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Southern Hills Vacation Guide 2019

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Welcome to the Southern Black Hills

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Take the Scenic Route

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On Top of the World

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Calendar of Events

Sites to See 24 Mount Rushmore National Memorial 28 Crazy Horse Memorial® 30 Natural Wonders Underground 34 Custer State Park 36 The Mammoth Site

Places to Visit 38 Hill City – The Heart of the Hills 43 A Work of Art 52 Hot Springs – A Different Wild 55 A Hot Spot for Wellness 66 Keystone – A Monumental Vacation 70 Making Everlasting Memories 78 Custer – Minutes from Adventure 81

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Where to Dine 92 Big-Time Flavor 94 Top 5 Places to Eat 96 Wine & Brew Tour 97 Take a Sip

Where to Stay 100 A True Black Hills Experience 104 Premium Lodging Venues


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Welcome to a slice of the Black Hills!

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Above Image Drive through the Needles Highway near Sylvan Lake at sunset for magnificent views like the one featured. Right Image Got questions? Contact one of these Southern Hills Chamber Directors at their Visitor Information Centers for tips about their individual communities.

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e can’t wait for you to take a look inside our Southern Hills Vacation Guide and see all that awaits your adventure here. Nearly three million people will visit our home this year, and it’s no wonder why. Surrounded by acres of the Black Hills National Forest, the Black Hills is unlike any other. Sprinkled with small, welcoming communities along the way from one stop to another, you’re going to make lasting memories. The Southern Hills is the true hub of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Here, you are placed minutes away from the area’s

largest attractions, sites, and outdoor adventures you’ll want to see and experience while you’re visiting. Mount Rushmore is the state’s shining star as America’s Shrine of Democracy. You’ll be able to see the monument, ride a rollercoaster and tour the caves, take an aerial adventure, and grab the best South Dakota memorabilia in Keystone. Don’t leave without tasting the homemade saltwater taffy! When art is your calling, Hill City is a must stop. From beautiful sculptures adorning a quaint downtown, to galleries, boutiques, and events – this community is often referred


to as the heart of the Hills. Be sure to ride the steam engine locomotive and purchase art work to take home. A bit further south, you’ll be able to visit the town of Custer! Grab a bite to eat at one of their upscale restaurants with fine dining, or grab the best burgers you can find in the Black Hills. See the largest memorial in history being carved at Crazy Horse Memorial®, and get ready for a wild adventure with some memorable critters through Custer State Park. As you make your way to the southernmost community, spend your day visiting Hot Springs. Known for

its wellness community, this town is full of history. From warm spring pools and an indoor waterpark that stays the same temperature all year round, to beautiful sandstone architecture and an active paleontological dig museum – Hot Springs will have you feeling great in no time! We are so happy to share our favorite parts of our communities with you. If you need anything, or have questions about the Hills, give us a call. We’d love to help make your trip to the Black Hills the best experience it can possibly be. Here’s to an adventure in the Southern Hills!

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Day Trips Scenic Routes

Take in the wonder of the Black Hills as you make your way through the southern end of the forest.

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Hill City to Keystone 17 minutes, 12 miles Keystone to Custer 36 minutes, 22.8 miles Hill City to Custer 18 minutes, 14.1 miles Custer to Hot Springs 40 minutes, 31.5 miles Hill City to Hot Springs 57 minutes, 45.4 miles Keystone to Hot Springs 57 minutes, 53.7 miles Hill City to Rapid City 34 minutes, 27 miles

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here are millions of travelers who drive the twists and turns of the Black Hills each year. Through pine covered hillsides and unique tunnels, take a scenic route on your road trip. The Needles Driving along SD Highway 87 will bring you to a 14-mile stretch fondly called the Needles Highway. The road will lead you through a maze of granite spires – a popular destination for climbing enthusiasts from all over the world. Marked by narrow tunnels and sharp turns, the road is a favorite for many motorcyclists, too. Wildlife Loop Are you ready to meet some critters? The wildlife loop through Custer State Park is an entertaining route to your next Black Hills location. Come face to face with wild buffalo as they

Tour companies are a great way to sit back and enjoy the ride.

cross the road and the beloved begging burros. Keep a lookout for beautiful birds, pronghorns, and prairie dogs, too! Iron Mountain Road Heading south from Keystone, take Highway 16A for a beautiful woodland drive along Iron Mountain Road. The Pigtail Bridges are along the way, complete with winding roads filled with magnificent views around every sharp turn. Plan to spend some time on this route. The pace is slow and the beauty is breathtaking. Off Road Take in the Hills by bicycle, ATV/ UTVs, horse, and more! Filled with hundreds of miles of trails, the southern area of the Black Hills is an outdoor paradise of opportunity to explore. Rentals, horeseback tours, and hiking guides are available year-round.

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The Black Hills Formed as a result of an upwarping of ancient rock, after which the removal of the higher portions of the mountain mass by stream erosion produced the presentday topography. From a distance the rounded hilltops, well-forested slopes, and deep valleys present a dark appearance, giving them their name. The Black Hills are considered sacred by American Indian tribes. The Lakota Sioux considers the Black Hills ( HE SAPA or PAHA SAPA in the Lakota language) the center of their universe, where their culture began, and ultimately returned to in the mid-1700s. The Hills were at the center of the Great Sioux Reservation, and considered home by the seven Lakota Sioux tribes.

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On Top of the World

Climb to the top of one of the most popular hiking destinations in the Black Hills.

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Elevation 7,244 The Trails The most popular hike is Trail 9 from Sylvan Lake, which is about 7 miles. Other popular trails include Trail 4, Norbeck Trail, and Grizzly Bear Trail. Most trailheads begin in Custer State Park. The hikes are fairly long and the rise in elevation is considerable; wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring water!

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There are no roads to the summit. It is only accessible by hiking.

lack Elk Peak, formerly Harney Peak, is the highest summit between the Pyrenees Mountains in France and the Rocky Mountains with an old stone fire lookout tower located at its summit. The tower is no longer in operation, but hikers can explore the tower as they marvel at the incredible views. On a clear day, four nearby states can be seen from the top – South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, and Nebraska. In August 2016, Harney Peak was renamed Black Elk Peak, memorializing the name after the Lakota holy man who received his great vision when he was nine years old. When he described his vision, he stated, “I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And

The tower was built by Civilian Conservation Corps during the mid-1930’s.

while I stood there, I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shapes of all shapes as they must live together like one being.” The first recorded ascent by a non-native was Dr. Valentine McGillycuddy during an exploration in 1875. He later became Crazy Horse’s friend when the Lakota leader was on his deathbed. He worked as Indian Agent for the Pine Ridge Agency, created a Native American police force, and set up boarding schools for native children. Red Cloud described him as a “young man with an old man’s head on his shoulders.” A plaque at the top of the peak reads “‘Wasicu Wakan’, 1849-1939.” (Lakota for “Holy White Man.”)

Stone was manually hauled to the summit for its construction.


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January January 1 First Day Hike, Custer State Park January 12 Game Lodge Snowshoe Hike, Custer State Park

Above September 27 54th Annual Buffalo Roundup, Custer State Park. This 71,000-acre state park is home to one of the world’s largest publicly-owned bison herds. Read more on page 34 Reservations are not required to attend the event, but lodging fills up fast. Call your hotel, campground, or lodge as soon as possible.

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January 12 Open Stage, High Country Guest Ranch, Hill City January 19 Breakin’ the Winter Blues Chili Cookoff, Hill City January 19 Bark Beetle Blues Bug Crawl, Pageant Hill, Custer January 19 Naked Comedy, Naked Winery, Hill City January 19 Fall River History Conference, Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs January 26 Open Stage, High Country Guest Ranch, Hill City January 31 Hot Springs Concert Association “Tapestry,” Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs

February February 9 February 19 Lovers’ Leap Snowshoe Hike, Custer State Park February 9 Tour de Chocolate, Hill City February 9 Polar Bear Chili Cook-off and Minnow Races, Hill City February 14 Annual Valentine’s Day “Death by Chocolate,” United Church of Christ, Keystone February 16 Naked Comedy, Naked Winery, Hill City February 19 Lovers’ Leap Snowshoe Hike, Custer State Park February 22 Cure the Winter Blues Concert, Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs February 23 Open Stage, High Country Guest Ranch, Hill City


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February 27-Mar 2 Restaurant Week, Custer March March 2 Custer Area Chamber Trade Show, Custer High School March 7 Hot Springs Concert Association “Elizabeth Von Trapp,” Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs

March 21-23 Southern Hills Community Theatre, Hot Springs

April 20 Earth Day Bluebird Box Workshop, Custer State Park

March 23 Open Stage, High Country Guest House, Hill City

April 20 Naked Comedy, Naked Winery, Hill City

March 31 Run for the Rangers, Hill City

April 20 Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt, State Veterans Home, Hot Springs

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March 9 Sylvan Lake Snowshoe Hike, Custer State Park

April 1 Annual Easter Ecumenical Sunrise Service, Mount Rushmore National Memorial Amphitheater

March 9 Open Stage, High Country Guest Ranch, Hill City

April 6 April Showers Bring Friends and Flowers, Hill City

March 16 Hot Springs Chamber Annual Dinner, Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs

April 6 Medieval Dinner, Naked Winery, Hill City

March 16-17 Annual Hill City Antiques, Railroad Show and Sale, Hill City Schools’ Gym, Hill CIty March 19 Medieval Dinner, Naked Winery, Hill City

April 13 Earth Day Rummage Sale, Hot Springs April 13 Easter Egg Hunt, Visitor Information Center, Hill City

April 27 Spring Fling Home and Garden Show, Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs May May 1-5 Black Hills Film Festival, Hill City May 3 Korczak Day, Crazy Horse Memorial® May 4 Murder Mystery Dinner, Naked Winery, Hill City May 6 Anne’s Day, Crazy Horse Memorial


May 10-11 Engine #7’s 100th Birthday Celebration, 1880 Train, Hill City May 11 The Best of Hill City, Main Street, Hill City May 12 Mother’s Day Special, 1880 Train, Hill City Photos Evergreen Media - Jesse Brown Nelson

Above August 23-25 Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival. A free event, great for the entire family. Enjoy the fourth annual festival with over a thousand people in attendance to watch 19 balloons take flight in Hot Springs. Above Right August 2-11 78th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Average Rally attendance is in the hundreds of thousands, with the largest being more than 600,000 in 2000.

May 13 Hot Springs Concert Association “Holy Rocka Rollaz,” Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs May 17-19 6th Annual Black Hills International Sounds of Silence Tesla Road Trip, Custer May 17-19 Custer State Park Open House and Free Fishing Weekend, Custer State Park May 18 Naked Comedy, Naked Winery, Hill City May 18 Lions Club Fishing Derby, Hill City

May 18 Service Personnel Appreciation Day, Hill City May 18-Sept. 30 Seasonal Volksmarch Trail Open, Norbeck Visitor Center, Custer State Park May 21 Ruth’s Day, Crazy Horse Memorial May 24 Downtown Wine Walk and Putt, Hot Springs May 24-27 Memorial Day Weekend Open House, Crazy Horse Memorial® May 24-Sep. 29 Legends in Light® Laser Show, Crazy Horse Memorial® May 26-Oct. 1 Evening Lighting Ceremony, Mount Rushmore National Monument May 27 Memorial Day Stars, Stripes and Steps Stair Climbing Challenge, Hot Springs


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May 31-Aug. 30 Thursday Night Lecture Series, Native American cultural leaders and artists speak, Crazy Horse Memorial® June June-October Custer Farmers’ Market, Saturdays in Way Park, Custer June 1 National Trails Day, Custer State Park June 1-2 Spring Volksmarch, Crazy Horse Memorial® June 3 Dedication Ceremony, Crazy Horse Memorial® June 6-Aug.8 Talking Circle Speaker Series - on various topics, Crazy Horse Memorial® June 8 Mt. Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch, Hill City

June 9 Keep Hot Springs Beautiful Garden Tour, Hot Springs June 14-16 Miss South Dakota Pageant, Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs June 14-16 Gift from Mother Earth Art Show, Crazy Horse Memorial® June 16 Father’s Day Special, 1880 Train, Hill City June 20-22 Southern Hills Community Theatre, Hot Springs June 21-23 Main Street Arts and Crafts Festival, Centennial Park, Hot Springs June 22 Mt. Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch, Hill City June 22 Friends of the Library Book Sale, Hill City June 22-23 Sculpture in the Hills, Hill City

June 26 Night Blast to honor Ruth Ziolkowski & Battle of LIttle Bighorn, Crazy Horse Memorial® June 26 Nature Day Camp, Kids Fishing Day, Custer State Park June 27-29 Southern Hills Community Theatre, Hot Springs July Every Friday in July Friday Night Summer Music Series, High Country Guest Ranch, Hill City July 3 Street Dance, Centennial Park, Hot Springs July 3-4 Old Time Country Fair, (Arts & Crafts), 1881 Courthouse Museum, Custer July 3-4 Old Time Country 4th Celebration, Downtown Custer


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July 4 Independence Day Blast, Crazy Horse Memorial® Photo Right Evergreen Media - Jesse Brown Nelson

Above May 24-Sep. 29 Legends in Light Laser Show at Crazy Horse Memorial®. View the pictures on the mountain as three of the world’s largest slide projectors are used to create panoramic images as wide as the mountain carving depicting the story of the memorial. Above Right January 12 Game Lodge Snowshoe Hike, Custer State Park. This guided two mile hike is perfect for beginners. Taking approximately two hours, it takes you along the trail overlooking Game Lodge Campground. Snowshoes are provided.

July 4 Independence Day Celebration, Mt. Rushmore National Monument. A detailed list of activities will be posted on the park website, www.nps. gov/moru, in early June.

July 4 Fall River 4th of July Firecracker 5K/10K/Mile, 6am, Parade, 10am, Community Picnic, Mueller Civic Center., Firequacker Duck Race, 1pm, Fireworks, Dusk, Hot Springs July 4 Patriots’ Parade, Downtown Custer July 4 Custer Fireworks, Pageant Hill, Custer July 10 Trolley on the Trail, Hill City July 19-21:Gold Discovery Days, Custer July 20 Gold Discovery Days Parade, Custer

July 21-22 Shoot for Gold Archery Shoot, Custer July 24 Nature Day Camp, Track Detectives, Custer State Park July 26-Aug. 1 Custer County Fair August August 2-11 Custer Cruisin’, Custer August 2-11 78th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally August 3-10 Biker Breakfast, Hill City Senior Center, Hill City August 5 American Legion Freedom Ride Poker Run & Dinner, Hot Springs August 6 Custer Cruisin’ Annual Mayor’s Ride, Custer August 8 Mt. Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch, Hill City August 9 Bikers, Bison, and Brew, Hot Springs


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August 8 Custer Crusin’ Veterans’ Appreciation Ride, Custer August 9-12 Custer County Fair, Hermosa August 14 Nature Day Camp, All about Buffalo, Custer State Park August 16-17 Lean Horse 100 Ultra-Marathon - Southern Black Hills, Custer August 17-18 Southern Hills Music & Arts Festival, Pageant Hill, Custer August 17 City-Wide Rummage Sale, Downtown Custer August 17 Mt. Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch, Hill City August 18 Wild Cat Classic Mountain Bike Race, Hot Springs August 23-24 Wine, Brew & BBQ, Hill City

August 23-25 Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival, Hot Springs Airport, Night Glow at Southern Hills Golf Course, Art Walk and Chalk, Hot Springs August 25 Full Moon Dance Party, Centennial Park, Hot Springs August 31-Sept. 2 Labor Day Weekend Open House, Crazy Horse Memorial® September September 1 Southern Hills Triathlon, Angostura Recreation Area, Hot Springs September 1 Studebaker Car Show, Custer September 1 Mt. Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch, Hill City September 6 Night Blast to honor Korczak Ziolkowski & Crazy Horse’s Death, Crazy Horse Memorial®

September 6-7 Polkapalooza at Palmer Gulch, Hill City September 7-8 Hill City Quilt Show, Hill City September 7-8 Friends of the Library Book Sale, Hill City September 11 Trolley on the Trail, Hill City September 11 9-11 Stair Challenge, Hot Springs September 14 Christmas for Kids Benefit Auction, Custer September 14 Wine Express, 1880 Train, Hill City September 20-22 Mickelson Trail Trek, Begins in Custer September 21 Mount Rushmore Half Marathon, Mt. Rushmore Memorial National Monument September 22 Pioneer Days, Pioneer Museum, Hot Springs September 22 Badger Clark Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering, Hot Springs


Left May 3 Korczak Day, Crazy Horse Memorial® Marking the anniversary (May 3, 1947) of sculptor Korczak moving to the Black Hills to start what would become Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation. Remembering the man who famously said…”when the dreams end…there is no more greatness.” The Crazy Horse Dream lives on, inspiring millions to…”never forget their dreams.”

