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Mount Moriah

Mount Moriah Cemetery

Many early residents of Deadwood were buried at Mt. Moriah or at its predecessor, the Ingleside Cemetery, down the hill to the left of the present cemetery. ...
Jewel Cave

Jewel Cave National Monument

Located near Custer, South Dakota, Jewel Cave is recognized as the second longest recorded cave system in the nation - 181 miles - behind only the appropriately...
Bison

Saving the Buffalo: James (Scotty) Philip

James (Scotty) Philip was born near the town of Dallas, Morayshire, in the highlands of Scotland on April 30, 1858. While growing up, James read exciting stories about life in the American West. In the spring of 1874, at the fifteen, Philip left Scot...
Hunting

Hunting in the Black Hills

The vast array of wildlife in the Black Hills attracts tourists and hunters alike. This area has many unique hunting experiences like bison in Custer State Park...
Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding in the Black Hills

Experience the Black Hills by horseback like explorers and cowboys did centuries ago. These riding camps will teach you everything you need to know to become an...
Belted Kingfisher

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 national parks, and 925,783 acres of important bird areas. Popular South Dakota birds inc...
ATV Riding Travel SD

ATV Riding in the Black Hills

The Black Hills National Forest has 600 miles of trails for ATV riding, so this area is the best in the Black Hills for riders. It also has 347 miles of trail s...
Horseback Riding

Hiking, Biking and Horseback Riding

Looking for a little exercise on this vacation? You've come to the right place. The Black Hills area provides unlimited hiking, biking,  camping, climbing, and ...
Hiking badlands

Top 5 Hiking Trails in Badlands National Park

A South Dakota adventure is not complete without exploring the awe-inspiring Badlands National Park. Millions of years ago, ancient animals like early horses, rhinos, saber-tooth cats, and alligators called the Badlands home. Native Americans h...
Geology

Black Hills and Badlands Geology

The unique and varied landscapes of the Black Hills and Badlands region are a geology student’s dream. The following is a general overview of the four geologic ...