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Itinerary

Visit Spearfish

Located at the mouth of scenic Spearfish Canyon, the town of Spearfish was named after the creek where Native Americans "speared" fish. While other Black Hills...
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Visit Keystone

Like many Black Hills communities, Keystone was established as a mining community during the Black Hills Gold Rush. Gold, mica, tin, feldspar, a...

Visit Hill City

Hill City originally attracted gold miners when it was founded in 1876 but had better luck with tin in the 1880s, and later, the railroad industry. Once notori...

Visit Ellsworth AFB

Ellsworth Air Force Base has been closely aligned with the Rapid City area since 1942, when it was established as a training location for the B-17 Flying ...
Mount Moriah

Visit Deadwood

When placer gold was discovered in a creek that ran through a gulch full of dead trees in 1876, prospectors flocked to the area and a boom town sprang up pract...
Round Up

Visit Custer

Founded in 1875 near the site where gold was first discovered in French Creek, Custer is the oldest established town in the Black Hills. This small community i...

Visit Belle Fourche

Situated in a fertile valley at the confluence of the Belle Fourche and Redwater Rivers in southern Butte County, Belle Fourche is an important agricultural hu...
Sturgis Rally

Visit Sturgis

With its prime location in a valley at the entrance of the Northern Black Hills, Sturgis—the county seat of Meade County, South Dakota—once marketed itself as ...

Top 5 Things to Do in Lead

Deep in the heart of the Northern Hills, a small mining town was established in 1876 called Lead. When gold was discovered by the Manuel brothers, the populati...

48 Hours in the Black Hills

The Black Hills are an explorer's paradise. From rugged granite cliffs and ponderosa pine forests to pristine lakes, quaint communities, and abundant wildlife,...