Southern Hills Vacation Guide 2020
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Welcome to the Southern Black Hills
Take the Scenic Route
Calendar of Events
Sites to See 18
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
22 Crazy Horse MemorialÂŽ 24 Natural Wonders Underground 29 Custer State Park 30 The Mammoth Site
Places to Visit 32 Hot Springs: A Special Kind of Wealth 35 Wellness is at the Center 48 Keystone: Monumental Memories 52 History Comes to Life 62 Custer: Adventure is Waiting 65 Favorites for Foodies 76 Hill City: The Heart of the Hills 81
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Welcome to a slice of the Black Hills! Photo Evergreen Media - Jesse Brown Nelson
Charlotte enjoys spectacular views atop Breezy Point near Mount Rushmore overlooking the Black Elk wilderness. Photo by Jesse Brown Nelson
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 more than a million acres of the Black Hills National Forest, the Black Hills is unlike any other. Sprinkled with 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 beautiful downtown, to galleries, boutiques, and events – this community is
often referred to as the heart of the Hills. Be sure to ride the locomotive and purchase artwork 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!
Above Image Deerfield Lake near Hill City is a no-wake lake with picnic and swimming areas for your family to enjoy. Got Questions? If you would like more information on the Southern Hills, please give one of our Chamber of Commerces a call. Custer: 605.673.2244 Hill City: 605.574.2368 Hot Springs: 605.745.4140 Keystone: 605.666.4896
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Main Attraction Route On this well-traveled route, you will be able to find your way to main attractions like Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial®, and Custer State Park. This route also includes two of the most popular scenic drives in the Hills – Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road. Southern Loop If you are heading from Custer to Hot Springs, this route is a great path to take. Driving to, through, and by popular sites like Crazy Horse Memorial®, the city of Custer, and part of Custer State Park will be a breeze. Take some time to stop by Wind Cave, too!
Custer State Park
Wind Cave National Park
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Cold Brook Reservoir
HOT SPRINGS Mammoth Site
18 Angostura State Recreation Area 71
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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
Along the way, you will run into various wildlife especially mountain goats!
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 â€“ 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 and bicyclists, 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.
Prepare to drive slow in the summertime with two-lane roads.
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Above January/February Enjoy the majestic winter wonderland of Custer State Park with a snowshoe hike. Above Right June 6-7 The Spring Volksmarch offers participants an upclose-and-personal experience with the world’s largest mountain carving in progress. Can’t make the spring event? You’ll have another chance in September.
January 1 First Day Hike, Custer State Park
February 8 Tour de Chocolate, Hill City
January 11 & 25 Open Stage, High Country Guest Ranch, Hill City
February 8 Open Stage, High Country Guest Ranch, Hill City
January 16-17 Hot Springs Concert Association “Songs of Sinatra & Friends,” Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs January 18 Stockade Lake Snowshoe Hike, Custer State Park January 18 Breakin’ the Winter Blues Chili Cookoff, Hill City January 18 Bark Beetle Blues Bug Crawl, Pageant Hill, Custer January 18 Fall River History Conference, Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs
February 8 Polar Bear Chili Cook-off and Minnow Races, Hill City February 13-14 Hot Springs Concert Association, “The Lettermen,” Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs February 15 Lovers’ Leap Snowshoe Hike, Custer State Park February 20-25 Black Hills Film Festival, Hill City February 22 Escape to the Park, Custer State Park Visitor’s Center February 26-29 Restaurant Week, Custer
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March March 7 Celebrate World Wildlife Day, Custer State Park Visitor’s Center March 7 Southern Hills Holistic Fair, Hot Springs March 10 Moon Hike, Tatanka Barn-Game Lodge Campground, Custer State Park March 14 & 28 Open Stage, High Country Guest Ranch, Hill City March 21-22 Annual Hill City Antiques, Railroad Show and Sale, Hill City High School Gym, Hill CIty March 22 Hot Springs Concert Association, “Double Double Duo,” Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs March 26-28 Southern Hills Community Theater Spring Play, Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs
March 28 Escape to the Park, Custer State Park Visitor’s Center March 29 Run for the Rangers, Hill City April April 4 Hill City Community Easter Egg Hunt, Hill City Visitor Information Center April 11 Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt, State Veterans Home, Hot Springs April 26 Hot Springs Concert Association, “All in the House,” Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs May May 3 Keep Hot Springs Beautiful Rummage Sale May 3 Korczak Day, Crazy Horse Memorial® May 9-10 The Best of Hill City, Main Street, Hill City
May 10 Mother’s Day Express, 1880 Train, Hill City May 15-17 7th Annual Black Hills International Sounds of Silence Tesla Road Trip, Custer May 15-17 Custer State Park Open House and Free Fishing Weekend, Custer State Park May 22 Downtown Wine Walk and Putt, Hot Springs May 22-Sep. 27 Legends in Light® Laser Show, Crazy Horse Memorial® May 23-25 Memorial Day Weekend Open House, Crazy Horse Memorial® May 23-Sep. 30 Evening Lighting Ceremony, Mount Rushmore National Monument May 25 Memorial Day Stars, Stripes and Steps Stair Climbing Challenge, Hot Springs
June June-October Custer Farmers’ Market, Saturdays in Way Park, Custer
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June 4-Aug.13 Talking Circle Speaker Series - on various topics, Crazy Horse Memorial® June 6 Mt. Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch, Hill City June 6 National Trails Day, Custer State Park June 6-7 Spring Volksmarch, Crazy Horse Memorial® June 12-14 3rd Annual OffRoad Rally, Custer June 12-14 Gift from Mother Earth Art Show, Crazy Horse Memorial® June 12-28 The Odd Couple, Black Hills Playhouse June 20 Mt. Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch, Hill City
June 20 The Big Mick Mountain Bike Ride, Custer, Hot Springs, Hill City June 20-21 Sculpture in the Hills, Hill City June 26 Night Blast to honor Ruth Ziolkowski & Battle of LIttle Bighorn, Crazy Horse Memorial® June 26-28 Main Street Arts and Crafts Festival, Centennial Park, Hot Springs July 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 July 3-9 Something Rotten, Black Hills Playhouse July 4 Independence Day Blast, Crazy Horse Memorial®
July 4 Fall River 4th of July Firecracker Races, Parade, Community Picnic, Firequacker Duck Races, Fireworks, Hot Springs July 4 Patriots’ Parade, Custer July 4 Custer Fireworks, Pageant Hill, Custer July 8 Trolley on the Trail, Hill City July 16-18 & 23-25 Southern Hills Community Theater Summer Musical, Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs July 17-19 Gold Discovery Days, Custer July 24-30 Custer County Fair July 24-Aug. 9 A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Black Hills Playhouse July 25-26 Carrie Ingalls 150th Birthday Festival, Keystone Historical Society & Museum
Far Left June & Aug. Wild West rodeo action heats up at the Mount Rushmore Rodeo. Left July 4 Thrill to fireworks displays, parades, and patriotism at Independence Day celebrations in the Southern Hills.
September 11-12 Polkapalooza at Palmer Gulch, Hill City September 12-13 Hill City Quilt Show, Hill City, School Gym & Main Street September 18-20 Mickelson Trail Trek, Begins in Custer September 19 Mount Rushmore Half Marathon, Keystone September 22 Climb Hot Springs Outdoor Stair Climb, Hot Springs August
August 6 & 22 Mt. Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch, Hill City
September 5 Southern Hills Triathlon, Angostura Recreation Area, Hot Springs
August 6-9 Custer County Fair, Hermosa
September 5-7 Labor Day Weekend Open House, Crazy Horse Memorial®
August 7-16 Custer Cruisin’, Custer August 7-16 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally August 15-16 Lean Horse 100 Ultra-Marathon - Southern Black Hills, Custer August 21-22 Wine, Brew & BBQ, Hill City August 28-30 Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival, Hot Springs
September 6 Studebaker Car Show, Custer September 6 Mt. Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch, Hill City September 6 Night Blast to honor Korczak Ziolkowski & Crazy Horse’s Death, Crazy Horse Memorial® September 9 Trolley on the Trail, Hill City September 11 9-11 Stair Climb Challenge, Hot Springs September 12 Wine Express, 1880 Train, Hill City
September 23-26 Plein Air Paint Out, Hill City September 24-26 27th Annual Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival, Custer State Park September 25 55th Annual Buffalo Roundup, Custer State Park September 26 Oktoberfest Express, 1880 Train, Hill City September 27 Autumn Volksmarch, Crazy Horse Memorial® October October 6 Run Crazy Horse Full & Half-Marathon, Crazy Horse/Custer/Hill City October 11 Train Appreciation Day, 1880 Train, Hill City October 12 Native Americans’ Day, Crazy Horse Memorial®
October 20 Korczak Ziolkowski Remembrance Day – walk to family tomb on mountain, Crazy Horse Memorial® October 30 Main Street Trick or Treat, Hill City
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Above Aug. 28-30 The 5th annual Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival will feature colorful balloons taking to the skies. Purchase a flight for a birds-eye view of the Southern Hills! You’ll find a Kid Zone, sidewalk sales, an art walk, and a Night Glow sure to delight all ages.
