks.

See the best of the Black Hills and Badlands when you book a trip with local sightseeing tour operators. Expert guides will take you to the most iconic spots in the region, show you hidden gems and share their wealth of knowledge about the region.

Deepen your appreciation for Western South Dakota and the Black Hills of Wyoming’s geology, history, art and culture at museums and galleries across the region.

Get ready to savor the flavors of the Black Hills and Badlands! From bison burgers to delectable desserts, our region offers unique dishes that showcase local ingredients and culinary creativity.

Travelers to South Dakota are dazzled by the scenery… but you’ll also be surprised by the variety of items that invite a shopping spree.


If you’re a risk-taker who likes big payouts, casinos in the Black Hills and Badlands are a sure bet.


Play the latest slots, live table games, roulette, craps and keno at gaming resorts throughout western South Dakota.

The South Dakota Vacation Guide is your go-to source for discovering everything the state has to offer.