Here's a glimpse at some of the awe-inspiring attractions found in the Southern Black Hills of South Dakota!
Angostura Recreation Area
Angostura Reservoir and Angostura Recreation Area is a South Dakota State Park for the water-loving enthusiast. Surrounded by some of the finest sandy beaches in the state on its 36 miles of shoreline, the crystal clear waters offer many activities such as boating, fishing, and swimming!
Mamamoth 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.
One of America's oldest National Parks and one of the longest and most complex caves in the world. Its name originates from the barometric winds at its entrance and contains unique formations rarely found elsewhere.
Wild Horse Sanctuary
Experience hundreds of wild horses in a place not only where they live but flourish in their home on the grassland, rocky canyons, windswept prairies, and pine forest–a home they share with coyotes, cougar, white-tail and mule deer, elk, wild turkeys, eagles, and falcons.
The waters at Evans Plunge are crystal clear and scentless. The natural spring-fed waters maintain a consistent 87-degree temperature year-round. Swim, splash, and soak in the warm mineral waters of Evans Plunge!
Crazy Horse Monument
Witness the progression of the likeness of the Lakota leader, Crazy Horse, being carved into a granite mountain and learn more of the culture and traditions of the Lakota people.
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 constructed as a symbol of our freedom and democracy by Gutzon Borglum!
Custer State Park
Encompassing 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 turn its way around towering rock formations and through narrow tunnels. Some favorite activities include hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, fishing, jeep rides to see the bison, and don't forget the friendly donkeys!