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Crazy Horse Memorial

Families Climb Crazy Horse Memorial

On June 3 and 4, hikers took the opportunity to see Crazy Horse’s head up close up during the 10K walk. Over 9,000 hikers took on the 6.2 mile hike start...
George Bush

President Bush Comes to Mt. Rushmore

President George W. Bush paid a visit to the Shrine of Democracy of Mount Rushmore on August 15, 2002. During a nearly 45 minute speech, the president covered a...
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...
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder

In September of 1974, NBC Television introduced America to the Ingalls family, a pioneer family that had made its way west a century earlier. The storyline o...
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...
Hot Springs Jesse

Minnekahta

First called Minnekahta (hot waters) by the Lakota people, Hot Springs is known as the southern gateway to the Black Hills. Hot Springs is home to the larges...

Fort Meade

Historically the Black Hills region was home to Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Lakota Sioux Indian tribes. Gold prospecting and settlement of this area in the mid 1870s...
Illustrated Deadwood

Charlie Utter

Historical Black Hills characters, both factual and fictional, have taken center stage in the successful HBO series Deadwood.   C. H. (Charlie) Utter w...
Fossil Hunting

Get Your Hands Dirty

PaleoAdventures is one of the highest rates tours in the Black Hills, and for good reason; on these tours, guests learn paleontology dig techniques and then par...