Southern Hills Vacation Guide 2021
THE BEST MEMORIES BEGIN OUTDOORS
KEYSTONE • CUSTER • HILL CITY • HOT SPRINGS
More Than A Mountain Carving Everyone has a dream. When you visit Crazy Horse Memorial® you will realize dreams can come true. Chief Henry Standing Bear and Korczak Ziolkowski's dream to carve a monument in the likeness of Crazy Horse and honor all Native Americans, is an inspirational story, bringing to life the amazing history and cultures of the North American Indians. Make plans to visit Crazy Horse Memorial® and see Native American dancers, performers, art and artifacts, informative documentaries, the world's largest Mountain Carving, and much more...
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Between Hill City and Custer SD on Hwy 16/385
You Have to See This We’re home to bucket list sites like Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial®, but allow us to add onto that list: we have one of the top 10 longest bike trails west of the Mississippi, the second largest bison herd in the nation, and an active dig site with fossils as old as the ice age. 12 Scenic Routes
Get up close and personal with the Southern Hills on our winding roads carved through rock and ponderosa pines. For a real treat, come explore in the winter when snow transforms our hills into a wonderland.
14 The George S. Mickelson Trail
From railroad to bike path, the Mickelson Trail has become a beloved stretch of 109 miles through the Black Hills. Experience stunning scenery and unspoiled wilderness around every turn.
18 Mount Rushmore National Memorial
America’s Shrine of Democracy is a truly must-see while you’re here. There’s more than just the Presidents to see — don’t miss the Sculptor’s Studio for history on the mountain, and the Carver’s Cafe for the first-ever American ice cream recipe.
20 Crazy Horse Memorial®
Visit history in the making at the largest in-progress carving in the world. Started to honor Crazy Horse, a revered Lakota warrior, the site is now a home for the history and culture of over 300 Native Nations.
24 Custer State Park
The largest state park in South Dakota covers over 70,000 acres and is home to our nation’s second largest buffalo herd. Experience incredible wildlife and magnificent landscapes in one of the premier natural playgrounds in the country.
26 The Mammoth Site
Don’t miss the world’s largest mammoth research facility and active dig site. Over 60 mammoths have been discovered, with more exciting discoveries happening every day!
Visit Our Communities Small in size, but not in heart. Our Southern Hills communities are bursting with fun and excitement for your entire family. We’re your destination for history, adventure, outdoor memories, wellness and so much more! 30 Keystone
Gold mining, Old West history and modern day thrills: Keystone does everything big and leaves you with monumental memories of your visit.
Land, water and air all converge in the pristine wilderness surrounding Custer, and the town itself is home to a foodie haven.
60 Hill City
Hiking, biking, ATV and UTV riding — Hill City is perfect for your next outdoor adventure! Count on the heart of the hills as the perfect place to make memories.
78 Hot Springs
Enjoy the serenity of the living waters all around Hot Springs. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, relax, and reconnect with the important things in life.
90 Welcome to Foodie Paradise
Chislic, fry bread, wojapi — all local favorites, all guaranteed to give you something new to chew on.
94 Our Favorite Places to Eat
Here are our favorite eateries throughout the Southern Hills we know you’ll enjoy.
98 Wine & Brew Tour Map
We’ve made a map to show you exactly where to find your next favorite drink!
96 Enjoy a Refreshing Beverage
Our breweries and wineries cater to every taste. Let us help you make sure your next beverage is also an experience.
102 The Best Place to Recharge
From cozy B&Bs to glamping, we have exactly what you need after a full day of adventure.
108 Our Favorite Stays
Where would the locals stay if we didn’t already live in paradise?
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We are the Southern Hills The Southern Hills communities are all distinctly unique, and each offers our own perspective on what makes the Black Hills great. Together, we feel like parts of one small town with a long, winding main street connecting us. Have questions? If you would like more information on the Southern Hills, please give one of our Chamber of Commerces a call. Keystone: 605.666.4896 Custer: 605.673.2244 Hill City: 605.574.2368 Hot Springs: 605.745.4140
We’re home to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial®, Custer State Park and Wind Cave National Park, but also dozens of shops, restaurants, breweries — the list goes on! We are surrounded by some of our nation’s most breathtaking scenery, and miles of trails that will help you explore it. No matter what pursuit brings you here, we know that you’ll find everything you’re looking for and more.
Color is key Not sure where you are in the Hills? Look out for our colored circles — dark blue is Keystone, red is Custer, Hill City is a bright teal and Hot Springs is represented by green!
Miners, carvers, modern innovators of all kinds: Keystone is home to historical legends, but also your home base for making memories. Walk in the footsteps of the past around town, then forge your own path and make memories at our attractions. We’ll welcome you and your family with standard South Dakota hospitality, but we certainly put our own Old West spin on everything we do.
We are your headquarters for adventure from all perspectives: overland, on
the water and through the air. When you’ve worked up an appetite from exploring the beautiful Black Hills, come see us for food and drinks that will tease your tastebuds and keep you coming back for more.
As the heart of the hills, we’ll keep your blood pumping. We’re the perfect place to launch into the beautiful Black Hills — whether you’re hiking, biking, or in a UTV — hit the trail in style! In town, enjoy legendary hospitality while you wine, dine, and shop your way to a perfect vacation full of outdoor memories that will last a lifetime.
The Black Hills is exciting, with adventure around every turn; Hot Springs is where you can slow down and reconnect. Come find healing in our hot springs, explore our historical architecture, and let our boutique restaurants fuel your body. We are your wellness and relaxation destination, so come decompress and enjoy a more peaceful pace — you may never want to leave.
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Attraction Route On this well-traveled route, you will be able to find your way to main attractions like Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial®, and Custer State Park. This route also includes two of the most popular scenic drives in the Hills — Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road. Southern Loop If you are heading from Custer to Hot Springs, this route is a great path to take. Driving to, through, and by popular sites 89 like Crazy Horse Memorial®, the city of Custer, and part of Custer State Park will be a breeze. Take some time to stop by Wind Cave, too!
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Cold Brook Reservoir
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Car shows and rallies happen throughout the Southern Hills year round. Listen for the International Sounds of Silence Tesla Road Trip in May.
January 1 Self-Guided First Day Hike, Mickelson Trail
April 17 Spring Vendor Show, Keystone
June 5-6 Spring Volksmarch, Crazy Horse Memorial®
January 16 Breakin’ the Winter Blues Chili Cook-off, Hill City
April 24 Spring Fling Home & Garden Show, Hot Springs
June 11-13 3rd Annual Off-Road Rally, Custer
January 16 Bark Beetle Blues, Pageant Hill, Custer
May 8-9 The Best of Hill City, Hill City
February 13 Tour de Chocolate & Polar Bear Chili Cook-off, Hill City
May 21-23 7th Annual Black Hills International Sounds of Silence Tesla Road Trip, Custer
February 18-25 12th Annual Black Hills Film Festival, Virtual
May 21-23 Custer State Park Open House
February 24-27 Custer Restaurant Week, Custer
May 23-Sep. 30 Evening Lighting Ceremony, Mount Rushmore National Monument
March 27 Community Easter Egg Hunt, Hill City
May 28 Wine Walk & Putt, Hot Springs
March 28 Run for the Rangers, Hill City
May 28-September 6 Legends in Light® Laser Show, Crazy Horse Memorial®
April 3 Easter Egg Hunt, State Veterans Home, Hot Springs
May 31 Star Stripes & Steps Memorial Day Stair Climb Challenge, Hot Springs
June 15-17 Mickelson Trail Summer Trek, Custer June 19-20 Sculpture in the Hills, Hill City June 25-27 Main Street Arts and Crafts Festival, Centennial Park, Hot Springs June 26 Big Foot Daze, Keystone July 3 Street Dance, Centennial Park, Hot Springs July 3-4 Fourth of July Celebrations, Custer, Hill City, Hot Springs and Keystone July 12 Women’s 3 Wheeler Ride & Shop, Keystone July 16-18 Gold Discovery Days, Custer
Watch cowboys and cowgirls as they drive the herd of approximately 1,300 buffalo at the 56th Annual Buffalo Roundup in September.
July 24-25 Carrie Ingalls 151st Birthday Festival, Keystone
September 22-25 Plein Air Paint-Out, Hill City
November 5-7 9th Annual Girlfriends’ Weekend, Hill City
July 31 Keystone Veterans Rally & Ride, Keystone
September 23-25 56th Annual Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival, Custer State Park
November 6 56th Annual Buffalo Auction, Custer State Park
August 6-15 Custer Cruisin’, Custer
September 25 Climb Hot Springs, Hot Springs
August 20-21 Wine, Brew & BBQ, Hill City
September 26 Autumn Volksmarch, Crazy Horse Memorial®
November 19-20 Victorian Christmas Parade & Events, Keystone
August 26-29 Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival, Hot Springs September 5 Studebaker Car Show, Custer September 10-11 Polkapalooza at Palmer Gulch, Hill City September 11 9/11 Stair Climb Challenge, Hot Springs September 11 The Big Mick, Mickelson Trail September 11-12 Hill City Quilt Show, Hill City September 18 Hometown Celebration, Keystone
October 3 Run Crazy Horse Full & Half-Marathon, Custer, Hill City October 8-31 Keystone Haunting, Keystone. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only. October 11 Native Americans’ Day, Crazy Horse Memorial® October 29 Main Street Merchant Trick-or-Treat and Boys & Girls Club Annual Halloween Carnival, Hill City October 30 Boo Bash & Pumpkin Festival, Hill City
November 26 Olde Tyme Christmas Parade, Hill City November 26-27 Kris Kringle Craft Fair & Bazaar, Hill City November 27-30 Olde Tyme Christmas, Hill City December 1-26 Olde Tyme Christmas, Hill City December 4 Custer Christmas Parade, Custer December 3-5 Christmas in the Hills, Hot Springs
Slow Down and Enjoy the Ride on the Scenic Route There’s no better way to discover the Southern Hills than getting out on the road and seeing them first-hand. Even if you’ve been here before, there’s always a new route or trail you haven’t experienced, so get out there and explore! Spring/Summer Biking Hiking ATV/UTVing Horseback Riding Fall/Winter Snowshoeing Snowmobiling Cross-Country Skiing Fat Tire Biking
The Southern Hills are home to hundreds of miles of roads and trails, from groomed highways to dirt hiking paths. Whether you prefer to take a drive or get some exercise, slow down and smell the ponderosas!
Explore the Roads
There’s a lot of road to cover in the Southern Hills, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be going fast. Two of our best routes were intentionally designed to make visitors slow down and enjoy the view. If you’ve ever wanted to experience a whirly jig, now is your chance. Never heard of one? Most call them pigtail bridges, and you’ll find several on Iron Mountain Road. Not only that, you’ll traverse tunnels that perfectly frame Mount Rushmore in stone. Nearby Needles Highway winds through hairpin turns and impressive granite spires that will leave you in awe of nature — and engineering.
Iron Mountain Road was intentionally designed to introduce visitors to Mount Rushmore and the best parts of our beautiful Black Hills.
Most trails are free, but some are within fee areas or require a pass. Make sure you have what you need or you may face a fine.
Play in the Snow
The Southern Hills transform with a blanket of snow, but that doesn’t mean the fun ends. Join us in winter for snow sports such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and fat tire biking. Even if you’ve never been, you’re sure to find something to love. In the winter you’ll also find less traffic on the trails — for now. The secret is out and snowmobiling in particular draws larger crowds every year.
We encourage you to get out and experience the singularly beautiful area we call home, but please do so safely. The US Forest Service and South Dakota Department of Transportation maintain information about current road and trail status, including closures and other alerts. Please ensure you have the most up-to-date information before starting your adventure.
Looking to try a new sport or activity? Many of our local businesses also provide classes or guided tours to get you started.
Traverse History Along the Mickelson Trail Railways supported the gold mining industry that built the Black Hills, but they fell into disuse when mines closed. We’ve converted them into the Mickelson Trail so you can explore our communities while reveling in the nature we love. Spring/Summer Biking Hiking/Running Horseback Riding Bird Watching Fall/Winter Snowshoeing Cross-Country Skiing Fat Tire Biking Elevation 3,428—6,262 feet
The constant boom and bust of industry is nothing new to the Black Hills, but one in particular has been a backbone to our region: railroads. When gold was discovered here in the 1870s, the railroad followed shortly after to transport mined materials. Passenger and freight transport were close behind, and for a while there was almost always a train passing through the Black Hills. By 1930, however, most of the narrow gauge lines throughout the Black Hills were abandoned due to mine closures. The remaining lines in our area were almost completely abandoned by the 1980s. Tracks stood empty as their fate was determined.
A Second Chance at Life
Luckily, a local outdoor enthusiast group saw potential in our defunct railways and started a campaign to turn them into a trail system. With the backing of then-governor
It took less than 1 year to build the railroad in the early 1890s, but it took 15 years to develop the Mickelson Trail.
The first 6 miles of trail were dedicated in 1991, but the trail wasn’t officially declared complete until 1998.
George S. Mickelson, the project picked up steam in the late 80s. When efforts stalled, the Rails to Trails Conservancy group stepped in. Their help and legal support was the push we needed. Soon after, the Black Hills became home to one of the premier rail-trails in the country.
Using the Trail
Today, there are 15 trailheads throughout the Black Hills. While mostly primitive, trailheads provide parking, picnic tables and vault toilets. Biking is the most common activity, but runners, horseback riders and even bird watchers enjoy use of the area. If you don’t want to do an out-and-back ride, there are businesses throughout the Southern Hills who are happy to help shuttle you and your bike to a trailhead. They can also assist in rentals and have a range of gear on hand for purchase.
George S. Mickelson was South Dakota’s 28th Governor who perished in a plane crash in 1993. The trail is named in his honor.
Tips and Tricks From start to finish, the Mickelson has almost 100 railroad bridges, 4 tunnels, 2,800 feet of elevation change and 109 miles of trail — make sure you plan out your trip so you don’t overexert yourself. The trail doesn’t exceed a 4% grade. This makes it a relatively easy trek, but the northernmost 19 miles can be strenuous. Start your journey toward Deadwood and head south to take advantage of the grade going downhill. You can purchase trail passes at each trailhead. While passes are a self-sale honor system, you can be fined if you’re found on the trail without one. Daily passes cost $4 and annuals are $15; both are per person 12 years and older. Riders under 12 years old are free. There are stretches of the trail that traverse private lands — make sure you remain on the designated trail in these sections! Respect for our neighbors is critical in keeping the entire length of the trail open for recreational use.
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We are located 9 miles south of Rapid City on HWY 16 — the road to Mount Rushmore.
Experience the Grandeur at Mount Rushmore It’s a bucket list item for Americans and foreigners alike — there are few sculptures in the world that are as impressive as the Shrine of Democracy. Avenue of Flags Represents the 50 states, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands Measurements 250 feet across 60-foot heads 20 to 21-foot noses Parking Fees $10 per vehicle (cars, motorcycle, RV); $5 for seniors (age 62+); valid for one year; Free for Active Duty Military Hours of Operation Open all year, seven days a week, with the exception of December 25th; buildings are closed, but the grounds are open.
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Jefferson is credited with bringing ice cream to the US — you can sample his recipe at the Carvers’ Cafe.
While most of South Dakota’s economy is powered by agriculture, the Black Hills aren’t as conducive to farming. Mount Rushmore was originally designed to bring tourists to the area and boost the local economy. Now, almost 80 years after its completion, it is one of the most popular national memorials in the country.
Shaping the Granite
Mount Rushmore is the perfect balance of art and engineering. Every inch of the faces was pulled out of the mountain using dynamite, drilled into shape and finally finished by hand. The process took 14 years and over 400 men and women to complete. Even then, the mountain was declared complete before it fully realized Gutzon Borglum’s vision. A combination of unsuitable rock, lack of funding, and the escalation of WWII caused the drilling to stop. In the fall of 1941, they officially declared the memorial finished. There is a nightly lighting ceremony during summer months, including a patriotic video and flag folding.
Dig Into History
If you’re wondering what the original design was, you’re in luck: a visit to the Sculptor’s Studio on site has a 1/12th scale model of the mountain as envisioned by Borglum. You can also see authentic tools used for carving the mountain. The Sculptor’s Studio isn’t the only place you should visit while on site. Don’t miss the Lincoln Borglum Visitor’s Center, where you can see a 14 minute film about the creation of the mountain. The Presidential Trail is a great way to get up close to the presidents if you’re ready for a short walk — just know there are 422 stairs involved. If your kids take part in the Junior Ranger program, make sure you pick up a booklet at one of the information desks so they can earn a new badge. After you’ve explored the memorial, come back to the main plaza for snacks and souvenirs. You’ll find a variety of fare for lunch or dinner, and a variety of shirts, postcards, books and toys to take home.
Carver Gutzon Borglum died before his masterpiece was completed, but his son Lincoln made sure it was finished.
Mount Rushmore fun facts: To clock into work every day, carvers had to climb 700 stairs to the top of the mountain. President Jefferson was originally on Washington’s other side — but it turns out that rock isn’t suitable for carving, so he was blasted off the rock and relocated. Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln were chosen to represent our nation’s birth, growth, development, and preservation, respectively.
