Black Hills Attractions




Black Hills Area Attractions & Entertainment – Discover the many adventures that await!

 

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Cosmos Mystery Area

Cosmos Mystery Area

Our Cosmos guides will take you on a truly unique adventure that could be the most entertaining and unforgettable experience your family will witness in the Black Hills, and possibly in the entire universe!

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DC Booth Historic Fish Hatchery

DC Booth Historic Fish Hatchery

D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives welcomes visitors to the historic hatchery and museum for an educational closeup view of the fish production process.

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Deadwood Gulch Resort

Deadwood Gulch Resort

The natural beauty of the Black Hills and the comfort of an Award Winning Hotel await you here at Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort.  Open the window and enjoy the tranquility from one of our many rooms that overlook Whitewood Creek.  Or take just a step…

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ALL Attractions in the Black Hills

1880 Train – Hill City

See the Black Hills of South Dakota by rail! Experience a historic, breathtakingly scenic, relaxing vintage steam train ride your family will never forget. Enjoy a two hour and fifteen minute round trip through the scenic Black Hills. Hear the bellow of the engine and…

Angostura State Resort

Located on scenic Angostura Reservoir just off SD Highway 79, South of Hot Springs, an Angostura State Resort cabin is the perfect way to enjoy all the recreational opportunities the Hot Springs area has to offer. After a day of touring, cool off in the temperature…

Bear Country USA

Bear Country USA is located at 13820 S. Highway 16 – Rapid City, SD, take Mt. Rushmore Road/ S Highway 16 towards Keystone (8 miles). Nestled over 250 acres amidst towering pines and along rolling meadows just eight miles south of Rapid City, Bear Country U.S.A.…

Big Thunder Gold Mine

Big Thunder Gold Mine is located in the historic town of Keystone, South Dakota. The mining museum is a replica of the Tykoon Gold Mill (Custom Mill) built in 1895 on the Big Thunder property. The museum is Free and contains the largest collection of…

Big Thunder Gold Mine

Big Thunder Gold Mine in the heart of the Black Hills, Keystone, SD has recaptured the excitement and romance of this bygone era. Find yourself traveling back in time as you tour the authentic 1890’s gold mine and learn about the mining experience from knowledgeable…

Bison Express Tours

Black Hills Tours with the Bison Express from Hot Springs, South Dakota offers you the best narrated scenic and wildlife adventure possible for a low price. Begin your vacation here with us at the healing waters of Hot Springs, the most economical town to lodge…

Black Hills Ariel Adventures

Black Hills Aerial Adventures offers the ultimate way to experience the scenic beauty of the Black Hills and the Badlands, from any of our three heliport locations: The Crazy Horse Heliport, The Rushmore Heliport, and The Badlands Heliport. Unique, round-trip tours – with the most…

Black Hills Caverns

The Black Hills Caverns were discovered in 1882 by gold seekers, but the Lakota Indians had found strength in the power of  the calcite crystals centuries before.  Come discover the wonder of the glittering underground world and see its many fantastic animal formations. Black Hills Caverns is…

Black Hills Maze

Located 3 miles south of Rapid City on Highway 16 on the Road to Mount Rushmore you can’t miss this great Black Hills attraction! The Black Hills Maze was constructed in 1991 by a local couple following their family experience in a Maze in the…

Black Hills Museum of Natural History

Black Hills Museum of Natural History,  is creating a NEW beginning.  Plans are beginning to take shape for a full scale Museum facility, complete with out door nature trails, and some of the best fossil and mineral displays found in the USA.   Please watch for…

Black Hills Putt-4-Fun Mini Golf

The newest, fun-filled attraction in Hot Springs, South Dakota, Putt-4-Fun offers the “Best in the West” miniature golf! Fun for everyone! 20 to 40 foot greens, landscaped with Native rocks, crystal clear blue waterfall, beautiful western decor, two bubbling water fountains, benches for relaxation, sand traps and…

Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

At the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in Hot Springs, South Dakota, there are horses nobody wanted as if they have no value because they are too little, too big or too plain. To us they are beautiful beyond words – their quick, wary ways, their tangled manes excite our senses. Born wild, many were hunted and trapped and nearly forgotten…

Borglum Historical Center

At the Borglum Historical Center in Keystone, SD, venture into the world of Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore, from the blasting of the stone to the grandeur of the “Seated Lincoln.” On the tour you will meet the artist, his family and the famous…

Center of the Nation Monument

The Geographic Center of the United States On August 21, 2007, the Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce and the Center of the Nation Planning Committee unveiled a new monument to designate and celebrate Belle Fourche, South Dakota as the Geographic Center of the United States.…

Chapel in the Hills

A traditional stave church modeled after Norway’s famous Borgund church, the Chapel in the Hills offers a quiet retreat and piece of Old World history set just outside Rapid City, South Dakota. Chapel in the Hills is a historical replica of Norway’s Borgund Stavkirke church.…

Circle B Chuckwagon Cowboy Music Show

Located at 12138 Ray Smith,  Hill City, SD. The Circle B Ranch Chuckwagon is located just 4 miles west of Hill City on Deerfield Road at High Country Guest Ranch. A visit to the Circle B Chuckwagon is like stepping back in time. Guests can enjoy our…