November November 1-3 Annual Girlfriends’ Weekend, Hill City November 2 54th Annual Buffalo Auction, Custer State Park November 2 Murder Mystery Dinner, Hill City November 16 Naked Comedy, Hill City

Photo ©Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation

November 17 Keystone Victorian Christmas & Turkey Bingo, Keystone Community Center, Keystone

September 22 Climb Hot Springs Outdoor Stair Climb, Hot Springs

October 11-12 The Haunting of Keystone, Historic Old Keystone

November 29 Olde Tyme Christmas, Parade & Kris Kringle Craft Fair, Hill City

September 25-28 Plein Air Paint Out, Hill City

October 18-20 The Haunting of Keystone, Historic Old Keystone

November 30 Small Business Saturday, Custer, Hill City, Hot Springs, Keystone

September 26-28 26th Annual Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival, Custer State Park September 27 54th Annual Buffalo Roundup, Custer State Park September 28 Oktoberfest Express, 1880 Train, Hill City September 29 Autumn Volksmarch, Crazy Horse Memorial® September 28 Inaugural Cook-off Challenge, Custer State Park September 30 Last Evening Lighting Ceremony, Mt. Rushmore National Memorial

October 19 Naked Comedy, Naked Winery, Hill City October 20 Korczak Ziolkowski Remembrance Day – walk to family tomb on mountain, Crazy Horse Memorial® October 25 Main Street Trickor-Treat & Boys & Girls Club Annual Halloween Carnival, Hill City October 25-26 Halloween Night Hike, Custer State Park October 25-27 The Haunting of Keystone, Historic Old Keystone

October 5 Murder Mystery Dinner, Naked Winery, Hill City

October 26 Friends of the Library Halloween Carnival, Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs

October 6 Run Crazy Horse Full & Half-Marathon, Crazy Horse/Custer/Hill City

October 31 American Legion Riders Haunted House, American Legion, Hot Springs

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October 14 Native Americans’ Day, Crazy Horse Memorial®

December December 1 YMCA Craft Fair, Custer December 1-Jan 1 Festival of Trees, Custer State Park December 7 Custer Christmas Parade, Custer December 7 Dueling Pianos Dinner Show, Hill City December 7 Christmas in the Hills Parade, Tree Lighting & Downtown Cookie Cruise, Hot Springs December 8 Christmas in the Hills Marketplace, Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs December 9 Christmas in the Hills Tour of Homes, Hot Springs December 14 Christmas for Kids, Custer High School, Custer December 21 Naked Comedy, Hill City


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American History in Stone Mount Rushmore

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 21-foot noses in length

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Discover the Shrine of Democracy as you visit South Dakota’s iconic monument carved in stone. or many, the four faces carved into the side of the mountain are a bucket list item to see. Recognized as one of our nation’s most popular icons, Mount Rushmore is known to be a work of art and an incredible achievement. Beginning with a vision of carving Old West heroes into the granite spires of the Needles, South Dakota State Historian Doane Robinson drew the attention of talented sculptor Gutzon Borglum. After much consideration and conversation, the project was moved to Rushmore Mountain featuring four presidents representing the first 150 years of American History. George Washington as the first president and fight for independence; Thomas Jefferson with his work with the Louisiana Purchase and Declaration of Independence; Theodore Roosevelt representing the industrial development of our nation; and Abraham Lincoln as the president during the US Civil war, preserving the nation above all costs. In 1927, construction began and the efforts continued on

It took 14 years to complete Mount Rushmore.

the carving of Mount Rushmore until its 1941 completion. Due to lack of funds and the escalation of World War II, the four figures were never completed. Originally, Borglum’s vision included the presidents sculpted down to their waist. Be sure to visit the Sculptor’s Studio at the site to see it for yourself! After you park, make your way up the grand set of stairs to the Avenue of Flags. Take a photo with your state or territory’s flag, and then head towards the amphitheater viewing deck. (It’s quite the sight at sunset!) Don’t miss the evening Lighting Ceremonies held nightly beginning the Friday before Memorial Day through September 30th. Military members and veterans are invited on stage to participate in the flag-folding ceremony. After you walk through all there is to see outside, enjoy the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center and Museum. You’ll be entranced as you go through interactive exhibits and the short film in one of two theatres. Before you leave, grab a bite to eat and a memento to take home!

None of the 400 workers died during the carving.


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Carving a Dream Crazy Horse Memorial® 43.820279 N, 103.640092 W

Where North of Custer, along Hwy 16/385 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD Entire Carving 641’ long x 563’ high Horses Head 219’ high (22 stories) Fees & Hours Open year-round $7-30 admission visit the website crazyhorsememorial.org for more information

Take a piece of the Mountain home with you when you visit the Original Lobby.

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arely 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 Culture 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. The Mountain Once you’ve completed your tour through the displays of

Two theatres show the must-see, 20-minute video “Dynamite & Dreams”.

artwork, head outside to the viewing deck. Here, you can use the binoculars to watch carvers work on the Mountain and see the full 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. The Restaurant 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 on homemade fry bread and an array of flavorful ice cream in front of the wall of windows. 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 honoring a Lakota warrior, Crazy Horse. 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. Photos ©Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation

A family legacy From the beginning, Ruth (Ross) Ziolkowski supported Korczak in the realization of the Dream and assisted in multiple facets of it. 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. Today, the Dream from long ago is still embedded in those who remain at Crazy Horse, including a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors, two of Korczak and Ruth’s daughters who serve as CEOs, as well as many dedicated, skilled professionals.


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Going Underground Natural Wonders

Awe-inspiring sites you won’t want to forget when you’re visiting the Hills.

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Wind Cave 43.6046° N, 103.4213° W

Cave Tour Fees Vary per location and tour selection. See sites for details: nps.gov/jeca nps.gov/wica Tour information Tickets are required to enter the cave and are sold for the day of the tour. To avoid waits, tour the cave during the early hours of the day or on weekends.

Education programs are available for kids 5-12.

Photos South Dakota Department of Tourism

Jewel Cave 43.7304° N, 103.8291° W

here’s a new sense of place when you take in the natural beauty surrounding you every which way in the Black Hills. From the wildlife to the geological formations, there is something to marvel at in the quietness and in the incredible sight of it all. Wind Cave For years, American Indians have been telling stories for generations about a hole in the Black Hills that blows wind up. However, in 1881, brothers Tom and Jesse Bingham take credit for “discovering” the cave. Early explorers came and went, and only five to eight miles of passages were discovered. Once modern cave exploration began in 1902, the cave was surveyed and established as being one of the nation’s oldest parks – the first created solely to protect a cave. Today, over 20 miles of passages have been mapped. Above ground, visitors to Wind Cave National Park will

Jewel Cave supports one of the largest known hibernating colonies of Townsend’s big-eared bats in the world.

be able to see a diverse variety of prairie wildlife from birds like the black-backed woodpecker and the western meadowlark to the larger mammals like bison and elk. Jewel Cave When the cave was discovered in the early 1900s, the brothers who explored the crawlways and low-ceilinged rooms describing them as coated with crystals that sparkled like “jewels” in their lantern light. On February 7, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt set the location aside for preservation as a National Monument. With a confirmed 200 miles of recently mapped and surveyed passages, Jewel Cave is the third longest cave in the world. Its maze of fragile formation and glimpses of color continue to attract explorers and visitors from near and far. Bats are one of the most common animals you will spot at Jewel Cave National Monument. Thousands of these mammals – nine species of them – call this place home throughout the year.

Wind Cave is home to a rare formation called boxwork.


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Experience the Adventure Custer Beautiful views and curious wildlife are waiting for you in this 71,000-acre outdoor paradise. State Park

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Buffalo Herd 1,300 buffalo $55 Buffalo Jeep Tour 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 $10 per motorcycle

Photos Evergreen Media - Jesse Brown Nelson

43.7709° N, 103.3961° W

Don’t rush! The Wildlife Loop enjoys a slow pace. Expect a minimum of 45 minutes.

he Black Hills are filled with beautiful scenery, no matter where you look. However, some of the most beautiful forest views can be found at Custer State Park. Things to See Visitors and locals alike enjoy the magnificent spires along the Needles Highway in Custer State Park. These geological wonders draw climbers from all over the world, and make for some pretty amazing pictures, too. Stop along the overlooks near the Needles Eye for the best photo opportunities. Along the way, you will more than likely encounter what many will call a “South Dakota traffic jam” – a family of buffalo crossing the road. These massive animals call Custer State Park home year-round and can be seen at various points throughout the park. Keep your eyes open! You will probably see mountain goats, prairie dogs, and the Park’s friendly burros, too.

See cowboys and cowgirls as they round up the herd Sept. 27.

Places to Stay No matter what your preference of lodging is, Custer State Park has an array of accommodations, including tent and RV campgrounds, rustic cabins, and full-service hotel resorts who have seen some infamous guests. Ready to Play From hiking Black Elk Peak 7,244 feet into the sky and biking along countless trails to fishing and horseback riding, Custer State Park is an adventurer’s playground. No need to haul equipment from home! There are numerous locations to rent ATVs, bikes, and more. Note to Travelers A license is required for travel on Needles Hwy. or Wildlife Loop Rd. You can purchase these online, at a local Game, Fish, and Parks office, or retailers throughout town. Check the weather before your trip to ensure the route you are wanting to take does not have any road closures.

Don’t forget snacks for the burros! They’ll eat almost anything.


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Above The bison at Custer State Park draw millions of visitors each and every year. As they cross in front of your vehicle throughout the park, or even stop to give you a South Dakota car wash by licking the salt on your vehicle, resist the temptation to get out and touch them. These animals are majestic, but can cause some major damage. Left Views of sharp granite spires, blankets of trees, and quiet lakes and ponds are all spectacular sites you will see in Custer State Park in every direction. Take a tour, rent equipment, and find your adventure here!


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Active Paleontological Excavation The Mammoth See creatures from thousands of years ago as you visit Site this active paleontological excavation in Hot Springs.

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Hours Open year round Tours at 9 a.m. Admission $7.37 Child & Military $10.14 Adult $8.29 Senior (tax price not included; group rates available) Dig Site 14 acres 58 North American Columbian mammoths 3 wooly mammoths

Photos Evergreen Media - Jesse Brown Nelson

43.8366° N 103.6234° W

The most recent analysis estimates the site is more than 26,000 years old.

ith 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. Researchers from all over the world visit this state-ofthe-art research facility to learn more about Holocene (past 11,000 years), and Ice Age (11,000+ years old) fossils. To date, at least 61 mammoths have been discovered and excavated here, along with the remains of a Giant shortfaced bear, camel, llama, and countless numbers of invertebrates. When you visit, walk around the in situ exhibits (fossils still in place from where they had been originally found) and watch the researchers and volunteers as they work on uncovering Ice Age fauna.

Over 100,000 visitors see the Mammoth Site each year.

Then, be sure to visit the Learning Center. Opening its doors during the spring of 2015, the Center includes two 53seat theaters where you will be able to view a short, 10-minute HD introductory video. These films will also walk you through with history of each of the findings at the Site. After seeing the film, tour through via accessible walkways allowing you a closeup view of the fossils and the work being done at the Site. Guided tours have a wireless Tour Guide system enabling visitors to have more access and a clear digital sound. Explore at your own pace as you make your way to the Ice Age Exhibit featuring a working lab, full size replicas of mammoths, short videos, and site history. Looking for more fun? Plan to get dirty and ask about the Site’s programs and workshops. They’ll give you a hands-on experience with excavation techniques and fossil identification.

See the full-sized replica of a mammoth skeleton – named Sinbad by staff.


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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 has a leading accredited research lab with stateof-the-art comparative collections to study present, Holocene and Ice Age fossils.


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The Heart of the Hills Hill City

Surrounded by miles of trails and acres of beauty, seize the day and find your passions in Hill City.

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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

Photos Top: Larry Pierce and Black Hills Central Railroad. Bottom Evergreen Media - Jesse Brown Nelson. BHIGR

43.9325° N, 103.5752° W

See the second mostcomplete T-Rex skeleton ever found.

acation is a time to relax and experience the little things that satiate your spirit. From rails to ales and fabulous trails, this quaint, art-filled town in the Southern Hills will welcome you with big-time experiences you’ll never forget. Time to Indulge A favorite destination, Hill City is your perfect hub from which to indulge your many passions. An array of cuisine and awardwinning wineries and breweries will satisfy your craving for unique local flavors—whether it’s a buffalo burger or a chuck wagon supper, German or Mexican fare, home-style cookin’ or fine dining, Hill City’s hometown restaurants are as authentic as they are delicious. Since you’re in the Heart of the Hills, indulge your heart by strolling Main Street…enjoy some good old-fashioned hospitality in our many specialty and boutique shops, galleries and museums that capture the spirit of the Black Hills. Immerse yourself in a world-renowned display of

10,000 Teddy Bears call Hill City home at Teddy Bear Town.

dinosaurs, minerals, fossils, gems and more. Find a treasure or two to remember your Black Hills vacation—most businesses will gladly ship for you. Looking to indulge in the area’s beauty? Endless outdoor adventures are as close as your cabin door! Centrally located in the Black Hills, Hill City is the ideal base camp for your outdoor exploration. Bicycle the nearby Mickelson Trail, hike local paths, ride up summits, or row in serene waters. Scenic views and peaceful spots are yours to discover and enjoy…all within minutes from your lodging. And for a one-of-a-kind view of the Black Hills, take a leisurely ride on the steam-powered 1880 Train. Follow your heart Hill City is home to a progressive vibe and street charm. Experience both along with what makes your heart happy at our many community events. Love film? Sculpture and art? BBQ? Quilting? Hangin’ with your friends? Music? You’ll find it here! Hill City. We’re at the heart of it all: The Black Hills.

