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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...

Rocky Point Recreation Area

During the long and hot days of summer, Belle Fourche locals head to the lake! Visitors don’t have to go all the way to Sheridan Lake to have a blast, as this r...

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 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...

Biking in the Black Hills

Try the Rapid City bike path. Crossing Rapid City from west to east, this concrete trail meanders through a neatly-groomed greenway alongside Rapid Creek. This ...

Grab a Drink in the Black Hills

The Black Hills has experienced a boom in craft beer over the past decade and is now a top destination for visiting breweries. Nothing beats sipping on a cold c...

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 ...

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...

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...
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A Black Hills Family Getaway

Make the most of your family getaway to the Black Hills with this 3-day itinerary. With grizzly bears, alligators, parks, ice cream, candy stores, and ziplining...