About the Black Hills
Things to do in the black hills
- Deadwood Chamber of Commerce: Business & visitor information, with details about services available in town.
- Spearfish City: The official city website, including content from the local economic development corporation.
- Spearfish Chamber of Commerce: Business promotion and service information from the local chamber.
- Terry Peak: One of two major ski resorts in the Black Hills, located just a few minutes outside of Lead and Deadwood.
- The Badlands National Park: Located about 50 miles east of Rapid City, the Badlands are one of the most distinct national parks in the country.
- Black Hills National Forest: Roughly one million acres of the Black Hills are managed as a national Forest.
- Crazy Horse Memorial: The world's largest mountain carving in progress is just a few minutes north of the town of Custer.
- Custer State Park: The crown jewel of South Dakota's state park system includes Harney Peak, the highest point in in the U.S. east of the Rocky Mountains.
- Devils Tower National Monument: A crack rock-climbing destination, this otherworldly rock tower was made famous by Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." It's located about an hour west of Spearfish, just across the Wyoming state line.
- Jewel Cave National Monument: The second-longest cave in the world is just a few minutes west from the town of Custer.
- The Journey Museum: This modern museum near the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City has collections of pioneer and Native American artifacts.
- Mount Rushmore National Memorial: A mountain scultpure with the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, Mount Rushmore is located near the center of the Black Hills.
- Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau: Official visitor information for Rapid City, the largest city in the Black Hills region.
- Official Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: This annual bike rally brings roughly a half-million people to the town of Sturgis in the northern Black Hills.
- South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Museum of Geology: This top engineering school in Rapid City is one of two institutions in the Black Hills run by the South Dakota state university system.
- South Dakota Department of Tourism: Official South Dakota visitor information.
- Wind Cave National Park: The fourth-longest cave system in the world also includes a grassland preserve with North American bison, prairie dog towns and extensive hiking trails.