October 31 Hill City Children’s Boo Bash & Pumpkin Festival, Hill City Visitor’s Information Center October 31 Custer Merchant’s Trick or Treat October 31 Hot Springs Merchant’s Trick or Treat November November 2 55th Annual Buffalo Auction, Custer State Park November 6-8 Annual Girlfriends’ Weekend, Hill City November 27 Olde Tyme Christmas Parade, Hill City
November 27-28 Kris Kringle Craft Fair & Bazaar, Hill City November 27-28 Holiday Express, 1880 Train, Hill City November 28 Small Business Saturday, Hot Springs December December 4 Christmas Cookie Cruise, Hot Springs December 4-6 Christmas in the Hills, Hot Springs December 5 YMCA Craft Fair, Custer December 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 24, 26, 27 Holiday Express, 1880 Train, Hill City December 7 Custer Christmas Parade, Custer
Things to do at 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 20 to 21-foot noses Parking Fees $10 per vehicle (cars, motorcycle, RV); $5 for seniors (age 62+); valid for one year; Free for Active Duty Military Hours of Operation Open all year, seven days a week, with the exception of December 25th; buildings are closed, but the grounds are open.
Don’t miss the ice cream using Jefferson’s original recipe.
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Make iconic memories as you visit South Dakota’s famous 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 considered both a work of art and an incredible achievement. In 1927, construction began and the efforts continued on the carving of Mount Rushmore until its 1941 completion. Today, millions of visitors make their way to the iconic monument. Looking for things to do? Here are some tips. After you park, make your way up to the Avenue of Flags. Take a photo with your state or territory’s flag, and then head toward the amphitheater viewing deck. (Weather and construction pending, this will be open for summer 2020) Don’t miss the evening Lighting Ceremonies held nightly beginning the Friday before Memorial Day through September 30th in the amphitheatre. (Please check their website weather updates after Memorial Day throughout the season; if construction is still in progress, the evening program will be held in the main park walkway.)
It took 14 years to complete Mount Rushmore.
Park rangers will be spread throughout the park; take advantage of their knowledge and join a walking tour! Stop by the Sculptor’s Studio at the site to learn more about Borglum’s vision of Mount Rushmore. Did you know he wanted the presidents to be sculpted down to their waists? Purchase a book at the Studio to learn more! The history doesn’t stop at the Sculptor’s Studio. After hiking the presidential trail and exploring Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota Heritage Village, you will want to head inside to the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center and Museum. Here, you’ll be entranced as you venture through interactive exhibits and the short film in one of the theaters. You can even rent a multimedia hand-held photo/ video tour or an audio tour wand as you go through! Before you leave, stop at the gift shop to pick up a treasure. Then, grab a bite to eat at Carver’s Cafe. Enjoy a meal with a presidential view, or simply a sweet treat of Thomas Jefferson ice cream — based on the first written recipe for the summertime dessert in the United States.
None of the 400 workers died during the carving.
MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL
Construction at Mt. Rushmore Phase 1: the project encompasses the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center, Grand View Terrace, Avenue of Flags and the amphitheatre. Work has been progressing throughout summer 2019. Once completed, these areas will reopen. (A date of completion is dependent on weather, etc.) Phase II work on the walkway from the parking area to the start of the Avenue of Flags will begin.
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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.
Chief Standing Bear’s dream of honoring Lakota warrior Crazy Horse is making history as the world’s largest carving in progress.
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.
CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL ®
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.
Going Underground Natural Awe-inspiring sites you won’t want to forget when Wonders you’re visiting the Hills.
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.
Education programs are available for kids 5-12.
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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 incredible beauty of it all. Wind Cave 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 be able to see a diverse variety
Jewel Cave supports one of the largest known hibernating colonies of Townsend’s big-eared bats in the world.
of prairie wildlife from birds like the black-backed woodpecker and the western meadowlark to larger mammals such as bison and elk. Jewel Cave When the cave was discovered in the early 1900s, the brothers who explored the crawlways and low-ceilinged rooms described 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 continues 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 in all – call this place home throughout the year.
Wind Cave is home to a rare formation called boxwork.
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CUSTER STATE PARK
Experience the Adventure Custer views and curious wildlife are waiting State Park Beautiful for you in this 71,000-acre outdoor paradise.
Buffalo Herd 1,300 buffalo Buffalo Safari Jeep Tour available Visit & Learn Custer State Park Visitor Center located at the junction of US Hwy 16A and Wildlife Loop Rd. Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center located one mile west of the Visitor Center and one mile east of the Park Office Weekly Park License $20 per vehicle
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43.7709° N, 103.3961° W
Don’t rush! The Wildlife Loop demands 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
See cowboys and cowgirls as they round up the herd Sept. 25.
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. Places to Stay No matter your lodging preference, Custer State Park has an array of accommodations, including tent and RV campgrounds, rustic cabins, and full-service hotel resorts, which have seen some famous guests. Ready to Play From hiking Black Elk Peak 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 locations to rent ATVs, bikes, and more.
Don’t forget snacks for the burros! They’ll eat almost anything.
Active Paleontological Excavation The Mammoth See creatures from thousands of years ago as you visit Site this active paleontological excavation in Hot Springs.
Hours Open year round Admission $7.37+ tax Child & Military $10.14+ tax Adult $8.29+ tax Senior (group rates available) Dig Site 9.5 acres 58 Columbian mammoths 3 woolly mammoths
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The most recent analysis estimates the Site is more than 140,000 years old.
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 Ice Age (11,000+ years old) fossils. To date, at least 61 mammoths have been discovered and excavated here, along with the remains of two Giant short-faced bears, camel, llama, and a vast amount 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 scientists and volunteers as they work on uncovering Ice Age fauna. Then, be sure to visit the Learning Center. Opening its
Over 100,000 visitors see The Mammoth Site each year.
doors during the spring of 2015, the Center includes two 53-seat theaters where you will be able to view a short, 10-minute HD introductory video. These films will also walk you through the history of each of the findings at the Site. After seeing the film, tour the facility via accessible walkways that provide a close-up 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 Hall featuring a working lab, full size replicas of mammoths, short videos, and site history. Take a short journey down to the Laboratory where you can view work being done. Looking for more fun? Plan to get dirty and ask about the Site’s Educational Programming. They’ll give you a hands-on experience with excavation techniques!
See the full-sized replica of a mammoth skeleton – named Sinbad by staff.
In 1974, a tusk was found during excavation for a housing development. Needless to say, plans changed. “The community of Hot Springs keeps one of the most valuable fossil treasures known to mankind today.” - Dr. Ralf-Dietrich Kahlke, German Professor. The Mammoth Site is an in situ exhibit – meaning the bones have not been moved from their original place of deposition This Southern Hills attraction operates as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. The Mammoth Site is an accredited museum and active Paleontological Dig Site with state-of-the-art comparative collections to study present and Ice Age fossils.
A Special Kind of Wealth Hot Springs
From unique sites of sandstone and rolling hills, to a wealth of historical and healing discoveries, Hot Springs has something for everyone.
Sites to See The Mammoth Site Evans Plunge Mineral Springs Moccasin Springs Natural Mineral Spa Wind Cave National Park Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary Southern Hills Golf Course Angostura Recreation Area Population 3,460 (2017) Elevation 3,448 feet
Evans Plunge Mineral Springs was the Hills’ first commercial attraction.
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hen you enter the community of Hot Springs, you will notice its difference right away. Distinctive pink sandstone buildings adorn the downtown streets—filled with a story and a history 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 paleontological discoveries 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 they believed the waters provided. In 1890, businessman Frederick T. Evans enclosed one of the spring pools in a building, creating Evans Plunge Mineral Springs,
Nearly 500 rescued mustangs run free at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary.
which touts 87-degree waters year-round. Health and 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 abundance of wildlife—both past and present. The Mammoth Site is an active research facility where paleontology and tourism collide. Filled with Ice Age fauna, the displays at the Site offer a window to the rare and fascinating history of Hot Springs (see more on page 3). Looking for wildlife? You can see the herds of bison and elk at Wind Cave National Park, and you may even spot a colony of bats as you tour underground. Book a tour to see hundreds of wild and free mustangs roam across the western plains at Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary or visit one of the many lakes to see beautiful birds above and fish below.
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 Open Seasonally May-December 1829 Minnekahta Avenue Cascade Springs 6 miles south of Hot Springs on Hwy 71 Kidney Springs N. River St. Fall River River St. Evans Plunge Mineral Springs 1145 N. River St.
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The events and naturally warm mineral springs make Hot Springs a hub for wellness.
Straight from the Source Nature’s beauty can be found throughout the entire Black Hills, but little can compare with the waterfalls and springs throughout Hot Springs. These sources of water are full of restorative natural minerals. Both community members and visitors frequently stop by Kidney Springs Gazebo to fill their containers with this wonderful water.
The Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival is Hot Springs’ premier event.
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ver the centuries, people and animals alike have enjoyed the warm therapeutic waters of the Minnekahta (Lakota for “hot waters”) valley. Health and recreational factors brought humans to what is known as Hot Springs today, beginning with early nomadic peoples, through the Cheyenne and Lakota tribes, up to today’s community residents and visitors. The rejuvenating water, rich in calcium, magnesium, and potassium, that attracted thousands of people each year still exists. The sense of wonderment and play you get while splashing around is immeasurable. Hot Springs touts an array of fitness and recreation opportunities, too. The awardwinning Southern Hills Golf Course is one of the top in the
The Fall River Freedom Trail stretches 1.5 miles.
country and the nearby George S. Mickelson Trail is frequented by runners, cyclists, and winter sport enthusiasts. In addition, Hot Springs boasts three stairclimb events every year, as well as the Wildcat Classic mountain bike race. During the spring and summer, head to Angostura Recreation Area or the many lakes surrounding Hot Springs. Evans Plunge Mineral Plunge offers year-round access to warm mineral springs. Enjoy the sight of balloons launching overhead during the annual Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival in August or relax at the recently opened Moccasin Springs Natural Mineral Spa. Whether watching an event or testing the healing waters for yourself, Hot Springs is waiting for you to dive in!