Hill City is one of the most dog-friendly communities in the area.


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Celebrating 100 Years of #7 The locomotive pictured above is celebrating 100 years with the Black Hills Centrail Railroad Things to do Hill City is the location for you. Find something happening every month with live performances, festivals, and shows. Black Hills Film Festival May Best of Hill City May Sculpture in the Hills June Wine-Brew-BBQ August Hill City Quilt Show September Girlfriends’ Weekend November Holiday Express & Olde Tyme Christmas November-December


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A Work of Art

Hill City features works of art throughout its streets, stores, and events held each and every year.

The Star of the Show Visitors at a local event admire the work of South Dakota artist John Lopez named Iron Star. This sculpture is a life-size piece made of various metals such as hand tools, shovels, chains, and cannons, which you will find as you look closely.

Enjoy local musicians at festivals and venues throughout the year.

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riving through Hill City, you know there is something special about this charming town. Scattered with specialty stores and eateries, this community is home to multiple local art galleries and gift shops, as well as memorable events. Lining Main Street, stop in to see the businesses and galleries. Each of these places has a unique take on artistic expression and oftentimes features a working artist on site, creating something wonderful. No matter where you go, beautiful prints will be on display–many of which you can purchase and call your own. It is a unique and wonderful way to remember your vacation to the Black Hills! But the works of art don’t stop at paintings and sketches. Mediums such as woodcarvings

Hill City touts several art galleries featuring award-winning artists.

and metal sculptures can also be found here! It is truly spectacular to see these artists’ ideas come to life in large-scale form. In June, meet the artists and see world-class sculptures at the Sculpture in the Hills Show & Sale. Artisans from around the country come to enter this intimate showing under one tent. It’s free to the public and it’s your opportunity to see the quality of work up close and personal. Come back in September and see the showcase of fabric arts at the Hill City Quilt Show & Sale. More than 250 quilts are displayed throughout town created by featured artists both local and visiting. Make your roadtrip to the Black Hills something special and take in talented art and community creativity in Hill City.

Items found at local shops contribute to the town’s artsy reputation.


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Hill City Visitor Information Center 23935 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.2368 or 1.800.888.1798 Open year-round. Hours vary seasonally. Go to visithillcitysd.com

Things to See Attractions Adams Museum 54 Sherman St., Deadwood 605.578.1714 deadwoodhistory.com Bear Country USA 13820 S. US Hwy 16, Rapid City 605.343.2290 bearcountryusa.com Big Thunder Gold Mine 604 Blair St., Keystone 605.666.4847 bigthundermine.com Black Hills Central Railroad / 1880 Train 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 Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary 12163 Highland Rd. Hot Springs 605.745.5955 wildmustangs.com CCC Museum of SD 23935 US-385, Hill City 605.389.3410 southdakotaccc.org Chapel in the Hills 3788 Chapel Ln., Rapid City 605.342.8281 chapel-in-the-hills.org

Circle B Ranch Chuckwagon Supper 12138 Ray Smith Dr., Hill City 605.574.2129 circle-b-ranch.com

Old MacDonald’s Petting Farm 23691 Busted Five Ct. Rapid City 605.737.4815 oldmacdonaldsfarmrc.com

Crazy Horse Memorial® 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs Crazy Horse 605.673.4681 crazyhorse.org

Reptile Gardens 8955 S. Hwy 16, Rapid City 605.342.5873 or 800.335.0275 reptilegardens.com

Custer State Park 13329 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.255.4515 custerresorts.com Fort Hays Old West Town 2255 Fort Hays Rd., Rapid City 605.343.3113 mountrushmoretours.com Four Mile Old West Town & Campground 11921 W US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.3905 Mammoth Site, The 1800 US 18 Bypass, Hot Springs 605.745.6017 mammothsite.org Mount Rushmore National Memorial 13000 Hwy 244, Keystone 605.574.2523 www.nps.gov/moru National Presidential Wax Museum 609 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.4455 presidentialwaxmuseum.com

Rush Mountain Adventure Park 13622 Hwy 40, Keystone 605.255.4384 rushmtn.com Rushmore Tramway Adventures 203 Cemetery Rd., Keystone 605.666.4478 rushmoretramway adventures.com SD State Railroad Museum,Ltd. 222 Railroad Ave., Bldg. A Hill City 605.574.9000 sdsrm.org Teddy Bear Town 108 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2266 Wade’s Gold Mill 12401 Deerfield Rd., Hill City 605.574.2680 wadesgoldmill.com Outdoor Adventure Andy’s Trail Rides 11264 Highway 14A, Lead 605.645.2211 andystrailrides.com


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Black Hills Aerial Adventures 24564 US Hwy 16/385, Custer 605.673.2163 coptertours.com

Black Hills Playhouse 24834 S. Playhouse Rd., Custer 605.255.4141 or 605.255.4910 blackhillsplayhouse.com

Handbag Store, The 253 Main St., Hill City 605.574.9585 shopthehandbagstore.com

Black Hills Wilderness Edge Adventures 1315 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.391.6551 blackhillswildernessedge.com

Brent Morris & The Western Acoustics Hill City & Southern Black Hills 605.381.6359 Buffalo Old Time Photo Co. 309 Main St., Hill City 605.574.3314 buffalophoto.net Detmers Studios Rapid City 605.399.9459 detmersstudios.com First Gold Gaming Resort 270 Main St., Deadwood 605.578.9777 firstgold.com Hill City Area Arts Council 280 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2810 hillcityarts.org Jon Crane Gallery & Custom Framing 256 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4440 Jon Crane Watercolors, Inc. 333 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4441 joncranewatercolors.com Warrior’s Work & Ben West Gallery 277 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4954 warriorswork.com

Gold Diggers 241 Main St., Hill City 605.574.3332 Granite Sports 201 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2121 granitesports.biz Heart of the Hills Antiques, Firearms & Collectibles 280 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2821

Custer UTV Rentals 436 E. Main St., Hill City 605.673.6600 blackhillsrv.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 Rabbit Bicycles 175 Walnut Ave., Hill City 605.574.4302 rabbitbike.com Rockin R Rides 24853 Village Ave., Custer 605.673.2999 rockingrtrailrides.com Rocky Knolls Golf Course 1281 W. Hwy. 16, Custer 605.673.4481 rockyknollsgolfcourse.com Run Crazy Horse / Wheeler Event Management Rapid City 605.390.6137 runcrazyhorse.com Arts / Entertainment ArtForms Gallery 280 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4894 artformsgallery.org Artists of the Black Hills 605.343.0959 artistsoftheblackhills.com 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

Shopping / Retail Doc & Alice Rushmore Mall, Rapid City 605.791.0555 docalice.com Discount Bargain Barn / Christmas Corral 342 Main St., Hill City Dakota Stone Company 23863 Palmer Gulch Rd. Hill City 605.574.2760 dakotastone.net Earth Treasures 409 1st St., Keystone 605.666.5222 Everything Prehistoric 117 Main St., Hill City 605.574.3919 bhigr.com

InsideOut Gallery • Home • Garden 150 Poplar St., Hill City 605.574.4474 insideout-hc.com Jewel of the West 208 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2464 jewelofthewest.com Just Dandy 273 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2085 Mountain Store / Spearfish Creek Fly Shop 227 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2344 spearfishcreekflyshop.com Old World Plaza Main St., Hill City 605.574.4635 Things That Rock 257 Main St., Hill City 605.574.9096 thingsthatrocksd.com Tours / Transportation Black Hills Above and Beyond Tours 1127 10th St., Sturgis 605.641.8687 blackhillsaboveand beyondtours.com Black Hills Aerial Adventures 24564 US Hwy 16/385, Custer 605.673.2163 coptertours.com Black Hills Open Top Tours 660 N. Maple Ave., Rapid City 605.644.6736 blackhillsopentoptours.com


Fort Hays Old West Town 2255 Fort Hays Rd., Rapid City 605.343.3113 mountrushmoretours.com GeoFunTrek Tours 24430 Nellie Ln., Keystone 605.430.1531 geofuntrek.com Golden Circle Tours 12021 US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.4349 goldencircletours.com Rabbit Bicycles 175 Walnut Ave., Hill City 605.574.4302 rabbitbike.com Travel Information Black Hills Badlands Tourism Association & Visitor Information Center 1851 Discovery Circle Rapid City 605.355.3600 blackhillsbadlands.com Hill City Visitor Information Center 23935 Hwy. 385, Hill City 605.574.2368 visithillcitysd.com

Where to Stay Hotels / Motels Bavarian Inn 855 N. 5th St., Custer 605.673.2802 bavarianinnsd.com Best Western Golden Spike 601 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2577 Comfort Inn and Suites 12454 Old Hill City Rd., Hill City 605.574.3535 Harney Peak Inn 125 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2544 harneypeakinn.com Hill City Super 8 Motel 109 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4141 wyndhamhotels.com/super-8 Holiday Inn Express (Hill City) 12444 Old Hill City Rd., Hill City 605.574.4040

Holiday Inn Express (Keystone) 321 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.4925

Crooked Creek Campground 24184 US- 16/385, Hill City 605.574.2418 crookedcreeksd.com

Lantern Inn 580 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2582 lanterninn.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 Double Diamond Ranch 23818 US Hwy 385, Rapid City 605.574.4560 or 605.574.4560 doublediamondcabins.com

Quality Inn Hill City Mt. Rushmore 616 Main St., Hill City 480.386.9525 qualityinnhillcity.com Lodges / Resorts Creekside Country Resort 12647 US-16, Hill City 605.574.2380 stayccr.com Horse Creek Resort 23570 US-385, Rapid City 605.574.2120 horsecreekresort.com Mickelson Trail Lodge 12165 Ray Smith Dr., Hill City 605.574.4000 mickelsontraillodging.com Mountain View Lodge 12654 S. US-16, Hill City 605.574.2236 mountainviewlodge.net 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 Trails End Cabins & Motel LLC 320 Park St., Hill City 605.574.4900 hillcitycabin.com Campground / Cabins American Pines Cabins 1315 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.666.5475 americanpines.com Backroads Inn & Cabins 901 Echo Valley Rd., Keystone 605.519.9920 cabinsoftheblackhills.com

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 happytrailscabins.com High Country Guest Ranch 12138 Ray Smith Dr., Hill City 605.574.9003 highcountryranch.com Hillside Country Cabins 13315 US-16, Rapid City 605.342.4121 hillsidecountrycabins.com Janssen’s Lode Stone Motel & Cabins 23884 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2347 lodestonemotel.com Mt. Rushmore Resort KOA at Palmer Gulch 12620 Hwy 244, Hill City 605.574.2525 or 800.562.8503 palmergulch.com Newton Fork Ranch 12407 Deerfield Rd, Hill City 605.574.2220 newtonforkranch.com Pine Rest Cabins 24063 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.2416 pinerestcabins.com Rafter J Bar Ranch & Campground 12325 Rafter J-Bar Rd., Hill City 605.574.2527 rafterj.com


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Restmore Inn 24191 US-385, Custer 605.574.2593 restmoreinn.com Rustic Ridge Guest Cabins 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 Trailside Park Resort 24024 US-385, Hill City 605.574.9079 trailsideparkresort.com Trails End Cabins & Motel LLC 320 Park St., Hill City 605.574.4900 hillcitycabin.com Whispering Winds Cottages & Campsites 12720 US-16, Rapid City 605.574.9533 whisperingwindsblackhills.com Yak Ridge Cabins & Farmstead 24041 Cosmos Rd., Rapid City 605.390.7627 yak-ridge.com B&Bs / Vacation Homes Alexander’s Slate Rock Ranch Vacation Rentals 11590 Gillette Prairie Rd. Hill City 877.272.4989 alexandersslaterockranch.com Black Forest Inn 23191 US-385, Rapid City 605.574.2000 or 800.888.1607 blackforestinn.net Coyote Blues Bed & Breakfast LLC 23165 Horsemans Ranch Rd. Rapid City 605.574.4477 coyotebluesvillage.com Deerview Lodging 12110 Deerfield Rd., Hill City 605.574.4204 deerviewbb.com

Elk Ridge B & B 12741 Mathew Ct., Keystone 605.574.2320 erbnb.com Gold Pan Inn (VRBO 707759) 174 Sluice Run Ct., Hill City 605.574.0076 Heart of the Hills Vacation Homes 349 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2250 heartofthehillsvacation homes.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 Home Base (VRBO 839075) Hill City 970.768.7115 Rushmore Vacation Rentals 888.934.1116 rushmorevacationrentals.com Summer Creek Inn & Spa 23204 Summer Creek Dr. Rapid City 605.574.4408 summercreekinn.com Timber Ridge Lodge (VRBO 354088) Hill City 605.271.5332 Horse Facilities Mt. Rushmore Resort KOA at Palmer Gulch 12620 Hwy 244, Hill City 605.574.2525 or 800.562.8503 palmergulch.com Newton Fork Ranch 12407 Deerfield Rd, Hill City 605.574.2220 newtonforkranch.com

Grab a Bite Dining / Restaurants Alpine Inn 133 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2749 alpineinnhillcity.com Bumpin’ Buffalo 245 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2471 bumpinbuffalo.com

Circle B Ranch Chuckwagon Supper 12138 Ray Smith Dr., Hill City 605.574.2129 circle-b-ranch.com Country Inn at the Forks 23820 US-385, Hill City 605.574.4377 Desperados Cowboy Restaurant 301 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2959 Firehouse Smokejumper Station 23858 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2916 firehousesmokejumper.com Hill City Cafe 209 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4582 hillcitycafe.com Hill City Senior Citizens Center (Monthly Breakfast) 227 Walnut Ave., Hill City 605.574.3211 hillcityseniorcenter.org Horse Creek Inn 23570 US-385, Rapid City 605.574.2120 horsecreekresort.com Musekamp’s Grill & Pub at Black Forest Inn 23191 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2000 or 800.888.1607 blackforestinn.net Naked Winery 23851 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2454 nakedwinerysd.com Prairie Berry Winery 23837 US-385, Hill City 605.574.3898 prairieberry.com Ruby House Restaurant 124 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4404 rubyhousekeystone.com Slate Creek Grille 158 Museum Dr., Hill City 605.574.9422 Coffee / Espresso Annie Lode Coffee Cabin 23828 US-385, Hill City 605.574.4722 Candyland 23835 Mill Iron Dr., Rapid City 605.574.2824 candylandsd.com


Grapes & Grinds 609 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.5142 grapesgrinds.com

Prairie Berry Winery 23837 US-385, Hill City 605.574.3898 prairieberry.com

Perky Pine Coffee 24063 Hwy. 385, Hill City 605.574.2416

Slate Creek Grille 158 Museum Dr., Hill City 605.574.9422 Twisted Pine Winery 124 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2023 twistedpinewinery.com

TurtleTown 205 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4124 turtletown.com Desserts / Sweets Alpine Inn 133 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2749 alpineinnhillcity.com Candyland 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 Firehouse Smokejumper Station 23858 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2916 firehousesmokejumper.com Grapes & Grinds 609 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.5142 grapesgrinds.com Hill City Cafe 209 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4582 hillcitycafe.com Horse Creek Inn 23570 US-385, Rapid City 605.574.2120 horsecreekresort.com Krull’s Market 531 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2717 krullsmarket.com Miner Brewing Company 23837 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2886 minerbrewing.com Naked Winery 23851 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2454 nakedwinerysd.com