Crazy Horse Memorial

Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski and Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear officially started Crazy Horse Memorial June 3, 1948. The Memorial’s mission is to honor the culture, tradition and living heritage of North American Indians. Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation demonstrates its ongoing commitment to this promise by…

Custer State Park Resort

Within Custer State Park are four distinct lodges, each with its own unique personality. Outdoor activities designed to get you exploring every granite spire and brook-laden meadow await you.  that showcases the highlights of Custer State Park. Seventy-one thousand acres of natural beauty and adventure…

Dakota Angler and Outfitter

Dakota Angler & Outfitter is the Fly Shop of the Black Hills. Located in downtown Rapid City, South Dakota, Dakota Angler & Outfitter is located within 40 minutes of most Black Hills trout fishing locations. There is no need to travel far to find great…

Devil’s Tower Lodge

A Wyoming Bed & Breakfast, Full of Adventure, Peace and Quiet!! Our Secluded Paradise Bed and Breakfast is Built Around the Former Park Superintendent’s Home and Nestled Among 21 Acres of Ponderosa Pine and Precious Prairie, located at the Base of Devils Tower National Monument…

Evans Plunge

Located at 1145 North River Street in Hot Springs, SD. Try our waterslides or relax in our gigantic pool filled with rejuvenating naturally warm mineral water (87 degrees F). This sparkling spring water flows from an enormous thermal spring at a rate of 5000 gallons a…

Fort Hays Old West Town & Dinner Show

Open all day, 7 days a week, you can stop in for our Cowboy Breakfast every morning or make reservations for our Mount Rushmore Tour Package as well as our Chuckwagon Supper and Cowboy Music Variety Show.  Only 15 minutes from Mount Rushmore National Memorial…

Fort Meade Museum and Cemetery

The Fort Meade Museum is located one mile east of Sturgis, South Dakota on Highway 34. The Museum is open from June 1st through October 31st, 9 am to 5 pm daily. Admission is $5 and anyone under 12 is free. Fort Meade was established…

Granite Sports Outdoor Store

Granite Sports is the oldest outdoor specialty store in the Black Hills located in the quaint little town of Hill City. Our shop carries gear and clothing for rock climbers, hikers, backpackers, and campers. The team at GS is comprised of avid outdoor enthusiasts and…

Historic Homestake Opera House

Located at 313 West Main Street in Lead, South Dakota is one of Black Hill’s beautifully restored fine arts centers. The craftsmanship and historic preservation is readily evident to everyone who enters. From its construction in 1914 until a catastrophic fire in 1984, the Opera…

Homestake Visitor Center

The town of Lead, South Dakota is rich in mining history dating back to the Gold Rush of 1876. Over time the function and working out of the Homestake Gold Mine have evolved and changed, but the history has been preserved and can be experienced…

Jewel Cave National Monument

Located just outside of Custer, South Dakota this cave is sure to captivate you with it’s mystery and beauty. Jewel Cave National Monument is the second longest cave in the world, and new passages are continually being discovered. Located just outside of Custer, South Dakota.…

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, South Dakota, is the world’s largest mammoth research facility. You can tour an active paleontological dig site and view Ice Age fossils exhibited as they are found. Open year round, the Mammoth Site offers the museum visitor a 30-minute…

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is host to almost three million visitors a year from across the country and around the world. They come to marvel at the majestic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota and to learn about the birth, growth, development and the preservation of our country.

Mystic Miner Ski Resort at Deer Mountain

Deer Mountain is home to the most Powder accumulation in the Black Hills of SD averaging over 200 inches of annual snowfall and the Black Hills NEWEST winter attraction Zero Gravity Tube Park. The most diverse ski terrain the Black Hills has to offer. If…

Old MacDonald’s Petting Farm

Old MacDonald’s Farm is located in South Dakota on Highway 16, 9 Miles South of Rapid City right on the way to Mt. Rushmore. It is the perfect stop for families with young children or those who love farm animals. Snack barn, gift shop, picnic…

Pirate’s Cover Miniature Golf

The Pirate’s Cove, “the Original Adventure Golf,” in Rapid City, SD on LaCrosse Street, offers an unequaled miniature golf experience. The adventures and legends of infamous pirates come to life in their aware-winning theme park settings. Putt your way through caves, over footbridges, and under…

President’s Slide at Rushmore Tramway

Located just outside of Keystone, SD, enjoy a Black Hills’ destination that has it all – no matter what your age, this attraction truly offers a special experience for everyone. Whether you are an adventurous youngster (or just “young at heart”) looking for a thrilling…

Reptile Gardens

There are plenty of attractions for families to take in at Reptile Gardens. Stroll through our garden oasis of colorful flowers, lush vegetation, and well manicured lawns. Discover a myriad of ornamental trees, tropical plants, orchids, and bromeliads. Meet our exotic residents! Enjoy a chance…