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ATTRACTIONS Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary 12165 Highland Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.5955 wildmustangs.com Evans Plunge Mineral Springs (page 2) 1145 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.5165 evansplunge.com Mammoth Site, The (page 3) 1800 US 18 Bypass, Hot Springs 605.745.6017 mammothsite.org
Moccasin Springs Natural Mineral Spa (page 105) 1829 Minnekahta Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.7625 moccasinsprings.com Pioneer Museum (page 38) 300 N. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.5147 pioneer-museum.com Trout Haven Ranch 13477 7-11 Rd., Buffalo Gap 605.833.2571 Wind Cave National Park (page 30) 26611 US Hwy 385, Hot Springs 605.745.4600 nps.gov/wica
World Fossil Finder Museum (Opening May 2020) 719 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs 605.745.5007 NEARBY ATTRACTIONS Crazy Horse MemorialÂŽ (inside front cover) 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse 605.673.4681 crazyhorse.org Custer State Park (page 1) 13329 US-16A, Custer 605.255.4515 gfp.sd.gov/state-parks/ directory/custer
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE Angostura Recreation Area 13157 N. Angostura Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.6996 gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/ angostura-recreation-area Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary 12165 Highland Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.5955 wildmustangs.com Challenge Dakota Hot Springs 605.890.1515 challengedakota.com Fall River Gun Club 27386 SD-79, Hot Springs 605.890.0181 fallrivergunclub.org Trout Haven Ranch 13477 7-11 Rd., Buffalo Gap 605.833.2571 Hudson-Meng Education & Research Center 125 N. Main St., Crawford, NE 308.221.4162 fs.usda.gov/detail/nebraska/ specialplaces/ Prairie Wind Casino 112 Casino Dr., Oglala 605.867.6300 prairiewindcasino.com Reptile Gardens (page 21) 8955 US-16, Rapid City 605.342.5873 reptilegardens.com Rush Mountain Adventure Park (page 17) 13622 Hwy 40, Keystone 605.225.4384 rushmtn.com
ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT Black Hills Playhouse (page 29) 24834 S. Playhouse Rd., Custer 605.255.4141 or 605.255.4910 blackhillsplayhouse.com Blue Horn Gallery 407 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.3717 narcell.net Chautauqua Artisans Market 629 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4684 home.chautauqua craftsmen.org Cheyenne River Designs 142 N. 6th St., Hot Springs 605.891.3144 cheyenneriversdesigns.com
Christmas in the Hills PO Box 382, Hot Springs 605.745.5054 Cultural Development Organization Hot Springs hotspringscdo.org Grand 180 Creative Services 642 Happy Hollow St., Hot Springs 605.745.4772 grand180.com Hot Springs Area Concert Association 605.745.6203 Hot Springs Theatre 214 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4169 Main Street Arts and Crafts Festival Centennial Park, Hot Springs 605.440.2738 mainstreetartsandcrafts.org Mammoth Signs & Service Rapid City 605.381.4663 mammothsignsandservice.com Morris Grand Gallery 405 N. River St., Hot Springs 6053.745.6602 morrisgrandgallery.com Perfect Tech Partner 145-1 N. 5th St., Hot Springs 605.745.7951 perfectechpartner.com Sandstone Singers Hot Springs 605.745.7333
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South Dakota Scholarship Foundation Hot Springs 605.745.6037 misssd.org Southern Hills Community Theatre Hot Springs 605.745.4837 shct.org Winner’s Circle Lanes and Games 733 US Hwy 385, Hot Springs 605.745.5414 SHOPPING / RETAIL Ace Hardware 207 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.5173 acehardware.com All Seasons Screen Printing 707 Baltimore Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3500 Beans Pet Supply 713 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.7787 beanspetsupply.com Black Hills Parks & Forest Association 26611 US Hwy 385, Hot Springs 605.745.7020 blackhillsparks.org
Bomgaars, Inc. 2701 US Hwy 18, Hot Springs 605.745.3276 bomgaars.com
Heartsong Quilts 345 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.5330 heartsongquilts.com
Cabin Fever 108 N. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.6555 cabinfeverhscom
High Mountain Outfitters 503 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4494 highmountainoutfitterssd.com
Cascade Coffee & Fudge Company 501 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4494
Junk & Disorderly 321 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.890.0255
Changing Seasons Floral 323 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.4836 changingseasonsfloral.com Chautauqua Artisans Market 629 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4684 home.chautauqua craftsmen.org Earth Goods Natural Foods 738 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.7715 earthgoodsnaturalfoods.com Fall River Auto Supply 301 S. Chicago Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.4204 Fall River Fibers 631 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.890.2750 fallriverfibers.com
Blue Horn Gallery 407 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.3717 narcelle.net
Floral Depot and More 311 2nd Ave., Edgemont 605.662.5770
Builders’ First Source 1045 S. 6th St., Hot Springs 605.745.3300 bldrsd.com/hotsprings
Good Karma Couture 145 N. Chicago St., Ste. A, Hot Springs 605.605.745.3335
KSK Antiques 410 N. 5th St., Hot Springs 605.745.4360 williejaxpawn.com Lasting Impressions Unlimited 13830 SD Hwy 40, Hermosa 605.201.1021 liudesigns.com Lone Elk Gallery Hot Springs 763.258.3891 Lucy and the Green Wolf 740 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3415 squareup.com/store/ lucyandthegreenwolf Lynn’s Dakotamart 505 S. 6th St., Hot Springs 605.745.3203 lynnsdakotamart.com Minnekahta Metal Works 745 N. River St. #5, Hot Springs 605.891.8716 Morris Grand Gallery 405 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.6602 morrisgrandgallery.com Sonny’s Super Foods 801 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs 605.745.5979 sonnyssuperfoods.com
Wandaâ€™s Finds 27237 Wind Cave Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.4040 wandasfinds.com
Southern Hills Economic Development 636 Jennings, #11, Hot Springs 605.745.3551 southernhillsdevelopment.com
TOURS / TRANSPORTATION Bison Express 309 Canton Ave., Hot Springs 605.891.8345 bisonexpresstours.com
Southern Hills Publishing 605.673.2217
Daveâ€™s World Tours 343 N. 3rd St., Custer 605.673.1130
HOTELS / MOTELS Dollar Inn Hot Springs 402 Battle Mountain Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3182 dollarinnhotsprings.com
Prairie Hills Transit 2015 Tumbleweed Trl, Spearfish 877.642.6668 prairiehillstransit.com Western Horizons Hot Air Balloon 605.413.7106 flywesternhorizons.com TRAVEL INFORMATION Chamber of Commerce Depot Visitor Center (page 36) 630 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4140 hotsprings-sd.com Evergreen Media 329 Main St., Ste 1, Rapid City 605.343.7684 evergreenmediarc.com Fall River County Herald 334 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.3930 fallrivercountyherald.com KZMX Radio 27259 N. Wind Cave Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.3637 96themix.com
where to stay
Hills Inn (page 34) 640 S. 6th St., Hot Springs 605.745.3130 hotspringshillsinn.com
CABINS / CAMPGROUNDS Allen Ranch 13065 Fall River Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.1890 allenranchcampground.com Hidden Lake Campground & Resort 27291 Evans St., Hot Springs 605.745.4042 campathiddenlake.com Historic Log Cabin Motel 500 Pacific Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.5166 historiclogcabins.com Hot Springs KOA 27585 US-79, Hot Springs 605.745.6449 koa.com/campgrounds/ hot-springs
Prairie Wind Casino 26 Casino Dr., Oglala 605.867.6300 prairiewindcasino.com
Kemo Sabay Campground 27288 Wind Cave Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.4397 kemosabaycampground.com
Red Rock River Resort 603 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4400 redrockriverresort.com
Powder House Lodge 24125 US-16A, Keystone 800.321.0692 Powderhouselodge.com
Skyline Motel 1145 Sherman St., Hot Springs 605.745.6980
Spokane Creek Cabins & Campground 24631 Iron Mountain Rd., Keystone 605.666.4609 Spokanecreek.com/ ironmountainroad.com
Stay USA 1401 US-18 Bypass, Hot Springs 605.745.4411 stayusahotel.com Super 8 Motel (page 34) 800 Mammoth St., Hot Springs 605.745.3888
B&BS / VACATION HOMES Black Hills Hideaway 145-1 5th St., Hot Springs 605.745.7951 blackhillshideaway.com Bluebird Mesa (page 105) 745 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.890.1321 blackhillsdestination.com
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Burdette House, The 1729 Minnekahta Ave., Hot Springs 605.440.3512
Buffalo Dreamer American Food Alchemy (page 105) 1829 Minnekahta Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.6100 buffalodreamer.com
Double D Bed & Breakfast Cabins 26575 Jackpine Rd., Custer 605.673.4214 doubledbandb.com
China Buffet 333 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4126
JPF Vacations 605.209.3771 blackhillsrentals.com
Dairy Queen 501 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs 605.745.5777
River Falls Lodging 13223 Fall River Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.4969 riverfallslodging.com
Dew Drop Inn 1204 Sherman St., Hot Springs 605.745.7500
Uptown Vacation Suite 140 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.891.9735
Mornin’ Sunshine Coffee 509 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.5550 morninsunshinecoffee.com
grab a bite
Pizza Hut 723 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs 605.745.5443
DINING / RESTAURANTS 1891 Steakhouse & Bistro 603 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4400 the1891steakhouseand bistro.com
Powder House Lodge 24125 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.4646 powderhouselodge.com
American Legion Post 71 1045 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 800.433.3318 Big Time Pizza 310 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.5399 bigtimepizza.com Bourbon-County Speakeasy 705 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4441 bourboncounty.biz
