The New Midwest Vacation
More to do in the Black Hills
Custer State Park lodges We especially love the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Sylvan Lake Lodge on a rock-rimmed pool that starred in the recent movie National Treasure II. Blue Bell Lodge offers a Western feel in the heart of the park. Legion Lake Lodge, right on the water, is perfect for fishing, swimming or boating. State Game Lodge and Resort claims stays by presidents Coolidge and Eisenhower.
1880 Train This historic rail line travels through splendid scenery with views as far as Harney Peak, the highest mountain in South Dakota.
Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway The 68-mile byway passes along jutting granite cliffs, serene lakes and pine-clad mountains.
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway Meander past rock formations and pull over to splash in Spearfish Creek (left), known for its trout fishing.
Wind Cave National Park Take a candlelight tour of one of the world's longest and most complex caves.