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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 formatio...
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...
Cycling

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 ...
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 brontoth...
Devils Tower

Devils Tower National Monument

Located on the northwestern edge of the Black Hills, Devils Tower Rises 1,267 feet above the Belle Fourche River to an altitude of 5,112 feet. The tower meas...
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...
lewis and clark illustration

Lewis and Clark Expedition

2004 marked the two hundredth anniversary of one of the more influential explorations in the history of the United States — The Lewis and Clark Expedition of th...