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Outdoor Activities Western SD

Trails in the Black Hills

The Black Hills National Forest comprises a vast area of 1.2 million South Dakotan acres, affording nature enthusiasts a virtually limitless outdoor playground. The rugged terrain, challenging inclines, old logging

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Badlands National Park

One of the most popular attractions in western South Dakota, the Badlands National Park provides its visitors dazzling views of beautiful, striking rock-like formations. The buttes, pinnacles, and spires formed

National Parks Western SD

Jewel Cave National Monument

Nestled in the Black Hills, just west of Custer, lies a hidden treasure by the name of Jewel Cave. A staggering 143 miles long, Jewel Cave, is currently the second longest

National Parks Western SD

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

‘Silent sentinel of the prairie’ Standing on a windswept patch of western South Dakota prairie and looking down into a hole at the cone of a missile as motorists zoom

National Parks Western SD

Missouri National Recreational River

The only portion of the Missouri River left unaltered by channels or dams can be found on the border between South Dakota and Nebraska at the Missouri National Recreational River.

National Parks Western SD

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Each year, more than 3 million travelers visit South Dakota’s top attraction, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, located 25 miles southwest of Rapid City, South Dakota. The majestic granite sculpture of

Black Hills General News Western SD

Work under way on Wind Cave visitor center renovation

Wind Cave was among the first places in the United States to be protected by a national-park designation. Besides all of the interesting features inside the cave’s 132 miles of