Carving A Dream Crazy Horse Memorial® Chief Henry Standing Bear and Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski’s dream continues in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Where North of Custer, along Hwy 16/385 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD Entire Carving 641’ long x 563’ high Horse’s Head 219’ high (22 stories) Fees & Hours Open year-round visit the website crazyhorsememorial.org for more information
Rarely do you get to witness history in the making. While you’re visiting the Black Hills, a stop at Crazy Horse Memorial® will be a highlight of your monumental experience.
A Story on Display
The Indian Museum of North America® is home to a large collection of art and artifacts reflecting the diverse histories and cultures of over 300 Native Nations. The Museum, designed to complement the story being told in stone on the Mountain, presents the lives of American Indians and preserves Native Cultures for future generations. The Museum collection started with a single display donated in 1965 by Charles Eder, Assiniboine-Sioux, from Montana, still on display. Today, thousands of visitors and locals alike enjoy artisan displays, film showings in the theatres, and entertainment throughout the year. Stop by Korczak’s Heritage, Inc. Gift Shop and purchase a memento to take home.
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Take a piece of the Mountain home with you when you visit the Original Lobby.
Once you’ve completed your tour through the displays of
Two theatres show the must-see, 26-minute video “What is Crazy Horse”.
artwork, head outside to the viewing deck. Here, you can use the binoculars to watch carvers work on the Mountain and see the 1/34th scale model. Step inside to the original lobby, affectionately referred to as the “Back Porch,” and see the lighted exhibit showing the carving of the Mountain and the progression on the face of Crazy Horse in the 1990s. In the winter, this room is fully decorated for the holidays and is a place you won’t want to miss seeing.
Whether you’re ready for a quick treat or a meal, don’t leave Crazy Horse Memorial® without stopping into the Snack Shop or Laughing Water Restaurant®. Enjoy local favorites like Native American Tacos or Buffalo stew both served on homemade fry bread. The Dream of creating a place to honor the Indians of North America began in 1948 and is being carried out working toward completion today. You are a part of history in the making when you visit this beautiful place. Treasure the memories and make it part of your Black Hills adventure.
On June 3, 1948, the first blast on the Mountain took place.
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Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski had been asked by Chief Henry Standing Bear through written correspondence to come to the sacred Paha Sapa (Black Hills) to carve a memorial in the likeness of Lakota warrior, Crazy Horse to honor native Americans. In May of 1947, Korczak started the project with only $174. On June 3, 1948, a group of people gathered near Crazy Horse Mountain, previously known as Thunderhead Mountain, to witness the first blast. A family legacy From the beginning, Ruth (Ross) Ziolkowski supported Korczak in the realization of the Dream and assisted in multiple facets of the project. The couple married on Thanksgiving Day in 1950 and started a family at Crazy Horse; by the mid-1960s, they had ten children. Still today, many Ziolkowski family members carry on the family legacy. The Dream from long ago is now embedded in those who remain at Crazy Horse, including a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors, one of Korczak and Ruth’s daughters who serves as CEO, as well as many dedicated, skilled professionals.
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Where the Buffalo Roam Custer State Park “Home on the Range” might as well have been inspired by Custer State Park. Come see hundreds of buffalo, but also deer, pronghorns and wide open skies. Buffalo Herd 1,300 buffalo Buffalo Safari Jeep Tour available Visit & Learn Custer State Park Visitor Center located at the junction of US Hwy 16A and Wildlife Loop Rd. Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center Located one mile west of the Visitor Center and one mile east of the Park Office Weekly Park License $20 per vehicle Annual Park License $36 for first vehicle, $18 for the second.
Custer State Park is the oldest and largest state park in South Dakota. We were once home to a zoo, but we’ve ditched the cages and we invite you to frolic in our spectacular open wilderness.
We are home to the secondlargest buffalo herd in the country. While we can’t guarantee you’ll see them — we have over 71,000 acres of land — your chances are better here than anywhere else. The park is also home to elk, coyotes, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, pronghorns, prairie dogs and two species of deer. We have a small pack of burros, too. They’re descended from a herd that used to take visitors up Black Elk Peak, but now they mostly pose for photos and beg for snacks.
Take a Drive
We have three stunning drives around the park, and we hope you’ll have time for all of them. Wildlife Loop is where you’ll get to see the animals that call
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Expect at least 60 minutes for the wildlife loop. Plan for extra if you can; you just might get caught in a buffalo traffic jam!
Baby buffalo are born in the spring. Their light, orangish-brown hair color has earned them the nickname “cinnamons.”
Custer State Park home. Even on a day where the animals are scarce, enjoy a drive on the prairie’s edge through the rolling hills and creek valleys. Iron Mountain Road and Needles Highway are more about the scenery. Iron Mountain Road was intentionally crafted to showcase all the best parts of the Black Hills to visitors. They’ll take you an hour each, but they’re masterpieces of engineering that prove roads can be art.
Stay a While
There are many options for lodging in the park, including 9 campgrounds, 5 lodges and 6 well-appointed cabins and ranch houses. Wherever you stay, you’ll have stunning views. The Game Lodge is worth a stop even if you don’t stay, but if you do you’ll be in good company: President Eisenhower stayed for a weekend, and President Coolidge stayed so long in 1927 it was known as the “Summer White House.”
Don’t forget snacks for the burros. They’ll eat almost anything, but we hear they hate rutabagas!
Safety While in the Park The number one rule while enjoying Custer State Park: do not approach or harass wildlife. Buffalo, especially, are dangerous. They may seem docile, but they are quick to charge and can reach speeds of 40mph. While you’re less likely to be hurt by the other wildlife, please maintain a safe distance. Rangers recommend you stay 100 yards from any animal, and if they change their behavior because of your presence, you are too close. Back away, or better yet, return to your vehicle.
Active Paleontological Excavation The Mammoth Site See creatures from thousands of years ago as you visit this active paleontological excavation in Hot Springs. Hours Open year round Admission Children ages 3 & under: Free Children ages 4-12: $9 Active and Retired Military: $9 Adult: $12 Ages 60 & Over: $10 All prices include tax (group rates available) Dig Site 9.5 acres 58 Columbian mammoths 3 woolly mammoths
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The most recent analysis estimates the Site is more than 140,000 years old.
With a giant mammoth greeting you at the road, The Mammoth Site is an ancient treasure in the Black Hills you won’t want to miss while you are visiting the area. This active dig site is a gem of the Black Hills and is something unique to the area you won’t find elsewhere across the nation.
The Ice Age and Beyond
Researchers from all over the world visit this state-of-theart research facility to learn more about Ice Age (11,000+ years old) fossils. To date, at least 61 mammoths have been discovered and excavated here, along with the remains of two Giant short-faced bears, camelops, llama, and a vast amount of invertebrates. When you visit, you’ll start in our Learning Center. Opening its doors during the spring of 2015, the Center includes two 53-seat theaters where you will be able to view a short, 10-minute HD introductory video. The film walks you through the history of each of the findings at the Site.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the Bonebed Bistro, which offers a variety of food including pizza, hot dogs, nachos, and daily specials.
After seeing the film, walk around the in situ exhibits (fossils still in place from where they had been originally found) and watch the scientists and volunteers as they work on uncovering Ice Age fauna. Tour the facility via accessible walkways that provide a close-up view of the fossils and the work being done at the Site. Guests can tour at their own pace with a self-guided tour, courtesy of pamphlets provided by The Mammoth Site or by downloading the Self-Guided App. Explore at your own pace as you make your way to the Ice Age Exhibit Hall featuring a working lab, full size replicas of mammoths, short videos, and site history. Take a short journey down to the Laboratory where you can view work being done. Looking for more fun? Learn more about nature and geology in the Black Hills when you travel back in time while walking the Botany and Geology Walkways.
Be sure to check out their educational programs like the Kids’ Digs and new this year, Atlatl Program!
In 1974, a tusk was found during excavation for a housing development. Needless to say, plans changed. “The community of Hot Springs keeps one of the most valuable fossil treasures known to mankind today.” - Dr. Ralf-Dietrich Kahlke, German Professor. The Mammoth Site is an in situ exhibit – meaning the bones have not been moved from their original place of deposition This Southern Hills attraction operates as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. The Mammoth Site is an accredited museum and active Paleontological Dig Site with state-of-the-art comparative collections to study present and Ice Age fossils.
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YOUR TRIP TO THE BLACK HILLS WILL BE MONUMENTAL WHEN YOU STAY & PLAY IN KEYSTONE! climb, bike, zipline, fly, explore caves & mines, watch history come to life, and create memories for a lifetime. eat, shop & take in the mountain-fresh air as you relax in one of the 1.000+ rooms waiting for you.
Make Monumental Memories, Visit Keystone Mining was just the beginning of Keystone innovation; we’ve built on our history to become your Black Hills destination for thrills and amusement. Population 339 (2017) Elevation 4,331 feet The Beginning of Tourism in the Hills When Keystone became the home to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, it launched an entire industry of tourism. Now, this quaint town is a hub of activity for all ages.
Keystone is home to trailblazers of all sorts, both in years past and in modern innovation. Here, you can walk in the footsteps of miners, carvers, even presidents. You can also zip through the trees and shriek on roller coasters. Whatever thrills you, Keystone has everything you need to make your vacation monumental.
There’s Gold in the Hills
The first real interest in Keystone was in 1876, when placer gold was discovered nearby in Battle Creek. While placer gold was plentiful, it was also difficult to extract, so local prospectors moved towards underground lode mining. This shift increased the amount of gold coming out of Keystone exponentially — but it also came with an increase in miner injuries and deaths. It was a price they were willing to pay, however, and the population of Keystone soon grew to over 2,000 residents. Walking into Keystone’s mines today is a walk through
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When Thomas C. Blair found gold, he named his claim “Keystone” after his home state of Pennsylvania.
Carrie and Mary Ingalls of “Little House on the Prairie” fame lived and died in Keystone.
the past. Every step you take underground is in the footprints of our original entrepreneurs — gold prospectors and miners. You can learn about technology they used in the mines and museums in Keystone and even try your own hand at goldpanning.
Building on History
Today, Keystone is a mix of Old West ruggedness and new-day technology. Downtown, enjoy our wooden boardwalk that will transport you back to the days of cowboys and outlaws — you might even see a shootout between local gunslingers in the middle of town! Prefer to live like the Old West yourself? Visit one of our local old time photo shops. You can dress up in western regalia and take photos home for the perfect souvenir. Just up the road from us is the world-renowned carving of Mount Rushmore. Visit the memorial, but also see the story behind it at museums here in town. You’ll learn all there is to know about the mountain and
Mining came to a halt when WWI broke out and closed any mines not producing war metals and materials.
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Famous Faces There are more faces in town than Mount Rushmore. In fact, you can find 45 of our presidents if you know where to look! There’s also Gutzon Borglum, the man behind the faces, and his portfolio of sculptures prior to his time in Keystone.
Don’t miss Carrie Ingalls Swanzey while you’re here, either. The younger sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder, at one time she was the manager of our hometown newspaper. Her husband, David Swanzey, was responsible for naming Mount Rushmore!
the process that made it happen. If that’s not enough history for you, check out the other museums and exhibits in town. You’ll learn about Keystone, our nation’s presidents, and pioneers like the Ingalls family.
family can be part of the fun. Push your vacation into high gear on any of the rides and attractions offered in town; you’ll make memories that last a lifetime. We also have indoor fun that will entertain you no matter what the weather is doing — it has a tendency to surprise us. Our array of arcade games, mazes, and even virtual reality adventures will give you the chance to be engaged and have fun. No matter what draws you in during your stay in Keystone, our local innovators are always coming up with new ideas. Make sure you plan to come back and see what our new thrills are! We’ll make sure your vacation is memorable, but we also know that it will be new and exciting every time.
Keystone has become a true base of adventure. Beyond mines and museums we are home to attractions that will fill every vacation wish-list. Let the wind rush through your hair as you tube or slide your way down the hills we call home. You’ll also find roller coasters, aerial walkways and ziplines — if it gets your blood pumping, we’ve got it! We even have obstacle courses created specially for our youngest visitors, so the entire
The faces on Mount Rushmore are 60 feet tall — including 20-foottall noses and 18-footwide mouths!
Big Thunder Gold Mine wasn’t the most prolific in town, but it was the safest.
Gold! There are two forms of gold found around Keystone: placer and lode. Placer gold is residual flakes or nuggets found by panning in river beds. This form was first discovered 2 miles east of town and is abundant in the area, but the depth of deposits make placer gold impractical to extract. Lode gold forms in veins within the earth’s surface and is more profitable because of larger deposit sizes. However, the use of explosives and risk of tunnels caving in makes it dangerous to obtain.
Nearby Needles Highway took an estimated 150,000 pounds of dynamite to construct.