Sancho’s Bar & Grill 237 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.891.8874 Southern Hills Diner & Bakery 12572 Sheps Canyon Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.7203 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 Upper Crust Café and Heaven Scent Bakery 627 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4144 Vault, The 329 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.3342 Winner’s Circle Lanes and Games 733 US Hwy 385, Hot Springs 605.745.5414 Wishbone Catering Buffalo Gap Woolly’s Grill & Cellar 1648 US-18 Bypass, Hot Springs 605.745.6414 woollys.com COFFEE / ESPRESSO Cascade Coffee & Fudge Company 501 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4494 Coffee Cup Fuel Stop 27638 Hwy 385, Hot Springs 605.745.4215 Coffeecupfuelstops.com Vault, The 329 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.3342 Mornin’ Sunshine Coffee 509 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.5550 morninsunshinecoffee.com DESSERTS / SWEETS Upper Crust Café and Heaven Scent Bakery 627 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4144
Dairy Queen 501 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs 605.745.5777 WINE / BEER / SPIRITS American Legion Post 71 1045 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 800.433.3318 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
Green Star Camper Center Rapid City 605.343.6877 greenstarcampers.com
Wells Fargo Bank 101 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.8250 wellsfargo.com
ATMS/FINANCIAL SERVICES Ameriprise Financial Services 646 Jennings Ave. #20, Hot Springs 605.745.4900
HEALTH / WELLNESS Battle Mountain Physical Therapy 244 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.4761 battlemountainpt.com
Black Hills Community Loan Fund 607 ½ Mt. Rushmore Rd., Rapid City 605.519.5124 bhclf.org Black Hills Federal Credit Union 330 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.4212 bhfcu.com
Behavior Management Systems 3 Canyonview, Hot Springs 605.745.6222 bmscares.org 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
AUTO / TRAVEL SERVICES Angostura Common Cents Angostura Dam 605.745.4100
Edward Jones-Lindsay Luper 309 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.5065 edwardjones.com/lindsayluper
Big Bat’s 800 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs 605.745.6565
First Interstate Bank 343 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.6060 firstinterstatebank.com
Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home 401 N. Garden St., Hot Springs 605.745.5172 chamberlainmccolleys.com
First National Bank of Chadron 202 Main St., Chadron, NE 308.432.5552 fnb4me.bank
Earth Goods Natural Foods 738 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.7715 earthgoodsnaturalfoods.com
H & R Block – Julie Hill 734 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.6063 hrblock.com
Evans Plunge Mineral Springs (page 2) 1145 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.5165 evansplunge.com
Chadron Motors 837 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs 605.745.6333 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 Fall River Auto Supply 301 S. Chicago Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.4204
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
Fall River Health Services 1201 SD-71 S, Hot Springs 605.745.8910 frhssd.org rhssd.org
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Grace of the Pines Hospice 112 S. 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 Home Instead Senior Care of the Black Hills 17 Main St., Rapid City 605.716.9300 homesinstead.com/790 Hot Springs Regional Medical Clinic 1100 SD-71, Ste. 101., Hot Springs 605.745.8050 Hot Springs Ambulance Service 1861 Cascade Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.3651 hotspringsambulance.com Massa Dental Clinic 602 Jennings Ave., #1, Hot Springs 605.745.3975
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 712 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.4816 statehomecareservices.com Vitalent 2209 W. Omaha St. Rapid City 877.827.4376 vitalent.org VA Medical Center 500 N. 5th St., Hot Springs 605.745.2000 blackhills.va.gov
Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home 2500 Minnekahta Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.5127
Vision Source 103 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.3175 visionsourcehs.com
Moccasin Springs Natural Mineral Spa (page 105) 1829 Minnekahta Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.7625 moccasinsprings.com
PLACES 0F WORSHIP Bethesda Lutheran Church 1537 Baltimore Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.4834 gwtc.net/~bethesda
Nancy Anderson Rapid City 605.858.2949 nancyandersonmedium.com
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 stanthonyhotsprings.org St. Johnâ€™s Lutheran Church 13275 Fall River Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.4760 stjohnslutheranhotpsrings.org St. Lukeâ€™s Episcopal Church 1915 Washington Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3323 United Churches 342 N. Garden St., Hot Springs 605.745.5640 unitedchurcheshotsprings.org
PET BOARDING / SERVICES Beans Pet Supply 713 N. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.7787 beanspetsupply.com
Mt. Rushmore Properties 27446 Whitetail Rd., Hot Springs 605.673.1941 mtrushmoreproperties.com
Bradeen Real Estate & Auctions 14 Mt Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2629 bradeenauction.com
REAL ESTATE Bradeen Real Estate & Auctions 14 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2629 bradeenauction.com
Real Estate Group, The 110 N. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.7653 thebestblackhillsrealestate.com
CBH Cooperative 742 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.5215 cbhcoop.com
Southern Gate Real Estate 2047 Wilson Ave., Hot Springs 605.521.9860
Coca Cola/AquaPure 2150 Coca Cola Ln., Rapid City 605.342.8222 or 800.658.3638 coca-colahighcountry.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 Exit Realty - Tammy Ackerman 505 N. River St. #3, Hot Springs 605.716.3948 tammyackerman. exitrealtyblackhills.com Heartland Real Estate 106 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.6772 blackhillsproperty.com Hot Springs Housing & Redevelopment 201 S. River St., Hot Springs 605.745.4067 hotspringshousing.org Lewis Kirkeby Hall Majestic View 401 Sturgis St., Rapid City 605.348.1865 rentrapidcity.com Metroplains Management 838 Birch St., Hot Springs 605.347.3077 metroplains.com
Southern Hills Title 710 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.673.4838 southernhillstitle.com
Culligan Water Systems 715 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs 605.745.3196 southernhillsculligan.com
COMMUNITY RESOURCES Accouter Rental & Sales 1100 Highway 71 S., Hot Springs 605.745.7444 accouterrental.com
Fall River Community Action Team 108 N. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.3400
Auto Connection Plus 1939 US-18, Hot Springs 605.745.6000
Friends of Wind Cave Hot Springs friendsofwindcavenp.org
Black Hills Area Community Foundation 803 St. Joseph St., Rapid City 605.718.0112 bhacf.org
Golden West Telecommunications 1510 National Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3103 goldenwest.com
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 Black Hills Special Services 737 University Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.3408
High Country Erectors 1100 SD-71, Hot Springs 605.745.6200 highcountryerectors.net HUB International 505 N. River St. #1, Hot Springs 605.745.6014 hubinternational.com Ivy Salon 713 N. River St., Ste 1, Hot Springs 605.890.3584
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Keep Hot Springs Beautiful Hot Springs 605.745.4876 keephotspringsbeautiful.org
Rich Gross Solutions Inc 27426 Cedar Rd., Hot Springs 605.545.1864 rgs24.com
U.S. Forest Service 1081 Hwy 18 Bypass, Hot Springs 605.745.4107
Kieffer Sanitation 2426 E. St. Patrick St., Rapid City 605.342.5575 gokieffer.com
Schaefer Insurance 646 Jennings Ave. Ste. 18, Hot Springs 605.745.3940
United Way of the Black Hills 621 6th St., Ste. 100, Rapid City 605.343.5872 unitedwayblackhills.org
Scott’s Southern Hills Vending 12759 Hot Brook Canyon Rd., Hot Springs 605.890.0375
Visit Hot Springs SD 12567 Pine Shadows Rd., Hot Springs 605.440.1834 visithotspringssd.com
McGas LLC 1100 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs 605.745.5959 mcgas.biz MDRN Enterprises, LLC 10910 Harney Rd., Edgemont 605.517.9348 mdrnenterprisellc.com Mosset Construction 12935 Badger Clark Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.3164 mossetconstruction.com Nelson’s Oil & Gas 1346 Galveston Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.4189 nelsonoilandgas.com Pirate’s Inc. 27679 US-385, Hot Springs 605.745.6365 Pistol Patti’s 445 N. River St., Hot Springs 308.430.4776 Polished Salon & Spa 646 Jennings Ave. #16, Hot Springs 605.391.1975 Quality Cleaners Laundromat 1605 University Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.6201 qcplaundromat.com
Servall Uniforms & Linens 312 Main St., Rapid City 605.343.0680 servall.net Simon Contractors of SD 1700 School St., Hot Springs 605.745.5206 simonteam.com Southern Hills Recreation Initiative Hot Springs southernhillsrecreation.org Southern Hills Septic Buffalo Gap 605.920.8936 southernhillsseptic.com Springs Senior Center 206 S. Chicago St, Hot Springs 605.745.6123 State Farm Insurance Bill Graves 338 S. Chicago St., Hot Springs 605.745.4200 billgraves.net Sword Law Offices 702 Jennings Ave., Hot Springs 605.745.5422 swordlawoffice.com Thairapy 713 N. River St., Ste 1, Hot Springs 605.661.325
Westside Storage 800 S. 14th St., Hot Springs 605.745.6065 westsidehotsprings.com Wilson Electric Hot Springs 605.890.6244 Workforce Diversity Network of the Black Hills 505 Kansas City St., Rapid City 605.787.2590 wdnbh.org YesCo Outdoor Media LLC 1740 E. North St., Rapid City 605.791.0667 yesco.com Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills Custer 605.673.1260 zontacluboftheblackhills.org Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce (page 36) 801 S. 6th St., Hot Springs 605.745.4140 or 1.800.325.6991 visit: hotsprings-sd.com or email: email@example.com
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Monumental Memories Keystone serves as the perfect home base for your Visit Black Hills adventure. Your visit will be filled with Keystone fun, excitement, and memories.
