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.
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.
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