Local Services

Auto / Travel Services Country Store at the Forks 23820 US-385, Hill City 605.574.4377 Heart of the Hills Conoco 632 Main St., Hill City 605.574.9001 Heart of the Hills Exxon (Laundromat Available) 101 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2077 Krull’s Market 531 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2717 krullsmarket.com Nelson’s Oil & Gas, Inc. Hill City 605.574.4303 nelsonsoilandgas.com Rapid Auto Repair 287 Pond Pl., Hill City 605.574.3333 Banks / ATMS / Credit Unions First Interstate Bank 351 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2531 firstinterstatebank.com Sentinel Federal Credit Union 553 E. Main St., Hill City 605.923.1405 sentinelfcu.org Child Care Boys & Girls Club of the Black Hills 297 Walnut Ave., Hill City 605.574.2010 bgcblackhills.org Health / Wellness Carson Drug 521 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2225 carsondrugsd.com

Hill City Dental 557 E. Main St., #902, Hill City 605.574.2161 hillcitydental.com Hill City Regional Medical Clinic 238 Elm St., Hill City 605.574.4470 Rapid City Regional Hospital 353 Fairmont Blvd., Rapid City 605.755.5562 regionalhealth.com 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 communitylutheranhillcity-sd.org Little White Church 525 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2426 thelittlewhitechurch.net Pet Boarding / Services Black Hills Animal Hospital 2909 Cambell St., Rapid City 605.343.6066 blackhillsanimalhospital.net Pet Boarding & Day Care 605.415.9234 rover.com/sit/casey2145 Real Estate / Home Al Cornella Refrigeration 208 Saint Onge St., Rapid City 605.348.4684 or 800.743.6508 alcornella.com Alexander Drilling 24172 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2331 alexanderdrillinginc.com 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


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Block Realty & Property Management 182 Sluice Run Ct., Hill City 605.868.5584 hillcityrealestate.com Blue Skies Operations LLC 12138 Ray Smith Dr., Hill City 605.574.9003 Central Hills Real Estate 349 Main St., Hill City 605.574.6000 centralhillsrealestate.us Coca Cola/AquaPure 2150 Coca Cola Ln., Rapid City 605.342.8222 or 800.658.3638 coca-colahighcountry.com Dallas Alexander Construction 673 Main St., Hill City 605.574.9580 Edward Jones Financial Advisor Christy Hawthorne 740 Sheridan Lake Rd., Ste. C, Rapid City 605.517.5202 EMH Consulting Inc. 238 Elm St., Hill City 605.574.4684 First Western Insurance Agency 427 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2547 Friends of Library c/o Hill City Public Library 341 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4529 Forest Recreation Management 243 Elm St., Hill City 605.574.4402 Golden West Telecommunications 415 Crown St., Wall 855.888.7777 goldenwest.com Hill City Evergreen Garden Club 605.580.1194 Hill City Fire District 403 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2631 Hill City Lions Club 605.351.0187 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 Hill City Senior Citizens Center 227 Walnut Ave., Hill City 605.574.3211 hillcityseniorcenter.org HomeSlice Media Group 660 Flormann St., Ste. 100 Rapid City 605.343.6161 thehomeslicegroup.com Integrity Realty of the Black Hills 296 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4444 jimpeterson.homesand land.com J & J Asphalt 2234 Dyess Ave., Rapid City 605.341.6262 jandjasphaltcompany.com Lasting Impressions Unlimited 13830 SD Hwy. 40, Hermosa 605.201.1021 liudesigns.com McCormick Insurance Agency 716 N. Lacrosse St., Ste. 100 Rapid City 605.348.0464 mccormickinsurance.com Mickelson Trail Affiliates 605.440.2400 mickelsontrailaffiliates.com Pennington County SD 130 Kansas City, Ste. 100 Rapid City 605.391.2171 pennco.org Pennington Title Company 725 Kansas City St., Rapid City 605.343.5670 penntitle.com Rangel Construction Company 2626 W. Main St., Rapid City 605.716.0547 rangelconstruction company.com Rosenbaum’s Signs 1650 Samco Rd, Rapid City 605.342.0481 rosenbaumsigns.com Rossknecht Appraisal Services 280 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4360

Rushmore Forest Products Inc. 23848 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2512 neimanenterprises.com Schmidt Attorney at Law 1719 W. Main Street, #109, Rapid City 605.431.8971 Scull Construction Services, Inc. 803 Industrial Ave., Rapid City 605.342.2379 scullconstruction.com Servall Uniforms & Linens 312 Main St., Rapid City 605.343.0680 servall.net Simon 3975 Sturgis Rd., Rapid City 605.394.3300 simonteam.com Simpson Inc. 23716 Burnt Fork Rd., Hill City 605.877.4462 Sperlich Consulting 821 Columbus, Ste. 1 Rapid City 605.721.4040 sperlichconsulting.com State Farm Insurance Agent Steve Engelbrecht 302 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4141 protectcuster.com TelNet 1727 W. Main St., Rapid City 605.716.6582 telnetpc.com Tin City Masonic Lodge #112 288 Pond Ct., Hill City 605.673.5154 112-sd.ourlodgepage.com Twin Timber Log Works 23940 US-385, Hill City 605.440.7595 United Way of the Black Hills 621 6th St., Ste. 100, Rapid City 605.345.5872 unitedwayblackhills.org Z & R Investments LLC 525 Newton Ave., Hill City 605.858.0400


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A Different Kind of Wild Hot Springs

Wide open prairies and beautifully landscaped sites will welcome you with warmth when you visit the southern entrance to the Black Hills.

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Sites to See The Mammoth Site Evans Plunge Mineral Springs Wind Cave National Park Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary Southern Hills Golf Course Angostura Recreation Area Population 3,460 (2017) Elevation 3,448 feet

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43.4316° N, 103.4744° W

Evans Plunge Mineral Springs was the first attraction in the Hills.

hen you enter the community of Hot Springs, you will be able to notice its difference right away. Distinctive pink sandstone buildings adorn the downtown streets – filled with a story all their own. Years ago, Hot Springs was a destination for many travelling west by train. Known for its luxurious hotels, bathhouses and health sanatoriums, the town was an attraction for the wealthy. Today, a special kind of wealth spreads throughout the community as research facilities and mineral waters draw researchers and visitors alike all year long. Healing Health Benefits Long before the town was established, the mineral springs were visited by Native American Indians for the rejuvenation, relaxation, and health benefits the waters provided. In 1890, businessman Frederick T. Evans enclosed one of the spring pools in a building creating Evans Plunge Mineral Springs – touting

Nearly 500 rescued mustangs run free at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary.

87-degree waters year-round. Health & wellness continue to be at the core of Hot Springs today. Here you will be able to book a session with a local spa, take a walk along the beautiful trails, and visit one of the multiple lakes and parks. Life on Display In addition to the healing waters, Hot Springs is known for its abundant wildlife – past and present. The Mammoth Site is an active research facility where both paleontology and tourism collide. Filled with Ice Age fauna, the displays at the Site are fascinating to all who see them. Looking for active animals? Plan to visit the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary to see hundreds of wild and free mustangs roam across the western plains. You can see buffalo at Wind Cave National Park, and you may even see bats as you tour underground. Take a boat ride across Angostura to see beautiful birds above and fish below. Relax, explore the town, and stay in Hot Springs.

Play a round at our 18-hole municipal course boasting 380 feet of elevation change.


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Soak in the Waters Contrary to the name, the springs in Hot Springs are actually warm mineral water springs. Here are the top 5 locations to see the springs. Moccasin Springs opening spring 2019 Minnekahta Avenue Cascade Springs 6 miles south of Hot Springs on Hwy 71 Kidney Springs N. River St. Fall River River St. Evans Plunge 1145 N. River St.

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A Hot Spot for Wellness

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The Pure Source Nature’s beauty can be found throughout the entire Black Hills, but little can compare with the waterfalls and springs throughout Hot Springs. It is said that these natural sources of water are some of the purest in the country. Both community members and visitors stop by the small stream of water in the wall to fill their containers frequently.

The healing water springs of Hot Springs are a hub for wellness in the Black Hills.

The Hot Springs Stair Climb is one of two events of its kind in the nation.

any people and animals have enjoyed the warm, therapeutic waters of the Minnekahta valley over the centuries. Recreational and health factors brought humans here, beginning with early nomadic peoples, through the Cheyenne and Lakota Indian cultures, and on to present day residents and visitors alike. Today, the healing water that brought thousands of people to town each year for its medicinal attributes is still around. Not only are the waters rich in calcium, magnesium, and potassium, the sense of wonderment and play you get while splashing around is immeasurable. Hot Springs touts an array of fitness and recreation opportunities, as well. The golf course is one of the top in the country and is a gem to the state

6 beautiful parks can be found along Fall River.

of South Dakota. Nearby in Edgemont, you are able to hop on the George S. Mickelson Trail that is frequented by runners, cyclists, and winter sport enthusiasts alike. If you’re visiting in the spring and summer, don’t miss the opportunity to head to the lake. There is a multitude of outdoor activities to take part in and is a hot spot for both locals and visitors. Still looking for some water fun in the winter? Evans Plunge is open year round with warm waters. Take a break and enjoy the breathtaking views of balloons launching overhead or work up a sweat by entering the Stair Climb. Whether watching an event or testing the healing waters for yourself, Hot Springs is waiting for you to dive into their wellness community.

The Fall River Freedom Trail walking path stretches 1.5 miles.


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NNECT WITH LIFE

You can’t take your phone in naturally warm mineral water. You can’t get this close to a wild mustang on social media. You can’t feel the texture of a mammoth bone on a screen.

BUT YOU CAN HERE.


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Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce 801 S. 6th St., Hot Springs 605.745.4140 or 1.800.325.6991 visit: hotsprings-sd.com or email: hschamber@gwtc.net

Things to See Attractions

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Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary 12165 Highland Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.5955 wildmustangs.com

Crazy Horse MemorialÂŽ 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse 605.673.4681 crazyhorse.org

Custer State Park 13329 US-16A, Custer 605.255.4515 gfp.sd.gov/state-parks/ directory/custer

Evans Plunge Mineral Springs 1145 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.5165 evansplunge.com

Mammoth Site, The 1800 US 18 Bypass, Hot Springs 605.745.6017 mammothsite.org Pioneer Museum 300 N. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.5147 pioneer-museum.com Prairie Wind Casino 26 Casino Dr., Oglala 605.867.6300 prairiewindcasino.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

Outdoor Adventure Angostura Recreation Area 13157 N. Angostura View Estates Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.6996 gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/ angostura-recreation-area Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary 12165 Highland Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.5955 wildmustangs.com Trout Haven Ranch 13477 7-11 Rd., Buffalo Gap 605.833.2571 Art / Entertainment Black Hills Playhouse 24834 S. Playhouse Rd., Custer 605.255.4141 or 605.255.4910 blackhillsplayhouse.com


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Blue Horn Gallery 407 North River St., Hot Springs 605.745.3717 blue-horn-gallery.business.site Chautauqua Artisans Market 629 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4684 home.chautauqua craftsmen.org 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 Green Owl Media & Photography 25146 Wazi Ln., Custer 605.440.2400 greenowlmedia.com Hot Springs Area Concert Association 605.745.6203 Hot Springs Theatre 214 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4169 Mammoth Handcrafted Signs 647 S. 5th St., Hot Springs 605.890.1152 mammothhand craftedsigns.com

All Seasons Screen Printing 707 Baltimore Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3500

Fall River Fibers 631 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.890.2750 fallriverfibers.com

Barnwood and Roses 104 N. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745-3100

Fall River Gifts and Jewelry 503 N. River St., Hot Springs

Beans Pet Supply 713 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.7787 frommfamily.com Black Hills Books & Treasures 112 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.5545 blackhills-books.com Black Hills Parks & Forest Association 26611 US Hwy 385, Hot Springs 605.745.7020 blackhillsparks.org Blue Horn Gallery 407 North River St., Hot Springs 605.745.3717 blue-horn-gallery.business.site Builders’ First Source 1045 S. 6th St., Hot Springs 605.745.3300 bldrblackhills.com Changing Seasons Floral 323 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.4836 changingseasonsfloral.com

Floral Depot and More 311 2nd Ave., Edgemont 605.662.5770 Heartsong Quilts 345 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.5330 heartsongquilts.com High Mountain Outfitters 503 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.2982 highmountainoutfitterssd.com JuJu’s Naturals 505 N. River St. #2, Hot Springs 605.745.3700 jujus-naturals.myshopify.com KSK Antiques 410 N. 5th St., Hot Springs 605.745.4360 Lasting Impressions Unlimited 13830 SD Hwy 40, Hermosa 605.201.1021 liudesigns.com Lucy and the Green Wolf 740 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3415 squareup.com/store/ lucyandthegreenwolf

Morris Grand Gallery 405 N. River St., Hot Springs 303.745.6602 morrisgrandgallery.com

Chautauqua Artisans Market 629 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4684 home.chautauqua craftsmen.org

Southern Hills Community Theatre 605.745.4837 shct.org

Earth Goods Natural Foods 738 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.7715 earthgoodsnaturalfoods.com

Morris Grand Gallery 405 N. River St., Hot Springs 303.745.6602 morrisgrandgallery.com

Fall River Auto Supply 301 S. Chicago Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.4204

Shopko Hometown 2701 US-18, Hot Springs 605.745.4401 shopko.com

Shopping / Retail Ace Hardware 207 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.5173 acehardware.com

Lynn’s Dakotamart 505 S. 6th St., Hot Springs 605.745.3203 lynnsdakotamart.com


Sonny’s Super Foods 801 Jensen Hwy., Hot Springs 605.745.5979 sonnyssuperfoods.com

Fall River County Herald 334 S. Chicago, Hot Springs (605) 745-3930 edgemonttribune.com

Prairie Wind Casino 26 Casino Dr., Oglala 605.867.6300 prairiewindcasino.com

Wanda’s Finds 27237 Wind Cave Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.4040 wandasfinds.com

Hot Springs Star 605.745.4170 hotspringsstar.com

Red Rock River Resort 603 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4400 redrockriverresort.com

Western Stationers 714 St. Joseph St., Rapid City 605.342.3310 westernstationers.com Willie Jax Pawn & Consignment 138 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.4360 williejaxpawn.com Wonderment Gardens 605.745.6234 wondermentgardens.com Tours / Transportation Bison Express 309 Canton Ave., Hot Springs 605.891.8345 bisonexpresstours.com Prairie Hills Transit 2015 Tumbleweed Trl, Spearfish 605.642.6668 prairiehillstransit.com Western Horizons Hot Air Balloon Rides 605.413.7106 flywesternhorizons.com Travel Information Chamber of Commerce Historic Train Depot Visitor Center 630 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4140 hotsprings-sd.com

KZMX Radio 27259 N. Wind Cave Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.3637 96themix.com Southern Hills Economic Development 636 Jennings, #11, Hot Springs 605.745.3551 southernhillsdevelopment.com Southern Hills Publishing 605.673.2217

Where to Stay Hotels / Motels Baymont Inn & Suites 737 S. 6th St., Hot Springs 605.745.7378 Dollar Inn Hot Springs 402 Battle Mountain Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3182 dollarinnhotsprings.com