Population 339 (2017) Elevation 4,331 feet The Beginning of Tourism in the Hills When Keystone became the home to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, it launched an entire industry of tourism. This quaint town is a large hub of activity you will surely enjoy.
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Keystone is a hub of attractions with something for every age and interest.
eystone is best known as the gateway to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, but this tiny community nestled in the center of the Black Hills offers plenty to keep visitors entertained right in the heart of town. With an eclectic mix of shops, museums, and outdoor attractions, there’s fun for everybody in the family. Its central location makes Keystone your perfect home base for adventure and exploration. Soak up the fresh mountain air from one of our 1,000+ lodging room options, ranging from cozy cabins and historic lodges to major hotels with modern amenities and luxurious vacation rentals. Mount Rushmore is just two miles away, but be sure to take a leisurely drive along Iron Mountain Road, with its famous “pigtail bridges,” for unique views of the Monument, or book a helicopter ride over the Black Hills for an experience you’ll never forget. Crazy Horse Memorial, a carving-in-progress
Ghosts and spirits make their presences known during October in Keystone.
honoring Native Americans, is a short drive south. There are plenty of familyfriendly attractions located in town. Sky-high adventure awaits as you zipline through the pines, race a mountain coaster through exhilarating twists and turns, and tackle a challenging aerial maze. Prefer a more grounded experience? Take a seat for a ride on the 1880 Train to Hill City, or go deeper with a guided cave tour. Be sure to check out one-of-a-kind shops offering everything from healing rocks to homemade sweets. Don’t forget to grab a memento to remember your trip from one of the souvenir shops along the boardwalk or specialty and antique stores downtown. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, choose from local favorites like buffalo and wild game to steaks, burgers, and pizza. Gelato or ice cream are the perfect finish to your meal or cool summer treat. You’ll enjoy the memories you made in Keystone!
Holy Terror and Keystone Mines produced $1,284,689 of gold from 1894 to 1903.
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Your Home Away from Home With over 1,000 rooms in the quaint community of Keystone, there is surely something to fit your travel style. Slip into the Black Hills National Forrest as you stay in log cabins. Or, enjoy being close to nature by glamping! These
rustic experiences will still have all the amenities of home with a niche twist. Looking for a more traditional option? Hotels, resorts, bed & breakfasts, and vacation rentals are great stays, too. All within a short distance to iconic scenes of western South Dakota.
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The Rock Shed
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Large Selection of Rocks & Unique Gifts • Beads • Jewelry • Rocks • Fossils • Spheres • Crystals • Carving Material • Rough & Polished Rock • Tumblers • Grit & Supplies
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FREE WINE TASTING
Experience the historic underground mine tour, FREE Gold Ore Sample!
View historic mining, milling and assay equipment in the Tycoon Mill!
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From our Country Rustic rooms to our Executive & Jacuzzi Luxury Suites, all of our 84 rooms are non-smoking, warmly decorated and comfortably furnished.
HOTEL AMENITIES Family Suites
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History Comes Alive in Keystone
Home to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone boasts a rich mining history and stunning natural scenery.
Famous Resident Those interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s family (“Little House on the Prairie”) can visit the Keystone Historical Museum to see memorabilia and learn more about sister Carrie, a South Dakota pioneer and Keystone resident. The community will celebrate Carrie’s 150th birthday in 2020.
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393,000 visitors came to see Mount Rushmore within its first year of completion.
ollowing the discovery of gold in nearby Battle Creek, a group of American and British stockholders acquired more than 1,100 mining locations including the Keystone Mine, which spurred a new settlement in 1891. The discovery of a rich gold strike at the base of Mount Aetna in 1894 led to a mining boom that caused Keystone’s population to swell, aided by the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1900. Tourism surpassed mining in 1927 when sculptor Gutzon Borglum chose nearby Mount Rushmore as the location for his monument to four American presidents, and Keystone has been a must-see destination ever since. History comes to life in Keystone, where museums pay tribute to the early prospectors and pioneers who carved out a living in the Black Hills. Their stories are found in the exhibits and collections of the Keystone Historical Museum, a Victorian schoolhouse built at the turn
At one time, Keystone’s population exceeded that of Rapid City’s.
of the century that also houses memorabilia from Carrie Ingalls, the younger sister of author Laura Ingalls Wilder. The Borglum Historical Center honors the famed sculptor with multiple interactive films and exhibits. If four presidents barely whet your appetite, the National Presidential Wax Museum depicts lifelike recreations and includes a self-guided audio tour. For a true hands-on experience, Big Thunder Gold Mine gives you the opportunity to pan for your gold while learning more about the Black Hills gold rush. Those looking for more natural splendor will find wildlife ranging from bison to mountain goats, pronghorn antelope, coyotes, and bighorn sheep just outside of town. Keystone is renowned for yearround outdoor adventure and breathtaking scenery. History buffs, adventure-seekers, and those seeking solitude will find plenty to see and do in the community of Keystone!
90% of all the rock and minerals in the world exist in the Keystone area.
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YOUR TRIP TO THE BLACK HILLS WILL BE MONUMENTAL WHEN YOU STAY & PLAY IN KEYSTONE! climb, bike, zipline, fly, explore caves & mines, watch history come to life, and create memories for a lifetime. eat, shop & take in the mountain-fresh air as you relax in one of the 1.000+ rooms waiting for you.
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things to see ATTRACTIONS 1880 Train (back cover) 103 Winter St., Keystone 605.574.2222 1880train.com Big Thunder Gold Mine (page 51) 604 Blair St., Keystone 605.666.4847 bigthundermine.com Black Hills Glass Blowers 909 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.666.4542 blackhillsglassblowers.com
Dahlâ€™s Chainsaw Art 121 Roy St., Keystone 612.834.1149 dahlschainsawart keystone.com Fun Zone Mirror Maze 221 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.4200 keystonefunzone.com Holy Terror Mini Golf 609 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.5170 holyterrorminigolf.com Keystone Historical Museum 410 3rd St., Keystone 605.666.4494 keystonehistory.com
Mount Rushmore National Memorial 13000 Hwy 244, Keystone 605.574.2523 nps.gov/moru National Presidential Wax Museum (page 7) 609 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.4455 presidentialwaxmuseum.com Rush Mountain Adventure Park (page 17) 13622 Hwy 40, Keystone 605.255.4384 rushmtn.com Rushmore Borglum Story 342 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4448 rushmoreborglum.com
Rockin R. Rides Inc. 24853 Village Ave., Heritage Village 605.673.2999 rockingrtrailrides.com ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT Black Hills Glass Blowers 909 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.666.4542 blackhillsglassblowers.com Black Hills Playhouse (page 28) 24834 S. Playhouse Rd., Custer 605.255.4141 or 605.255.4910 blackhillsplayhouse.com Buffalo Old Time Photo 220 Winter St., Keystone 605.574.3314 buffalophoto.net
Rushmore Cave (page 17) 13622 US-40, Keystone 605.255.4384 rushmtn.com Rushmore Helicopters Inc (page 26) 313 Speck Center Rd., Keystone 605.673.2163 coptertours.com Rushmore Tramway Adventures (page 27) 203 Cemetery Rd., Keystone 605.666.4478 rushmoretramway adventures.com NEARBY ATTRACTIONS Crazy Horse Memorial® (inside front cover) 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse 605.673.4681 crazyhorse.org
Fort Hays Old West Town 2255 Fort Hays Rd., Rapid City 605.343.3113 mountrushmoretours.com Reptile Gardens (page 21) 8955 S. Hwy 16, Rapid City 605.342.5873 or 800.335.0275 reptilegardens.com OUTDOOR ADVENTURE Black Hills Scootours 115 Swanzey St. #5, Keystone 605.391.3423 blackhillsscootours.com Black Hills Wilderness Edge Adventures (page 50) 1315 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.391.6551 blackhillswilderness edge.com
Goodtyme Photo 804 Hwy 16A, Keystone 605.666.4619 Professor Samuel’s Portrait Emporium 118 Winter St., Keystone 605.484.3968 SHOPPING / RETAIL A & N Custom T-Shirts 155 Winter St., Keystone Alpaca Store, The 342 Winter St., Keystone 865.323.4867 Aura Gallery & Gifts 207 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4816 Black Hills Gifts & Gold 166 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4916
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Black Hills Glass Blowers 909 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.666.4542 blackhillsglassblowers.com
Gold Diggers 127 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.5952 bhgolddinners.com
Black Hills Harley Davidson 103 Winter St., Keystone
Halley’s Store 501 1st St., Keystone 605.666.4555
Black Hills Souvenirs and Gifts 207 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4816 Corky’s Carved Signs Winter St., Keystone 559.360.5595 Dahl’s Chainsaw Art 121 Roy St., Keystone 612.834.1149 dahlschainsawart keystone.com Daisy Chain, The 260 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4441 Dakota Leathers Outlet 220 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.5544 Deb’s Rugs 510 1st St., Keystone 605.381.4400 Dreamcatchers by Tracy Harrison 636 Old Hill Rd., Keystone 605.393.7761 Earth Treasures 409 1st St., Keystone 605.593.3840 earthtreasuresrock shopandantiques.com Emporium 160 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4836
