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Fishing

5 Fishing Spots in the Hills

Lakes in the Black Hills are stuffed full of brown and rainbow trout, walleye, perch, and crappies. With the variety and abundance of fish, the natural beauty o...
Boating

Boating in the Black Hills

Between Black Hills National Forest and the surrounding National and State Parks, a mountain lake, reservoir or river is waiting for your self-propelled or moto...
Caves

Caving in the Black Hills

Deep under the ponderosa pine forests and sprawling prairies of the Black Hills, there is an underground world of tunnels filled with unique geological formations. Caves of the Black Hills have captured the imagination of Native Americans, settlers, ...
Buffalo

Buffalo and the Black Hills Region

Through pioneering and contemporary conservation efforts, the American bison, or as it is more commonly referred to – the buffalo, has become synonymous with th...
Bison Grazing

Everything You Need to Know About Bison

Bison, also called buffalo, are the largest land mammal in the North America. They stand from five to seven feet tall at the shoulder, and can be an intimidatin...
Wine Kissing

Thirsty for Local Flavor

WINE The wineries located in and around the Hills provide the perfect excuse for vacationers to explore something other than the typical—which is exactly what an increasing number of people are looking for every season of the year. Whether you are a...
Mt Rushmore

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...
Mammoth Site

Two Days in South Dakota: Fossil Frenzy

Millions of years ago, dinosaurs roamed South Dakota. Today, the only dinosaurs that remain are fossils and replicas, but the Black Hills have become a mecca fo...
Ammonite

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 brontotheres, rhinoceroses, horses, oreodonts , camels, entelodonts (pigs), rabbits, rodents, and ...
Round Up

Buffalo Capital of the World

Fall signals not only a change in seasons at Custer State Park, but also a yearly tradition—the park’s Buffalo Roundup and Sale. The park’s modern tie to the...