Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

Outdoors and Cultural Attractions

Outdoors and Cultural Attractions

Click the below link for a video from the Black Hills and Badlands about outdoor and cultural attractions in the area.
Location: Black Hills
1880 Train

1880 Train

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 the whine of the whistle as it winds its way through the hills between Hill City and Keystone... and back again.
Phone: 605.574.2222
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

People are drawn to the rugged beauty of the Badlands. These geologic deposits contain one of the world`s richest fossil beds. Ancient mammals such as the rhino, horse, and saber-toothed cat once roamed here. The park`s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, deer, pronghorn, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today.
Phone: 605.433.5361
Bear Country

Bear Country

A drive through wildlife park located in Rapid City, South Dakota. Bear Country is host to hundred`s of black bears, several grizzly bears, elk, reindeer, mountain sheep, mountain goats, and many smaller wild animals such as skunk, fox, cougar, and more. During the spring you can see our litter of baby bears in Babyland! Giftshop, food, and more on this beautiful campus!
Phone: 605.343.2290
Crazy Horse Memorial

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.
Phone: 605.673.4681
Custer State Park

Custer State Park

The clear mountain waters are inviting, and the open ranges are waiting to be discovered. Bring your family to Custer State Park, and let yourself run wild. Custer State Park in the Black Hills encompasses 71,000 acres of spectacular terrain and an abundance of wildlife. Within the park, you`ll discover a world of adventure!
Phone: 605.255.4515
Deadwood, South Dakota

Deadwood, South Dakota

With ongoing restoration, Deadwood is being transformed back into the frontier town that once drew legends and legions in search of their fortune. The entire town is a Registered National Historic Landmark, but don`t let that fool you. Behind all the historic facades is plenty of modern-day fun. The famous and infamous have left their marks here. Men, like Wild Bill Hickok and Seth Bullock, and women, like Calamity Jane and Poker Alice, made this town legendary. Come and discover the lure of Deadwood
George S. Mickelson Trail

George S. Mickelson Trail

The trail is 109 miles long and contains more than 100 converted railroad bridges and 4 rock tunnels. The trail surface is primarily crushed limestone and gravel. There are 15 trailheads all of which offer parking, self-sale trail pass stations, vault toilets, and tables.
Phone: 605.584.3896
Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore

The famous faces of Mount Rushmore are an awe-inspiring sight. The 60-foot faces carved into a granite hillside are both a spectacular and engineering marvel.
Phone: 605.574.2523
Reptile Gardens

Reptile Gardens

Stroll through our garden oasis of colorful blooms, lush vegetation, and well manicured lawns... you may even get the rare opportunity to have an up close and personal animal encounter with our giant albino python Marilyn, our baby gator Fluffy, or any of our other photogenic creatures.
Phone: 800.335.0275
Storybook Island

Storybook Island

A free family fun park featuring playscapes from various storybooks and characters. Located in central Rapid City, South Dakota, Storybook Island features acres of playground area, snack stands, gift shops & a children`s theater.
Phone: 605.342.6357