Holy Terror Antiques 221 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.5005 holyterrorantiques.com Indians, The 141 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4864 theindianskeystone.com Iron Creek Leather 126 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4732 Johnny Buffalo Trading Post 804 Hwy 16A #14, Keystone 605.430.6876 Keystone Convenience 424 Hwy 16A, Keystone 605.666.5203 Keystone Country Store 408 1st St., Keystone 605.666.4912 Keystone Mall, The 804 US Hwy 16A, Keystone 605.666.4610 Keystone Mercantile 151 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4145 keystonemercantile.com Keystone Shirt Shack 160 Winter St., Keystone 605.545.6749
Keystone Trading Post 402 1st St. #145, Keystone 605.666.4331 Maverick Black Hills Souvenir 342 Winter St., Keystone 386.679.6796 Mount Rushmore T-shirts 804 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.4758 mtrushmoretshirts.com Mountain Eagle Outpost 211 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.5965 Presidential Discounts 108 Winter St., Keystone Rocks & Things 32 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4320 rocksingtrailrides.com Rock Shed, The (page 50) 515 1st St., Keystone 605.666.4813 therockshed.com Xanterra Travel Collection 102 Winter St., Keystone 605.574.2515 mtrushmorenational memorial.com TOURS / TRANSPORTATION Affordable Adventure Tours 5542 Meteor St., Rapid City 605.342.7691 affordableadventuresbh.com Black Hills Open Top Tours 605.791.0268 blackhillsopentoptours.com
GeoFunTrek Tours 605.430.1531 geofuntrek.com Mount Rushmore Tours 2255 Fort Hays Rd., Rapid City 605.343.3113 mountrushmoretours.com Mount Rushmore Shuttle Company 609 Hwy 16A, Keystone 605.389.7692 rushmoreshuttle.com
where to stay HOTELS / MOTELS Baymont Inn and Suites (page 5) 106 US-16A, Keystone 605.782.9151 baymontkeystone.com Brookside Motel, The 603 Reed St., Keystone 605.666.4496 brooksidekeystonesd.com Holiday Inn Express 321 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.4925 http://bit.ly/ BookNowHolidayInnExpress www.ihg.com Keystone Boardwalk Inn 250 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4990 keystoneboardwalk.com Keystone Super 8 702 US-16A, Keystone 605.223.0375 wyndhamhotels.com
Magnuson Grand Rushmore View 522 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.4466 rushmoreviewinn.com Quality Inn and Suites 231 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.5070 qualityinnkeystone.com Quality Inn Mount Rushmore 616 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2100 qualityinnmtrushmore.com Ramada Mount Rushmore (page 5) 115 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.215.5850 ramadamtrushmore.com Rodeway Inn 908 Madill, Keystone 605.666.4417 choicehotels.com Roosevelt Inn 206 Cemetery Rd., Keystone 605.666.4599 rooseveltinnkeystone.com Rushmore Express Inn & Family Suites (page 51) 320 Cemetery Rd., Keystone 605.666.4483 rushmoreexpress.com LODGES / RESORTS Battle Creek Lodge 404 Reed St., Keystone 605.666.4800 battlecreeklodge.us K Bar S Lodge 434 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.666.4545 kbarslodge.com
CABINS / CAMPGROUNDS American Pines Cabins (page 50) 1315 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.666.5475 americanpines.com Backroads Inn & Cabins 901 Echo Valley Rd., Keystone 605.519.9920 cabinsoftheblackhills.com Ghost Canyon Guest Ranch 13583 Ghost Canyon Rd., Hermosa 605.209.4917 ghostcanyonranch.com Hillside Country Cabins 13315 US-16, Rapid City 605.342.4121 hillsidecountrycabins.com Kempâ€™s Kamp 1022 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.666.4654 kempskamp.com Presidential Cabins 115 Swanzey St., Keystone presidentialcabins.com Spokane Creek Cabins & Campground 24631 Iron Mountain Rd., Keystone 605.666.4609 spokanecreek.com Under Canvas 24342 Presidio Ranch Rd., Keystone 605.202.8930 undercanvas.com Yak Ridge Cabins and Farmstead (page 110) 24061 Cosmos Rd., Rapid City 605.390.7627 yak-ridge.com
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B&BS / VACATION HOMES Cal Loock Vacation Rentals 416 1st St., Keystone 605.381.9696 mtrushmorevacation rentals.com Dee’z Inn 436 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.666.4854 Keystone Crossing 919 Old Hill City Rd. Keystone 888.934.1116 Svenmar Rentals 14301 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.574.0256 Will Nelson Rentals 1102 Madill St., Keystone 605.55.0919
grab a bite DINING / RESTAURANTS BaRLee’s Food and Drink 253 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.5509 barleesfoodanddrink.com Big Thunder Family Bar & Grill (page 51) 308 1st St., Keystone 605.666.4847 bigthundermine.com Boss’ Pizza & Chicken 212 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4122 bosspizzaandchicken.com BrGr 1221 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.4114 keystonefunzone.com
Carvers Café Mount Rushmore National Memorial 13000 Hwy 244, Keystone 605.574.2515 mtrushmorenational memorial.com/dining Cruizzers 110 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4313 Dairy Queen 804 Hwy 16A, Keystone 605.666.4441 Eno’s Pizza & Pub 804 US 16A, Keystone 605.666.4771 enospizzaandpub.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 Grizzly Creek Restaurant & Bar 624 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.4633 grizzlycreekrestaurant.com Guadalajara’s 217 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4044 Halley’s Store 501 1st St., Keystone 605.877.5347 Halley’s West 804 Hwy 16A Shop 1, Keystone 605.877.5347
Himalayan Indian Cuisine 221 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.4146 keystonehimalayan indiancuisine.com Jane’s Pizza 160 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4713 Mountain Top Grille (page 27) 203 Cemetery Rd., Keystone 605.666.4478 rushmoretramway.com Palomino’s 236 Winter St., Keystone 605.877.2023 Peggy’s Place 434 Hwy 16A, Keystone 604.666.4445 Red’s Chicken House & BBQ 804 Hwy 16A, Keystone 605.666.4949 Ruby House Restaurant 124 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4404 rubyhousekeystone.com Subway Express 804 Hwy 16A. Keystone 605.666.4446 COFFEE / ESPRESSO Grapes & Grinds (page 51) 609 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.5142 grapesgrinds.com Holy Terror Coffee 804 Hwy 16A #4, Keystone 605.666.4441
Presidential Perks 604 Blair St., Keystone 605.666.4847
Halley’s Store 501 1st St., Keystone 605.877.5347
Turtle Town 117 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4675 turtletown.com
Halley’s West 804 Hwy 16A Shop 1, Keystone 605.877.5347
DESSERTS / SWEETS Grapes & Grinds (page 51) 609 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.5142 grapesgrinds.com Rushmore Mtn. Taffy Shop 203 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4430 Tinder Box Gourmet Popcorn 206 Winter St., Keystone 605.390.6373 Turtle Town 117 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4675 turtletown.com Wild West Soda of SD 111 Swanzey St., Keystone WINE / BEER / SPIRITS BaRLee’s Food and Drink 253 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.5509 barleesfoodanddrink.com Grapes & Grinds (page 51) 609 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.5142 grapesgrinds.com Grizzly Creek Restaurant & Bar 624 US-16A, Keystone 605.666.4633 grizzlycreekrestaurant.com
Red Garter Saloon 1224 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4274
Keystone Visitor Information Center (page 54) 110 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.4896 visitkeystonesd.com Kirby’s Storage 702 Mohler S., Keystone 715.533.8699
Mount Rushmore Telephone Company 320 1st St., Keystone (1st & Franklin) 605.666.4411
AUTO / TRAVEL SERVICES Mount Rushmore Shuttle Company 609 Hwy 16A, Keystone 605.389.7692 rushmoreshuttle.com
Senior Center and Social Club 517 1st St., Keystone 605.666.4808
Keystone Country Store 408 1st St., Keystone 605.666.4912 PLACES OF WORSHIP Keystone United Church of Christ 402 Blair St., Keystone 605.666.4627 keystoneucc.com Our Lady of Mount Carmel 1014 Madill St., Keystone 605.574.2479 COMMUNITY RESOURCES BDK Catering 605.484.1076 Hills Hospitality Management 610 Hwy 16A, Keystone 605.666.5304
Keystone Visitor Information Center (page 54) 110 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.4896 visitkeystonesd.com
Adventure is Waiting Visit Custer
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43.7667° N 103.5988° W
Spring/Summer ATV/UTVing Horseback Riding Fall/Winter Snowshoeing Fat Tire Biking Population 1,932 (2017) Elevation 5,315 feet
Welcome to a community filled with an array of attractions, favorite foods, and opportunities of a lifetime. Welcome to Custer!
The 150-foot wide street was built for teams of oxen to turn freight wagons.
hen many think of Custer, they picture Custer State Park. But don’t miss out on all the community has to offer! From shopping and unique attractions to some of the best meals you will taste in the Black Hills, you will be eager to make Custer the hub of your stay. Miles of Trails Surrounded by 1.2 million acres of national forest and two 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 on 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 and museums, and attend events centered on
Custer City is the oldest established community in the Black Hills.
Custer’s Gold Discovery Days, take in the town’s history. Downtown, guests are able to walk the streets and stop inside historic buildings with Old West charm. But don’t be fooled! There is a modern twist 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 town’s multiple car shows. In the summertime, visitors and locals alike flock to Custer for the community’s Independence Day celebration and Gold Discovery Days. During the fall, the Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival draws thousands to the area for an opportunity to witness one of the most spectacular sights in the region! When the snow begins to fall, the Christmas parade and Restaurant Week keep visitors coming back for more.
In 1874, gold was found in the Black Hills just one mile from Custer City.
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 launched the city. What’s in a Name When it came to naming the town, most of the prospectors were Civil War veterans, so a vote was held 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.