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Explore Keystone Things to See
Attractions 1880 Train (page BC) 103 Winter St., Keystone 605.574.2222 1880train.com Big Thunder Gold Mine (page 35) 604 Blair St., Keystone 605.666.4847 bigthundermine.com
Black Hills Glass Blowers 909 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.666.4542 blackhillsglassblowers.com
Dahl’s Chainsaw Art 121 Roy St., Keystone 612.834.1149 dahlschainsawartkeystone.com Holy Terror Mini Golf (page 7) 609 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.5170 holyterrorminigolf.com Mount Rushmore National Memorial 13000 Hwy 244, Keystone 605.574.2523 nps.gov/moru
National Presidential Wax Museum (page 7) 609 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.4455 presidentialwaxmuseum.com Rush Mountain Adventure Park (page 16) 13622 Hwy 40, Keystone 605.255.4384 rushmtn.com Rushmore Cave (page 16) 13622 US-40, Keystone 605.255.4384 rushmtn.com
Custer State Park (page 1) 13329 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.255.4515 gfp.sd.gov Dinosaur Museum 8973 S. Hwy 16A, Rapid City 605.342.8140 blackhillsdinosaurmuseum.com Fort Hays Old West Town (page 40) 2255 Fort Hays Rd., Rapid City 605.343.3113 mountrushmoretours.com Four Mile Old West Town 19921 UW-Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.3905 four-mile-old-west-townmuseum.business.site Moccasin Springs Natural Mineral Spa (page 80) 1829 Minnekahta Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.7625 moccasinsprings.com Rushmore Helicopters Inc. 313 Speck Center Rd., Keystone 605.673.2163 coptertours.com Rushmore Tramway Adventures (page 32) 203 Cemetery Rd., Keystone 605.666.4478 rushmoretramway adventures.com Nearby Attractions Crazy Horse Memorial® (page IFC) 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse 605.673.4681 crazyhorse.org
Reptile Gardens (page 22) 8955 S. Hwy 16, Rapid City 605.342.5873 or 800.335.0275 reptilegardens.com Outdoor Adventure Black Hills Wilderness Edge Adventures (page 36) 1315 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.391.6551 blackhillswildernessedge.com Rockin R. Rides Inc. 24853 Village Ave., Heritage Village 605.673.2999 rockingrtrailrides.com
Arts / Entertainment Black Hills Glass Blowers 909 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.666.4542 blackhillsglassblowers.com Black Hills Playhouse (page 23) 24834 S. Playhouse Rd., Custer 605.255.4141 or 605.255.4910 blackhillsplayhouse.com Shopping / Retail Black Hills Glass Blowers 909 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.666.4542 blackhillsglassblowers.com Dahl’s Chainsaw Art 121 Roy St., Keystone 612.834.1149 dahlschainsawartkeystone.com Gold Diggers 127 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.5952 bhgolddiggers.com Keystone Convenience 424 Hwy 16A, Keystone 605.666.5203 Keystone Country Store 408 1st St., Keystone 605.666.4912 Maverick Black Hills Souvenir 342 Winter St., Keystone 386.679.6796 Mount Rushmore T-shirts 804 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.4758 mtrushmoretshirts.com The Indians 141 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4864 theindianskeystone.com
The Rock Shed (page 34) 515 1st St., Keystone 605.666.4813 therockshed.com Xanterra Travel Collection 102 Winter St., Keystone 605.574.2515 mtrushmorenational memorial.com Tours / Transportation Affordable Adventure Tours 5542 Meteor St., Rapid City 605.342.7691 affordableadventuresbh.com Black Hills Above & Beyond Tours 605.645.4210 Black Hills Open Top Tours 605.791.0268 blackhillsopentoptours.com GeoFunTrek Tours 605.430.1531 geofuntrek.com Mount Rushmore Tours 2255 Fort Hays Rd., Rapid City 605.343.3113 mountrushmoretours.com
Where to Stay
Hotels / Motels AmericInn Mt. Rushmore (page 64) 616 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2100 americinnmtrushmore.com
Brookside Motel, The 603 Reed St., Keystone 605.666.4496 brooksidekeystonesd.com
Econolodge/Rodeway Inn 908 Madill, Keystone 605.666.4417 choicehotels.com Holiday Inn Express 321 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.4925 bit.ly/ booknowholidayinnexpress www.ihg.com Howard Johnson 950 North St., Rapid City 605.737.4656 Roosevelt Inn 206 Cemetery Rd., Keystone 605.666.4599 rooseveltinnkeystone.com Rushmore Express Inn & Family Suites (page 35) 320 Cemetery Rd., Keystone 605.666.4483 rushmoreexpress.com Rushmore Vacation Rentals 320 Cemetery Rd., Keystone 605.666.4483 rushmoreexpress.com Lodges / Resorts Battle Creek Lodge 404 Reed St., Keystone 605.666.4800 battlecreeklodge.us K Bar S Lodge 434 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.666.4545 kbarslodge.com Under Canvas Mount Rushmore 24342 Presidio Ranch Rd., Keystone 406.936.3483 undercanvas.com
Cabins / Campgrounds American Pines Cabins (page 34) 1315 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.666.5475 americanpines.com Ghost Canyon Getaway (page 34) 13583 Ghost Canyon Rd., Hermosa 218.232.6359 ghostcanyongetaway.com Kemp’s Kamp 1022 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.666.4654 kempskamp.com Spokane Creek Cabins & Campground 24631 Iron Mountain Rd., Keystone 605.666.4609 spokanecreek.com B&Bs / Vacation Homes Cal Loock Vacation Rentals 416 1st St., Keystone 605.381.9696 mtrushmorevacation rentals.com
Grab a Bite
Dining / Restaurants BaRLee’s Food and Drink 253 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.5509 barleesfoodanddrink.com Big Thunder Family Bar & Grill (page 35) 308 1st St., Keystone 605.666.4847 bigthundermine.com Boss’ Pizza & Chicken 212 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4122 bosspizzaandchicken.com
Fort Hays Old West Town 2255 Fort Hays Rd., Rapid City 605.343.3113 mountrushmoretours.com
Nelson’s Gas & Oil 408 1st St., Keystone 605.666.4912
Mountain Top Grille (page 32) 203 Cemetery Rd., Keystone 605.666.4478 rushmoretramway.com
Places of Worship Keystone United Church of Christ 402 Blair St., Keystone 605.666.4627 keystoneucc.com
Ruby House Restaurant 124 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4404 rubyhousekeystone.com
Our Lady of Mount Carmel 1014 Madill St., Keystone 605.574.2479 centralblackhillscatholic.com
The Gaslight 13490 Main St., Rockerville 605.343.9276 thegaslightrestaurant.com
St. Rose Lima 305 Pine Ave., Hill City 605.574.2479 centralblackhillscatholic.com
Coffee / Espresso Grapes & Grinds (page 35) 609 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.5142 grapesgrinds.com Desserts / Sweets Grapes & Grinds (page 35) 609 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.5142 grapesgrinds.com Wine / Beer / Spirits BaRLee’s Food and Drink 253 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.5509 barleesfoodanddrink.com
Auto / Travel Services Keystone Country Store 408 1st St., Keystone 605.666.4912 Maverick Trading Post 408 1st St., Keystone 605.666.4912
Community Resources Black Hills Area Community Foundation 825 St. Joseph St., Rapid City 605.718.0112 Black Hills Energy 409 Deadwood Ave., Rapid City 605.673.4456 Borns Group 503 Brown County 19 N., Aberdeen 605.226.3356 bornsgroup.com Edward Jones Christy Hawthorne 281 Rainbow Ridge Ct., Hill City 605.517.5202 Evergreen Media 329 Main St., Rapid City 605.343.7684 evergreenmediarc.com
Holy Terror Days Association 605.666.4847 Keystone Project 420 Pankratz Rd., Keystone 605.666.4483 Krull’s Market (page 62) 531 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2717 krullsmarket.com Lasting Impressions Unlimited 13830 SD Hwy 40, Hermosa 605.201.1021 liudesigns.com Mount Rushmore Telephone Company 320 1st St., Keystone (1st & Franklin) 605.666.4411 The Keystone Senior Center and Social Club 517 1st St., Keystone 605.666.4808 VIP Properties - Trevor Bryan 2828 West Main St., Rapid City 605.515.9722 Keystone Visitor Information Center 110 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.4896 visitkeystonesd.com
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Adventure From all Perspectives Custer No matter what you’re looking for, Custer is the center for your Black Hills adventure. From land, water and air — come see and experience nature like nowhere else! Spring/Summer ATV/UTVing Horseback Riding Fall/Winter Snowshoeing Fat Tire Biking Population 1,932 (2017) Elevation 5,315 feet
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Custer’s 100-foot wide streets were designed so that ox teams pulling covered freight-wagons could make U-turns.
It was the land that first brought settlers to Custer when gold was discovered, and visitors can still learn to pan for gold in Custer State Park. Perhaps you want to experience the area around Custer like the first settlers did? There is no shortage of trails for hiking and horseback riding near town. In fact, there are dozens of miles of trail in our area, with a few originating within city limits. We also have multiple access points to the 109-mile-long Mickelson Trail. Need a little more adrenaline in your adventure? Rentals in town will get you the highspeed rush you’re seeking. We have slingshots available to whip around corners, or rugged ATVs and UTVs to traverse miles of trail with agility and power. Not only can you rent vehicles of every sort, stick around and experience one of our many car shows and
The first known sermon in Custer was given in a saloon! History doesn’t tell us which one, but there are plenty of lively places that fit the bill.
rallies where we host Teslas, Studebakers, and Offroad vehicles for their own dedicated weekend of fun. Did we mention the worldclass climbing nearby? Ascents in the nearby Needles are breathtaking, but require a decent amount of climbing experience. There are more established routes near Mount Rushmore and plenty of bouldering around the area. Not only do we have worldclass scenery above ground, we also have spectacular views underground. Both Wind Cave — our nation’s first cave designated as a national park — and Jewel Cave are a short drive from town. They offer an array of geological features rarely found elsewhere.
On the Water
Nearby Sylvan and Stockade Lakes are the perfect place for all kinds of water sports. Enjoy kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, or just good
Custer State Park is home to one of the world’s largest bison herds. There are about 1,300 bison in the park.
Did you know? The town of Custer was almost named Stonewall after Confederate General Stonewall Jackson, instead of after Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer. The original settlers of Custer were mostly Civil War veterans, split between Union and Confederate soldiers. When the votes were cast Custer won, but only just barely! As the first town established due to the discovery of gold in the Black Hills, Custer has had its share of booms and busts. From a population of 10,000 at the height of the rush, down to a measly 14 at the bust, Custer now boasts a pleasant collection of about 2,000 permanent residents. Locals host celebrations for the gold rush with Gold Discovery Days in July, and the defeat of the pine beetle with the Burning Beetle in January. No matter the season or the reason, Custer should be the center of all your Black Hills adventures.
old-fashioned sunbathing at the swimming beaches. The craggy granite peaks around the banks provide beautiful backdrops no matter what sport you choose to undertake. While you’re at it, have you considered catching your own dinner? With a South Dakota fishing license, you can do just that! There are six lakes and five creeks in and around Custer. From novice fisher to master angler, you’ll find our waterways full of fish, including trout, perch, and bass. You can buy fishing licenses online or in town, just ask!
in a helicopter and get ready to see the outdoors from a breathtaking new perspective. Cruise past Mount Rushmore and wave at the presidents, or get up close and personal with Crazy Horse; this aerial adventure won’t disappoint! Prefer to experience nature at a more leisurely pace? The Black Hills has a long history with hot air balloons, and there is no experience quite like floating in a wicker basket. Drift along and catch the currents at daybreak to see the beauty surrounding Custer on all sides. Regardless of your preferred mode of exploration, we’re excited to host you while you explore. Custer is the best base for your adventures from all perspectives; whether they be on land, in the water, or through the air.
Through the Air
The majesty of the Black Hills — and especially the granite formations that surround Custer — is only amplified when seen from the air. Hop
In January Custer hosts the Bark Beetle Blues. It’s an homage to the blue tint in wood eaten by the bug, but also to the devastation it’s wrought on nearby forests.
Nearby Crazy Horse Memorial® is the largest Mountain Carving in Progress in the world.
Every town in the hills has its own flavor — but Custer took the idea literally! Custer is now host to our own restaurant week. Come by in February to spend your days in our beautiful scenery, then dive into delicacies crafted by some of the best chefs in the Black Hills. Locally sourced game meat is popular, but visitors will find plenty of seafood and vegetarian options. Some restaurants like to pair dinner with local wines or beers as well.
Big Rock Park in Custer covers 73 acres — including Pageant Hill and the Custer Skywalk trail. It rewards hikers with breathtaking panoramic views.
Explore Custer Things to See
Attractions 1881 Courthouse Museum 411 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2443 1881courthousemuseum.com Adventure Rentals 444 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4540 adventurerentalssd.com Black Hills Aerial Adventures (page 23) 24564 US Hwy 16/385, Custer 605.673.2163 coptertours.com Black Hills Balloons 747 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer (Passenger Meeting Area) 605.673.2520 blackhillsballoons.com
Blue Bell Hayride Chuck Wagon Cookout 25453 Hwy 87, Custer 605.255.4531 custerresorts.com Blue Bell Stables - Trail Rides 25453 Hwy 87, Custer 605.255.4531 custerresorts.com Buffalo Safari Jeep Rides 13389 Hwy 16A, Custer 605.255.4541 custerresorts.com Crazy Horse Memorial® (page IFC) 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse 605.673.4681 crazyhorsememorial.org
Custer State Park (page 1) 13329 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.255.4515 gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/ custer-state-park Four Mile Old West Town & Campground 11921 W US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.3905 https://four-mile-old-westtown-museum.business.site Grizzly Gulch Adventure Golf 231 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.1708
Sylvan Rocks Climbing (page 107) School & Guide Service 605.484.7585 sylvanrocks.com Top Pin Archery 25086 Shamrock Rd., Custer 605.673.5880 https://www.facebook.com/ toppinarchery605/ Nearby Attractions South Dakota Air & Space Museum 2890 Rushmore Dr., Ellsworth AFB 605.385.5189 sdairandspacemuseum.com Outdoor Adventure Adventure Rentals 444 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4540 adventurerentalssd.com Black Hills National Forest 1019 N. 5th St., Custer 605.673.9200 fs.usda.gov/blackhills Jewel Cave National Monument 11149 US Hwy 16 B12, Custer 605.673.8300 nps.gov/jeca Pleasant Valley Farm & Cabins (page 106) 11780 Pleasant Valley Rd., Custer 605.673.2986 pleasantvalleyfarmand cabins.com Rockin R Rides Inc. 24853 Village Ave., Heritage Village, Custer 605.673.2999 rockingrtrailrides.com Rocky Knolls Golf Course 12181 W US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.4481 rockyknollsgolfcourse.com
Blue Bell Hayride Chuck Wagon Cookout 25453 Hwy 87, Custer 605.255.4531 custerresorts.com High Mountain Outfitters 516 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4050 highmountainoutfitterssd.com Legion Lake (Water Sports) 12967 Hwy 16A, Custer 605.255.4521 custerresorts.com Mickelson Trail Affiliates 605.673.5154 mickelsontrailaffiliates.com
Mickelson Trail Black Hills Trails Office 11361 Nevada Gulch Rd., Lead 605-584-3896 gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/ george-s--mickelson-trail Rocky Knolls Golf Course 12181 W US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.4481 rockyknollsgolfcourse.com South Dakota Outdoor Shop (page 107) 757 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2240 southdakotaoutdoor shop.com Sylvan Lake (Water Sports) 24572 Hwy 87, Custer 605.574.2561 custerresorts.com Sylvan Rocks Climbing (page 107) School & Guide Service 605.484.7585 sylvanrocks.com Arts / Entertainment Art Expressions Gallery & Gifts 36 S. 6th St., Custer 605.673.3467 facebook.com/ artexpressionsgalleryincuster Black Hills Playhouse (page 23) 24834 S. Playhouse Rd., Custer 605.255.4141 blackhillsplayhouse.com Custer Beacon, The (page 41) 351 Washington St., Custer 605.673.3800 custerbeacon.com Denial South Dakota & The Peanut Gallery 436 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2264 bluerevelation.com
Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse Memorial® 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse 605.673.4681 crazyhorsememorial.org
Custer Ace Hardware 833 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2227 acehardware.com
Lynn’s Dakotamart 800 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4463 lynnsdakotamart.com
Custer County Candy Company 449 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer 605.673.3911 custercountycandyco.com
Shanklin’s Floor Coverings & Country Cottage Gift Shop 12702 Miller Ct., Custer 605.673.2099
Mini-Needles Art Studio 24948 America Center Rd., Custer 308.760.8145 or 605.673.3086 Paul Horsted, Dakota Photographics, LLC 605.673.3685 paulhorsted.com Shopping / Retail A Step Back In Time 522 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2217 A Walk in the Woods 506 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.6400 walkwoods.com Black Hills Parks & Forest Association 26611 US Hwy 385, Hot Springs 605.745.7020 blackhillsparks.org Boyd’s World Famous Antiques & Uniques 24671 US Hwy 16/385, Custer 605.660.3339 Carson Drug 521 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2225 carsondrugsd.com Claw, Antler & Hide Inc. 735 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4345 clawantlerhide.com Common Cents Convenience Store 24 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4491
Custer Do It Best Hardware & Lumber 603 Crook St., Custer 605.673.3777 doitbest.com Custer Farmer’s Market Way Park - Mt. Rushmore Rd. & 4th St., Custer 605.673.5230 Custer Senior Center & Gift Shop 538 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2708 custersencntr.org Dakota Greens Custer Greenhouses & Nursery 25086 Shamrock Rd., Custer 605.673.2510 or 605.440.2532 dakotagreensofcuster.com Good Karma Jewelry 507 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3047 goodkarmacusterstore.com High Mountain Outfitters 516 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4050 highmountainoutfitterssd.com Jenny’s Floral 528 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3549 jennysfloral.com Korczak’s Heritage Gift Shop (page IFC) 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse 605.673.4681 shop.khonline.biz
South Dakota Outdoor Shop (page 107) 757 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2240 southdakotaoutdoorshop.com Southern Hills Tactical LLC 25341 US Hwy 385/89, Custer 605.673.3222 southernhillstactical.com Tours / Transportation Dave’s World Tours & Shuttle Services Custer 605.673.1130 davesworldtours.com
Where to Stay
Hotels / Motels Bavarian Inn 855 N. 5th St., Custer 605.961.0201 bavarianinnsd.com Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn (page 106) 310 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2275 or 605.574.1200 custerhospitality.com Black Hills Mile Hi Motel 244 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4048 or 800.964.5344 milehimotel.com Chalet Motel 933 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2393 chaletmotelcuster.com
Comfort Inn & Suites (page 106) 399 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3221 or 605.574.1200 custerhospitality.com Dakota Cowboy Inn 208 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4659 Days Inn of Custer 519 Crook St., Custer 605.673.4500 or 800.329.7466 wyndhamhotels.com/days-inn/ custer-south-dakota/ days-inn-custer EconoLodge (page 106) 342 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4400 or 605.574.1200 custerhospitality.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites (page 106) 433 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2500 or 605.574.1200 custerhospitality.com Rocket Motel, LLC 211 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4401 rocketmotel.com Shady Rest Motel & Cabins 238 Gordon St., Custer 605.673.4478 or 605.440.2509 shady-rest-motel.com Super 8 Motel Custer/Crazy Horse Area 535 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.269.0640 or 605.574.1200 custerhospitality.com
