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Henry-Martinson House in Brookings County, South Dakota.

National Register of Historic Places listings in Brookings County, South Dakota

You are here Midwest Living / Travel / South Dakota / Black Hills Black Hills and Badlands Trip Guide Granite spires and pine-covered hills rise from the prairie in the state's western edge. There, you'll find pieces of history, and proof of perseverance and plenty of natural beauty to explore in places like Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial and Badlands National Park.

Top Things to Do in the Black Hills

You are here Midwest Living / Travel / South Dakota / Black Hills Black Hills and Badlands Trip Guide Granite spires and pine-covered hills rise from the prairie in the state's western edge. There, you'll find pieces of history, and proof of perseverance

Planning a trip to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota? Check out these travel tips for information on things to do, what to see, lodging, camping and more

Planning a trip to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota? Check out these travel tips for information on things to do, what to see, lodging, camping and more

Planning a trip to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota? Check out these Mount Rushmore National Memorial Travel Tips for information on things to do, what to see

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South Dakota Family Vacation: 10 Things to Do with Kids

Perhaps you thought of stopping in Rapid City, South Dakota for a night on your family road trip, allowing a quick visit to Mount Rushmore, as did we. But after we decided to hang around for 4 nights, we discovered there was so much more to do around Rapid City. Here’s our favourite 13 things to do (in addition to Mount Rushmore).

13 Things To Do In Rapid City With Kids (PLUS Mount Rushmore)

Where to camp in the Black Hills of South Dakota: Rafter J Bar Ranch Campground was a great place to stay while visiting and exploring the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Where to camp in the Black Hills of South Dakota

Bedrock City in Custer, South Dakota / 19 Places That Will Make Your Kid's Dreams Come True (via BuzzFeed)

19 Places That Will Make Your Kid's Dreams Come True

Mount Rushmore and other highlights of South Dakota's Black Hills and Badlands. I have lived in SD most of my life, yet I haven't done all of the things on this list!

What to Do in South Dakota's Black Hills and Badlands

A Black Hills and Mount Rushmore Itinerary for Families

A Black Hills itinerary for families

The Black Hills of South Dakota is an outstanding choice for a family vacation because there is so much to do! A Black Hills itinerary for families.

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