411 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer 605.673.2443
You Gotta Have Faith!
1881 Courthouse Museum Faith Lewis 605.863.0725 John Long 605.574.0023 Dixie Whittaker 605.440.1171 kwlewisrealtyblackhills.com
• 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
Open May - September Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. & Sunday 1-7 p.m. May & September Reduced Hours
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We hope you’re hungry! Dine at one of our 30 restaurants while visiting Custer.
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 that 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 restaurants 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 freshbaked treat 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’ll help you fuel up at one of our homestyle restaurants serving up traditional eggs, bacon, biscuits, and more. Lunch may quite easily be our favorite meal of the day. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets in downtown Custer during the summertime
Not only is the food good, but try the drinks! Ask for bartender favorites.
by grabbing an award-winning burger or a slice of homemade pizza. No trip is complete without trying buffalo; this lean red meat is healthier than beef but every bit as tasty. Try it in a burger or steak and you wont be disappointed! Stop for a drink at one of the sports bars or breweries to enjoy with your meal, too. As your day winds down and dinnertime draws near, satisfy your appetite and choose from a variety of cuisine—there’s something for everybody, from casual pubs to fine dining. Save room for dessert; pie and homemade ice cream are local favorites any time of year! 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 will add to your dining experience.
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things to see ATTRACTIONS 1881 Courthouse Museum (page 64) 411 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2443 1881courthousemuseum.com Adventure Rentals 444 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4540 adventurerentalssd.com Black Hills Aerial Adventures (page 26) 24564 US Hwy 16/385, Custer 605.673.2163 coptertours.com
Black Hills Balloons 747 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer (Passenger Meeting Area) 605.673.2520 blackhillsballoons.com Blue Bell Hayride Chuckwagon Cookout 25453 Hwy 87, Custer 605.255.4531 custerresorts.com Blue Bell Stables - Trail Rides 25453 Hwy 87, Custer 605.255.4531 custerresorts.com Buffalo Safari Jeep Rides 13389 Hwy 16A, Custer 605.255.4541 custerresorts.com
Crazy Horse MemorialÂŽ (inside front cover) 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse 605.673.4681 crazyhorsememorial.org Custer State Park (page 1) 13329 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.255.4515 gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/ custer-state-park Four Mile Old West Town & Campground 11921 W US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.3905
Rockin R. Rides Inc. 24853 Village Ave., Heritage Village, Custer 605.673.2999 rockingrtrailrides.com Rocky Knolls Golf Course 12181 W US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.4481 rockyknollsgolfcourse.com Sylvan Rocks Climbing School & Guide Service 605.484.7585 sylvanrocks.com
South Dakota Outdoor Shop 757 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2240 southdakotaoutdoorshop.com
Top Pin Archery 25086 Shamrock Rd., Custer 605.673.5880
Sylvan Lake (Water Sports) 24572 Hwy 87, Custer 605.574.2561 custerresorts.com
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE Adventure Rentals 444 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4540 adventurerentalssd.com
Jewel Cave National Monument (page 26) 11149 US Hwy 16 B12, Custer 605.673.8300 nps.gov/jeca Pleasant Valley Farm & Cabins 11780 Pleasant Valley Rd., Custer 605.673.2986 pleasantvalleyfarm andcabins.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
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS South Dakota Air & Space Museum 2890 Rushmore Dr., Ellsworth AFB 605.385.5189 sdairandspacemuseum.com
Grizzly Gulch Adventure Golf 231 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.1708
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 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
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 (page 29) 24834 S. Playhouse Rd., Custer 605.255.4141 blackhillsplayhouse.com Buffalo Boys Art Gallery Custer 605.673.2929 buffaloboysgallery.com Custer Beacon, The (page 64) 351 Washington St., Custer 605.673.3800 custerbeacon.com
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Denial South Dakota 430 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2264 bluerevelation.com
Carson Drug 521 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2225 carsondrugsd.com
Good Karma Jewelry 507 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3047 goodkarmacusterstore.com
Frontier Photo 604 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4660 frontierphotos.com
Claw, Antler & Hide Inc. 735 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4345 clawantlerhide.com
High Mountain Outfitters 516 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4050 highmountainoutfitterssd.com
Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse Memorial® 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse 605.673.4681 crazyhorsememorial.org
Common Cents Convenience Store 24 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4491
Jenny’s Floral 528 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3549 jennysfloral.com
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
Custer Ace Hardware 833 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2227 acehardware.com Custer County Candy Company Custer 605.673.3911 custercountycandyco.com
SHOPPING / RETAIL A Step Back In Time 522 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2217
Custer Do It Best Hardware & Lumber 603 Crook St., Custer 605.673.3777 doitbest.com
A Walk in the Woods 506 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.6400 walkwoods.com
Custer Farmer’s Market Way Park - Mt. Rushmore Rd. & 4th St., Custer 605.673.5230
Black Hills Parks & Forest Association 26611 US Hwy 385, Hot Springs 605.745.7020 blackhillsparks.org
Custer Senior Center & Gift Shop 538 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2708 custersencntr.org
Calamity Jane Coffee House & Mercantile 512 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2269 calamityjanemercantile.com
Dakota Greens Custer Greenhouses & Nursery 25086 Shamrock Rd., Custer 605.673.2510 dakotagreensofcuster.com Flora’s Jewelry & Western Wear 601 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4754
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 Shanklin’s Floor Coverings & Country Cottage Gift Shop 12702 Miller Ct., Custer 605.673.2099 South Dakota Outdoor Shop 757 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2240 southdakotaoutdoorshop.com Southern Hills Tactical LLC 25341 US Hwy 385/89, Custer 605.673.3222 southernhillstactical.com TOURS / TRANSPORTATION Dave’s World Tours & Shuttle Services Custer 605.673.1130 davesworldtours.com
Golden Circle Tours 12021 US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.4349 goldencircletours.com
where to stay HOTELS / MOTELS Bavarian Inn 855 N. 5th St., Custer 605.673.2802 bavarianinnsd.com Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn (page 107) 310 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2275 or 605.574.1200 custerhospitality.com Black Hills Mile Hi Motel 244 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4048 or 800.964.5344 milehimotel.com Chalet Motel 933 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2393 chaletmotelcuster.com Comfort Inn & Suites (page 107) 399 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3221 or 605.574.1200 custerhospitality.com Dakota Cowboy Inn 208 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4659 Days Inn of Custer 519 Crook St., Custer 605.673.4500 or 800.329.7466 wyndhamhotels.com/days-inn/ custer-south-dakota/ days-inn-custer days-inn-custe
EconoLodge (page 107) 342 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4400 or 605.574.1200 custerhospitality.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites (page 108) 433 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2500 or 605.574.1200 custerhospitality.com
Rock Crest Lodge & Cabins 15 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4323 or 877.412.2246 rockcrestlodge.com Star Lodge of the Black Hills 12046 US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.3031 starlodgebh.com State Game Lodge 13389 US Hwy 16A, Custer 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com
Rocket Motel, LLC 211 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4401 rocketmotel.com
Sylvan Lake Lodge 24572 SD Hwy 87, Custer 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com
Shady Rest Motel & Cabins 238 Gordon St., Custer 605.673.4478 or 605.440.2509 shady-rest-motel.com
CABINS / CAMPGROUNDS Beaver Lake Campground 12005 W US Hwy 16, Custer 605.673.2464 beaverlakecampground.net
Super 8 Motel Custer/Crazy Horse Area (page 108) 535 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.269.0640 or 605.574.1200 custerhospitality.com LODGES / RESORTS Blue Bell Lodge Resort 25453 SD Hwy 87, Custer 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com Creekside Lodge 13389 Hwy 16A, Custer 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com Legion Lake Lodge 12967 Hwy 16A, Custer 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com Outlaw Ranch 12703 Outlaw Ranch Rd., Custer 605.673.4040 losd.org/outlaw
Big Pine Campground 12084 Big Pine Rd., Custer 605.673.4054 bigpinecampground.com Black Hills Bungalows 24941 America Center Rd., Custer 605.673.5253 blackhillsbungalows.com Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort (page 107) 245 Centennial Dr., Custer 605.673.4664 or 605.574.1200 custerhospitality.com Calamity Peak Lodge 12557 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.673.2357 calamitypeaklodge.com
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Custer Crazy Horse Campground 1116 N. 5th St., Custer 605.517.9016 custercrazyhorse campground.com Custer Mountain Cabins & Campground 12503 US Hwy 16A, Custer 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 (page 1) 13329 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.255.4772 or 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com Custer’s Gulch RV Park & Campground 25112 Golden Valley Rd., Custer 605.673.4647 or 800.531.5923 custersgulch.com Fort Welikit Family Campground 24992 Sylvan Lake Rd., Custer 605.673.3600 or 888.946.2267 blackhillsrv.com French Creek RV Park 144 S. 4th St., Custer 605.673.3727 or 605.673.3161 frenchcreekrvpark.com Gold Camp Cabins 11965 Pleasant Valley Rd., Custer 605.673.2720 goldcampcabins.com Heritage Village Campground 24827 Village Ave., Crazy Horse 605.673.5005
