Black Hills, South Dakota

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5 Top Stops in Badlands National Park

The otherworldly vistas of South Dakota’s Badlands National Park create a compelling backdrop for hikers, campers and photographers. A Midwest photographer shares five of her favorite stops.

Road Rally 2018: Chasing Legends in South Dakota

For the classic summer road trip, head to South Dakota’s Black Hills. Our 2018 Road Rally checked every box in the land of granite presidents, mythical (maybe) jackalopes and the site of Wild Bill’s very bad day.

Winter Adventure in the Black Hills

In South Dakota’s Black Hills, snow paves the way for rugged, secluded experiences.

Top 10 Things to Do with Kids in the Black Hills

With patriotic charm, Old West adventure, sweeping history lessons, stunning scenery, caves and paleontology, and wildlife galore, South Dakota’s Black Hills is one of America’s greatest family destinations. Here are 10 places to spark kids’ imaginations, dole out sneaky history lessons and replace “Are we there yet?” with “Wow!”

Top 10 Things for Active Travelers to Do in the Black Hills Area

Hiking, biking, kayaking and horseback riding are among the active adventures awaiting visitors to South Dakota's Black Hills and Badlands. Here are 10 of our favorite ways to enjoy the area.

Great State Park Stays: South Dakota's Custer State Park

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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Top Things to Do in the Black Hills

Badlands, granite spires and pine-covered hills rise from the prairie on the state’s western edge. There, you’ll find trails to explore and pieces of history around the bends of twisting roads.

Two-day Black Hills getaway

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 down bison for those one-of-a-kind vacation pics.