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With patriotic charm, Old West adventure, sweeping history lessons, stunning scenery, caves and paleontology, and wildlife galore, South Dakota’s Black Hills is one...

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In South Dakota’s Black Hills, mica and quartz sparkle along trails and thick stands of pines decorate granite peaks and distinctive spires seen from scenic...

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Along with epic scenery and plenty of family activities, Custer State Park in the Black Hills offers a resort setup with four places to stay.
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The February morning in South Dakota’s Black Hills dawned clear and cold. I had two options for the day: Peer into a hole on Pactola Lake alongside some buddies on...

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From the carvings on Mount Rushmore to the surreal Badlands and the jagged peaks of Custer State Park, this South Dakota area is rich with history and natural beauty.
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Western South Dakota's squiggly, wiggly roads offer scenic drive paradise.
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The Black Hills’ rugged granite formations, clear streams and labyrinthine caves possess a captivating beauty. Days quickly fill with hiking, fishing, exploring Native American history and tracking...
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A thunderous bison roundup, trails, scenic drives and small towns all reflect the drama of fall when autumn color arrives in South Dakota's Black Hills.
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Things to do in South Dakota's Black Hills and Badlands include Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park, Spearfish Canyon and Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
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Where do Midwest Living's readers love to vacation? Here are 15 favorites -- and why our readers love them.

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