Experience the open skies of the Badlands, the rolling prairies of the West, and one of America’s most famous monuments with Moon Mount Rushmore & The Black Hills. Inside you’ll find:
Strategic, flexible itineraries, tailored for adventure seekers, families, history buffs, art lovers, road-trippers, and more
Recommendations for outdoor recreation, including hiking, climbing, fishing, backpacking, and more, plus essential packing tips and health and safety information
The top experiences and unique ideas: Say hi to the carved granite faces of the presidents, then hike red rock canyons and hills covered in ponderosa pine. Spot bison, elk, and mountain goats, and see wild horses roaming the grassy flatlands. Test yourself by climbing the tallest peak east of the Rockies, or get your adrenaline going at a local rodeo. Visit historic sites, galleries, and museums, to learn about Lakota history. Soak in local hot springs, pan for gold, or enjoy the solitude of the prairie and sleep under a field of stars
How to respectfully connect with Native American culture, including visiting the Crazy Horse Memorial and attending a powwow
Valuable insight from seasoned adventurer and local expert Laural A. Bidwell
Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, directions, and reservations to Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, Custer State Park, and Wind Cave National Park
Coverage of gateway cities and towns, including Rapid City, Hill City, and Keystone
Honest advice for families, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets
Thorough background on the culture, history, wildlife, and terrain
With Moon Mount Rushmore & The Black Hills, you can plan your trip your way.
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