FlatIron Historic Sandstone Inn 745 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.890.1321 blackhillsdestination.com

Hills Inn 640 S. 6th St., Hot Springs 605.745.3130 hotspringshillsinn.com

Skyline Motel 1145 Sherman St., Hot Springs 605.745.6980 Stay USA 1401 US-18 Bypass, Hot Springs 605.745.4411 stayusahotel.com

Super 8 Motel 800 Mammoth St., Hot Springs 605.745.3888

Cabins / Campgrounds Allen Ranch 13065 Fall River Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.1890 gwtc.net/~allenranch Historic Log Cabin Motel 500 Pacific Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.5166 historiclogcabins.com Hot Springs KOA 27585 US-79, Hot Springs 605.745.6449 koa.com/campgrounds/ hot-springs Kemo Sabay Campground 27288 Wind Cave Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.4397 kemosabaycampground.com Powder House Lodge 24125 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.4646


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B&Bs / Vacation Homes Bluebird Mesa 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 Fall River Suites 321 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.431.1571 JPF Vacations 605.209.3771 blackhillsrentals.com River Falls Lodging 13223 Fall River Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.4969 riverfallslodging.com Sojourner Vacation Rentals 12988 Windmill Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.3361

China Buffet 333 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4126 Daily Bread Bakery and Café 431 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.7687 Dairy Queen 501 Jensen Hwy., Hot Springs 605.745.5777 Dale’s Family Restaurant 745 Battle Mountain Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3028 Dew Drop Inn 1204 Sherman St., Hot Springs 605.745.7500 Hot Springs Vault, The 329 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.3342 thehotspringsvault.com Jitterbug Junction 321 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4118 Mornin’ Sunshine Coffee 509 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.890.0526 morninsunshinecoffee.com Pizza Hut 723 Jensen Hwy., Hot Springs 605.745.5443

Uptown Vacation Suite 140 S. Chicago, Hot Springs 605.891.9735

Powder House Lodge 24125 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.4646

Grab a Bite

Southern Hills Diner and Bakery 12572 Sheps Canyon Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.7203

Dining / Restaurants American Legion Post 71 1045 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 800.433.3318 Big Time Pizza 310 S. Chicago, Hot Springs 605.745.5399 bigtimepizza.com

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

Ruby House Restaurant 124 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4404 rubyhousekeystone.com Winner’s Circle Lanes and Games 733 US Hwy 385 605.745.5414 Wishbone Catering Buffalo Gap Woolly’s Western Grill and Cellar 1648 US-18 Bypass, Hot Springs 605.745.6414 woollys.com Coffee / Espresso Hot Springs Vault, The 329 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.3342 thehotspringsvault.com Jitterbug Junction 321 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4118 Mornin’ Sunshine Coffee 509 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.890.0526 morninsunshinecoffee.com Desserts / Sweets Food Fest 12667 US Hwy18, Hot Springs Daily Bread Bakery and Café 431 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.7687 Dairy Queen 501 Jensen Hwy., Hot Springs 605.745.5777 Wine / Beer / Spirits Bourbon-County Speakeasy 705 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4441


Woolly’s Western Grill and Cellar 1648 US-18 Bypass, Hot Springs 605.745.6414 woollys.com

Services Auto / Travel Services Angostura Common Cents 2504 W. Main St., Rapid City 605.343.1966 Big Bat’s 385 Indianapolis Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.6565 Central Body Shop and Glass 101 N. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.4888 centralbodyshopandglass.com Chadron Motors 837 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs 605.745.6333 chadronmotorshotsprings.com Coffee Cup Fuel Stop 27638 Hwy. 385, Hot Springs 605.745.4215 Doyle Motorsports 1400 Deadwood Ave. #B, Rapid City 605.716.3636 doylemotorsportssd.com Excel Auto Brokers 27626 Ponderosa Rd., Hot Springs 701.401.8947 Fall River Auto Supply 301 S. Chicago Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.4204 Green Star Camper Center Rapid City 605.343.6877

Banks / ATMS / Credit Unions Ameriprise Financial Services 646 Jennings Ave #20, Hot Springs 605.745.4900 Black Hills Federal Credit Union 330 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.4212 bhfcu.com First Interstate Bank 343 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.6060 firstinterstatebank.com First National Bank of Chadron 202 Main St., Chadron, NE 308.432.5552 fnb4me.bank H & R Block – Julie Hill 734 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.6063 hrblock.com Holcer & Company 112 N. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.5000 holcerandcompany.com 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 Battle Mountain Physical Therapy 244 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.4761 battlemountainpt.com Behavior Management Systems Rapid City 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 Cedar & Sage Bodyworks 745 N. River St., Hot Springs 503.548.3010 cedarandsagebodyworks.com 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 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 Grace of the Pines Hospice 145 N. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.4967 graceofthepineshospice.com Health 4 Life Fitness 1501 Hwy 18 Truck Bypass, Ste. D, Hot Springs 605.745.5558 hshealth4life.com Hot Springs Regional Medical Clinic 130 N. 15th St., Hot Springs 605.745.8050 Massa Dental Clinic 602 Jennings Ave., #1, Hot Springs 605.745.3975


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Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home 2500 Minnekahta Ave., Hot Springs (605) 745-5127 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 Red Rock River Resort 603 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4400 redrockriverresort.com Southern Hills Chiropractic 1245 Sherman St., Hot Springs 605.745.6262 State Home Care Services 1301 W. Omaha, Ste. 205, Rapid City 605.718.5004 statehomecareservices.com United Blood Services 2209 W. Omaha St. Rapid City 877.827.4376 VA Medical Center 500 N. 5th St., Hot Springs 605.745.2000 blackhills.va.gov Vision Source 103 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.3175 visionsourcehs.com West River Monument Company 342 Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.342.8012 westrivermonuments.com Wonderment Gardens 305 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.6234 wondermentgardens.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 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 St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church 538 University Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3393 St. John’s Lutheran Church 13275 Fall River Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.4760 St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 1915 Washington Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3323

United Churches 342 N. Garden St., Hot Springs 605745.5640 unitedchurcheshotsprings.org Pet Boarding / Services Beans Pet Supply 713 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.7787 frommfamily.com Real Estate / Home Accouter Rental & Sales 1100 Highway 71 S., Hot Springs 605.745.7400 accouterrental.com B&B Services & Landscaping 805 S. 11th St., Hot Springs 605.745.4659 Black Hills Electric Cooperative 25191 Cooperative Way, Custer 605.673.4461 bhec.coop Black Hills Energy 7001 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Rapid City 888.890.5554 blackhillsenergy.com Builders’ First Source 1045 S. 6th St., Hot Springs 605.745.3300 bldrblackhills.com CBH Cooperative 742 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.5215 cbhcoop.com Century 21 - Denise Haden 3301 Campbell, Rapid City 605.890.0278 century21.com Century 21 Stevens & Associates 238 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.5141 century21.com Coca Cola/AquaPure 2150 Coca Cola Ln., Rapid City 605.342.8222 or 800.658.3638 coca-colahighcountry.com


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Culligan Water Systems 715 Jensen Hwy., Hot Springs 605.745.3196 southernhillsculligan.com

Lewis Kirkeby Hall Majestic View 401 Sturgis St., Rapid City 605.348.1865 rentrapidcity.com

Edward Jones – Lindsay Luper 449 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2644 edwardjones.com/ lindsay-luper

Lincoln Townhouses 306 N. 3rd St., Hot Springs (605) 745-4174

Exit Realty - Tammy Ackerman 302 Main St., Rapid City 605.228.6784 tammyackerman. exitrealtyblackhills.com Farrell, Farrell & Ginsbach 441 N. River, Hot Springs, 605.745.5161 First Western Insurance – Carmen Ross 242 S. Chicago St., Ste. 2, Hot Springs 605.745.7900 firstwesterninsurance.com Golden West Telecommunications 1510 National Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3103 goldenwest.com Heartland Real Estate 106 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.6772 blackhillsproperty.com High Country Erectors 1100 SD-71, Hot Springs 605.745.6200 Hot Springs Housing & Redevelopment 201 S. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4067 hotspringshousing.org

Metroplains Management 838 Birch St., Hot Springs (605) 347-3077 Mosset Construction 12935 Badger Clark Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.3889 mossetconstruction.com Mt. Rushmore Properties 27446 Whitetail Rd., Hot Springs 605.673.1941 mtrushmoreproperties.com Nelson’s Oil & Gas 1346 Galveston Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.4189 Pirate’s Inc. 27679 US-385, Hot Springs 605.745.6365 Quality Cleaners Laundromat 1605 University Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.6201 qcplaundromat.com Real Estate Group, The 110 N. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.7653 thebestblackhillsrealestate.com Schaefer Insurance 712 University Ave., Ste. A, Hot Springs 605.745.3940 Scott’s Southern Hills Vending 12759 Hot Brook Canyon Rd., Hot Springs (605) 890-0375

Servall Uniforms & Linens 312 Main St., Rapid City 605.343.0680 servall.net Simon 1700 School St., Hot Springs 605.745.5206 simonteam.com Southern Hills Septic Buffalo Gap 605.920.8936 Southern Hills Title 710 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.673.4838 southernhillstitle.com State Farm Insurance Bill Graves 338 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.4200 billgraves.net Sword & Ahrendt Law Offices 702 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.5422 swordlawoffice.com United Way of the Black Hills 621 6th St., Ste. 100, Rapid City 605.343.5872 unitedwayblackhills.org Westside Storage 800 S. 14th St., H ot Springs 605.745.6065


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Open Year Round (605) 745-4600 www.nps.gov/wica www.friendsofwindcavenp.org

DOWNTOWN

Hot Springs Area Chamber of Commerce (605) 745-4140 hotsprings-sd.com


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Your Monumental Vacation Keystone

Home to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone boasts a rich mining history with a family fun atmosphere.

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Population 339 (2017) Elevation 4,331feet Famous Resident Those with an interest in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s family will be pleased to visit the Keystone Historical Museum to see the memorabilia of Carrie and learn more about this determined and successful pioneer of South Dakota history.

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43.8955° N, 103.4182° W

In 1924, over 100 men were employed at the Bullion Mine where arsenic was produced.

hen gold was booming in the early 1900s, Keystone was like any other community throughout the Hills. Filled with people for a short period of time, the town was booming. However, it was the introduction of the railroad that allowed Keystone to thrive. With the ability of transporting people and goods, the railroad allowed the opportunity for the carving and creation of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Today, the monumental experience continues to draw millions to the small community. Experience the History From minerals and gold to travelling treasures, you’re going to be able to experience historical moments and memories when you visit this community. Start at one of the galleries. You’ll be able to take in the stories from museums of pioneers and miners, and view collections of carvers and historical figures.

4 gigantic fires virtually destroyed the business section of 1st Street.

Looking for more handson experiences? Take a tour through a cave and learn about mining in the Hills. Then, pan for your own gold memento. Or, travel back in time with a ride on the vintage steam engine locomotive that runs through town. Create Memories When you drive into this quaint community, your soul can’t help but smile at the opportunity. The boardwalk is filled with treats, treasures, and trinkets you’ll want to get for friends and family back home. Take photos, enjoy nostalgic meals, and take in the sights. No matter your age, you’ll enjoy all the attractions Keystone has to offer. With puzzles and mazes to solve, and rides through the sky, you’re going to have stories to tell for a lifetime. Keystone is a small town that packs a punch with endless opportunity. Whatever type of adventure you’re looking for, Keystone has something to offer during your trip.

Holy Terror and Keystone Mines produced $1,284,689 between 1894 and 1903.


CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL ÂŽ

Spooky spaces Ghost stories are plentiful in Keystone and the entities have made some residents true believers. The presence of reported spirits and strange happenings is not unusual considering Keystone’s violent past. During the gold rush years many met their demise through

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mine accidents, claim disputes, and hangings. Most of the activity takes place in what is now called Old Keystone. The community has taken advantage of their ghosts. Every October they create four haunted houses in locations with verified ghost activity as a fundraiser for charity.


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The Rock Shed

Locally Owned & Operated by JoAnn, Gene & Shawn Kuhnel,

Large Selection of Rocks & Unique Gifts

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Beautiful Minerals Straight From Mother Nature!

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Making Memories in Keystone

Your destination to Keystone will be filled with great memories as you tour through the area.

The Beginning of Tourism in the Hills When Keystone became the home to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, it launched an entire industry of tourism. This small town is a large hub of activity you will surely enjoy.

Photo Top Black Hills Aerial Adventures, Bottom Left Rush Mountain Adventure Park, Bottom Right Rushmore Tramway Adventures

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393,000 visitors came to see Mount Rushmore within its first year of completion.

rab that camera, because there are endless options of activities to try in Keystone. From exploring the history of early miners and pioneers and museums filled with art and famous figures to adventurous endeavors, you will easily find something the entire family will enjoy! Soar through the sky and take a helicopter ride over the Black Hills. Flying over the thick sea of trees and running streams is a spectacular sight and one we would definitely reccommend. Keep the sky-high adventure going as you make your way through aerial mazes with family and friends or zipline through the trees. There is also a mountain coaster the whole family will enjoy! Buckle in, because it’s going to be a fun ride. When you’re touring throughout town, stop for some fun throughout your day. Break up all that shopping by playing a round of mini golf or walk through one of our

At one time, Keystone’s population exceeded that of Rapid City’s.

museums. You may see some familiar celebrity faces! Turn the history into something hands on at one of the caves! Get outfitted into hard hats and take a tour through the cave. Afterwards, try your hand at panning for gold yourself, just as miners did it way back when. Looking for a break? Take a seat and ride the 1880 Train through the forest to Hill City. A peaceful ride may be broken up by an Old West shootout or during the holiday, you will get to ride the train with Santa Clause. Theatres and performances are also a favorite. We have interactive theatres, too! Take a pit stop to find some healing rocks, indulge in some homemade sweets, and grab a momento to remember your trip from one of the souvenir shops on the boardwalk or specialty stores and antique shops downtown. No matter what you choose to do in Keystone, memories are surely going to be made.

90% of all the rock and minerals in the world exist in the Keystone area.


