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Black Hills & Badlands

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Popular things to do in Black Hills & Badlands

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Scenic Drive
Loop Road Badlands National Park
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Sylvan Lake Custer
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Geologic Formation
Needles Eye Tunnel Custer
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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National Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial Keystone
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Relics of the Old West, pine covered peaks, and national memorials describe Black Hills & Badlands. This scenic region boasts a high concentration of national parks, granite peaks, caves, and monuments--all open year-round. Black Hills' oldest town, Custer owes much of its tourism to the rich wildlife of the bordering Custer State Park, while Keystone serves as a base for seeing Mount Rushmore. With interesting museums and other cultural attractions, Rapid City calls to visitors who wish to explore the area's rich Native American and pioneer heritage. With so many opportunities for outdoor adventure and rich history, you'll never be short of excitement on your Black Hills & Badlands holiday. Plan the details of your Black Hills & Badlands holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use United States trip itinerary planner.

Kid-friendly things to do in Black Hills & Badlands

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Zoo
Reptile Gardens Rapid City
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Bear Country USA Rapid City
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Natural History Museum
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs Hot Springs
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Cave
Jewel Cave National Monument Custer
4.0
Duration: 8 hours

Nature in Black Hills & Badlands

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State Park
Custer State Park Custer
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Geologic Formation
Badlands Wall Badlands National Park
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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National Park
Badlands National Park Interior
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Forest
Black Hills National Forest Custer
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Black Hills & Badlands

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Military Museum
South Dakota Air and Space Museum Rapid City
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Adams Museum Deadwood
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery Spearfish
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries Rapid City
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Black Hills & Badlands

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Geologic Formation
Big Badlands Overlook Badlands National Park
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Hiking Trail
Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail Custer
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Wades Gold Mill Hill City
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Hiking Trail
Notch Trail Badlands National Park
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Black Hills & Badlands

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Shopping Mall
Wall Drug Wall
3.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Granite Sports Hill City
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Things That Rock Hill City
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Black Hills Vinyl Rapid City
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Chapel in the Hills Rapid City
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Scenic Drive
Iron Mountain Road Custer
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Scenic Drive
Wildlife Loop Road Custer
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Neighborhood
Downtown Rapid City Rapid City
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

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