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, 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 sights and unique experiences: Say hello to the carved granite faces of the presidents and 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 rodeo. Visit historic sites, galleries, and museums to learn about Lakota history. Soak in hot springs, pan for gold, or enjoy the solitude of the prairie and sleep under a field of stars
Respectfully connect with Native American culture:Visit the Crazy Horse Memorial or attend a powwow ceremony to see traditional dances and sample authentic cuisine
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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