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Located near Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial is, for train fans, the biggest thrill in the Hills. The vintage steam engine chugs and whistles during two-hour round-trip ...
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Imaginations will run wild in this park with its otherworldly landscape. You'll want at least two hours to drive the Badlands Loop Road and check out the stunning views of carved, ...
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This Hill City museum looks modest, but the staff here made a colossal discovery in finding a T-Rex named Sue in Faith, SD. They lost the battle to keep Sue (who was purchased by ...
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A nice complement to Mount Rushmore visit is a trip to Crazy Horse Monument and its well-done Native American art museum. While it has decades to go before completion, you can see ...
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At close to 71,000 acres and with everything from bighorn sheep to bison and prairie dog towns, this state park could rival many national ones. It's also an ideal place to stay ...
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For a top-of-the-world rush, hike the six-mile trail to Harney Peak. It starts near Sylvan Lake Resort and climbs to the historic stone fire tower at 7,242 feet above sea level. ...
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Jewel Cave ranks as the nation's second largest cave with 151 miles explored as of June 2010. Just 13 miles from Custer State Park, it’s worth the extra ride to see it, ...
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Kids ages 4 to 13 get the best deal at this ancient graveyard where more than 100 mammoths died in a sinkhole about 26,000 years ago. Each summer, they can do a simulated bone dig ...
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Plan to spend about two hours admiring one of America's most impressive and iconic monuments. Younger children will love the museum's pretend detonator that blows up rock on a ...
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