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Hill City

Hill City Attractions

From an authentic 1880 steam train and railroad museum to dinosaurs and teddy bears, Hill City has an eclectic blend of attractions and activities.

Rockin R Rides

  • 24853 Village Ave
  • Custer, SD 57730
  • 605-673-2999 (Summer Only)
  • 520-349-6078
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Rockin R Rides provides guided horseback trail rides form one hour up to half day on the beautiful Black Hills National Forest trails. Family friendly, knowledgeable guides, great horses, reasonable rates!  Located one mile south of Crazy Horse Memorial at Heritage Village on Hwy 385 – just minutes from Hill City. Open 7 days/week, Memorial […]

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Warrior’s Work Ben West Gallery

A Year – Round Art Gallery on Hill City’s Main Street, we feature regional and U.S. painters, sculptors, craftsmen and other artists. In addition to the gallery’s innovative leather frame designs, made and found only in Hill City, the gallery sells American-made leather hats and other fine apparel for men and women.

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Rocky Knolls Golf Course

The 9-hole, par 36 Rocky Knolls Golf Course offers 3,084 yards of precision golf from the longest tee. The natural landscape of the course is refreshing and offers scenic views of the Southern Black Hills. The fairways are lined with mature Ponderosa Pines and demand accuracy off the tee. The course rating is 35.9 and […]

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Black Hills Open Top Tours

  • 660 N Maple Ave Rapid City, SD 57501
  • 605-644-6736
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Hello and Welcome – We estimate 90% of first time visitors to the Black Hills only know about Mt Rushmore. One of the first things visitors say is “I had no idea there was so much”. The facts are . . . the Hills are 120 miles long and 70 miles wide and full of […]

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BLACK HILLS ABOVE & BEYOND TOURS

#1 best value tour! Please check out our “5-STAR REVIEWS” on TripAdvisor. We are open year-round. DISCOUNTS for retired and active Military Veterans, Police Officers, Firefighters and Children 17 and under! FREE pick-up and drop-off at your location. 9-14 passenger Transit and Sprinter vans with 6 foot high ceilings and large windows. Also a complimentary GOURMET […]

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Fort Hays Old West Town

  • 2255 Fort Hayes Rd
  • Rapid City, SD 57702
  • (605)-343-3113
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Open All Day 7 days a week, mid-May through October, we offer our original Chuckwagon Supper followed by a great music variety show. We welcome you, your family, and groups of any kind, including bus tours, international travelers or family reunions – anyone seeking a western experience with good food and family fun for everyone! […]

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WARRIOR’S WORK & BEN WEST GALLERY

A Year – Round Art Gallery on Hill City’s Main Street, we feature regional and U.S. painters, sculptors, craftsmen and other artists. In addition to the gallery’s innovative leather frame designs, made and found only in Hill City, the gallery sells American-made leather hats and other fine apparel for men and women.

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GEOFUNTREK TOURS

  • 24430 Nellie Lane
  • Keystone, SD, 57751
  • 605.430.1531
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GeoFunTrek Tours specializes in day-long adventures in the Black Hills & Badlands region. We will work with you to deliver the finest in traditional itineraries such as Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer State Park – to unique and novel experiences – such as Sunset and Stargazing Tours of the Badlands, Dinosaur and Fossil Tours, […]

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EVERYTHING PREHISTORIC

  • 117 Main Street
  • Hill City, SD, 57745
  • 605.574.3919
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Gift Shop featuring Earth Science-themed items including fossils, minerals & meteorites, natural gemstone jewelry, stone housewares, educational toys, books, etc.  

