Landmarks

Devils Tower

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 Missle

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...
Mt Rushmore

Gutzon Borglum

"I want, somewhere in America on or near the Rockies, the backbone of the Continent, so far removed from succeeding, selfish, coveting civilizations, a few feet...
Mammoth Site

The Mammoth Site

For centuries the bones lay buried until discovered by chance in 1974. While excavating for a housing development, earth-moving equipment exposed one of South D...
Cave

The Caving, Climbing Couple

The one thing Jan & Herb Conn loved more than adventures was each other. The husband and wife team were prolific cavers and rock climbers, having discovered...
Black Elk Peak

At the Highest Point

Black Elk Peak, formerly Harney Peak, is the highest summit between the Pyrenees Mountains in France and the Rocky Mountains. An old stone fire lookout tower is...
Flag

Center of the Nation

21 miles outside of Belle Fourche, the geographical center of the nation is marked by a makeshift sign in a farmer’s pasture. During the beginning of the twenti...
Bear Butte

Bear Butte

Bear Butte is a laccolith located near Sturgis on the northeastern slope the Black Hills, an area of uplifted Precambrian formation — made of magma which never ...
Homestake Museum

Homestake and Neutrinos

A Tiny Look at a Large Opportunity The name Homestake is synonymous with the Black Hills region, but the word neutrino is not. Well, at least not outside of ...
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George S. Mickelson Trail

To experience a wide cross-section of the history, scenery and serenity of the Black Hills you need go no further than the 109-mile Mickelson Trail. A haven ...