Landmarks

Wish Upon a Shooting Star

With the lack of light pollution, western South Dakota has a large number of fantastic stargazing spots. Drive five minutes outside of any of the Black Hill’s s...

The Summer White House of 1927

Undoubtedly the most exposure the Black Hills region has ever received, was in the summer of 1927 during the 3-month “visit” of President Calvin Coolidge. Th...

Mount Moriah Cemetery

Many early residents of Deadwood were buried at Mt. Moriah or at its predecessor, the Ingleside Cemetery, down the hill to the left of the present cemetery. ...

Jewel Cave National Monument

Located near Custer, South Dakota, Jewel Cave is recognized as the second longest recorded cave system in the nation - 181 miles - behind only the appropriately...

Find Your Treasure: Geocaching

Ready to find some treasure? Using coordinates found online, geocachers search for treasure caches containing an odd assortment of items like jewelry, keychains...

Shrine of Democracy

The sculpture of four famous American presidents (Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt) draws millions of visitors to this National Monument e...

Fossils of the Badlands

The Badlands of South Dakota are known for their abundance of fossil mammals. Preserved in the layers of exposed rock and ancient soils are examples of brontoth...

Devils Tower National Monument

Located on the northwestern edge of the Black Hills, Devils Tower Rises 1,267 feet above the Belle Fourche River to an altitude of 5,112 feet. The tower meas...

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

Even South Dakota played its part in the Cold War by building the Minuteman Missile Site. Operating from 1963 to the early 1990s, there were 15 launch control f...