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BLACK HILLS WILDERNESS EDGE ADVENTURES

  • 1315 Old Hill City Rd
  • Keystone, SD, 57751
  • 605-391-6551
  • 1-877-503-9075
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Black Hills Wilderness Edge Adventures gives you the opportunity to explore the Black Hills off the beaten path with ATV/UTV rentals.  Located near Mt. Rushmore, close to the hundreds of miles of trails & amazing scenic drives, Black Hills Wilderness Edge Adventures takes you off the beaten path & lets you experience, not just see, […]

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BLACK HILLS AERIAL ADVENTURES

  • 24564 US HWY 16/385
  • CUSTER, SD 57730
  • (605) 673-2163
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Our business along with sister companies Rushmore Helicopters and Badlands Helicopters, fly aerial tours in our fleet of 8 aircraft over the unique Black Hills sites of Mt. Rushmore, Black Elk Peak, Crazy Horse Monument, Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park, the Cathedral Spires, the Needles Highway, the Badlands National Park and so much more. We […]

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BIG THUNDER GOLD MINE

Black Hills’ most complete original mining exprience!  Original Gold Mine Tour includes two forms of gold panning, one on-site and panning in a creek.  Also featured:  Gem panning for Black Hills native rock, giftshop with unique rock and gold products.  Restaurant with unique menu. 3 miles from Keystone    

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CANDYLAND

  • 23835 Mill Iron Dr.
  • Rapid City, SD 57702
  • 605-574-2824
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Candyland is located right off Highway 16 by Prairie Berry and Miner Brewing Company. It offers more than 2,000 different types of candy, ranging from bulk to retro. There are truffles, soda pop, ice cream and even coffee. The largest candy store in South Dakota houses hundreds and hundreds of different types of candy. Most everything from old school jawbreakers […]

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BEAR COUNTRY, USA

A unique drive-thru wildlife park featuring North American wildlife. Encounter bears, wolves, elk, buffalo, and other wildlife on your three mile drive. Enjoy the playful antics of bear cubs and other park offspring in the walk through Babyland. See where the animals roam free! We are on the road to Mount Rushmore.

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THE MAMMOTH SITE

  • 1800 US 18 Bypass
  • Hot Springs, SD, 57747
  • 605.745.6017
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The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD is an accredited museum and an indoor active dig site which boasts the largest concentration of mammoths in the world. The Mammoth Site offers Summer Educational Programs for children June 1st – August 15th.  Facebook: TheMammothSite

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RUSHMORE TRAMWAY ADVENTURES

  • 203 Cemetery Road
  • Keystone, SD 57751
  • 605-666-4478
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Outdoor entertainment at its best, just 2 miles below Mt. Rushmore in Keystone. Slide, climb, ride and zip – or just sit in the shade and savor the views (with burgers and brews!). You can coast down the double-tracked President’s Alpine Slide, climb your way around the 8-course Aerial Adventure Park’s treetop obstacles, free-fall from […]

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RUSH MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE PARK – HOME OF RUSHMORE CAVE

You will find fun on all levels at Rush Mountain Adventure Park!  Explore the closest cave to Mount Rushmore, Rushmore Cave, on a scenic cave tour, cruise down the mountain on the Rushmore Mountain Coaster, experience the Soaring Eagle Zipride shoot’ed up at the Gunslinger 7D Ride, and find your inner daredevil at the Wingwalker […]

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National Presidential Wax Museum

Located in the shadow of Mount Rushmore in the historic town of Keystone, the National Presidential Wax Museum is an impressive highlight on any traveler’s itinerary. Featuring the works of world-famous wax artist Katherine Stubergh, the National Presidential Wax Museum features over 100 life size wax sculptures of some of the most iconic figures in […]

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OLD MACDONALD’S FARM

  • 23691 Busted Five Ct
  • Rapid City, SD, 57702 USA
  • 605.737.4815
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Hands-on animal fun. Pet them, feed them, play with them. Old MacDonalds farm has everything from baby chicks and goats to draft horses and ponies.

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Teddy Bear Town

  • 108 Main St
  • Hill City, SD 57745
  • 605.574.2266

Teddy Bear Town is home to over 10,000 different teddy bears of all shapes, sizes and colors. It’s the Guinness Book of World Record’s “Largest Teddy Bear Collection” and also listed in Ripley’s Believe It or Not. A must see & enjoy for all ages!

