Black Hills Top Attractions


Welcome to the Black Hills and Black Hills Top Attractions website, your complete guide to entertainment, attractions, and other great things to do while vacationing in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota!

Things to Do in the Black Hills

The Black Hills may be best known as the home of Mount Rushmore, but there is a lot more to do than just visiting the “Great Faces”. Take a hike in the million acres of national forest, journey through time at the dozens of history rich museums, and adventure through a few of the exciting attractions. If you are looking for a family friendly vacation destination, look no further. Whether history buff, thrill-seeker, or outdoorsman, everyone can find things to do in the Black Hills.

Unlock the Past

South Dakota has a vibrant history dating back to prehistoric times and the museums in the Black Hills are dedicated to preserving that history. The rich fossil beds of the Hills have unearthed the remains of hundreds of thousands of specimens. You can find multiple museums dedicated to the paleontological discoveries made here. Including an active dig site that is home to the largest concentration of mammoth remains in the world.

If you are more interested in human history, there are plenty of museums for you as well. Explore Native American culture, relive the shootouts of the wild west, connect with our nation's found fathers, and search for answers to the most fundamental questions about the universe. From dinosaurs to mammoths, early American history to modern day mechanical marvels. There is a museum for everyone in the Hills.

Become One with Nature

The Hills are abound with beauty and outdoor adventures. Black Hills National Forest consists of 1.2 million acres of forested hills and mountains all available to outdoor enthusiasts. One of the most popular attractions for nature lovers is Custer State Park. Spanning over 71,000 acres, CSP is home to roaming buffalo, friendly burros, and soaring granite peaks. Hiking, kayaking, swimming, camping, fishing, and even birding are all popular activities for the outdoorsman in your family.

Play, Ride, and Fly

There are hundreds of thrilling attractions in the Black Hills. Explore underground caverns, soar through the trees, get up close and personal with reptiles, or fly through the sky. These are just a few of the amazing things to do in the Black Hills.

Whatever your vacation pleasure, Black Hills Top Attractions website will provide you with information on where to go and what to do to make your vacation a wonderful event. Happy vacationing in South Dakota!

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