Lodges / Resorts Blue Bell Lodge Resort (page 1) 25453 SD Hwy 87, Custer 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com Creekside Lodge (page 1) 13389 Hwy 16A, Custer 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com Legion Lake Lodge (page 1) 12967 Hwy 16A, Custer 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com Outlaw Ranch 12703 Outlaw Ranch Rd., Custer 605.673.4040 losd.org/outlaw Rock Crest Lodge & Cabins 15 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4323 or 877.412.2246 rockcrestlodge.com Star Lodge of the Black Hills 12046 US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.3031 starlodgebh.com
Big Pine Campground 12084 Big Pine Rd., Custer 605.673.4054 bigpinecampground.com Black Hills Bungalows 24941 America Center Rd., Custer 605.673.5253 blackhillsbungalows.com Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort (page 106) 245 Centennial Dr., Custer 605.673.4664 or 605.574.1200 custerhospitality.com Calamity Peak Lodge 12557 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.673.2357 calamitypeaklodge.com Custer Crazy Horse Campground 1116 N. 5th St., Custer 605.517.9016 custercrazyhorsecamp ground.com Custer Mountain Cabins & Campground 12503 US Hwy 16A, Custer 800.239.5505 custermountain.com
State Game Lodge (page 1) 13389 US Hwy 16A, Custer 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com
Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA 12021 US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.4304 or 800.562.5828 koa.com/campgrounds/custer
Sylvan Lake Lodge (page 1) 24572 SD Hwy 87, Custer 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com
Custer’s Last Chance RV Park & Campground 1500 Washington St, Custer 605.728.4292 custerslastchancerv.com
Cabins / Campgrounds Beaver Lake Campground 12005 W US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.2464 beaverlakecampground.net
Custer State Park Resorts (page 1) 13329 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.255.4772 or 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com
Custer’s Gulch RV Park & Campground 25112 Golden Valley Rd., Custer 605.673.4647 or 800.531.5923 custersgulch.com
Roost Resort, The 12462 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.673.2326 roostresort.blackhills.com
Elk Ridge Park (long-term RV lot rental) 12070 Big Pine Rd, Custer 507.530.1612 facebook.com/Elk-RidgePark-101480861385503 Fort Welikit Family Campground 24992 Sylvan Lake Rd., Custer 605.673.3600 or 888.946.2267 blackhillsrv.com French Creek RV Park 144 S. 4th St., Custer 605.673.3727 or 605.673.3161 frenchcreekrvpark.com Gold Camp Cabins 11965 Pleasant Valley Rd., Custer 605.673.2720 goldcampcabins.com Heritage Village Campground 24827 Village Ave., Crazy Horse 605.673.5005 Operation Black Hills Cabin (For Wounded Veterans) 605.517.1830 operationblackhillscabin.org PAM’s Getaways Deluxe Cabins & Campground 12251 Aviation Way, Custer 605.673.3353 pamsgetaways.com Pleasant Valley Farm & Cabins (page 106) 11780 Pleasant Valley Rd., Custer 605.673.2986 pleasantvalleyfarmand cabins.com
Stockade Lake Cabin 25073 Morris Pl., Custer 308.430.5490 stockadelakecabin.com Sunset RV Park 12246 Sunset Ln, Custer 605.517.9017 sunsetrvcuster.com Wheels West 12598 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.673.2570 wheelswest.net B&Bs / Vacation Homes Diane’s Custer Vacation Rental 25094 Forest Park Rd, Custer 605.673.4318 Double D Bed & Breakfast Cabins 26575 Jackpine Rd., Custer 605.673.4214 doubledbandb.com Elk Haven Vacation Cabins 25050 Little Italy Rd., Custer 720.252.7300 or 605.673.4343 elkhavenvacationcabins.com Heaven’s Gate 25076 Ruby Rd., Custer 507.828.4548 or 605.209.8785 evolvevacationrental. com/434079 Little Wicked Inn (with Wicked Espresso) 5 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer 605.673.5743 or 949.412.6632 Rushmore Vacation Rentals 888.934.1116 rushmorevacationrentals.com
Tanglewood Estate 24977 Tanglewood Dr., Custer 507.530.0155 facebook.com/ blackhillscabinrental Whitetail Springs Cabins 605.440.2255 whitetailsprings.com Horse Facilities Broken Arrow Horse Camp & RV Park 25446 Sidney Park Rd., Custer 605.517.1964 brokenarrowhorsecamp.com French Creek Horse Camp 800.710.2267 campsd.com
Grab a Bite
Dining / Restaurants Baker’s Bakery & Café 541 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2253 bakersbakerycafe.com Begging Burro Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar (page 5, 46) 529 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3300 beggingburro.com Black Hills Burger & Bun Co. 441 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3411 blackhillsburgerandbun.com Blue Bell Lodge Dining Room 25453 SD Hwy 87, Custer 605.255.4531 or 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com Buglin’ Bull Restaurant & Sports Bar 511 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4477 buglinbull.com
Calamity Jane’s Coffee Shop & Grill 512 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2269 calamityjanecoffeeshop.com
Miner’s Cup 1021 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3882 minerscup.com
Custer Beacon, The (page 41) 351 Washington St., Custer 605.673.3800 custerbeacon.com Custer Wolf Food & Drink, The 506 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.9653 custerwolf.com Dakota Cowboy Restaurant 216 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4613 dakotacowboycafe.com Denial South Dakota 430 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2264 denialsd.com Gold Pan Saloon, The 508 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.8850 facebook.com/goldpansaloon Heart of the Hills Catering Co. 308 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer 605.440.7636 heartofthehillscateringco.com Laughing Water Restaurant at Crazy Horse Memorial® (page IFC) 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse 605.673.4681 crazyhorsememorial.org Legion Lake Lodge (page 1) Dining Room 12967 US Hwy 16A, Custer 888.875.0001 or 605.255.4521 custerresorts.com
Mt. Rushmore Brewing Co. (page 46, IBC) 140 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4200 mtrushmorebrewing company.com Our Place 738 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.5255 Pizza Hut 549 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3330 pizzahut.com Pizza Mill (page 112) 904 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3306 pizzamillcuster.com Pizza Works 429 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2020 custerpizzaworks.com Pounding Fathers (page 46, IBC) 140 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4200 mtrushmorebrewing company.com Purple Pie Place 19 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4070 purplepieplace.com Rocky Knolls Golf Course 12181 W US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.4481 rockyknollsgolfcourse.com Sage Creek Grille 611 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2424 sagecreekgrille.com
Skogen Kitchen 29 N. 5th St., Custer 605.673.2241 skogenkitchen.com State Game Lodge (page 1) Dining Room 13389 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.255.4541 or 800.658.3530 custerresorts.com Subway 926 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2722 subway.com Sylvan Lake Lodge (page 1) Dining Room 24572 SD Hwy 87, Custer 605.574.2561 or 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com Wicked Espresso 5 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer 605.673.5743 or 949.412.6632 Coffee / Espresso Calamity Jane’s Coffee Shop & Grill 512 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2269 calamityjanecoffeeshop.com Custer County Candy Company 449 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer 605.673.3911 custercountycandyco.com Good Karma Jewelry 507 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3047 goodkarmacusterstore.com Miner’s Cup 1021 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3882 minerscup.com
Desserts / Sweets Baker’s Bakery & Café 541 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2253 bakersbakerycafe.com
Gold Pan Saloon, The 508 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.8850 facebook.com/goldpansaloon
Custer County Candy Company 449 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer 605.673.3911 custercountycandyco.com Horatio’s Homemade Ice Cream 548 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4009
Lynn’s Dakotamart 800 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4463 lynnsdakotamart.com Mt. Rushmore Brewing Co. (page 46, IBC) 140 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4200 Mtrushmorebrewing company.com
ATMs / Financial Services Black Hills Federal Credit Union 1135 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.718.1818 or 800.482.2428 bhfcu.com Dacotah Bank 35 S. 6th St., Custer 605.673.5800 dacotahbank.com First Interstate Bank 648 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2215 firstinterstate.com
Purple Pie Place 19 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4070 purplepieplace.com
Rocky Knolls Golf Course 12181 W US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.4481 rockyknollsgolfcourse.com
Highmark Credit Union 602 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4444 highmarkfcu.com
Wine / Beer / Spirits AJ’s Ore Car Saloon 537 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer 605.673.3051
VFW Post 3442 & Auxiliary 721 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4262 vfw.org
Sentinel Federal Credit Union 18 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.923.1405 or 888.923.1400 sentinelfcu.org
Health / Wellness Acupuncture 4 Health 219 Founders Park Dr., Ste. 3, Rapid City • 31 N. 1st St., Custer 605.721.4580 acupuncture4health.com
Custer County Airport 12220 Aviation Way, Custer 605.673.3874
An English Touch Day Spa 25389 McCurran Ranch Rd., Custer 406.480.7381 englishtouchdayspa.com
Begging Burro Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar (page 5, 46) 529 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3300 beggingburro.com Buglin’ Bull Restaurant & Sports Bar 511 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4477 buglinbull.com Common Cents Convenience Store 24 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4491 Custer Wolf Food & Drink, The 506 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.9653 custerwolf.com Denial South Dakota 430 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer 605.673.2264 bluerevelation.com
Auto / Travel Services Black Hills Towing 25434 Sidney Park Rd., Custer 605.440.2018 or 605.440.0537 blackhillstowing.com
LaMonte’s Auto Center 25146 Wazi Ln., Custer 605.673.2554 Lamonte’s Auto Center 25146 Wazi Ln., Custer 605.673.2554 S & B Motor Parts 700 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2139 Steele Collision & Glass 1025 Crook St., Custer 605.673.3443
McDonald Chiropractic Clinic 39 N. 4th St., Custer 605.673.2634 mcdonaldchiropracticpc.com Muscles and Mascara by Leeann Duffy Holtquist 819 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer 605.517.9388 Premier Family Eyecare 322 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2716 visionsource-custer.com
Monument Health Custer Hospital & Clinic 1220 Montgomery St., Custer 605.673.9400 monument.health
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church 25024 US Hwy 16/385, Custer 605.673.6311 shepherdofthehillscuster.net
YMCA of Custer 644 Crook St., Custer 605.673.5134 rcymca.org
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 449 Harney St., Custer 605.673.4426 custercatholic.org
Real Estate Center of Custer/Bradeen Real Estate & Auctions 14 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2629 custerrealestatecenter.com
Vineyard Black Hills 25574 Veterans Trl., Custer 605.673.4090 or 605.440.0640
Southern Hills Title Inc. 322 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4838 or 605.673.3331 southernhillstitle.com
Pet Boarding / Services Custer Car & Pet Wash 932 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4007
Stone Hill of Custer 35 S. 4th St., Custer 605.673.2350 stonehillcuster.com
Places of Worship Abundant Life Fellowship 538 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.517.0665 or 605.517.2881 facebook.com/ abundantlifecuster Crossroads Church 12480 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.673.2120 crossroadsofcuster.com Custer Community Church 547 Harney St., Custer 605.673.4350 custercommunitychurch.org Custer Lutheran Fellowship 12622 Hwy 16A, Custer 605.673.4691 custerlutheran.com Custer Seventh Day Adventist Church 641 Montgomery St., Custer 605.673.5669 Grace Family Fellowship 527 Montgomery St., Room 204, Custer 605.863.2347 facebook.com/ gracefamilyfellowshipcuster Living Outreach Church 48 N. 8th St., Custer 605.673.3926 livingoutreachchurch.org Mountain View Baptist Church 12230 Aviation Way, Custer 605.673.2498 mountainviewbaptist custer.com
Doggy Do’s Dog Grooming 523 Mt. Rushmore Rd. #2, Custer 605.673.3610 L.F.C. Veterinary Service 12679 Hazelrodt Cutoff, Custer 605.673.5959 or 605.870.1358 Southern Hills Animal Clinic 12478 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.673.4996 southernhillsanimalclinic.com Real Estate Custer Real Estate 605.673.5400 or 605.673.1260 custersdrealestate.com Green Real Estate & Investments 17 N. 5th St., Custer 605.673.4420 greenrealestateand investments.com Keller Williams/Lewis Realty (page 41) 36 N. 6th St., Custer 605.863.0725 or 605.517.0379 destinationblackhills.com
Lampert Properties 239 N. 5th St., Custer 605.673.4567 lampertrealestate.com
Tennyson Investments LLC (page 106) 35 S. 4th St., Custer 605.673.2350 Western Skies Real Estate 523 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2433 or 605.673.2460 westernskiesre.com Woodland Meadows Manufactured Housing Park 35 S. 4th St., Custer 605.673.5581 woodland-meadows.com Community Resources Lost Sock Laundromat & Tara’s Tan’n 242 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2932 Addiction Recovery Centers of the Black Hills 14 Mt. Rushmore Road, Suite C, Custer 605.673.2844 or 605.716.7841 Custer Visitor Center 615 Washington St., Custer 605.673.2244 or 800.992.9818 custersd.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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INVITES YOU SEE. DO. STAY. SHOP. Ready for your next grand adventure? When you arrive in Hill City, you know immediately there is something magical about our picturesque little town. Our streets are lined with specialty stores, art galleries, museums, unique restaurants and acclaimed wineries and breweries. Our surrounding Black Hills become your playground full of woods, water and prairies inviting you on adventures that’ll create lasting memories. We’re also close to must-see iconic attractions like Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial and Custer State Park. Our hometown hospitality is year-round, too. Everywhere you go, friendly faces are waiting to welcome you. Are you ready for your next grand adventure? Create yours with us in Hill City.
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FREE WILDLIFE DISPLAYS • Car & Truck Washes • Laundromats • Casinos • Restrooms • ATMs Grocceries • Camping Supplies • Fuel • Propane • Oil • Automotive • Beer • Deli • Pizza • Chicken • Tacos • Burritos
in the Heart of the Hills! Only Minutes to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park and Deadwood!
Three Forks Bar, Grille, Casino and C-Store Full service bar and grille serving American favorites all day long, breakfast, lunch & dinner!
-Everyone from settlement times trailblazers to modern day tourists know this location as Three Forks, 4 miles NE of Hill City. It has been a popular crossroads for travelers in the central Black Hills for many generations, now located at the intersection of US Hwys 16 & 385.
HEART OF THE WEST CONOCO C-STORE ANTIQUES EMPORIUM & CASINO 605-574-9001 South End of Main Street
COUNTRY STORE AT THREE FORKS PHILLIPS 66 C-STORE BAR, GRILLE & CASINO 605-574-4377 & 605-574-2998 US Hwys 16 & 385 NE of Hill City
Foot, Bike, Horse & ATV Trail Passes & Permits • Hunting & Fishings Licenses & Supplies • Bait • Maps Subs • Salads • Burgers • Hot Dogs • Soft Serve Ice Cream • T-shirts • Caps • Souvenirs • Lottery & Lotto • Video Rentals
Outdoor Adventure is Calling Hill City From world-class hiking and biking, to colorful art and a delightful downtown, Hill City is the perfect place to make outdoor memories that will last a lifetime. Population 1,008 (2017) Elevation 5,159 feet A Basecamp to Adventure 2 minutes to Mickelson Trail 6 minutes to Needles Highway 15 minutes to Crazy Horse Memorial® 20 minutes to Mt. Rushmore 32 minutes to Rapid City 45 minutes to Wildlife Loop
43.9325° N 103.5752° W
Every September Hill City showcases talented quilters and fabric artists at the Hill City Quilt Show & Sale.
Whether your vacation is for a one-of-a-kind unwind, a heart racing adventure, or somewhere in between, Hill City’s got the essentials for an amazing getaway. Our ideal location, comfortable lodging options, authentic local flavors and welcoming hospitality are just waiting for you and your family to discover.
Memories in the Hills
Take it from Hill City locals: for sheer exhilaration, beauty and capturing the essence of the Black Hills, you must enjoy the outdoors in a multitude of ways. That’s where the best memories are made! Fortunately, Hill City is perfectly situated near abundant hiking, biking, and ATV and UTV trails, in addition to world-class climbing areas. You can hike or bike from downtown Hill City and traverse all of the beauty of the Black Hills by connecting to our vast trail system. For a great mix of everything our hills have to offer, hop on the
Want to explore the Mickelson Trail and make friends along the way? Come for the Big Mick in September.
109-mile-long Mickelson Trail. Head north on the trail to cruise through tunnels, or south to see Crazy Horse Memorial. If you like exploring on your own two feet we have gorgeous hiking trails that will suit you. Take a leisurely stroll around rock-lined Sylvan Lake, enjoy serene nature around Deerfield Lake, or paddle your way across Sheridan Lake. All have magnificent views with trails the whole family can enjoy. If you prefer motorized fun, an afternoon exploring Black Hills National Forest on some of South Dakota’s best ATV and UTV trails is hard to beat. We’re also centrally located to all levels of climbing routes. Scale summits like Black Elk Peak and enjoy amazing scenic views, or head for forested vistas in Custer State Park — both are just minutes away.
Welcome to Downtown
We may be called the Heart of the Hills because of our location, but our locals’ hospitality really drives it home.
Stroll Main Street on the Saturday before Valentine’s Day and enjoy tasty delicacies at Tour de Chocolate.
ART With the beauty of the Black Hills all around us, our artists have unending inspiration for their work, and many have galleries and stores in town. To immerse yourself in our local art, start out with a visit to our galleries: ArtForms Gallery, Jon Crane Gallery, Warrior’s Work & Ben West Gallery, Insideout GalleryHome-Garden and Gypsy Rose Studio & Gallery. For a more casual approach, stroll down Main Street to feel like you’re walking through an open-air art studio. Our sidewalks are dotted with colorful sculptures, detailed wood carvings and unique finds for sale.
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After a hard day of playing outdoors, let us help you find dining, lodging, and your next favorite shop. Downtown is bike- and pet-friendly, not to mention steeped in history. On Main Street you’ll find talent and history showcased at our unbeatable galleries and museums. Hill City’s locally owned specialty shops offer some of the area’s most unique finds. You’ll surely find a treasure or two to remember your trip by, as well as any day-to-day necessities you may need. Craving a buffalo burger or a chuckwagon supper? Perhaps some home-style cooking? No matter the flavor, we have you covered. Our array of award-winning wineries, microbreweries and
family-friendly restaurants are waiting for you to explore.
Nestled between two of the largest sculptures in the world, Hill City is the perfect summer host for Sculpture in the Hills.
The Finer Things
Hill City is home to friendly faces, colorful flowers and visual street charm, but also a progressive, artsy vibe. We have an event or festival for almost any taste; film, sculpture, art, quilting, and music are all highlighted throughout the year. We host BBQ and chili cookoffs, and amazing holiday festivals, too! You’ll find all this and more at Hill City’s year-round signature events. The Black Hills is full of boundless adventure, and Hill City is the Heart of the Hills. We’re the perfect place to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Love the art of smoked meat? Join us for Wine, Brew & BBQ in August for BBQ, beverages, and fun.