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Climb, hike, bike, zip, fly, explore old caves & mines, enjoy the wildlife, pan for gold, race down a mountain coaster, catch a ride on a vintage train, UTV, or scooter, watch history come alive, eat, shop & soak in the pine-scented air from over 1,000 rooms

Mount Rushmore


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Keystone Visitor Center 110 Swanzey St., Keystone, SD 605.666.4896 visitkeystonesd.com

Things to See Attractions 1880 Train 103 Winter Street, Keystone 605.574.2222 1880train.com

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Big Thunder Gold Mine 604 Blair St., Keystone 605.666.4847 bigthundermine.com

Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary 12165 Highland Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.5955 wildmustangs.com

Circle B Ranch Chuckwagon Supper 12138 Ray Smith Dr, Hill City 605.574.2129 circle-b-ranch.com

Cosmos Mystery Area 24040 Cosmos Rd., Rapid City 605.343.9802 cosmosmysteryarea.com

Holy Terror Mini Golf 609 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.5170 holyterrorminigolf.com

Crazy Horse MemorialÂŽ 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse 605.673.4681 crazyhorse.org

Keystone Historical Museum 410 3rd St., Keystone 605.666.4494 keystonehistory.com

Custer State Park 13329 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.255.4515 gfp.sd.gov/state-parks/ directory/custer

Dahl’s Chainsaw Art 121 Roy St., Keystone 612.834.1149 dahlschainsawartkeystone.com Fort Hays Old West Town 2255 Fort Hays Rd., Rapid City 605.343.3113 mountrushmoretours.com

Mammoth Site, The 1800 US 18 Bypass, Hot Springs 605.745.6017 mammothsite.org

Mount Rushmore National Memorial 13000 Hwy 244, Keystone 605.574.2523 www.nps.gov/moru

National Presidential Wax Museum 609 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.4455 presidentialwaxmuseum.com


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Reptile Gardens 8955 S. Hwy 16, Rapid City 605.342.5873 or 800.335.0275 reptilegardens.com

Rush Mountain Adventure Park 13622 Hwy 40, Keystone 605.255.4384 rushmtn.com

Rushmore Borglum Story 342 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4448 rushmoreborglum.com

Rushmore Cave 13622 US-40, Keystone 605.255.4384 rushmtn.com

Rushmore Helicopters Inc 313 Speck Center Rd., Keystone 605-646.4801 coptertours.com

Rushmore Tramway Adventures 203 Cemetery Rd., Keystone 605.666.4478 rushmoretramway adventures.com Outdoor Adventure Black Hills Scootours 115 Swanzey St. #5, Rapid City 605.391.3423 blackhillsscootours.com

Black Hills Wilderness Edge Adventures 1315 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.391.6551 blackhillswildernessedge.com

Custer UTV Rentals 25112 Hwy 16A & Forest Service Rd, Custer 605.673.6600 blackhillsrv.com

Rockin R. Rides Inc. 24853 Village Ave., Heritage Village 605.673.2999 rockingrtrailrides.com

Iron Mountain Road Store 24631 Iron Mountain Rd., Keystone 605.666.4609 ironmountainroad.com

Spearfish Creek Fly Shop 227 Main St., Hill City 738 N. Main St., Spearfish 605.574.2344 or 605.717.2982 spearfishcreekflyshop.com

Keystone Country Store 408 1st St., Keystone 605.666.4912

Palmer Gulch Stables 12620 SD-244, Hill City 605.574.3412 ridesouthdakota.com Arts / Entertainment Black Hills Playhouse 24834 S. Playhouse Rd., Custer 605.255.4141 or 605.255.4910 blackhillsplayhouse.com

Keystone Mercantile 155 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4000 keystonemercantile.com Keystone Trading Post 402 1st St. #145, Keystone 605.666.4331

Krull’s Market 531 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2717 krullsmarket.com

Shopping / Retail Black Hills Gifts & Gold 166 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4916 Black Hills Glass Blowers 909 Old Hill City Rd, Keystone 605.666.4542 blackhillsglassblowers.com Black Hills Souvenirs and Gifts 207 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4816 Earth Treasures 409 1st St., Keystone 605.666.5222 earthtreasuresrockshop andantiques.vpweb.com Emporium 160 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4836 Heart of the Hills Antiques 280 Main St. #5, Hill City 605.574.2821 Holy Terror Antiques 221 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.5005 holyterrorantiques.com Indians, The 141 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4864 theindianskeystone.com

Mount Rushmore T-shirts 804 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.4758 mtrushmoretshirts.com

Rock Shed, The 515 1st St., Keystone 605.666.4813 therockshed.com

Xanterra Parks & Resorts 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 Best of the West Tours 605.391.9001 black-hills-tours.com Black Hills Above and Beyond Tours 1127 10th St., Sturgis 605.641.8687 blackhillsaboveand beyondtours.com


Dakota Frontier Tour 25341 Deer Meadow Rd., Custer 605.673.4184 GeoFunTrek Tours 605.430.1531 geofuntrek.com Golden Circle Tours 12021 US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.4349 goldencircletours.com Hill City Taxi 605.877.2255 hillcitytaxi.com Mount Rushmore Tours 2255 Fort Hays Rd., Rapid City 605.343.3113 mountrushmoretours.com Travel Information Black Hills Badlands Association 1851 Discovery Circle, Rapid City 605.355.3600 blackhillsbadlands.com

Keystone Chamber of Commerce 1101 Madill St., Keystone 605.666.4896 visitkeystonesd.com

Keystone Visitor Information Center 110 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.4896 info@keystonechamber.com

Where to Stay Hotels / Motels Battle Creek Lodge 404 Reed St., Keystone 605.666.4800 battlecreeklodge.us

Baymont Inn and Suites 106 US-16A, Keystone 605.782.9151 baymontkeystone.com

Holiday Inn Express 321 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.4925 ihg.com Keystone Boardwalk 250 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4990 keystoneboardwalk.com Keystone Super 8 702 US-16A, Keystone 605.223.0375 wyndhamhotels.com Magnuson Grand Mount Rushmore View Inn 522 US16-A, Keystone 605.666.4466 rushmoreviewinn.com

Quality Inn & Suites 616 Main St., Hill City 480.386.9525

Ramada Mount Rushmore 115 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.215.5850 ramadamtrushmore.com

Rushmore Express Inn & Family Suites 320 Cemetery Rd., Keystone 605.666.4483 rushmoreexpress.com

Lodges / Resorts

Powder House Lodge 24125 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.4646 powderhouselodge.com Mt. Rushmore Resort KOA at Palmer Gulch 12620 Hwy 244, Hill City 605.574.2525 or 800.562.8503 palmergulch.com Cabins / Campgrounds American Pines Cabins 1315 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.666.5475 americanpines.com

Backroads Inn & Cabins 901 Echo Valley Rd., Keystone 605.519.9920 cabinsoftheblackhills.com

Creekside Country Resort 12647 US-16, Hill City 605.574.2380 stayccr.com

Double Diamond Ranch 23818 US Hwy 385, Rapid City 605.574.4560 or 605.574.4560 doublediamondcabins.com

Freedom Ridge Cabins 23935 Pink Cabin Rd., Hill City 605.574.2963 freedomridgecabins.com

Hillside Country Cabins 13315 US-16, Rapid City 605.342.4121 hillsidecountrycabins.com

Black Forest Inn 23191 US-385, Rapid City 605.574.2000 or 800.888.1607 blackforestinn.net

Holy Smoke Resort 4105 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.4616 holysmokeresort.com

K Bar S Lodge 434 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.666.4545

Kemp’s Kamp 1022 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.666.4654 kempskamp.com


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Magnuson Grand Mount Rushmore View Inn 522 US16-A, Keystone 605.666.4466 rushmoreviewinn.com

Rustic Ridge Guest Cabins 12980 US-16, Keystone 605.666.4848 rusticridgeguestcabins.com

Spokane Creek Cabins & Campground 24631 Iron Mountain Rd., Keystone 605.666.4609 spokanecreek.com Under Canvas 605.202.8930 undercanvas.com Yak Ridge Cabins and Farmstead 24061 Cosmos Rd., Rapid City 605.390.7627 yak-ridge.com B&Bs / Vacation Homes Svenmar Rentals 14301 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.574.0256

Grab a Bite Dining / Restaurants BaRLee’s LLC 253 Swanzey St., Keystone 605-666-5509 barleesfoodanddrink.com

Big Thunder Family Bar & Grill 308 1st St., Keystone 605.666.4847 bigthundermine.com

Boss’ Pizza & Chicken 212 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4122 bosspizzaandchicken.com

Circle B Ranch Chuckwagon Supper 12138 Ray Smith Dr, Hill City 605.574.2129 circle-b-ranch.com

Fort Hays Old West Town 2255 Fort Hays Rd., Rapid City 605.343.3113 mountrushmoretours.com Front Porch, The 115 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.4041

Coffee / Espresso Grapes & Grinds 609 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.5142 grapesgrinds.com Desserts / Sweets TurtleTown 117 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4675 turtletown.com Wine / Beer / Spirits BaRLee’s LLC 253 Swanzey St., Keystone 605-666-5509 barleesfoodanddrink.com

Grizzly Creek Restaurant & Bar 624 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.4633 grizlycreekrestaurant.com

Grapes & Grinds 609 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.5142 grapesgrinds.com

Himalayan Indian Cuisine 221 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.4146 keystone. himalayanindiancuisine.com

Naked Winery 23851 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2454 nakedwinerysd.com

Mountain Top Grille 203 Cemetery Rd., Keystone 605.666.4478 rushmoretramway Palamino’s Keystone 236 Winter St., Keystone 605.877.2023 Palmer Gulch Stables & Chuckwagon Supper 12620 SD-244, Hill City 605.574.3412 ridesouthdakota.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

Services Auto / Travel Services Keystone Country Store 408 1st St., Keystone 605.666.4912 Real Estate / Home Gideon Oakes Realtor 550 N. 5th St. Ste. 202, Rapid City 605.519.8001 gideonoakes.com


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Minutes from Adventure Visit Custer

Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or a lover of all things food, this community has the experiences you’re looking for.

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Spring/Summer ATV/UTVing Horseback riding Fall/Winter Snowshoeing Fat Tire Biking Population 1,932 (2017) Elevation 5,315 feet

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43.7667° N, 103.5988° W

The 150-foot wide street was built for teams of oxen to turn freight wagons.

hen many think of Custer, they automatically start to think of Custer State Park. But don’t miss out on all the community has to offer! From shopping and unique sites to visit, to some of the best meals you will taste in the Black Hills, you will want to make Custer the hub of your stay. Miles of Trails Surrounded by 1.2 million acres of national forest and some of the world’s largest underground caves, Custer is a paradise for outdoor adventure. Guided tours are offered throughout the spring and summer and are a great way to get a local’s take of the best trails around the area. Whether you’re horseback riding, hiking on foot, or riding UTVs, there is a little bit of everything for everyone who visits. Old Meets New Considered the oldest town in the Black Hills, Custer is filled with stories of the past. As you visit mining sites, museums,

Custer City is the oldest established community in the Black Hills.

and attend events centered on Custer’s Gold Discovery Days, take in the town’s history. Downtown, guests will be able to walk the streets and stop in to unique buildings with Old West charm. But don’t be fooled! There is a flavor of something new in each of the places you will see – art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and more. The Talk of the Town Throughout the year, you’ll want to plan a visit during one of Custer’s notable events. Are you an automobile enthusiast? Be sure to catch the Tesla Rally, Off-Road Rally, or one of the multiple car shows throughout the year. In the summer time, visitors and locals alike come to Custer for their community Independence Day celebration, as well as their Gold Discovery Days. During the fall, the Buffalo Roundup draws thousands to the area! When the snow begins to fall, the Christmas parade and Restaurant Week keep visitors coming back for more.

Colorfully painted buffalo statues by local artists adorn the streets.


Golden years Established in 1875, the Black Hills Gold Rush got its start just one mile from the current city of Custer in French Creek. This discovery brought nearly 10,000 prospectors and their families to the area and the launch of the city. What’s in a Name When it came to naming the town, most of the prospectors were Civil War veterans and a vote was taken to choose between Stonewall City (General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson) and Custer City (General George Armstrong Custer). Although the name Custer City won, the actual tally was reputed to be close to half and half. Exodus Once gold was discovered in the northern Black Hills, it was reported that as many as 1,000 people left Custer in a single day. By 1878, the population had dwindled to 59 people.


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If you’re lucky enough to live in the Black Hills, you’re lucky enough!

1881 Courthouse Museum Faith Lewis 605.863.0725

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• Original 1881 Jail & Courtroom • Photos from Gen. Custer’s 1874 Expedition • Native American Artifacts • Weapons of the Old West • Turn of the Century Displays • Dr. Flick 1875 Cabin, Oldest in the Black Hills • Museum Bookstore & Gifts

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A Foodie’s Paradise

Home to nearly 30 restaurants, Custer is the place to be for a great meal.

Restaurant Week During your visit this winter, plan to stop in Custer for Restaurant Week held in February. This one-of-a-kind event features an array of businesses who create a special meal item or menu for guests to enjoy for a single price. Visit the Custer Chamber website for more information.

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3 restuarants on Trip Advisor Top 10 Places to Eat are located in Custer.

o one likes a roadtrip when your stomach is running on empty. Fuel up in Custer! With countless options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – you’re sure to find an amazing meal here. What better way to start the day than with a good cup of coffee and a donut or something from the bakery? Local cafes and diners are your destination for a quick bite to eat before heading out for a Black Hills adventure. Looking for something a bit heartier? We’ve got you covered at one of our home-style restaurants serving up traditional eggs, bacon, biscuits, and more. Lunch may quite easily be our favorite time of day. With the hustle and bustle of the streets in downtown Custer during the summertime, stop in and grab an award-winning burger or a slice

Not only is the food good, but try the drinks! Ask for bartender favorites.

of homemade pizza. Be patient, though; the lines to these places can get long at peak times, but they are definitely worth the wait! You’ll be able to find a drink at one of the sports bars or breweries to enjoy with your meal, too. As your day winds down and dinner begins to sound delicious, choose from a spread of ethnicities and atmospheres. From pubs to fine dining, Mexican to Italian, there is something for everyone in Custer. But, don’t eat too much, because you’ll want to save room for dessert. Pie is a local favorite! Top it off with a dollop of ice cream to make the treat even better. Your dining experience in Custer is going to be a paradise for your inner foodie. Enjoy your vacation and dine with the best in the Southern Hills.

Unique atmospheres are everywhere to add to your dining experience.


