Local Attractions

Here's a glimpse at some of the awe-inspiring attractions found in the Southern Black Hills of South Dakota!

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Angostura Recreation Area

Angostura Reservoir and Angoistura Recreation Area is a South Dakota State Park for the water-loving enthusiast. Surrounded with some of the finest sandy beachs in the state on its 36 miles of shoreline, the crystal clear waters offer many  activites such as boating, fishing, and swimming!

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Mammoth Site of
Hot Springs

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota, boasts the largest concentration of mammoth remains in the world!  Come and tour this  active paleontological dig site.

Cascade Falls & 
Swimming Hole

The clean, clear water of the falls originates about two miles upstream at Cascade Springs, where a series of six artesian springs feed ever-warm (67 degrees) water into Cascade Creek that is ideal for swimming.

The waters at Evans Plunge are crystal clear and scentless.  The natural spring-fed waters maintain a consistant 87 degree temperature year-round.


Swim, splash, and soak in the warm mineral waters of Evans Plunge!

One of America's oldest National Parks and one of the longest and most complex caves in the world.


It's name originates from the barometric winds at its entrance and contains unique formations rarely found elsewhere.

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Wild Horse Sanctuary

Experience hundreds of wild horses in place not only where they live but flourish in their home on the glassland, rocky canyons, wind swept prairies, and pine forrest. 

A home they share with coyotes, cougar, white-tail and mule deer, elk, wild turkeys, eagles and falcons.

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Mt. Rushmore

A trip to the Black Hills would not be complete without a visit to the tribute of the four presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.  Mt. Rushmore was construcrted as a  symbole of our freedom and demoncracy!

Witness the progression of the likeness of the Lakota leader, Crazy Horse, being craved into a granite mountain and learn more of the culture and traditions of the Lakota people.

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Custer State Park

Encompasing 71,000 acres of spectacular terrain and wildlife, the park contains beautiful scenic drives, such as the Needles Highway (SD Highway 87) which twist and turns its way around towering rock formations and through narrow tunnels.


Some favorite activites include hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, fishing, jeep rides to see the bison, and don't forget the friendly donkeys!