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Civilian Conservation Corps Museum

  • 23935 Hwy 385
  • Hill City, SD 57745
  • 605.574.2368
  • 1.800.888.1798
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The Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota honors the men who thinned trees, fought forest fires, built rock bridges and structures, planted trees, constructed fire trails, worked on soil conservation projects, built dams, pigtail bridges and generally helped frame the beauty of South Dakota—all for one dollar per day. Located at the Hill City Visitor Information Center.

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High Country Guest Ranch

  • 12138 Ray Smith Drive
  • Hill City, SD, 5774
  • 605.574.9003
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Experience the best of “Western America” with the award-winning Native American group Brule’ & the Circle B Chuckwagon Show. Family friendly guest ranch with heated swimming pool, play area, and bicycle rentals for the Mickelson Trail.

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Dakota Stone Rock Shop

  • 23863 Palmer Gulch Rd
  • Hill City, SD 57745
  • 605.574.2760
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Make memories with your family at Dakota Stone during your stay in Hill City and the Black Hills! Gem Panning, Gold Panning, Mine Treasure Hunt.  Even crack open a Geode! The largest supply of rock in the Black Hills. Fairburn Agates, Boulders, Pond & Garden Rocks, Souvenirs, Handmade Stone & Silver Jewelry, Unique Gifts. During the Fall season visit our Pumpkin Patch.

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Museum @ Black Hills Institute

The Museum @ Black Hills Institute invites you to travel back in time and discover prehistoric beasts of all sizes. The museum is home to “STAN”, the 2nd largest and 2nd most complete T. Rex skeleton ever found.

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1880 Train

  • 222 Railroad Ave
  • Hill City, SD 57745
  • 605.574.2222
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The 1880 Train is a two-hour, narrated 20-mile round trip between Hill City and Keystone. One of our steam engines is close to 100 years old!

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South Dakota State Railroad Museum

  • 222 Railroad Avenue, Building A
  • Hill City, SD 57745
  • 605.574.9000
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The museum provides visitors with the unique story of railroading through displays, interactive exhibits, an operating model train and educational displays.

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Custer State Park

Custer State Park has 4 Historic Lodges, 8 Campgrounds, 4 Mt. Lakes, streams, hiking, biking, naturalist programs and much more.

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Major Black Hills Attractions near Hill City

George S. Mickelson Trail

This 109-mile trail stretches from the southern Black Hills to the northern tip. Hill City sits right in the middle of this old converted railroad line that features gentle grades, rock tunnels and amazing scenery. Perfect for biking, horseback riding and hiking.

 

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is just 12 miles from Hill City. Along with the famous faces, the memorial features a Presidential Trail, gift shop, museum, café, ice cream store, amphitheater, nightly lighting ceremony and several special ranger-led tours.

 

Crazy Horse Memorial

Crazy Horse Memorial is just a few minutes south of Hill City. It’s the world’s largest ongoing mountain carving and a special tribute to Native American tribes. The memorial features a visitor’s center, viewing plaza, museum, gift shop and onsite restaurant. There are also several special summer events, like a nightly laser lightshow, volksmarches and commemorative night blasts.

 

Custer State Park

This is where the buffalo roam and the antelope play on 71,000 acres. You’ll also find plenty of other wildlife, historic lodges, campgrounds, mountain lakes, hiking trails, horseback trail rides, buffalo safaris, scenic drives, dining, general stores, kayak and paddle boat rentals, educational programs, the Black Hills Playhouse and a lot more.

 

Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park is one of the world’s longest caves. You’ll find rare, boxwork formations below the surface and nearly 30,000 acres of mixed grass prairie above. Tour the cave, hike the trails and see the park’s bison, elk and pronghorn antelope herds. Reservations for cave tours are strongly recommended.

 

Jewel Cave National Monument

Take a tour of Jewel Cave National Monument and see its sparkling calcite crystals. The cave is considered one of the longest in the world and new passageways are constantly being discovered. Reservations for cave tours are strongly recommended.

 

"OUR TRIP TO HILL CITY WAS THE BEST VACATION WE HAVE BEEN ON YET."

O'Conner Family

Iowa City, IA