Travel Back in Time Have you ever seen a real dinosaur bone? Or walked under a T-rex? Here in Hill City, you can! Visit our worldrenowned collection of minerals, fossils and dinosaur bones at the Black Hills Institute’s museum downtown. Their exhibits are sure to impress and excite everyone in your family! After the museum, check out The Institute’s gift shop, Everything Prehistoric. Their array of books, jewelry and toys make sure you find the perfect souvenir of your journey through time!
Kick off the holiday season with our Olde Tyme Christmas parade the day after Thanksgiving!
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Explore Hill City Things to See
Attractions Black Hills Central Railroad / 1880 Train (page BC) 222 Railroad Ave., Hill City 605.574.2222 1880train.com
Black Hills Institute of Geological Research 117 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4289 bhigr.com Candyland/Sweet Greens 23835 Mill Iron Dr., Rapid City (3.5 miles east of Hill City) 605.574.2824 candylandsd.com
CCC Museum of SD 23935 US-385, Hill City 605.389.3410 southdakotaccc.org SD State Railroad Museum, Ltd. 222 Railroad Ave., Bldg. A Hill City 605.574.9000 sdsrm.org Nearby Attractions Adams Museum 54 Sherman St., Deadwood 605.578.1714 deadwoodhistory.com
Bear Country USA (page 19) 13820 S. US Hwy 16, Rapid City 605.343.2290 bearcountryusa.com Big Thunder Gold Mine (page 37) 604 Blair St., Keystone 605.666.4847 bigthundermine.com Chapel in the Hills 3788 Chapel Ln., Rapid City 605.342.8281 chapel-in-the-hills.org
Four Mile Old West Town & Campground 11921 W US Hwy. 16, Custer 605.673.3905 four-mile-old-west-townmuseum.business.site Keystone Historical Museum 410 3rd St., Keystone 605.666.4494 keystonehistory.com Mammoth Site, The (page 3) 1800 US 18 Bypass, Hot Springs 605.745.6017 mammothsite.org Mount Rushmore National Memorial 13000 Hwy 244, Keystone 605.574.2523 nps.gov/moru National Presidential Wax Museum (page 7) 609 Hwy 16A, Keystone 605.666.4455 presidentialwaxmuseum.com Crazy Horse Memorial® (page IFC) 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs Crazy Horse 605.673.4681 crazyhorsememorial.org
Rapid City Rush 444 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Rapid City 605.716.7825 rapidcityrush.com
Custer State Park (page 1) 13329 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.255.4515 gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/ custer-state-park
Reptile Gardens (page 22) 8955 S. Hwy 16, Rapid City 605.342.5873 or 800.335.0275 reptilegardens.com
Fort Hays Old West Town (page 40) 2255 Fort Hays Dr., Rapid City 605.343.3113 mountrushmoretours.com
Rush Mountain Adventure Park (page 16) 13622 Hwy 40, Keystone 605.255.4384 rushmtn.com
Rushmore Tramway Adventures (page 32) 203 Cemetery Rd., Keystone 605.666.4478 rushmoretramway adventures.com World Fossil Finder Museum 719 Jensen Hwy., Hot Springs 605.745.5007 worldfossilfindermuseum.com Outdoor Adventure ACME Bicycles 525 Newton Ave., Hill City 605.343.9534 acmebicycles.com Andy’s Trail Rides 11264 Highway 14A South, Lead 605.645.2211 andystrailrides.com Black Hills Aerial Adventures (page 23) 24564 US Hwy 16/385, Custer 605.673.2163 coptertours.com Black Hills Paddlesports 525 Newton Ave, Hill City 605.593.5662 bhpaddlesports.com Black Hills Wilderness Edge Adventures (page 34) 1315 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.391.6551 blackhillswildernessedge.com High Country Guest Ranch 12138 Ray Smith Dr., Hill City 605.574.9003 highcountryranch.com
Mt. Meadow Resort at Deerfield Lake 11321 Gillette Prairie Rd., Hill City 605.574.2636 mtmeadow.com
Brent Morris & The Western Acoustics Hill City & Black Hills 605.381.5997 or 605.574.2150
Rabbit Bicycles/Giddy Up Shuttle Service 175 Walnut Ave., Hill City 605.574.4302 rabbitbike.com Rockin’ R Rides 24853 Village Ave., Custer 605.673.2999 or 520.349.6078 rockingrtrailrides.com Rocky Knolls Golf Course 12181 W. Hwy. 16, Custer 605.673.4481 rockyknollsgolfcourse.com Run Crazy Horse Marathon Crazy Horse Memorial 605.390.6137 runcrazyhorse.com Arts / Entertainment ArtForms Gallery 280 Main St. Ste. 3, Hill City 605.574.4894 artformsgallery.org Black Hills Film Festival 280 Main St., Ste. 15, Hill City 605.574.9454 blackhillsfilmfestival.org Black Hills Glass Blowers 909 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.666.4542 blackhillsglassblowers.com Black Hills Playhouse (page 23) 24834 S. Playhouse Rd., Custer 605.255.4141 blackhillsplayhouse.com
Buffalo Old Time Photo 309 Main St., Hill City 605.574.3314 buffalophoto.net First Gold Gaming Resort 270 Main St., Deadwood 605.578.9777 firstgold.com Gypsy Rose Studio & Gallery 177 Museum Dr., Hill City 605.721.1234 gypsyrosestudio.com Hill City Area Arts Council 280 Main St., Ste. 13, Hill City 605.574.2810 hillcityarts.org Jon Crane Gallery & Custom Framing 256 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4440 joncranegallery.net Jon Crane Watercolors, Inc. 333 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4441 or 888.948.1948 Warrior’s Work & Ben West Gallery 277 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4954 warriorswork.com Shopping / Retail Beef Jerky Experience 219 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2210 beefjerkyoutlet.com/hill-city Boyd’s World Famous Antiques & Uniques 24671 US Hwy 16/385, Custer 605.660.3339 boydsantiquemall.com
Dakota Stone Company (page 64) 23863 Palmer Gulch Rd., Hill City 605.574.2760 dakotastone.net Discount Bargain Barn/ Christmas Corral 264 Main St., Hill City 605.574.9014 Everything Prehistoric 117 Main St., Hill City 605.574.3919 bhigr.com Gold Diggers 241 Main St., Hill City 605.574.3332 bhgolddiggers.com Granite Sports 201 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2121 granite-sports.com Gypsy Soul Boutique 280 Main St., Ste. 5, Hill City 605.574.4158 Handbag Store, The (page 64) 253 Main St., Hill City 605.574.9585 shopthehandbagstore.com Heart of the Hills Antiques, Firearms & Collectibles 280 Main St., Ste. 1 & 2, Hill City 605.574.2821 High Five 385 605.660.9803 highfive385.com HippieRockStar Mobile Boutique 23864 Penalua Gulch Rd., Hill City 970.405.3508 hippierockstar.com
InsideOut: Gallery • Home • Garden 150 Poplar St., Hill City 605.574.4474 insideout-hc.com Old World Plaza 280 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4635 Quilt Time 177 Museum Dr., Hill City 605.390.3153 quilttimeblackhills.com South Dakota Outdoor Shop (page 107) 757 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2240 southdakotaoutdoor shop.com Things That Rock 257 Main St., Hill City 605.574.9096 thingsthatrocksd.com This & That BarTique Featuring Skeeter’s Pub 124 Main St., Hill City 605.574.9009 thisnthatbartique.shop settings.com Tours / Transportation Black Hills Above and Beyond Tours 605.641.8687 blackhillsaboveandbeyond tours.com Black Hills Aerial Adventures (page 23) 24564 US Hwy 16/385, Custer 605.673.2163 coptertours.com “Dave’s World” Tours & Shuttle Services 343 N. 3rd, Custer 605.673.1130 davesworldtours.com
Fort Hays Old West Town (page 40) 2255 Fort Hays Dr., Rapid City 605.343.3113 mountrushmoretours.com Rabbit Bicycles/Giddy Up Shuttle Service 175 Walnut Ave., Hill City 605.574.4302 rabbitbike.com Travel Information Hill City Visitor Information Center 23935 Hwy. 385, Hill City 605.574.2368 visithillcitysd.com
Where to Stay
Hotels / Motels AmericInn Mt. Rushmore (page 64) 616 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2100 americinnmtrushmore.com
Bavarian Inn/Feel Good Cafe 855 N. 5th St., Custer 605.961.0201 bavarianinnsd.com Best Western Golden Spike 601 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2577 bestwesterngoldenspike.com Comfort Inn and Suites 12454 Old Hill City Rd., Hill City 605.574.3535 comfortinnhillcity.com Harney Peak Inn 125 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2544 harneypeakinn.com Hill City Super 8 Motel (Page 58) 109 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4141 bit.ly/2PfxSK8
Holiday Inn Express 12444 Old Hill City Rd., Hill City 605.574.4040 hiehillcity.com Holiday Inn Express 321 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.4925 ihg.com Lantern Inn 580 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2582 or 1.800.456.0520 lanterninn.com Lodges / Resorts Battle Creek Lodge and Vacation Rentals 404 Reed St., Keystone 605.666.4800 battlecreeklodge.us Black Forest Inn 23191 US-385, Rapid City 605.574.2000 or 800.888.1607 blackforestinn.net Creekside Country Resort (page 41) 12647 S. Hwy 16, Hill City 605.574.2380 or 1.800.349.4145 stayccr.com Mickelson Trail Lodge 12165 Ray Smith Dr., Hill City 605.574.4000 mickelsontraillodging.com Mt. Meadow Resort at Deerfield Lake 11321 Gillette Prairie Rd., Hill City 605.574.2636 mtmeadow.com
Mt. Rushmore Resort KOA at Palmer Gulch 12620 Hwy 244, Hill City 605.574.2525 or 800.562.8503 palmergulch.com
Double Diamond Ranch 23818 US Hwy 385, Rapid City 605.574.4560 or 605.381.7470 doublediamondcabins.com
Mountain View Lodge & Cabins 12654 S. US Hwy 16, Hill City 605.574.2236 mountainviewlodge.net Trails End Cabins & Motel (page 100) 320 Park St., Hill City 605.574.4900 hillcitycabin.com Campground / Cabins American Pines Cabins (page 34) 1315 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.666.5475 americanpines.com Black Elk Resort/ Palmer Creek Taproom 12720 US-16, Rapid City 605.574.9533 blackelkresort.com Black Hills Trailside Park Resort (page 101) 24024 Hwy 16-385, Hill City 605.574.9079 trailsideparkresort.com Custer’s Gulch RV Park & Campground 25112 Golden Valley Rd., Custer 605.673.4647 or 800.531.5923 custersgulch.com Derby Elk Resort 12446 Log Cabin Rd., Hill City 605.877.5544 derbyelkresort.net
Freedom Ridge Cabins 23935 Pink Cabin Rd., Hill City 605.574.2963 freedomridgecabins.com Happy Trails Cabins 9309 Main St., Silver City 605.574.2177 or 605.415.5081 happytrailscabins.com High Country Guest Ranch 12138 Ray Smith Dr., Hill City 605.574.9003 highcountryranch.com Hillside Country Cabins 13315 S. Hwy 16, Rapid City 605.342.4121 hillsidecountrycabins.com Holly House Christmas Cabin 23852 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.4246 thehollyhouse.com Janssen’s Lode Stone Motel & Cabins 23884 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2347 lodestonemotel.com Larsson’s Crooked Creek Resort 24184 US-16/385, Hill City 605.219.9517 crookedcreekresort.com Mt. Rushmore Resort KOA at Palmer Gulch 12620 Hwy 244, Hill City 605.574.2525 or 800.562.8503 palmergulch.com
Mountains to Prairies Cabin Suites B&B 200 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2424 mountainstoprairies.com Newton Fork Ranch (page 101) 12407 Deerfield Rd, Hill City 605.574.2220 newtonforkranch.com Pine Rest Cabins (page 107) 24063 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.2416 pinerestcabins.com Rafter J Bar Ranch & Campground 12325 Rafter J Rd., Hill City 605.574.2527 rafterj.com Restmore Inn 24191 US-385, Custer (2 mi. South of Hill City) 605.574.2593 restmoreinn.com Rustic Ridge Guest Cabins (page 100) 12980 US-16, Keystone 605.666.4848 rusticridgeguestcabins.com Spring Creek Inn 23900 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2591 springcreekinn.com Three Forks Campground 23821 US-385, Hill City 605.574.4546 threeforkscampgroundsd.com
Trails End Cabins & Motel (page 100) 320 Park St., Hill City 605.574.4900 hillcitycabin.com
Timber Ridge Lodge (VRBO 354088) Hill City 605.271.5332
Yak Ridge Cabins & Farmstead 24041 Cosmos Rd., Rapid City 605.390.7627 yak-ridge.com
Horse Facilities Mt. Rushmore Resort KOA at Palmer Gulch 12620 Hwy 244, Hill City 605.574.2525 or 800.562.8503 palmergulch.com
B&Bs / Vacation Homes Black Forest Inn 23191 US-385, Rapid City 605.574.2000 or 800.888.1607 blackforestinn.net
Newton Fork Ranch (page 101) 12407 Deerfield Rd., Hill City 605.574.2220 newtonforkranch.com
Deerview Bed & Breakfast 12110 Deerfield Rd., Hill City 605.574.4204 deerviewbb.com Escape to the Castle 605.209.8785 evolvevacationrental. com/317249 Gold Pan Inn (VRBO 707759) 605.574.0076 VRBO.com/707759 Heart of the Hills Vacation Homes 349 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2250 hillcityvacation.com Hill City Vacation Rental (VRBO 512992) 605.881.0602 or 605.868.5584 Holly House Bed & Breakfast 23852 US-385, Hill City 605.574.4246 thehollyhouse.com Rushmore Vacation Rentals 888.934.1116 rushmorevacationrentals.com
Grab a Bite
Dining / Restaurants Alpine Inn (page 65) 133 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2749 alpineinnhillcity.com
Bumpin’ Buffalo 245 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2471 bumpinbuffalo.com Country Inn at Three Forks (page 58) 23820 US-385, Hill City 605.574.4377 Feel Good Cafe at Bavarian Inn 855 N. 5th St., Custer 605.961.0201 bavarianinnsd.com Firehouse Smokejumper Station 23858 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2916 firehousesmokejumper.com
Gold Run Cafe at Mt. Meadow Resort 11321 Gillette Prairie Rd., Hill City 605.574.2636 mtmeadow.com Heart of the Hills Catering Company 308 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.440.7636 heartofthehillscateringco.com Hill City Cafe 209 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4582 hillcitycafe.com Hill City Senior Center (Monthly Breakfast) 227 Walnut Ave., Hill City 605.574.3211 hillcityseniorcenter.org Mangiamo Pizzeria 158 Museum Dr., Hill City 605.574.2564 pizzeriamangiamo.com Mangy Moose Saloon 240 Main St., Hill City 605.574.9093 Naked Winery (page 62) 23851 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.2454 nakedwinerysd.com Prairie Berry Winery/ Miner Brewing Company (page 65, 100) 23837 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.3898 prairieberry.com Rico’s 148 Main St., Hill City 605.574.9577
Ruby House Restaurant 124 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4404 rubyhousekeystone.com
Firehouse Smokejumper Station 23858 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2916 firehousesmokejumper.com
Coffee / Espresso Annie Lode Coffee Cabin 23828 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.4722 Grapes & Grinds (page 35) 609 Hwy 16A, Keystone 605.666.5142 grapesgrinds.com Perky Pine Café (page 107) 24063 Hwy. 385, Hill City 605.381.7148 Turtletown 205 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4124 turtletown.com Desserts / Sweets Alpine Inn (page 65) 133 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2749 alpineinnhillcity.com Candyland/Sweet Greens 23835 Mill Iron Dr., Rapid City 605.574.2824 candylandsd.com Turtletown 205 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4124 turtletown.com Wine / Beer / Spirits Country Inn at Three Forks (page 58) 23820 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.4377
