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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.

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.

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 highways and scenic byways, as well as an extensive network of backcountry lanes, make the Black Hills and Badlands of western South Dakota a driver’s delight.

The Black Hills and Badlands region of western South Dakota is an outdoor recreational paradise, covering over 10,000 square miles of vast prairies, grasslands, badlands landscapes, and rugged mountains. Year round opportunities abound, and beg to be explored and experienced.

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.

If you're asking yourself where and what to eat...

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.

Gaming

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

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