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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 tre...
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Learn about the history of Deadwood and its many unique historic characters--Calamity Jane, Wild Bill, etc. Kids enjoy the activities on the lower level, which contains a one-room ...
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Fill your day with adventure and thrills at Aerial Adventure Park and Zip Line in Keystone, all while taking in the breathtaking views that are the Black Hills. Climbers of all ski...
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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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Kids will have a blast walking through this authentic gold mine and learning about the history of the Black Hilla gold rush. After your tour of the mine, take the kids to pan for g...
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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 C...
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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 and...
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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. It...
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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 scre...
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This is the largest reptile zoo in the world. Check out the various reptile and animal shows and check out the Old West ghost town. Seasonal rate ranges: Adults: $12.50 to $16.50 e...
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Navigate the ropes course, ride the zipline, enjoy the scenic views from the chairlift, and drive a tiny cart down the Alpine Slide at Rushmore Tramway Adventures--a perfect place ...
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Hike around the paths and rocks surrounding the beautiful Sylvan Lake, one of the most popular destinations in the park. You can rent kayaks or paddle boats to get out on the water...
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Take a trip back in time to pan for gold at this Hill City mill, where kids will learn all about prospecting and how to identify rocks and minerals. They won't get rich quick, but ...
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Take an hour or two to drive the eighteen miles of this winding prairie road, where you'll almost always get to catch a glimpse of free-roaming buffalo, and sometimes see other ani...
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The Wind Caves are one of the most complex cave systems in the world, and most families find them a fun place to spend an hour or two. At the entrance, you'll feel the blowing air ...
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