Grapes & Grinds (page 35) 609 Hwy 16A, Keystone 605.666.5142 grapesgrinds.com Hill City Cafe 209 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4582 hillcitycafe.com Krull’s Market (page 62) 531 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2717 krullsmarket.com Mangiamo Pizzeria 158 Museum Dr., Hill City 605.574.2564 pizzeriamangiamo.com Mangy Moose Saloon 240 Main St., Hill City 605.574.9093 Miner Brewing Company (page 100) 23837 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.2886 minerbrewing.com Naked Winery (page 62) 23851 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2454 nakedwinerysd.com Palmer Creek Taproom at Black Elk Resort 12720 US-16, Rapid City 605.574.9533 blackelkresort.com
Prairie Berry Winery (page 65) 23837 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.3898 prairieberry.com This & That BarTique Featuring Skeeter’s Pub 124 Main St., Hill City 605.574.9009 thisnthatbartique.shops ettings.com Twisted Pine Wine & Beer Tasting Room 216 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2023 twistedpinetastingroom.com
Auto / Travel Services Country Store at Three Forks (page 59) 23820 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.4377 Heart of the West Conoco (page 59) 632 Main St., Hill City 605.574.9001 Heart of the Hills Exxon (page 58) 101 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2077
Hill City Cycles 23854 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.2273 hill-city-cycles.business.site Nelson’s Oil & Gas, Inc. 23909 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.4303 nelsonsoilandgas.com Rapid Auto Repair 287 Pond Pl., Hill City 605.574.3333
ATMs / Financial Services Aspen Legacy Planning 909 St. Joseph St., Ste. 202, Rapid City 605.721.7665 aspenlegacyplanning.com
Health / Wellness An English Touch Day Spa 25389 McCurran Ranch Rd., Custer 406.480.7381 englishtouchdayspa.com
BankWest 311 Omaha St., Rapid City 605.399.4111 bankwest-sd.bank
Black Hills Barbell 23855 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.381.3533 blackhillsbarbell.com
Black Hills Community Loan Fund 607 ½ Mt. Rushmore Rd. #105, Rapid City 605.519.5124 bhclf.org
Carson Drug 521 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2225 carsondrugsd.com
Edward Jones Financial Advisor Christy Hawthorne 280 Main St., Ste. 8, Hill City 605.574.8013 edwardjones.com EMH Consulting Inc. 272 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4684 First Interstate Bank 351 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2531 firstinterstatebank.com Payfurther (page 62) 1430 Haines Ave #370, Rapid City 605.205.6011 payfurther.com Sentinel Federal Credit Union 553 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.9596 sentinelfcu.org
Hill City Dental 557 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2161 hillcitydental.com Monument Health Hill City Clinic 238 Elm St., Hill City 605.574.4470 monument.health Places of Worship Chapel in the Hills 3788 Chapel Ln., Rapid City 605.342.8281 chapel-in-the-hills.org Community Lutheran Church 705 Newton Ave., Hill City 605.574.4342 communitylutheran-hillcity-sd. org The Little White Church 525 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2426 thelittlewhitechurch.net
Pet Boarding / Services Black Hills Animal Hospital & Boarding 2909 Cambell St., Rapid City 605.343.6066 or 605.343.6067 blackhillsanimalhospital.net Real Estate Block Realty & Property Management PO Box 50, Hill City 605.868.5584 sellingblackhills.com Central Hills Real Estate 349 Main St., Hill City 605.574.6000 centralhillsrealestate.us Coldwell Banker Jeff Larsen MRP Broker Associate 605.939.1218 larsenteamrealestate.com Green Real Estate & Investments Group, LLC 23855 Hwy 385, Ste. B, Hill City 605.430.6200 greenrealestateand investments.com Integrity Realty of the Black Hills 427 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4444 landlotshomes.com Real Estate Center LeadDeadwood/Dan’s Hill City Home Office 125 Main St., Hill City 712.204.1990 deadwoodrealestatecenter. com
Community Resources Al Cornella Refrigeration 208 Saint Onge St., Rapid City 605.348.4684 or 800.743.6508 alcornella.com
Branch Construction Services 23855 Hwy 385, Ste. B, Hill City 605.574.2506
Alexander Drilling 24172 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2331 alexanderdrillinginc.com Aspen Legacy Planning 909 St. Joseph St. Ste. 202, Rapid City 605.721.7665 aspenlegacyplanning.com Attorney Ethan W. Schmidt 1719 W. Main Street, Rapid City 605.431.8971 Black Hills Electric Cooperative 25191 Cooperative Way, Custer 605.673.4461 bhec.coop Black Hills Energy Rapid City 605.399.5793 blackhillsenergy.com Black Hills Plumbing, Inc. 605.391.7471 blackhillsplumbinginc.com Blue Wing Recreation Corporation PO Box 9322, Rapid City 605.391.1162 bluewingrecreation.com Boys & Girls Club of the Black Hills 297 Walnut Ave., Hill City 605.574.2010 bgcblackhills.org
Chute Rooster Event Center 850 Chute Rooster Dr., Hill City Coca-Cola/AquaPure 2150 Coca-Cola Ln., Rapid City 605.342.8222 or 800.658.3638 coca-colahighcountry.com Custer State Farm Insurance Agent Steve Engelbrecht 302 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4141 protectcuster.com Dallas Alexander Construction 673 Main St., Hill City 605.381.7230 Evergreen Media 329 Main St. Ste. 1, Rapid City 605.434.7684 evergreenmediarc.com First Impressions Salon 280 Main St. Ste. 6, Hill City 605.574.4158 Friends of Library c/o Hill City Public Library 341 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4529 Forest Recreation Management 107 Elm St., Hill City 605.574.4402 Golden West Telecommunications PO Box 411, Wall 855.888.7777 goldenwest.com
Green Owl Media & Photography PO Box 6038, Custer 605.673.5154 greenowlmedia.com Harlow’s School Bus Service 24050 Hwy 385, Custer 605.574.2249 harlowsschoolbus.com Heart of the Hair 229 Elm St., Hill City 605.877.1001 heartofthehair.com Heart of the Hills Catering Company 308 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.440.7636 heartofthehillscateringco.com Hill City Ambulance District 359 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2631 Hill City Economic Development Corp. PO Box 1143, Hill City 605.517.1745 hillcityedc.com Hill City Evergreen Garden Club 605.391.5423, Hill City Hill City Fire District 403 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2631 Hill City Lions Club 605.351.0187, Hill City Hill City Prevailer News 333 Main St. #7, Hill City 605.574.2358 hillcityprevailernews.com
Hill City School District 51-2 488 Main St., Hill City 605.574.3030 hillcity.k12.sd.us
McCormick Insurance Agency 716 N. Lacrosse St., Ste. 100 Rapid City 605.348.0464 mccormickagency.net
Rushmore Forest Products, Inc. 23848 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2512 neimanenterprises.com
Hill City Senior Center 227 Walnut Ave., Hill City 605.574.3211 hillcityseniorcenter.org
Mickelson Trail Affiliates 605.673.5154 mickelsontrailaffiliates.com
Russ Johnson Construction 23946 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.2881 russjohnsonconstruction.net
HomeSlice Media Group 660 Flormann St., Ste. 100, Rapid City 605.343.6161 thehomeslicegroup.com
Pennington County SD 130 Kansas City, Ste. 100 Rapid City 605.394.2171 pennco.org
HUB International Mountain States, Ltd. 40 N. 5th St., Ste. #2, Custer 605.574.2547 or 605.673.2214 hubinternational.com
Pennington Title Company 725 Kansas City St., Rapid City 605.343.5670 penntitle.com
J & J Asphalt 2234 Dyess Ave., Rapid City 605.341.6262 jandjasphaltcompany.com
Rangel Construction Company 2626 W. Main St. Ste. 3, Rapid City 605.716.0547 rangelconstruction company.com
Krull’s Market (page 62) 531 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2717 krullsmarket.com KSLT, KLMP & 97.9 The Breeze 1853 Fountain Plaza Dr., Rapid City 605.342.6822 bcbradio.org Lasting Impressions Unlimited 13830 SD Hwy. 40, Hermosa 605.201.1021 liudesigns.com Longbranch Civil Engineering 821 Columbus St., Rapid City 605.721.4040 longbrancheng.com
Sander Sanitation 4761 Sturgis Rd., Rapid City 605.342.1088 sandersanitation.com Scull Construction Services 803 Industrial Ave., Rapid City 605.342.2379 scullconstruction.com Simpson Inc. 23716 Burnt Fork Rd., Hill City 605.877.4462 Tin City Masonic Lodge #112 288 Pond Ct., Hill City 605.381.1293 112-sd.ourlodgepage.com
Road Runner 25104 Harbach Ln., Custer 605.484.1512 roadrunnertourism.com
United Way of the Black Hills 621 6th St., Ste. 100, Rapid City 605.343.5872 unitedwayblackhills.org
Rosenbaum’s Signs 1650 Samco Rd., Rapid City 605.342.0481 rosenbaumsigns.com
Vector Design, Print & Tech 333 Main St., #5, Hill City 605.574.9520 vectordpt.com
Rossknecht Appraisal Services 280 Main St., Hill City 605.391.1162
Hill City Visitor Center 23935 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.2368 visithillcity.com email@example.com
MINERAL SPRINGS Moccasin Springs Natural Mineral Spa
The Mammoth Site
Affordable Accommodations • History & Science Museums Delicious Dining • Specialty Shops • Architecture Beautiful Walking Trails & Parks • Art & Murals
FAMILY FUN Evans Plunge Mineral Springs
The Picture City of the Black Hills Hot Springs Area Chamber of Commerce 1-800-325-6991 HotSprings-SD.com
Living Waters Hot Springs From mineral springs to recreational lakes, we are the center of your wellness vacation. Whether it’s to relax at the lake around the campfire, decompress on a spectacular hike or discover boutique dining, Hot Springs is your destination. Sites to See The Mammoth Site Evans Plunge Mineral Springs Moccasin Springs Natural Mineral Spa Wind Cave National Park Southern Hills Golf Course Angostura Recreation Area Population 3,460 (2017) Elevation 3,448 feet
Water is the bringer of life in many ways; it nourishes our food, sustains our bodies and revitalizes our souls. This rejuvenation is the focus of Hot Springs — we embrace a more leisurely, peaceful pace compared to much of the rest of the Black Hills. No matter if you’re looking to soak in the water, play on it, or simply camp next to it, let us help you reconnect with the important things in life. Hot Springs was first settled in 1879, but was officially incorporated in 1890 when local entrepreneurs started building the entire town into a health spa destination. Fred T. Evans built his namesake Evans Plunge over a group of small springs, and by the next year visitors started disembarking by the hundreds in search of promises of renewal and vitality.
The healing nature of Hot Springs quickly became about more than just tourists, when the South Dakota State Veterans Home opened in 1891. Battle Mountain Sanitarium
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Evans Plunge boasts 87 degree water, 4 slides, 2 kid pools, 2 hot tubs, a sauna and steam room and plenty of water sports.
Cascade Falls stays around 67 degrees all year—perfect growing conditions for stream orchids, one of only four native to South Dakota.
followed shortly after and was the first dedicated veterans’ hospital in the country. It laid the groundwork for what is now the Department of Veterans Affairs. Today, our veterans still find care and wellbeing, not to mention our thanks, in the calm of Hot Springs.
Get Out and About
Not only are we a center for health and wellness, we are also a base for outdoor adventure. Several prime South Dakota lakes are within easy driving distance of town, including Angostura Reservoir, Hidden Lake Campground and Resort, Cold Brook Lake, and Cottonwood Springs Lake. Between them, you’ll find world-class fishing and birdwatching, not to mention some of the best sandy beaches in South Dakota. Looking to heal by being one with nature? There are ample hiking trails in our area — Wind Cave National Park alone boasts over 30 miles of trail. Check out Rankin Ridge trail, which will take you to the highest point in the park and give you views all the way to the Badlands on a
Cold Brook Lake produces Northern Pike longer than 40 inches. Not quite the Loch Ness, but still monsters!
We love our history in Hot Springs — all the way back 26,000 years ago! Uncovered in 1974, the Mammoth Site is home to unearthed fossils of over 60 mammoths, and counting! New digs happen every year, so there’s always something new to see. They have a selfguided walking tour app you can download before arrival, as well as traditional guided tours of their indoor working dig site. Be sure to check out their Junior Paleontologist dig programs; they’re a one-of-akind experience, but they fill up fast. One of the newest additions in town, the World Fossil Finder Museum brings fossils from all over the world to Hot Springs. Their exhibits include the largest Tylosaurus found in South Dakota, and one of the largest in the world. “Debby Sue” is over 50 feet long, and named for the wife of renowned fossil hunter Frank Garcia — who also owns and operates the museum.
Trails, Trains & Pioneers
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clear day. For something more challenging, try conquering Battle Mountain. The trail can be steep in spots, but the panoramic view from the top is worthwhile — just keep an eye out for rattlesnakes!
Hike, camp, and revel in the outdoors to your heart’s content, and then come back and see us for an architectural walking tour of our sandstone buildings. In the late 1800s, there were 27 sandstone quarries in the Black Hills — one of which was owned by Hot Springs’ own Fred T. Evans. These quarries sourced Hot Springs with the materials for our abundance of Richardsonian and Romanesque style buildings; over 30 of them in all.
Downtowns’ Kidney Springs is thought to have healing properties; specifically for kidneyrelated illnesses.
Exploring the history of Hot Springs is fascinating work — but it will build up an appetite. Refuel and take a break at one of our unique dining options, from pizza and local beer to fine dining worthy of celebrating special occasions. For creatively crafted cuisine, Buffalo Dreamer at Moccasin Springs is a favorite, and showcases locally sourced delicacies sure to tantalize your taste buds. The Black Hills hum with the hustle and bustle of locals and visitors alike as we get out and experience nature. Hot Springs, however, is where you come to relax, rejuvenate and soak in your surroundings. We are your gateway to relaxation and wellness, and we look forward to being part of your journey.
Hidden Lake Campground and Resort is the only resort in the Southern Black Hills that can boast its own private lake.
A tale of two springs: Evans Plunge Mineral Springs’ 87 degree waters were the original draw that brought crowds to the area when it opened in 1890, and it still offers family fun to this day; visitors have multiple pools, slides, and activities to choose from year-round. Nearby Moccasin Springs’ pools are even warmer, ranging from 88 to 102 degrees. They have four pools, two large enough for swimming and two for soaking. The resurrected bathhouse opened in 2019 and is the epitome of wellness and relaxation.
Angostura Reservoir is a great swimming hole and fishing paradise with 36 miles of shoreline and water depths up to 75 feet.
