One of America’s most famous monuments rises amid breathtaking natural beauty. Experience the open skies of the Badlands and rolling prairies of the West with Moon Mount Rushmore & The Black Hills.
Itineraries for every timeline and budget, tailored for adventure seekers, families, history buffs, art collectors, 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 activities and unique ideas for exploring: 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 galleries, museums, and historic sites 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.
Valuable insight from seasoned explorer and local expert Laural A. Bidwell
Respectfully connect with Native American culture with tips on visiting the Crazy Horse Memorial and how to attend a powwow
Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, directions, and reservations to Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, Custer State Park, Wind Cave National Park
Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
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 wildlife, terrain, culture, and history
With Moon Mount Rushmore & The Black Hills, you can plan your trip your way.
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