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Custer Visitor Center 615 Washington St., Custer 605.673.2244 or 800.992.9818 Visit: VisitCuster.com or email: Info@CusterSD.com

Things to See

Blue Bell Stables - Trail Rides 25453 Hwy 87, Custer 605.255.4531 custerresorts.com

Four Mile Old West Town & Campground 11921 W US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.3905

Buffalo Ridge Adventures 245 Centennial Dr., Custer 605.673.4664 buffaloridgeadventures.com

Grizzly Gulch Adventure Golf 231 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.1708

Buffalo Safari Jeep Rides 13389 Hwy 16A, Custer 605.255.4541 custerresorts.com

Hollingsworth Horses 25470 Stagg Rd., Custer 605.517.0860 hollingsworthhorses.com

Black Hills Aerial Adventures 24564 US Hwy 16/385, Custer 605.673.2163 coptertours.com

Crazy Horse MemorialÂŽ 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse 605.673.4681 crazyhorsememorial.org

Jewel Cave National Monument 11149 US Hwy 16 B12, Custer 605.673.8300 nps.gov/jeca

Black Hills Balloons Custer 605.673.2520 blackhillsballoons.com

Custer UTV Rentals 436 E. Main St., Hill City 605.673.6600 blackhillsatvadventures.com

Rockin R. Rides Inc. 24853 Village Ave., Heritage Village, Custer 605.673.2999 rockingrtrailrides.com

Attractions 1881 Courthouse Museum 411 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2443 1881courthousemuseum.com

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Adventure Rentals 444 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4540 adventurerentalssd.com

Blue Bell Hayride Chuckwagon Cookout 25453 Hwy 87, Custer 605.255.4531 custerresorts.com

Custer State Park 13329 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.255.4515 gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/ custer-state-park

Rocky Knolls Golf Course 12181 W US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.4481 rockyknollsgolfcourse.com


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South Dakota Air & Space Museum 2890 Rushmore Dr., Ellsworth AFB 605.385.5189 sdairandspacemuseum.com Sylvan Rocks Climbing School & Guide Service 605.484.7585 sylvanrocks.com Top Pin Archery 25086 Shamrock Rd., Custer 605.673.5880 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 Blue Bell Hayride Chuckwagon Cookout 25453 Hwy 87, Custer 605.255.4531 custerresorts.com Buffalo Ridge Adventures 245 Centennial Dr., Custer 605.673.4664 buffaloridgeadventures.com Custer UTV Rentals 436 E. Main St., Hill City 605.673.6600 blackhillsatvadventures.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 605.440.2400 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

Sylvan Lake (Water Sports) 24572 Hwy 87, Custer 605.574.2561 custerresorts.com Sylvan Rocks Climbing 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 24834 S. Playhouse Rd., Custer 605.255.4141 blackhillsplayhouse.com

Buffalo Boys Art Gallery 26 S. 6th St., Custer 605.673.2929 buffaloboysgallery.com Buffalo Ridge Theater 370 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4667 buffaloridgecampresort.com/ theater Denial South Dakota 430 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2264 facebook.com/ denialsouthdakota Frontier Photo 604 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4660 frontierphotos.com Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse MemorialÂŽ 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse 605.673.4681 crazyhorsememorial.org 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 Calamity Jane Winery & Mercantile 512 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2269 calamityjanemercantile.com 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 Ace Hardware 833 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2227 acehardware.com Custer County Candy Company 506 Mt Rushmore Rd, Ste. 1, Custer 605.673.3911 custercountycandy company.com 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

Shanklin’s Floor Coverings & Country Cottage Gift Shop 12702 Miller Ct., Custer 605.673.2099

Custer Senior Center & Gift Shop 538 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2708 custersencntr.org

Shopko Hometown 1135 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3883 shopko.com

Dakota Greens Custer Greenhouses & Nursery 25086 Shamrock Rd., Custer 605.673.2510 or 605.440.2532 dakotagreensofcuster.com

Southern Hills Tactical LLC 25341 US Hwy 385/89, Custer 605.673.3222 southernhillstactical.com

Golden Circle Tours 12021 US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.4349 goldencircletours.com

Good Karma Jewelry 507 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3047

Where to Stay

Jenny’s Floral 528 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3549 jennysfloral.com

Korczak’s Heritage Gift Shop 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse 605.673.4681 shop.khonline.biz

Lost Sock Laundromat & Tara’s Tan’n 242 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2932 Lynn’s Dakotamart 800 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4463 lynnsdakotamart.com Pringle Mercantile 379 Main St., Pringle 605.673.5700 facebook.com/pringlemercantile

EconoLodge 342 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4400 or 800.424.6423 custerhospitality.com

Tours / Transportation

Flora’s Jewelry & Western Wear 601 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4754

High Mountain Outfitters 516 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4050 highmountainoutfitterssd.com

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

Hotels / Motels Bavarian Inn 855 N. 5th St., Custer 605.673.2802 bavarianinnsd.com

Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn 310 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2275 or 800.780.7234 custerhospitality.com

Black Hills Mile Hi Motel 244 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4048 or 800.964.5344 milehimotel.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 433 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2500 or 800.465.4329 custerhospitality.com Rocket Motel, LLC 211 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4401 rocketmotel.com Rodeway Inn 208 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4659 Shady Rest Motel 238 Gordon St., Custer 605.673.4478 shady-rest-motel.com

Super 8 Motel/ Crazy Horse Area 535 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2200 or 800.800.800 custerhospitality.com

Lodges / Resorts Comfort Inn & Suites 399 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 480.725.1632 or 605.673.3221 custerhospitality.com

Blue Bell Lodge 25453 SD Hwy 87, Custer 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com Creekside Lodge 13389 Hwy 16A, Custer 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com


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Outlaw Ranch 12703 Outlaw Ranch Rd., Custer 605.673.4040 losd.org/outlaw Legion Lake Lodge 12967 Hwy 16A, Custer 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com Rock Crest Lodge 15 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4323 or 877.412.2246 rockcrestlodge.com State Game Lodge 13389 US Hwy 16A, Custer 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com Sylvan Lake Lodge 24572 SD Hwy 87, Custer 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com Cabins / Campgrounds Beaver Lake Campground 12005 W US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.2464 beaverlakecampground.net

Big Pine Campground 12084 Big Pine Rd., Custer 605.673.4054 or 800.235.3981 bigpinecampground.com Black Hills Bungalows 24941 America Center Rd., Custer 605.673.5253 blackhillsbungalows.com

Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort 245 Centennial Dr., Custer 605.673.4664 buffaloridgecampresort.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 custercrazyhorse campground.com Custer Mountain Cabins & Campground 12503 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.517.1986 or 800.239.5505 custermountain.com Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA 12021 US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.4304 or 800.562.5828 koa.com/campground/custer

Custer State Park Resorts 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 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 frenchcreekrvpark.com Gold Camp Cabins 11965 Pleasant Valley Rd., Custer 605.673.2720 jorgensenloghomes.com

PAM’s Getaways Deluxe Cabins & Campground 12251 Aviation Way, Custer 605.673.3353 pamsgetaways.com Stockade Lake Cabin 25073 Morris Pl., Custer 308.430.5490 stockadelakecabin.com Roost Resort, The 12462 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.673.2326 roostresort.blackhills.com B&Bs / Vacation Homes Dakota Dream B&B and Horse Hotel 12350 Moss Rock Ln., Custer 605.517.2292 dakotadreambandb.com 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 elkhavenvacationcabins.com Last Stand Properties 530 Harney St., Custer 402.610.2577 vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/ usa/south-dakota/ black-hills/custer Rushmore Vacation Rentals 888.934.1116 rushmorevacationrentals.com Star Lodge of the Black Hills 12046 US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.3031

Heritage Village Campground 24827 Village Ave., Crazy Horse 605.673.5005

Tanglewood Estate 24977 Tanglewood Dr., Custer 507.530.0155 facebook.com/ blackhillscabinrental

Operation Black Hills Cabin 605.517.1830 operationblackhillscabin.org

White Tail Ridge Bed & Breakfast 24674 White Tail Ridge Rd., Hermosa 605.939.5831 whitetailridgesd.com


Whitetail Springs Cabins 605-440-2255 whitetailsprings.com Horse Facilities

Captain’s Table 220 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3195 captainstablecuster.com

Broken Arrow Horse Camp & RV Park 25446 Sidney Park Rd., Custer 605.517.1964 brokenarrowhorsecamp.com

Custer Wolf Restaurant & Pub, The 607 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.9653 custerwolf.com

Circle K Horse Camp & RV Park 11596 US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.4333 circlekhorsecamp.com

Dakota BBQ, LLC 437 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.515.2132 dakotabbq.com

French Creek Horse Camp 800.710.2267 campsd.com Dakota Dream B&B and Horse Hotel 12350 Moss Rock Ln., Custer 605.517.2292 dakotadreambandb.com

Grab a Bite Dining / Restaurants Begging Burro Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar 529 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3300 facebook.com/beggingburro

Baker’s Bakery & Café 541 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2253 bakersbakerycafe.com Black Hills Burger & Bun Co. 441 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3411 blackhillsburgerandbun.com Blue Bell Lodge 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

Dakota Cowboy Restaurant 216 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4613 dakotacowboy.com Denial South Dakota 430 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2264 facebook.com/ denialsouthdakota Frontier Grill 678 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.8870 Gold Pan Saloon, The 508 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.8850 facebook.com/goldpansaloon

Laughing Water Restaurant at Crazy Horse Memorial® 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse 605.673.4681 crazyhorsememorial.org

Legion Lake Lodge 12967 US Hwy 16A, Custer 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com Lintz Bros Pizza 14287 SD Hwy 36, Hermosa 605.255.4808 lintzbrospizza.com

Mt. Rushmore Brewing Co. 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 904 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3306 pizzamillcustersd.wix.com/ pizzamill

Pizza Works 429 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2020 custerpizzaworks.com

Pounding Fathers 140 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.5900

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 13389 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.255.4541 or 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com


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Subway 926 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2722 Sylvan Lake Lodge 24572 SD Hwy 87, Custer 605.574.2561 or 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com Coffee / Espresso Calamity Jane’s Winery & Mercantile 512 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2269 calamityjanemercantile.com Custer County Candy Company 506 Mt Rushmore Rd, Ste. 1, Custer 605.673.3911 or 877.214.6811 custercountycandy company.com Good Karma Jewelry 507 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3047 Desserts / Sweets Baker’s Bakery & Café 541 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2253 bakersbakerycafe.com Custer County Candy Company 506 Mt Rushmore Rd, Ste. 1, Custer 605.673.3911 custercountycandy company.com Frontier Photo 604 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4660 frontierphotos.com Purple Pie Place 19 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4070 purplepieplace.com Wine / Beer / Spirits Begging Burro Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar 529 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3300 facebook.com/beggingburro

Buglin’ Bull Restaurant & Sports Bar 511 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4477 buglinbull.com

Calamity Jane’s Winery & Mercantile 512 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2269 calamityjanewinery.com Common Cents Convenience Store 24 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4491 Custer Wolf Restaurant & Pub, The 607 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.9653 custerwolf.com Frontier Grill 678 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.8870 Gold Pan Saloon, The 508 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.8850 facebook.com/goldpansaloon Lynn’s Dakotamart 800 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4463 lynnsdakotamart.com

Mt. Rushmore Brewing Co. 140 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4200 mtrushmorebrewing company.com

VFW Post 3442 721 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4262

Local Services Auto / Travel Services Black Hills Towing & Tires 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 Moonlight Small Engine Repair 25866 Carroll Creek Rd., Custer 605.517.1040 Steele Collision & Glass 1025 Crook St., Custer 605.673.3443 ATMS/Banks/ Credit Unions 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 Highmark Credit Union 602 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4444 highmarkfcu.com 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


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An English Touch Day Spa 25389 McCurran Ranch Rd., Custer 406.480.7381 englishtouchdayspa.com

Grace Family Fellowship 527 Montgomery St., Room 204, Custer 605.517.5155 or 605.673.2488

Conard Chiropractic 246 N. 5th St., Custer 605.673.5971

Living Outreach Church 48 N. 8th St., Custer 605.673.3926 livingoutreachchurch.org

LIFT - Laura’s Integrated Functional Therapy 11 N. 5th St., Custer 605.673.5438 lauraslift.massagetherapy.com

Mountain View Baptist Church 12230 Aviation Way, Custer 605.673.2498 mountainviewbaptist custer.com

McDonald Chiropractic Clinic 39 N. 4th St., Custer 605.673.2634 mcdonaldchiropracticpc.com

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church 25024 US Hwy 16/385, Custer 605.673.6311 shepherdofthehillscuster.net

Premier Family Eyecare 322 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2716 visionsource-custer.com Regional Health Custer Hospital & Clinic 1220 Montgomery St., Custer 605.673.9400 regionalhealth.com YMCA of Custer 644 Crook St., Custer 605.673.5134 rcymca.org Places Of Worship Abundant Life Fellowship 538 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 580.216.4005 or 580.216.4787 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 custeradventist.org

Pet Boarding / Services Custer Car & Pet Wash 932 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4007 Doggy Do’s Dog Grooming 523 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3610 L.F.C. Veterinary Service 12679 Hazelrodt Cutoff, Custer 605.673.5959

Keller Williams/Lewis Realty 36 N. 6th St., Custer 605.863.0725 or 605.673.5885 faithlewis.kw.com

Lampert Properties 239 N. 5th St., Custer 605.673.4567 lampertrealestate.com Real Estate Center of Custer / Bradeen Real Estate & Auctions 14 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2629 custerrealestatecenter.com Southern Hills Title Inc. 322 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4838 or 605.673.3331 southernhillstitle.com Stone Hill of Custer 35 S. 4th St., Custer 605.673.2350 stonehillcuster.com

Tennyson Investments LLC 35 S. 4th St., Custer 605.673.2350

Sage Rock Veterinary Services 25866 Carroll Creek Rd., Custer 605.517.1039 docmcneil.com

Western Skies Real Estate 523 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2433 or 605.673.2460 westernskiesre.com

Southern Hills Animal Clinic 12478 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.673.4996 custeranimalclinic. vetstreet.com

Windsong Valley Gardens 25366 Windsong Valley Rd., Custer 605.673.5230

Real Estate Custer Real Estate Service 605.673.5400 realtorramona.com Green Real Estate & Investments 17 N. 5th St., Custer 605.673.4420 greenrealestateand investments.com

Woodland Meadows Manufactured Housing Park 35 S. 4th St., Custer 605.673.5581 woodland-meadows.com


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CUSTER HOSPITALITY CusterHospitality.com

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Located in the heart of the Southern Black Hills, our Custer lodgings offer a convenient home base to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Jewel Cave, and the Mammoth Site.

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Big-Time Flavors in Small Towns

Each community in the southern Black Hills has tasty meals that will leave you asking for more.

Sweet Tooth Haven 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.

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Many places have gluten-free and vegetarian options.

lthough you won’t find many chain restaurants beyond Subway and Dairy Queen, you’re going to have some amazing meals in the southern Black Hills. Each of our communities have an array of specialty menus that will make your mouth water. What better way to experience all the Black Hills has to offer you on your vacation than eating some of our favorite meals! Gather around the table or belly up to the bar with family and friends. If you are wanting to play it safe and stick to American classics, you will be right at home at our local diners and pubs. No matter where you are at in the Black Hills, a delicious burger will be waiting. Unique combinations and styles make these American-style favorites the best! Try a bison burger for a South Dakota twist, or keep it simple with cheese and all the toppings you can dream of. If European dishes are your favorite, you’re in luck!

Want to try a South Dakota meal? Opt for bison or walleye!

Locally-owned restaurants with authentic German and Italian recipes are some of our favorites. With homemade meats, delicious sides, and freshly imported sea food, you’re best to arrive with a hearty appetite. When you’re looking for something spicy, the eateries with south-of-the-border combinations will be perfect for you! Mexican flavors are popular among locals and visitors alike and can be found in Hill City, Keystone, and Custer. If you’re staying at a B&B, a VRBO, or a suite and wanting to cook your own meals, visit the specialty sections at the local grocery store for ethnic cuisine. Topped with true midwest customer service and friendly faces, we’ve got dinner ready for you after your full day of attractions and exploring. Whether you are traveling through or to the Black Hills, there is something for everyone at one of the local eateries.

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Alpine Inn

Begging Burro Mexican Bistro 529 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer

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133 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2749 AlpineInnHillCity.com Enjoy traditional German flavors of mouthwatering dishes and delicious desserts.

605.673.3300 BeggingBurro.com Authentic Mexican bistro for lunch & dinner, plus a tequila bar! Outdoor seating available.

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Circle B Chuckwagon

Buglin’ Bull Restaurant & Sports Bar 511 Mt Rushmore Rd., Custer

12138 Ray Smith Dr., Hill City 605.574.2129 Circle-B-Ranch.com Serving up tasty cowboy dinners and western harmonies six nights every week.

605.673.4477 BuglinBull.com Variety of dishes for the entire family. Best wild game menu in the Black Hills. Outdoor Seating

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Buffalo Dreamer 1829 Minnekahta Av., Hot Springs

Mt. Rushmore Brewing Co. 140 Mt Rushmore Rd., Custer

BuffaloDreamer.com Offering inspired food creations that bring together traditions from all over the world.