Explore Hot Springs Things to See
Attractions Evans Plunge Mineral Springs (page 2) 1145 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.5165 evansplunge.com Mammoth Site, The (page 3) 1800 US 18 Bypass, Hot Springs 605.745.6017 mammothsite.org Moccasin Springs Natural Mineral Spa (page 80) 1829 Minnekahta Ave.,Hot Springs 605.745.7625 moccasinsprings.com
Pioneer Museum 300 N. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.5147 fallriverpioneermuseum. wordpress.com Southern Hills Golf Course 1130 Clubhouse Dr. Hot Springs, SD 57747 605.745.6400 hotspringssdgolf.com Trout Haven Ranch 13477 7-11 Rd., Buffalo Gap 605.833.2571 Wind Cave National Park 26611 US Hwy 385, Hot Springs 605.745.4600 nps.gov/wica
World Fossil Finder Museum 719 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs 605.745.5007 worldfossilfindermuseum.com Nearby Attractions Crazy Horse Memorial® (page IFC) 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse 605.673.4681 crazyhorse.org Custer State Park (page 1) 13329 US-16A, Custer 605.255.4515 gfp.sd.gov/state-parks/ directory/custer
Outdoor Adventure Angostura Recreation Area 13157 N. Angostura Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.6996 gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/ angostura-recreation-area Challenge Dakota Hot Springs 605.890.1515 challengedakota.com Fall River Gun Club &amp; Shooting Complex 27386 SD-79, Hot Springs 605.890.0181 fallrivergunclub.org Arts / Entertainment Black Hills Playhouse (page 23) 24834 S. Playhouse Rd., Custer 605.255.4141 or 605.255.4910 blackhillsplayhouse.com Blue Horn Gallery 407 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.3717 narcell.net Hudson-Meng Education & Research Center 125 N. Main St., Crawford, NE 308.221.4162 fs.usda.gov/detail/nebraska/ specialplaces Reptile Gardens (page 22) 8955 US-16, Rapid City 605.342.5873 reptilegardens.com Rush Mountain Adventure Park (page 16) 13622 Hwy 40, Keystone 605.225.4384 rushmtn.com
Chautauqua Artisans Market 629 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4684 home.chautauquacraftsmen. org Cheyenne River Designs 142 N. 6th St., Hot Springs 605.891.3144 cheyenneriversdesigns.com Christmas in the Hills PO Box 382, Hot Springs 605.745.5054 Grand 180 Creative Services 642 Happy Hollow St., Hot Springs 605.745.4772 grand180.com
Hot Springs Area Concert Association 605.745.6203 Hot Springs Theatre 214 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4169 facebook.com/ hotspringstheatre Main Street Arts and Crafts Festival Centennial Park, Hot Springs 605.440.2738 mainstreetartsandcrafts.com Sandstone Singers Hot Springs 605.745.7333 Southern Hills Community Theatre Hot Springs 605.745.4837 shct.org Winner’s Circle Lanes and Games 733 US Hwy 385, Hot Springs 605.745.5414 Shopping / Retail Ace Hardware 207 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.5173 acehardware.com All Seasons Screen Printing 707 Baltimore Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3500 Black Hills Parks & Forest Association 26611 US Hwy 385, Hot Springs 605.745.7020 blackhillsparks.org Blue Horn Gallery 407 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.3717 narcelle.net
Builders’ First Source 1045 S. 6th St., Hot Springs 605.745.3300 bldrsd.com/hotsprings
Floral Depot and More 311 2nd Ave., Edgemont 605.662.5770
Bomgaars, Inc. 2701 US Hwy 18, Hot Springs 605.745.3276 bomgaars.com Cabin Fever (page 112) 108 N. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.6555 cabinfeverhscom Changing Seasons Floral 323 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.4836 changingseasonsfloral.com Chautauqua Artisans Market 629 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4684 home.chautauquacraftsmen.org Doyle Motor Sports 1400 Deadwood Ave, #B Rapid City, SD 57702 605.381.3514 Earth Goods Natural Foods 738 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.7715 earthgoodsnaturalfoods.com Fall River Auto Supply 301 S. Chicago Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.4204 Fall River Community Action Team 647 S. 5 th Street, Hot Springs 605.745.3400 Fall River Fibers 631 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.890.2750 fallriverfibers.com
Good Karma Couture 509 N. River Street, Hot Springs 605.745.5550 KSK Antiques 138 S. Chicago Street, Hot Springs 605.745.4360 williejaxpawn.com Lucy and the Green Wolf 740 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3415 squareup.com/store/ lucyandthegreenwolf Lynn’s Dakotamart 505 S. 6th St., Hot Springs 605.745.3203 lynnsdakotamart.com Minnekahta Metal Works 745 N. River St. #5, Hot Springs 605.646.3700
Western Horizons Hot Air Balloons Hot Air Balloon 605.413.7106 flywesternhorizons.com Travel Information Chamber of Commerce Depot Visitor Center 630 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4140 hotsprings-sd.com Evergreen Media 329 Main St., Ste 1, Rapid City 605.343.7684 evergreenmediarc.com Fall River County Herald 334 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.3930 fallrivercountyherald.com KZMX Radio 27259 N. Wind Cave Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.3637 96themix.com
Pistol Patti’s 445 N. River St., Hot Springs 308.430.4776
Southern Hills Economic Development 636 Jennings, #11, Hot Springs 605.745.3551 southernhillsdevelopment.com
Sonny’s Super Foods 801 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs 605.745.5979 sonnyssuperfoods.com
Southern Hills Publishing 605.673.2217
Wanda’s Finds 27237 Wind Cave Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.4040 wandasfinds.com Tours / Transportation Prairie Hills Transit 2015 Tumbleweed Trl., Spearfish 877.642.6668 prairiehillstransit.com
Visit Hot Springs SD 12567 Pine Shadows Rd., Hot Springs 605.440.1834 visithotspringssd.com
Where to Stay
Hot Springs KOA 27585 US-79, Hot Springs 605.745.6449 koa.com/campgrounds/hotsprings
River Falls Lodging 13223 Fall River Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.4969 riverfallslodging.com
Kemo Sabay Campground 27288 Wind Cave Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.4397 kemosabaycampground.com
Uptown Vacation Suite 140 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.891.9735
Hotels / Motels Baymont by Wyndham 737 S. 6 th Street, Hot Springs 605.745.7378 wyndhamhotels.com/ baymont/hot-springs-southdakota/baymount-inn-andsuites-hotsprings/overview Dollar Inn Hot Springs 402 Battle Mountain Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3182 dollarinnhotsprings.com Hills Inn 640 S. 6th St., Hot Springs 605.745.3130 hotspringshillsinn.com Stay USA 1401 US-18 Bypass, Hot Springs 605.745.4411 stayusahotel.com Super 8 Motel (page 106) 800 Mammoth St., Hot Springs 605.745.3888 Cabins / Campgrounds Allen Ranch 13065 Fall River Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.1890 allenranchcampground.com Hidden Lake Campground & Resort 27291 Evans St., Hot Springs 605.745.4042 campathiddenlake.com Historic Log Cabin Motel 500 Pacific Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.5166 historiclogcabins.com
Powder House Lodge 24125 US-16A, Keystone 800.321.0692 powderhouselodge.com Spokane Creek Cabins & Campground 24631 Iron Mountain Rd., Keystone 605.666.4609 spokanecreek.com/ ironmountainroad.com B&Bs / Vacation Homes Bluebird Mesa (page 80) 745 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.890.1321 blackhillsdestination.com Burdette House, The 1729 Minnekahta Ave., Hot Springs 605.440.3512 Double D Bed & Breakfast Cabins 26575 Jackpine Rd., Custer 605.673.4214 doubledbandb.com FlatIron Inn 745 N. River Street, Hot Springs airbnb.com/rooms/39386884 JPF Vacations 605.209.3771 blackhillsrentals.com
Grab a Bite
Dining / Restaurants American Legion Post 71 1045 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 800.433.3318 Big Time Pizza 310 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.5399 bigtimepizza.com Buffalo Dreamer American Food Alchemy (page 80) 1829 Minnekahta Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.6100 buffalodreamer.com Dairy Queen 501 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs 605.745.5777 Mornin’ Sunshine Coffee 509 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.5550 morninsunshinecoffee.com Pizza Hut 723 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs 605.745.5443 pizzahut.com Powder House Lodge 24125 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.4646 powderhouselodge.com Ruby House Restaurant 124 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4404 rubyhousekeystone.com
Southern Hills Diner & Bakery 12572 Sheps Canyon Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.7203
Desserts / Sweets Dairy Queen 501 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs 605.745.5777
Subway 733 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs 605.745.6611 Sweet & Sassy LLC 28937 SD-471, Edgemont 605.661.6256 Taco Johns 1145 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs 605.745.6880 Wandering Bison Coffee 104 N. Chicago Street, Hot Springs 605.745.4044 wanderingbisoncoffee.com Winner’s Circle Lanes and Games 733 US Hwy 385, Hot Springs 605.745.5414 Wishbone Catering Buffalo Gap Woolly’s Grill & Cellar 1648 US-18 Bypass, Hot Springs 605.745.6414 woollys.com Coffee / Espresso Coffee Cup Travel Plaza 27638 Hwy 385, Hot Springs 605.745.4215 coffeecupfuelstops.com Mornin’ Sunshine Coffee 509 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.5550 morninsunshinecoffee.com Wandering Bison Coffee 104 N. Chicago Street, Hot Springs 605.745.4044 wanderingbisoncoffee.com
Black Hills Federal Credit Union 330 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.4212 bhfcu.com
Wine / Beer / Spirits American Legion Post 71 1045 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 800.433.3318
Edward Jones-Lindsay Luper 309 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.5065 edwardjones.com/lindsayluper
Winner’s Circle Lanes and Games 733 US Hwy 385, Hot Springs 605.745.5414
First Interstate Bank 343 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.6060 firstinterstatebank.com
Woolly’s Grill & Cellar 1648 US-18 Bypass, Hot Springs 605.745.6414 woollys.com
First National Bank of Chadron 202 Main St., Chadron, NE 308.432.5552 fnb4me.bank
Auto / Travel Services Angostura Common Cents 28075 Recreation Rd, Hot Springs 605.745.4100 Big Bat’s Conoco 800 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs 605.745.6565 Coffee Cup Travel Plaza 27638 Hwy 385, Hot Springs 605.745.4215 Fall River Auto Supply 301 S. Chicago Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.4204 ATMs / Financial Services Ameriprise Financial Services 646 Jennings Ave. #20, Hot Springs 605.745.4900 Black Hills Community Loan Fund 607 ½ Mt. Rushmore Rd., Rapid City 605.519.5124 bhclf.org
H & R Block – Julie Hill 734 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.6063 hrblock.com JMM Services 112 N. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.5000 Stanley Nase, CPA 112 N. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.5000 Wells Fargo Bank 101 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.8250 wellsfargo.com Health / Wellness Addiction Recovery Center of the Black Hills 646 Jennings Ave #2, Hot Springs 605.745.6300 Battle Mountain Physical Therapy 244 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.4761 battlemountainpt.com
Behavior Management Systems 3 Canyonview, Hot Springs 605.745.6222 bmscares.org
Massa Dental Clinic 602 Jennings Ave., #1, Hot Springs 605.745.3975
Stillwater Hospice 112 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.4967 stillwaterhospice.org
Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home 2500 Minnekahta Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.5127 vetaffairs.sd.gov/ veteranshome
VA Medical Center 500 N. 5th St., Hot Springs 605.745.2000 blackhills.va.gov
Bodies in Motion 204 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.4321 Cascade Chiropractic 1501 US-18 BYP Ste. B, Hot Springs 605.745.5119 cascadechiropractic.net Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home 401 N. Garden St., Hot Springs 605.745.5172 chamberlainmccolleys.com Earth Goods Natural Foods 738 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.7715 earthgoodsnaturalfoods.com Evans Plunge Mineral Springs (page 2) 1145 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.5165 evansplunge.com Fall River Health Services 1201 SD-71 S, Hot Springs 605.745.8910 frhssd.org Health 4 Life Fitness 1501 Hwy 18 Truck Bypass, Ste. D, Hot Springs 605.745.5558 hshealth4life.com Home Instead Senior Care of the Black Hills 17 Main St., Rapid City 605.716.9300 homeinstead.com/790 Hot Springs Ambulance Service 1861 Cascade Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.3651 hotspringsambulance.com
Moccasin Springs Natural Mineral Spa (page 80) 1829 Minnekahta Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.7625 moccasinsprings.com Monument Health Hot Springs Clinic 1100 Highway 71 S. #101 605.745.8050 directory.monument.health/ facility/sd/hot-springs/1100highway-71-south Nancy Anderson Rapid City 605.858.2949 nancyandersonmedium.com Pine Hills Retirement Community 2711 US-18, Hot Springs 605.745.5555 pinehillsretirement.com Rapid City Medical Center 145 N. 16th St., Hot Springs 605.745.5736 rapidcitymedicalcenter.com Southern Hills Chiropractic 1245 Sherman St., Hot Springs 605.745.6262 State Home Care Services 712 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.4816 statehomecareservices.com
Vision Source 103 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.3175 visionsourcehs.com Places of Worship Bethesda Lutheran Church 1537 Baltimore Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.4834 gwtc.net/~bethesda Calvary Baptist Church 1938 Canton Ave., Hot Springs 605.475.5663 calvaryhs.org Fountain of Life Assembly of God 1828 University Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3236 folhs.com Hot Springs Wesleyan Church 2046 Canton Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3736 hotspringswesleyan.org Joy Community Fellowship 309 Canton Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.5691 Prairie View United Methodist Church 28309 Sunny Brook Rd., Smithwick 605.424.2080 prairieviewumc.org
Southern Hills Evangelical Free Church 1509 University Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.6687 shefchurch.com
Hot Springs Housing & Redevelopment 201 S. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4067 hotspringshousing.org
Black Hills Electric Cooperative 25191 Cooperative Way, Custer 605.673.4461 bhec.coop
Lewis Kirkeby Hall Majestic View 401 Sturgis St., Rapid City 605.348.1865 rentrapidcity.com entrapidcity.com
Black Hills Energy 7001 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Rapid City 888.890.5554 blackhillsenergy.com
Metroplains Management 838 Birch St., Hot Springs 605.347.3077 metroplains.com
Black Hills Special Services 737 University Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3408
Mt. Rushmore Properties 27446 Whitetail Rd. Hot Springs, SD 57747 605.673.1941 mtrushmoreproperties.com
Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary 12165 Highland Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.5955 wildmustangs.com
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church 538 University Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3393 stanthonyhotsprings.org St. John’s Lutheran Church 13275 Fall River Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.4760 stjohnslutheranhotpsrings.org St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 501 Hammond Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3323 United Churches 342 N. Garden St., Hot Springs 605.745.5640 unitedchurcheshotsprings.org Real Estate Bradeen Real Estate & Auctions 14 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2629 bradeenauction.com
Real Estate Group, The 110 N. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.7653 thebestblackhillsrealestate.com Southern Gate Real Estate 2047 Wilson Ave., Hot Springs 605.521.9860 Southern Hills Title 710 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.673.4838 southernhillstitle.com
Century 21 Stevens & Associates 238 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.5141 century21.com
Community Resource Accouter Rental & Sales 1100 Highway 71 S., Hot Springs 605.745.7444 accouterrental.com
Heartland Real Estate 106 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.6772 blackhillsproperty.com
Auto Connection Plus 1939 US-18, Hot Springs 605.745.6000
Heidebrink Properties LLC Hot Springs 605.685.3904
Black Hills Area Community Foundation 803 St. Joseph St., Rapid City 605.718.0112 bhacf.org
Bradeen Real Estate & Auctions 14 Mt Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2629 bradeenauction.com CBH Cooperative 742 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.5215 cbhcoop.com Coca Cola/AquaPure 2150 Coca Cola Ln., Rapid City 605.342.8222 or 800.658.3638 coca-colahighcountry.com Culligan Water Systems 715 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs 605.745.3196 southernhillsculligan.com Fall River Community Action Team 647 S. 5 th Street, Hot Springs 605.745.3400 Friends of Wind Cave Hot Springs friendsofwindcavenp.org
Golden West Telecommunications 1510 National Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3103 goldenwest.com
Polished Salon & Spa 646 Jennings Ave. #16, Hot Springs 605.391.1975
Sword Law Offices 702 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.5422 swordlawoffice.com
High Country Erectors 1100 SD-71, Hot Springs 605.745.6200 highcountryerectors.net
Quality Cleaners Laundromat 1605 University Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.6201 qcplaundromat.com
Thairapy 713 N. River St., Ste 1, Hot Springs 605.661.325
HUB International 505 N. River St. #1, Hot Springs 605.745.6014 hubinternational.com
Rich Gross Solutions Inc 27426 Cedar Rd., Hot Springs 605.545.1864 rgs24.com
Keep Hot Springs Beautiful Hot Springs 605.745.4876 keephotspringsbeautiful.org
Schaefer Insurance 646 Jennings Ave. Ste. 18, Hot Springs 605.745.3940
Kieffer Sanitation 2426 E. St. Patrick St., Rapid City 605.342.5575 gokieffer.com
Servall Uniforms & Linens 312 Main St., Rapid City 605.343.0680 servall.net
McGas LLC 1100 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs 605.745.5959 mcgas.biz MDRN Enterprises, LLC 10910 Harney Rd., Edgemont 605.517.9348 mdrnenterprisellc.com Mosset Construction 12935 Badger Clark Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.3164 mossetconstruction.com Nelson’s Oil & Gas 1346 Galveston Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.4189 nelsonoilandgas.com Pirate’s Septic and Construction 27679 US-385, Hot Springs 605.745.6365
Simon Contractors of SD 1700 School St., Hot Springs 605.745.5206 simonteam.com Southern Hills Recreation Initiative Hot Springs southernhillsrecreation.org Southern Hills Septic Buffalo Gap 605.920.8936 southernhillsseptic.com Springs Senior Center 206 S. Chicago St, Hot Springs 605.745.6123 State Farm Insurance Bill Graves 338 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.4200 billgraves.net
U.S. Forest Service 1081 Hwy 18 Bypass, Hot Springs 605.745.4107 United Way of the Black Hills 621 6th St., Ste. 100, Rapid City 605.343.5872 unitedwayblackhills.org Westside Storage 800 S. 14th St., Hot Springs 605.745.6065 westsidehotsprings.com Wilson Electric Hot Springs 605.890.6244 Workforce Diversity Network of the Black Hills 505 Kansas City St., Rapid City 605.787.2590 wdnbh.org YesCo Outdoor Media LLC 1740 E. North St., Rapid City 605.791.0667 yesco.com Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills Custer 605.673.1260 zontacluboftheblackhills.org Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce 801 S. 6th St., Hot Springs 605.745.4140 or 1.800.325.6991 hotsprings-sd.com firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD AND DRINK
Welcome to Foodie Paradise There’s a quiet battle raging for who has the best burger in the Black Hills, but we challenge you to discover your own favorite dish. Whether it’s burgers, Native American tacos, or our unofficial state food chislic, you won’t go hungry. Life is short — get dessert! Everyone knows that calories don’t count when you’re on vacation. And trust us when we tell you the Black Hills are filled with sweet treats you are going to love. Save room at dinner, because you won’t want to miss dessert.
You might be wondering what, exactly, chislic is. If you’ve never heard of it that’s alright; it is a dish rarely found outside of South Dakota. It’s thought to have immigrated here with the Germans from Russia. While recipes vary, it is generally cubed red meat marinated and grilled or fried. Sometimes it’s served on a skewer or toothpicks, usually just in a basket with fries. It’s a regional delicacy that you shouldn’t miss.
Better than a tortilla and versatile enough to be both savory and sweet; fry bread is a Native American staple you’ll find throughout the Southern Hills. Most are made simply from water, flour and salt and then fried. Some variations use lard or milk as well. The most popular fry bread on menus are Native American tacos served with
Many places have gluten-free and vegetarian options if you ask. Also look for locally sourced produce for fresh eats!
While they’re technically bison, some menus will list this land mammal as buffalo. Either way, it’s a unique flavor you shouldn’t miss.
ground bison or other game meat rather than beef. Another traditional fare you should keep an eye out for is Wojapi, or a simple berry sauce used for dipping. Chokecherries are the most common but any berry can be used, and the sauce is generally served alongside fry bread. Both Wojapi and Native American tacos are found locally, especially at Crazy Horse Memorial®, and at powwows or other cultural events.
