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Jewel Cave

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...
Bison

Saving the Buffalo: James (Scotty) Philip

James (Scotty) Philip was born near the town of Dallas, Morayshire, in the highlands of Scotland on April 30, 1858. While growing up, James read exciting storie...
Hunting

Hunting in the Black Hills

The vast array of wildlife in the Black Hills attracts tourists and hunters alike. This area has many unique hunting experiences like bison in Custer State Park, mountain lion, and pronghorn. Hunting is the Black Hills is vastly different than huntin...
Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding in the Black Hills

Experience the Black Hills by horseback like explorers and cowboys did centuries ago. These riding camps will teach you everything you need to know to become an...
Belted Kingfisher

Birdwatching in the Black Hills

With the abundance of wildlife and wilderness in the Black Hills, it is an ideal destination for birdwatching. The state has nine national wildlife refuges, six...
Horseback Riding

Hiking, Biking and Horseback Riding

Looking for a little exercise on this vacation? You've come to the right place. The Black Hills area provides unlimited hiking, biking,  camping, climbing, and horseback riding opportunities—ranging from the gentle to the extreme. In the northern ...
George Custer Feat

George Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer was born to Emanuel Henry Custer and Maria Ward Kirkpatrick Custer in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio, on December 5th, 1839. George obtained an average education, and after graduating engaged for a time in teaching school. ...
Geology

Black Hills and Badlands Geology

The unique and varied landscapes of the Black Hills and Badlands region are a geology student’s dream. The following is a general overview of the four geologic ...