605.673.4200 Rushmore.Beer Fresh entrĂŠes, craft pizza, juicy burgers all prepared to order. Outdoor seating.

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Experience European dining & lodging in a historic Hill City Hotel Luxurious beds, linens, & surroundings

Open Monday - Saturday, Closed Sunday:

European Menu Luncheon Mon - Sat: 11am - 2:30pm

Filet Mignon Dinner Mon - Thurs: 5pm - 9pm Fri - Sat: 5pm - 9:30pm

Centrally located on Main Street • Seasonal Veranda Dining Over Thirty Homemade Desserts & Pastries

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half price cheese plate With purchase of any glass of wine or beer Does not include gratuity. Relinquish coupon upon use. Not valid with any other offers, coupons or discounts. MGMT reserves all rights. Subject to availability. Some restrictions may apply.

firehouse smokejumper station 23858 US-385, Hill City, SD 57745 FirehouseSmokejumper.com

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Take a Sip Wine & Brew

A sip of water and a plain cracker between tastes will help to clear your palate.

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Don’t Spoil It Remember the elements when purchasing your take-home beverages; a hot car can ruin them. If you have a full day of sightseeing ahead of you, ask the wineries and breweries you visit about their options for shipping your purchase to your home.

In a search for local flavor, plan to visit one of the area’s award-winning wineries and breweries. he Black Hills may not seem like a top destination for wine and craft beer aficionados, but there are plenty of renowned wineries and breweries tucked away throughout the southern Black Hills region. Award-winning wineries with an array of venue personas can be found as you make your way through Hill City. This hub is a favorite for many and is a common destination for those wanting to sip a little bit of local flavor. Wine tastings are offered in many of the locations and are a great way to get the full experience of what is available to you. A personable, wellinformed guide will lead you through each glass with the local stories behind each label.

Brewmasters say the Black Hills water is what gives their brew its unique flavor.

The Black Hills has experienced a boom in craft beer over the past decade and is now a top destination for visiting breweries. Nothing beats sipping on a cold craft beer in the scenic views of the trees, hills, and more. Scattered throughout each of the communities in the southern Hills are breweries you’re going to love. The inviting atmosphere and delicious combinations will be a highlight of your trip. Ask for a sample, or order a flight to test an array of options. Once you find your favorite, ask for a growler to enjoy later! Whether you’re ready for a night out or fresh off the trails, the laid-back experience wineries and breweries in the Black Hills have to offer will be a perfect pit stop in your day.

Many wineries and breweries have food options available to enjoy with your drink.


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Black Hills Trailside Park Resort On Mickelson Trail and Spring Creek

Trout fishing on property!

Black Hills Trailside Park

• New Luxury Cabins with AC, TV, WiFi, BBQ, Large Decks • Family Suite with Full Kitchen, Sleeps 8+ • RV Sites: Spacious, Full Service (30 & 50 amp.) Cable TV, City Water, Fire Rings • Tent Sites Available • Minutes to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer State Park • Excellent cell service

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Six Stunning Log Cabin Rentals In the Heart of the Black Hills

Half mile from shops, art galleries and restaurants Property gate opens onto the Mickelson Trail Full kitchens & clawfoot bathtubs or rock-surround showers Gas fireplaces & barbeques Open year-round For information and reservations please call: 605.574.2220

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Your Stay in the Southern Hills

A true Midwest experience in the middle of the Black Hills National Forest.

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fter all of that road time, the last thing you will want to do is drive forever to your home base during your trip. Stay centric to all the Black Hills has to offer by booking your nights at one of the lodging options in the southern Hills. In addition to true smalltown, midwest hospitality and exceptional customer service, you will find an experience that is the cherry on top of your vacation. Bed & Breakfasts are a favorite for many visitors who travel to the southern Hills area. Cozy rooms, delicious homemade meals, and an opportunity to mingle with other travelers make them a great option for a social couple. Looking for something a little more secluded? We have that, too! Surrounding the communities in the southern Hills are multiple campgrounds. Here, you will be able to park your RV, pitch a tent, or stay in a beautiful cabin with all the amenities to make your stay comfortable. Embrace your

visit in South Dakota by staying in a traditional tipi or glamping tent. Equipped with comfy beds and a one-of-a-kind stay, these outdoor experiences will be something to remember for everyone to remember for a lifetime. You can also stay at a horse camp for an added adventure. Many offer tours! If you want to be a little closer to the feel of home, while still enjoying the rustic nature of the Hills, you’ll want to check out one of the lodges and resorts in the area. Equipped with all the staples like wifi, independent bathrooms and TVs, these options are the perfect compromise. Of course, there are also hotels and motels that will make your stay amazing, as well. With room service, pools, and cleaning services, these venues are great for the family on the go. No matter what type of stay you are looking for on your trip to the Black Hills, Hill City, Hot Springs, Keystone and Custer have an array of options to choose from.

Many facilities offer boarding options for horses in the southern Hills.

Glamping tents and tipis are great options for your stay in South Dakota.

Traveling with dogs? No problem. Most lodging facilities allow animals.

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 fair, or the Buffalo Roundup.


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PINE REST CABINS Mountain Ambiance – Modern Comforts

CALL 605-574-2416 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 COFFEE & WIFI

Located on a beautiful 5 acre meadow just minutes from many major attractions and situated between Hill City and Keystone, we host a variety of great food at the Dairy Twist, lots of family entertainment with Mini Golf and our outdoor Family Fun Zone. Our cozy cabins with fireplaces have a magnificent view of granite cliffs and majestic Black Hills Ponderosa pine. At the base of the mountain a lazy stream winds through the picturesque backyard.

OPEN APRIL THRU OCT. For more information call: 605-574-2380 For reservations call 1-800-349-4145 Or visit our website at www.creeksidecountryresort.com Located at 12647 S. Hwy. 16 • Hill City

• 3 Shower/ Restroom Buildings • Free Wi-Fi, DSL & Cable TV • 2 Laundry Rooms • RV Sites (up to 90’ Long Pull Throughs) • Group Areas with Pavilions - Propane • Variety of Cabins & 1 Tipi • 2 Heated Pools & 360' Water Slide $

605-673-2464

12005 W US Hwy 16, Custer, SD

www.beaverlakecampground.net


OPENING MAY 1, 2019 www.moccasinsprings.com

Seasonal (May-December) Natural Mineral Spa - Soaking Pools Private Tubs | Massage Therapy - Spa Treatments Yoga | Near-Mid-Infrared Sauna


Where to Stay Booking lodging is undoubtedly the most important decision you’ll make to ensure your stay is as comfortable and welcoming as possible. Use these listings as a starting point. Visit their websites, review their amenities and book early as the summer months fill up fast!

Campground / Cabins

Hill City

Newton Fork Ranch 12407 Deerfield Rd., Hill City 605.574.2220 NewtonForkRanch.com Six log cabins with full kitchens, claw foot tubs or rock-surround showers, gas fireplaces/ BBQs & decks with views. Open year-round.

Campground / Cabins

Hotels / Motels

Crooked Creek Resort & RV Park 24184 Hwy. 385, Hill City 605.574.2418 CrookedCreekSD.com RV sites, shaded tent sites, cabins, motel rooms & two teepees. Heated outdoor pool, general store, tap beer & wine room.

Quality Inn 616 Main St., Hill City 480.386.9525 QualityInnHillCity.com Spacious rooms with beautiful views. Free hot breakfast, indoor heated pool. Minutes from attractions. Located in the heart of the Hills.

Campground / Cabins

Hotel / Motel

High Country Guest Ranch 12138 Ray Smith Dr., Hill City 605.574.9003 HighCountryRanch.com Log vacation homes and camping cabins. Guided horseback rides, ATV rentals, heated outdoor pool and Mickelson Trail access.

Super 8 by Wyndham Hill City/Mt Rushmore 109 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4141 or 800.800.800 www.Super8.com Centrally located. Open year-round. Indoor pool, spa & elevator. Free breakfast & Wi-Fi. Pets welcome. Near downtown activities.


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Motel / Cabins

Hotel / Motel

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.

FlatIron Inn 745 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.890.1321 BlackHillsDestination.com Historic Sandstone Inn within walking distance to spas, mineral springs, shops & restaurants. Book Now: Airbnb.

Campground / Cabins

Hotel / Motel

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 tenting locations.

Hills Inn 640 S. 6th., Hot Springs 605.745.3130 HotSpringsHillsInn.com online booking Free Mini Golf with room rental. Free WiFi & continental breakfast. At-door parking and Tesla Chargers. Seasonal pool.

Hot Springs

Cabins

Hotel & Spa

Bluebird Mesa Cabins 549 Cold Brook St, Hot Springs 605.890.1321 BlackHillsDestination.com 4 cozy cabins with incredible views. Full kitchens; furnished wtih linens, dishes, and utilities. Book Now: Airbnb

Moccasin Springs Natural Mineral Spa 1829 Minnekahta Avenue, 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.


Keystone

Hotel / Motel Hotels / Motels Baymont Inn & Suites

106 US-16A, Keystone 605.782.9151 BaymontKeystone.com Newly renovated rooms and a great view of Mount Rushmore. Free breakfast, exercise room, pool, and onsite helicopter tours.

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.

Custer

Hotels / Motels

Hotels / Motels

Ramada at Keystone

115 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.215.5850 RamadaMtRushmore.com Deluxe accomodations, 90 rooms, new beds, full service. Restaurant, bar, pool, and exercise room on location.

Bavarian Inn 855 N. 5th St., Custer 605.673.2802 BavarianInnSD.com Unique blend of European influences. Standard rooms & suites. Pets welcome. Heated indoor/outdoor pool. Free breakfast.

Campground / Cabin

Hotel / Motel

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.

Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn 310 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2275 or 800.937.7376 BestWestern.com/BuffaloRidgeInn Deluxe rooms & family suites available with fridge/microwave. Indoor heated pool/hot tub, free deluxe breakfast, free Wi-Fi. Biker friendly.


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Cabins / Campgrounds

Hotel / Motel

Beaver Lake Campground 12005 W. Hwy. 16, Custer 605.673.2464 BeaverLakeCampground.net Big-rig friendly, free Wi-Fi, playground, electric car charging stations. Pools, recreation hall, water slide & laundry. Dump station available.

Econo Lodge 342 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4400 or 800.424.6423 ChoiceHotels.com/hotel/sd076 45 very clean rooms, Wi-Fi, HBO, expanded breakfast, heated indoor pool & guest fitness center. Walking distance of downtown.

Cabins / Campgrounds

Hotel / Motel

Buffalo Ridge Campground

245 Centennial Dr., Custer 605.673.4664 BuffaloRidgeCampResort.com Shaded and open sites for any size RV. Spacious tent sites and Tipi reservations. Pets are welcome. Heated pool; NEW Showers.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 422 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2500 or 800.465.4329 HIExpress.com/custersd Large, deluxe rooms & suites. Business center, fitness center, elevator, indoor pool & hot tub, guest laundry. Totally non-smoking facility.

Hotel / Motel

Hotel / Motel

Comfort Inn & Suites 339 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3221 or 800.424.6423 ComfortInn.com/hotel/sc1057 Spacious rooms & suites. Free Wi-Fi, elevator, indoor pool & hot tub, fitness center. Free continental breakfast. Non-smoking facility.

Super 8 Motel 535 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2200 or 800.800.8000 the.super8.com/03590 The.Super8.com/03590 Centrally located, friendly & open year-round. Indoor pool & hot tub. Free breakfast & Wi-Fi. Pets welcome with additional fee.


TRAILS END CABINS & MOTEL

BLACK HILLS

HILL CITY, SD

2 Blocks to Main Street in Hill City Close to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse & Custer State Park 3 Blocks to Hike & Bike on the Mickelson Trail 5% Discount to Military, Teachers & Senior Citizens Heat & A/C, Cable TV, WiFi, Private Baths, Kitchens & Comfortable Beds BBQ Grills, Decks, Hot Tub & Fire Pit (free wood!) Biker, ATV/UTV, Cyclist Friendly

320 Park Street, Hill City, SD • Reservations: 605-574-4900 www.hillcitycabin.com • stay@hillcitycabin.com

The perfect location for your extraordinary Black Hills vacation. • Indoor Pool/Hot Tub • Outdoor Pool • Tennis Court • European Fitness Trail • Pancake & Parfait Bar • Cookie Happy Hour • All Day Tea Time & Coffee Bar

855 N 5th St. Custer, SD 57730 57720 605.673.2802 BavarianInnSD.com


Your Adventures Begin Here! Only Minutes to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park and Deadwood

Hill City / Mt. Rushmore Reservations 800-800-8000 & 605-574-4141 109 Main St, Hill City Centrally Located in the Heart of the Beautiful Black Hills on Historic Main Street in Hill City

www.Super8.com Only franchised accommodations in Hill City open year-round.

Seven Generation Black Hills Residents/Owners

Ask Us About Our New Family Vacation Homes Nearby

Teddy Bear Town Gift Shop & Collection

Indoor pool • Spa • Elevator • 57 rooms Home of the Guinness Meeting Facilities • Free Wi-Fi • Public fax World Record Free continental breakfast. “Largest Teddy Bear Collection!” Located near downtown with Over 11,000 Different family dining, shopping, FREE Wildlife Displays Teddy Bears” galleries, entertainment & • Car & Truck Wash 108 Main Street, Hill City SD other services nearby. • Laundromats 605-574-2266 • Casinos • ATMs f

PIZZA & DELI 605-574-2077 Main Street & Deerfield

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ANTIQUES EMPORIUM 605-574-9001 South End of Main Street

Gas • Diesel • Oil • Automotive • Groceries • Camping Supplies • Restrooms • Beer • Deli • Pizza • Chicken • Tacos • Burritos Salads • Subs • Burgers • Hot Dogs • T-shirts • Caps • Souvenirs • Information • Laundromat • Soft Serve Ice Cream • Lottery & Lotto • Video Rentals • Hunting & Fishing Licenses & Supplies • Bait • Maps • Foot, Bike, Horse & ATV Trail Passes & Permits


The people of the future will see history and art combined to portray the spirit of patriotism. They will know that the figure of these Presidents has been placed here because by following the truth they built for eternity. The fundamental principles, which they represented, have been wrought into the very being of our Country. They are steadfast as these ancient hills. US President Calvin Coolidge, Address at the Black Hills (1927)

We hope you find a sense of adventure, a sense of peace, and a sense of togetherness as you travel to the beautiful place we call home. If you have any questions or would like more information on our communities, we are more than happy to help. See you soon! Dolsee in Custer, Janet in Hill City, Olivia in Hot Springs & Temple in Keystone


23837 HWY 385, JUST 3 MILES FROM HILL CITY

GREAT BEER.

GREAT VIEWS.

23845 HWY 385, JUST 3 MILES FROM HILL CITY


605.574.9003

4 MILES WEST OF HILL CITY ON DEERFIELD ROAD

Trail Rides

at High Country Guest Ranch

THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR VACATION! RIDE HORSES AND

ATVS IN THE BREATHTAKING BEAUTY OF THE BLACK HILLS

Horse riders must be at least 6 years old. ATV rentals are open to ranch guests & non-guests alike; 6-seater, 4-seater & 2-seater machines available

UTV Adventures

HighCountryRanch.com

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