Roughlock Falls

Just one mile off of the Spearfish Scenic Byway/US-14A along FDR-222, an easy one-mile hike leads to Roughlock Falls. Trails lead to viewpoints at the bottom and top of the Falls. To get to the trailhead, take FDR-222 west from Savoy. Near the Latchstring Inn and…

Rushmore Cave

Rushmore Cave is a natural adventure park located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, very close to Mount Rushmore. Discover new sensations by flying over treetops on the Soaring Eagle Zipline Ride, test your shooting skills at the Gunslinger 7-D Interactive Ride,  explore the beautiful stalactite filled…

Rushmore Mountain Sports

Starting in Hill City, South Dakota and expanding into Spearfish, South Dakota, this bike shop has always been progressive in nature – looking forward for ways to better serve their customers and expand their reach. On moving into Spearfish, they joined forces to purchase the service…

Saloon No 10

The Old Style Style Saloon #10 located in downtown Deadwood, SD is a living museum – maybe the only one in the world with a full bar – where you can view historical western and mining camp artifacts spanning over 100 years that we’ve collected…

Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns

Just outside of Rapid City and conveniently on the way to Mount Rushmore, it’s hard to think of a reason not to stop at Sitting Bull Crystal Cave. The passageways are filled with crystals, geodes and other speleothems, and the spectacular reflecting pool of Diamond…

Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in the northern Black Hills in Spearfish, South Dakota, the Sanctuary sits on 200 acres of rocky, forested terrain. It is currently home to over 300 animals of 40 different species including tigers, leopards, bears, African lions, foxes, mountain lions, coyotes, lynx, an ocelot,…

Storybook Island

The Storybook Island park in Rapid City, SD is full of beautiful playsets for your kids to enjoy! From the fantastic castle at the entrance, to Snow White’s house (surrounded by her darling seven dwarfs, the Dalmations, a train to ride, swings, the Crooked Man’s…

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame

Sturgis is synonymous with motorcycles and the people who love them. Visitors come all year looking for motorcycle-related businesses and attractions – and they get a piece of motorcycling history when they visit Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame. The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum &…

Sylvan Rocks Climbing Adventure

The time you spend with us is not just spent doing or watching something, it is becoming part of something! The goal of our experienced staff at Black Hills Climbing, is to get you on the rocks climbing at your level, and making memories that…

Tatanka – Story of the Bison

Tatanka is located off U.S. Highway 85 – One mile north of Deadwood, SD. 30-60 million bison once roamed the great plains of North America. By the close of the 19th century, it’s estimated that less than 1,000 bison survived. This is their story. “I…

Terry Peak Ski Area

Terry Peak Ski Area is South Dakota’s premier destination for a winter vacation, featuring skiing and snowboarding. The family-friendly ski resort is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, near historic Deadwood and just outside the town of Lead, South Dakota. The summit of…

The Flinestone’s Bedrock City

The Flintstones™ Bedrock City Theme Park  Flintstones Fantasies come alive in this modern Stone-Age setting of fun-filled buildings and play areas. Tour Fred’s Bedrock City. Ride the Flintmobile and Iron Horse Train. See Mount Rockmore and enjoy the new Flintstone Trio Show. Then romp on…

Triple R Ranch

The Triple R Ranch is located within the 27,766 acre Norbeck Wildlife Preserve, 3 miles from the 10,700 acre Black Elk Wilderness Area, and in the middle of the Black Hills National Forest.We center the activities around lots of horseback riding into the scenic back country. This is…

Vore Buffalo Jump

The Vore Buffalo Jump Site is approximately half way between Sundance, Wyoming and Spearfish, South Dakota in the Redwater Creek Valley between the Bear Lodge Mountains on the north and west and the Black Hills proper on the south and west.The Vore Buffalo Jump is…

Wa Tiki Waterpark

Located on the outskirts of Rapid City, South Dakota just off I90, Wa Tiki Waterpark contains 30,000 square feet of pools, slides, and splashing fun. WaTiki is the largest indoor waterpark in the Dakotas! The resort also includes two premier hotels and an arcade. Open year-round, WaTiki…

Wall Drug

America’s favorite road-side attraction! Located off SD Interstate 90 in the town of Wall Drug, South Dakota is the Wall Drug Store. Complete with top notch gift shops stocked with Black Hills and South Dakota souvenirs as well as a the Wall Drug cafe where…

Wild Bill Hickock’s Grave

A legend of the West, Wild Bill Hickock is buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Deadwood, South Dakota. Wild Bill Hickock is one of the Wild West’s seminal figures. Wild Bill’s grave is located in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Deadwood, South Dakota, along with the…

Wind Cave National Park

Swaying prairie grasses, forested hillsides, and an array of wildlife such as bison, elk, and prairie dogs welcome visitors to one of our country’s oldest national parks and one of its few remaining intact prairies. Secreted beneath is one of the world’s longest caves, Wind…

Wonderland Cave

To access Wonderland Cave, take exit 32 off I-90 at Sturgis onto scenic Vanocker Canyon Road or South of Deadwood on Highway 385 via the beautiful Nemo Area. Over the years extensive exploration and development took place to open more than two dozen rooms that are featured in…