Speaking of bison, if you’ve never tried this large game, you are in for a treat. The ubiquitous land mammal symbolizes our area more than any other and has infiltrated our cuisine in a big way. The most popular use of bison is in place of any recipe that uses beef: tacos, burgers, even the occasional
Wondering where to find your next favorite meal? Turn to page 96 to see what’s popular near you!
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pizza. Bison steaks are also common and a great way to let the true flavor of the meat take center stage. When ordering bison, it’s best to request medium-rare if it suits your palate. Game meat tends to dry out more than beef due to its lean nature. While land mammals tend to steal the show, the Southern Hills are also home to several lakes, and fishing is a popular pastime here. Even if you don’t have time to catch one, keep an eye out for walleye on menus. As our state fish, you’ll find many locals have almost a reverence for it; which means it’s served in a way that lets the flavor shine. For lunch you’ll usually find it fried with a side of tartar sauce and fries. For dinner, grilled or baked with lemon and a side of vegetables
is a simple way enjoy walleye without overpowering it.
Visit the southern hills in February to catch Custer’s annual Restaurant Week, where local chefs showcase exciting new dishes.
As the official state dessert of South Dakota, the only thing as varied as the flavors of kuchen is its pronunciation. Even locals who have eaten it all their life will disagree on how to say it. Some will say “koo-ghen,” others insist “kuh-tchen,” but we all agree to call it delicious. It is historically a European dessert that immigrated to our state in the late 1800s. History and semantics aside, there’s no denying the staying power of this tasty dessert. Kuchen is a sort of fruit pie, made from sweet dough and a custard filling. Berries are a popular addition to the filling, but apple and rhubarb are also local favorites.
August is Hill City’s time to shine, when they host a weekend festival dedicated to top-notch BBQ, local beer and wine, and live music.
Food truck havens The recent popularity of food trucks around the country hasn’t missed the Black Hills. Truck offerings vary, but some of our most-loved in the Southern Hills sell Mexican food and BBQ. There’s always something new to explore, with rotating menus and new trucks coming into town all the time! While most of our trucks maintain a nomadic lifestyle, they regularly post their whereabouts on social media. Many will rotate around local breweries and parks, so keep your eyes peeled!
Want an Old West dinner experience? Look for chuck-wagon dinners, where you’ll enjoy wagon rides, music shows and steaks grilled over a campfire.
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Places to Eat From burgers and tacos to upscale fare like steak, you’ll find something guaranteed to intrigue your taste buds. For a real treat, try a local specialty using game meat or fresh fish! Wash it down with a craft beer or glass of wine.
Custer Mt. Rushmore Brewing Co. 140 Mt Rushmore Rd., Custer
605.673.4200 MtRushmoreBrewing.com Full service taproom, house craft beers, elevated pub fare, patio, kid & fido friendly.
Begging Burro Mexican Bistro 529 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer
Pounding Fathers Restaurant
605.673.3300 BeggingBurro.com Authentic Mexican bistro for lunch & dinner, plus a tequila bar! Outdoor seating available.
140 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4200 MtRushmoreBrewing.com 24 SD craft beers, wine & spirits. Wild game, steak, fish, salads & pasta. Family friendly.
The Custer Beacon 351 Washington St., Custer
605.673.3800 CusterBeacon.com Creative classics, shareables, and more in a relaxed atmosphere. All ages, pets welcome.
133 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2749 AlpineInnHillCity.com Enjoy traditional German flavors of mouthwatering dishes and delicious desserts.
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Sick-N-Twisted Brewery & Winery 23851 US-Hwy 385, Hill City
Buffalo Dreamer 1829 Minnekahta Ave., Hot Springs
605.574.9200 SickNTwistedBrewery.com Wine tasting & artisan craft beer. Pizza, pretzels, sandwiches, wings & charcuterie.
BuffaloDreamer.com Offering inspired food creations that bring together traditions from all over the world.
Three Forks Bar, Grille & Casino 23820 US-Hwy 385, Hill City
Fort Hays Chuckwagon 2255 Fort Hayes Dr., Rapid City
605.343.3113 MountRushmoreTours.com 99¢ all you can eat pancakes from 7-11 AM. Traditional chuckwagon & live music nightly.
605.574.2998 Full service bar and grille serving American favorites all day long; breakfast, lunch and dinner!
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Kick Back, Relax and Enjoy a Refreshing Beverage It’s no secret we love our presidents here in the Southern Hills, and there’s one thing we certainly agree with them on: beer is as American as apple pie and baseball. Enjoy a tasty beverage, but do so responsibly! While nothing beats a cold beer on a hot summer day, the fastest way to ruin your vacation is driving under the influence. Make sure you plan ahead! There are taxi services throughout the Southern Hills that are happy to assist as well.
While you’re out finding adventure in the Southern Hills, you might find yourself a bit parched. Our breweries and wineries will fix you right up; whether you want something light and refreshing or deep and flavorful. Most of them also have food, patios and lawn games that ensure stopping for a beverage will entertain the entire family.
From standard pilsners artfully executed to curious concoctions that will tease your palate, our breweries always have something new to share. Not sure where to start? Each brewery has their own flagship brews that got them started. Most are more than happy to share what makes it great or give you a personal recommendation. Craft beer has become increasingly popular in the past decade, and the Southern Hills has been home to great brews from the start. What makes
While South Dakota’s economy is driven by agriculture, there are few grape varieties that do well here. Luckily, that doesn’t stop our wineries from producing unique, awardwinning wines year after year. Many of our original settlers were experienced in winemaking, and in true pioneer fashion they brought what they knew and adapted it to prairie living. This is why you’ll find wines around the Southern Hills made from what we call prairie berries. These berries are essentially any fruit found on plants native to the prairie, and they produce wine with a distinct character you won’t find anywhere else.
Live music is a staple of our breweries and wineries. You can find an artist or group performing almost every night in the summer.
Commercial wineries weren’t legal in South Dakota until 1996. Now, we have over 30 around the state — including 4 in the Southern Hills.
You’ve heard of a dine and dash, but did you know leaving a saloon without paying is called a shoot the crow?
ours different is brewers’ focus on locally sourced ingredients. From hops grown on a nearby farm to carefully tended beehives, our brewers know that the beautiful Black Hills are a bountiful source of exceptional flavors.
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BREWERIES Hill City 1. Firehouse SmokeJumper Station 2. Miner Brewing Co. 3. Sick-N-Twisted Brewing Co. Custer 4. M t. Rushmore Brewing Co. Hot Springs 5. Highway 79 Brewing Co.
Wild Horse Sanctuary
WINERIES Hill City 1. Firehouse SmokeJumper Station 2. Prairie Berry Winery 3. Naked Winery 6. Twisted Pine Winery Keystone 7. Grapes & Grinds
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Kid and Fido Friendly
As drinking tastes change, our breweries and wineries adapt. If you love a crisp, bubbly seltzer, you’re in luck! Several businesses offer them alongside their other taps and bottles. You can find ciders, meads and non-alcoholic offerings on menus as well. You’ll see some breweries are situated right next door to wineries and vice versa. Some businesses have expanded their expertise from one craft into another over the years. This means you’ll be able to find both beer and wine in some places, or you can try both by walking a short distance between establishments.
Firehouse is the oldest operating brewery in South Dakota, and they offer craft beer, awardwinning wine and now camping and lodging!
Since many breweries and wineries also offer food, kids and family under legal drinking age are allowed. Some even cater to younger guests by offering sodas and other hand-crafted non-alcoholic beverages. On top of that, you’ll find inviting lawns and yard games everyone can enjoy. A growing number of establishments in the Southern Hills also welcome your favorite furry friend. Most will require your dog to remain leashed while on the premises and expect the common courtesy of cleaning up after them. Make sure you call ahead or check individual businesses’ websites, as policies may change.
Many breweries use locally sourced ingredients — watch for honey, lavender or juniper beers, as they are commonly foraged ingredients.
Red Beer Why would you add tomato juice to a beer? Around here, the question might really be why wouldn’t you? It’s a seemingly strange habit to outsiders but second-nature to locals. Red beer is especially popular for those who like an easy brunch cocktail. You might not find it on a menu, but most bars and restaurants will know what you mean if you ask. Many use simple tomato juice, but clamato and Bloody Mary mix are also common.
It’s a family affair: several of our wine and beer makers have been crafting tasty beverages for generations, and their expertise shows!
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Find the Best Place to Recharge Where you lay your head at night is just as important as where you’re exploring next. We have every style of accommodation you could want — because your lodging should be as exceptional as your Southern Hills adventures. Book Ahead With limited space and millions of visitors coming for special events, it’s best to secure your lodging early if you are coming for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the Buffalo Roundup, or holiday weekends.
However you’ve arrived, whether by plane or road trip, the last thing you will want to do is drive further than you have to before settling in. Stay centric to all the Black Hills offer by booking at one of the lodging options in the Southern Hills.
Comfort in Familiarity
Throughout the Southern Hills, you can find all the brand name hotels that you know and trust. You’ll find the usual amenities like continental breakfast and swimming pools, but also a decidedly Black Hills aesthetic. Many hotels have added rustic decor in their lobbies and rooms. We also have plenty of family-owned hotels and motels we encourage you to check out. You’ll find smaller properties, which means fewer crowds, but the same level of amenities with a more homey touch. Some are owned by families who have lived here in the Southern Hills their entire
Bringing your four-legged family members? You’ll find lodging that accommodates dogs, cats, even horses!
When you stay in the Southern Hills, you’re in good company. We’ve hosted movie stars and sitting presidents — all we need is you!
lives, and they’re more than happy to give you the inside scoop on their local favorites.
Cabins, Rentals, B&Bs
A great option if you’re traveling with a large group or extended family is to rent a cabin or ranch house for your stay. You’ll have the entire place to yourself, which in some cases means your own patch of wilderness removed from everyone else. We have cabins that fit a small family of 4 to large gatherings of over 20! Wanting a homey feel that comes with stellar food? Look no further than our bed and breakfasts. They’ll welcome you in, treat you like family, and also feed you like one! You’re certain to find amenable lodging with equally agreeable hosts. One of the newest trends in lodging has arrived in the Southern Hills: glamping. If you want to spend time immersed in nature with
Want the outdoor experience minus the ruggedness? Check out our glamping options; you’ll be sleeping under the stars in style.
nothing but canvas between you and the outdoors, these rentals are right up your alley. Enjoy all the conveniences of a cabin, but with less structure. You can find several spots around the Southern Hills, but because of their novelty they tend to book quickly.
who brings the comfort of home on the road with a fully stocked RV? We have plenty of sites that offer partial and full hookups for your rig, so you can park and dive right into the adventures that brought you here. Or are you more of a carry in all of your own gear sort of group? You can find campgrounds with tent areas, hike-in spots, and within the Black Hills National Forest you can camp almost anywhere you like, as long as you’re 100 feet away from any roads, streams, or trails. No matter what type of stay you are looking for, we welcome you to stay with us. Our hosts will ensure your stay is comfortable and refreshing, so you’ll be ready to take on your next adventure!
One With Nature
The Southern Hills truly capture the wonder and beauty of the Black Hills — from ponderosa-covered peaks to softly rolling prairies and lake shores. If camping is what you seek, we have plenty of variety to suit every taste, both in location and amenities. The first question to ask when considering camping in the Southern Hills, is what are you bringing with you? Are you the type of family
Prefer to bring home with you? We have a plethora of campgrounds, from primitive hike-in spots to full RV hookups.
Some hotels and resorts are close to our pristine lakes and offer water sport rentals for you to enjoy during your stay.
Leave Only Footprints If you want to camp while you’re here, we ask that you respect the beautiful wilderness by keeping it wild. Make sure when you set up camp you disturb as little of the surrounding nature as possible. Keep a clean camp and don’t leave trash or food lying around. Some areas allow campfires, but please check with wherever you’re staying for current restrictions. Our forest has been ravaged by past wildfires that could have been prevented with proper precautions.
Camping in the hills away from developed fee sites is known as “dispersed camping.” Camp for free for 14 days, but stay 1/2 mile away from other sites.
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SUPER 8 HOT SPRINGS Hwy 18, Truck Route Next to Mammoth Site 800 Mammoth Street Hot Springs, SD 57747-0612 super8.com 605-745-3888
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Hwy 18, Truck Route Next to Mammoth Site 800 Mammoth Street Hot Springs, SD 57747-0612 super8.com 605-745-3888
PINE REST CABINS Mountain Ambiance – Modern Comforts
On Crazy Horse Memorial Highway, near Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park and the Mickelson Trail
One mile south of Hill City. OPEN ALL YEAR. PineRestCabins.com HOT TUB ~ SAUNA ~ WIFI Cable TV ~ Playground
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After a day of Adventure, Choose one of our Favorite Stays We have something for everyone, but once you’ve found what you’re looking for, act fast! Many places book up fast, especially in the summer months.
Hotel / Motel
Hotel / Motel
Rushmore Express Inn & Family Suites 320 Cemetery Rd., Keystone 800.323.6476 or 605.666.4483 RushmoreExpress.com More than a Hotel – an experience! Indoor pool, hot tub, large Suites, exercise room, fireplaces, bunk beds and conference space.
Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn 310 W Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2275 CusterHospitality.com Minutes from attractions, newly renovated, Wi-Fi, breakfast, HBO, guest laundry, indoor pool & hot tub, microwaves, & refrigerators.
Cabins / Campground
Rustic Ridge Guest Cabins 12980 S. Hwy 16, Keystone 800.889.0932 or 605.666.4848 RusticRidgeGuestCabins.com Log cabins minutes from attractions. Each cabin has unique mountain setting with log accents and kitchenettes. OPEN ALL YEAR.
Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort
245 Centennial Dr., Custer 605.673.4664 CusterHospitality.com Deluxe cabins, glamping teepees, luxury tents, treehouses, camping & RV sites. Rentals, general store, laundry, showers & new pools.
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Hotel / Motel
Hotel / Motel
Comfort Inn & Suites 339 West Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3221 CusterHospitality.com Award-winning. Offers warm cookies, Wi-Fi, breakfast, gym, laundry, indoor pool & hot tub, microwaves, & refrigerators. Spectacular views!
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Hotel / Motel
Hotel / Motel
Econo Lodge 342 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4400 CusterHospitality.com Simplify travel at this award-winning lodge located in downtown Custer. Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, indoor pool, & pet-friendly.
AmericInn Mt Rushmore 616 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2100 AmericInnMtRushmore.com Spacious rooms with beautiful views. Free hot breakfast, indoor heated pool. Minutes from attractions. Located in the heart of the Hills.
Hotel / Motel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites 433 West Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2500 CusterHospitality.com Award-winning. Newly renovated. Breakfast, Wi-Fi, business center, indoor pool & hot tub, laundry, & a gym. Minutes from attractions!
Pine Rest Cabins 24063 US-385, Hill City 605.877.1908 PineRestCabins.com Perfect location for day trips anywhere in the Black Hills. Hot tub, sauna, hiking, playground, TV, Wi-fi. Open year-round.
535 West Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2200 CusterHospitality.com Enjoy breakfast, indoor pool, hot tub, Wi-Fi, HBO, laundry, refrigerators, & microwaves. Minutes from Mt. Rushmore. Open year-round!
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Hotel / Motel
Super 8 by Wyndham Hill City/Mt Rushmore 109 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4141 or 800.800.800 Super8.com Centrally located. Open year-round. Indoor pool, spa & elevator. Free breakfast & Wi-Fi. Pets welcome. Near downtown activities.
Bluebird Mesa Cabins 549 Cold Brook St., Hot Springs MoccasinSprings.com 4 cozy cabins with incredible views. Full kitchens; furnished with linens, dishes, and utilities. Book Now: www.moccasinsprings.com
Motel / Cabin
Cabins / Campground
Trails End Cabins & Motel 320 Park St., Hill City 605.574.4900 HillCityCabin.com Rustic charm, clean, modern accommodations in a quiet locale. Two blocks to shopping, dining, attractions in downtown Hill City.
Hidden Lake Campground & Resort 27291 Evans St., Hot Springs 605.745.4042 CampAtHiddenLake.com Relax, refresh, restore. Camp with us to enjoy nature, disconnect and make unforgettable memories.
Cabins / Campground
Trailside Park Resort 24024 US-385, Hill City 605.574.9079 TrailsideParkResort.com Enjoy luxury cabins and suites with air conditioning and large decks, full-service RV sites (30 & 50 amp), and tent locations.
Moccasin Springs Natural Mineral Spa 1829 Minnekahta Ave., Hot Springs MoccasinSprings.com Retreat to our rich, natural mineral springs. Soak in the rehabilitated 1890 pools and enjoy this modern rustic spa as you step back in time. 4 pools ranging in temps 88º- 102º.
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Round trip departures daily from Hill City & Keystone, SD Early May - Mid October
1880train.com Please book early. Our trains sell out! 222 Railroad Avenue, Hill City and 103 Winter Street, Keystone 605-574-2222