Operation Black Hills Cabin (For Wounded Veterans) 605.517.1830 operationblackhillscabin.org PAM’s Getaways Deluxe Cabins & Campground 12251 Aviation Way, Custer 605.673.3353 pamsgetaways.com Pleasant Valley Farm & Cabins 11780 Pleasant Valley Rd., Custer 605.673.2986 pleasantvalleyfarmand cabins.com Roost Resort, The 12462 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.673.2326 roostresort.blackhills.com Stockade Lake Cabin 25073 Morris Pl., Custer 308.430.5490 stockadelakecabin.com B&BS / VACATION HOMES Double D Bed & Breakfast Cabins 26575 Jackpine Rd., Custer 605.673.4214 doubledbandb.com Elk Haven Vacation Cabins 25050 Little Italy Rd., Custer 720.252.7300 or 605.673.4343 elkhavenvacationcabins.com Heaven’s Gate 25076 Ruby Rd., Custer 507.828.4548 or 605.209.8785 evolvevacationrental. com/434079 Last Stand Properties 530 Harney St., Custer 402.610.2577 www.vrbo.com/486984 Rushmore Vacation Rentals 888.934.1116 rushmorevacationrentals.com
Tanglewood Estate 24977 Tanglewood Dr., Custer 507.530.0155 facebook.com/ blackhillscabinrental 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 Broken Arrow Horse Camp & RV Park 25446 Sidney Park Rd., Custer 605.517.1964 brokenarrowhorsecamp.com French Creek Horse Camp 800.710.2267 campsd.com
grab a bite DINING / RESTAURANTS Baker’s Bakery & Café 541 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2253 bakersbakerycafe.com Begging Burro Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar (page 96) 529 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3300 facebook.com/beggingburro Black Hills Burger & Bun Co. 441 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3411 blackhillsburgerandbun.com Blue Bell Lodge Dining Room 25453 SD Hwy 87, Custer 605.255.4531 or 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com
Buglin’ Bull Restaurant & Sports Bar 511 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4477 buglinbull.com Custer Beacon, The (page 64) 351 Washington St., Custer 605.673.3800 custerbeacon.com Custer Wolf Food & Drink, The 607 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.9653 custerwolf.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 denialsd.com Gold Pan Saloon, The 508 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.8850 facebook.com/goldpansaloon Heart of the Hills Catering Co. Custer 605.440.7636 Laughing Water Restaurant at Crazy Horse Memorial® 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse 605.673.4681 crazyhorsememorial.org Legion Lake Lodge Dining Room 12967 US Hwy 16A, Custer 888.875.0001 or 605.255.4521 custerresorts.com Lintz Bros Pizza 14287 SD Hwy 36, Hermosa 605.255.4808 lintzbrospizza.com
Miner’s Cup 1021 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3882 minerscup.com Mt. Rushmore Brewing Co. (inside back cover) 140 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4200 mtrushmorebrewing company.com Our Place 738 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.5255 Pizza Hut 549 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3330 pizzahut.com Pizza Mill (page 97) 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 (inside back cover) 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 Dining Room 13389 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.255.4541 or 800.658.3530 custerresorts.com Subway 926 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2722 Sylvan Lake Lodge Dining Room 24572 SD Hwy 87, Custer 605.574.2561 or 888.875.0001 custerresorts.com COFFEE / ESPRESSO Calamity Jane’s Coffee House & Mercantile 512 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2269 calamityjanemercantile.com Custer County Candy Company Custer 605.673.3911 custercountycandyco.com Good Karma Jewelry 507 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3047 goodkarmacusterstore.com Miner’s Cup 1021 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.3882 minerscup.com DESSERTS / SWEETS Baker’s Bakery & Café 541 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2253 bakersbakerycafe.com
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Custer County Candy Company Custer 605.673.3911 custercountycandyco.com Frontier Photo 604 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4660 frontierphotos.com Horatio’s Homemade Ice Cream 548 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4009 Purple Pie Place 19 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4070 purplepieplace.com WINE / BEER / SPIRITS Begging Burro Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar (page 96) 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 Common Cents Convenience Store 24 W. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4491 Custer Wolf Food & Drink, The 607 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.9653 custerwolf.com 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
First Interstate Bank 648 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2215 firstinterstate.com
Mt. Rushmore Brewing Co. (inside back cover) 140 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4200 mtrushmorebrewing company.com
Highmark Credit Union 602 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4444 highmarkfcu.com
VFW Post 3442 & Auxiliary 721 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4262 vfw.org
AUTO / TRAVEL SERVICES Black Hills Towing 25434 Sidney Park Rd., Custer 605.440.2018 or 605.440.0537 blackhillstowing.com LaMonte’s Auto Center 25146 Wazi Ln., Custer 605.673.2554 S & B Motor Parts 700 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2139 Steele Collision & Glass 1025 Crook St., Custer 605.673.3443 Team Car Rentals, Inc 1116 N. 5th St., Custer 605.342.8326 teamcarrental.biz
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 An English Touch Day Spa 25389 McCurran Ranch Rd., Custer 406.480.7381 englishtouchdayspa.com LIFT - Laura’s Integrated Functional Therapy 11 N. 5th St., Custer 605.673.5438 or 605.517.0117 lauraslift.massagetherapy.com McDonald Chiropractic Clinic 39 N. 4th St., Custer 605.673.2634 mcdonaldchiropracticpc.com Premier Family Eyecare 322 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2716 visionsource-custer.com
ATMS/FINANCIAL SERVICES Black Hills Federal Credit Union 1135 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.718.1818 or 800.482.2428 bhfcu.com
Regional Health Custer Hospital & Clinic 1220 Montgomery St., Custer 605.673.9400 regionalhealth.org
Dacotah Bank 35 S. 6th St., Custer 605.673.5800 dacotahbank.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 Crossroads Church 12480 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.673.2120 crossroadsofcuster.com Custer Community Church 547 Harney St., Custer 605.673.4350 custercommunitychurch.org Custer Lutheran Fellowship 12622 Hwy 16A, Custer 605.673.4691 custerlutheran.com Custer Seventh Day Adventist Church 641 Montgomery St., Custer 605.673.5669 Grace Family Fellowship 527 Montgomery St., Room 204, Custer 605.863.2347 facebook.com/ gracefamilyfellowshipcuster Living Outreach Church 48 N. 8th St., Custer 605.673.3926 livingoutreachchurch.org Mountain View Baptist Church 12230 Aviation Way, Custer 605.673.2498 mountainviewbaptist custer.com Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church 25024 US Hwy 16/385, Custer 605.673.6311 shepherdofthehillscuster.net
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 449 Harney St., Custer 605.673.4426 custercatholic.org Vineyard Black Hills 25574 Veterans Trl., Custer 605.673.4090 or 605.440.0640 PET BOARDING / SERVICES Custer Car & Pet Wash 932 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4007 Doggy Doâ€™s Dog Grooming 523 Mt. Rushmore Rd. #2, Custer 605.673.3610 L.F.C. Veterinary Service 12679 Hazelrodt Cutoff, Custer 605.673.5959 or 605.870.1358 Southern Hills Animal Clinic 12478 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.673.4996 southernhillsanimalclinic.com REAL ESTATE Custer Real Estate 605.673.5400 or 605.673.1260 custersdrealestate.com Green Real Estate & Investments 17 N. 5th St., Custer 605.673.4420 greenrealestateand investments.com Keller Williams/Lewis Realty 36 N. 6th St., Custer 605.863.0725 or 605.517.0379 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 (page 104) 35 S. 4th St., Custer 605.673.2350 Western Skies Real Estate 523 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2433 or 605.673.2460 westernskiesre.com Woodland Meadows Manufactured Housing Park 35 S. 4th St., Custer 605.673.5581 woodland-meadows.com Custer Visitor Center (page 66) 615 Washington St., Custer 605.673.2244 or 800.992.9818 Visit: CusterSD.com or email: Info@CusterSD.com
76 HILL CITY
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.
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
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See the second mostcomplete T-Rex skeleton ever found.
hether your vacation is for relaxing or adventure, Hill City has the key essentials: ideal location, comfortable lodging options and great hospitality. From rails to ales and fabulous trails, this picturesque, art-filled town in the Southern Hills offers magic and unforgettable experiences in all seasons. Time to Enjoy…and indulge! Hill City is your perfect hub from which to indulge your many passions. Unique, inventive local flavors and mouthwatering treats are yours at Hill City’s restaurants, award-winning wineries and breweries and specialty shops. Whether it’s a buffalo burger or a chuckwagon 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. Our many unique boutique shops, galleries and museums capture
10,000 Teddy Bears call Hill City home at Teddy Bear Town.
the spirit of the Black Hills. Immerse yourself in a worldrenowned display of dinosaurs, minerals, fossils, gems and more. Find a treasure or two to remember your Black Hills vacation—most businesses will gladly ship for you. Love to marvel at and revel in nature’s beauty? Endless outdoor adventures await! Centrally located in the Black Hills, Hill City is the ideal base camp for your outdoor exploration. Bike the Mickelson Trail, hike local paths, ride up summits or row in serene waters. Scenic views and peaceful spots are all just minutes from your lodging. For a one-of-a-kind view of the Black Hills, take a ride on the steam-powered 1880 Train. Follow your heart Hill City is home to a progressive vibe and visual street charm. Experience both at our many community events. Love film? Sculpture and art? BBQ? Quilting? 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.
Celebrating 101 Years of #7 The locomotive pictured above left is celebrating 101 years with the Black Hills Central 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 February Best of Hill City May Sculpture in the Hills June Wine-Brew-BBQ August Hill City Quilt Show September Girlfriendsâ€™ Weekend November Holiday Express & Olde Tyme Christmas NovemberDecember
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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 This sculpture by South Dakota artist John Lopez, named Iron Star, 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 just know there is something special here. Lined with unique shops, inviting restaurants, summertime flowering baskets and public art, this community is home to multiple art galleries and gift shops, along with memorable events all through the year. While taking a leisurely stroll through Hill City’s businesses and galleries, you’ll enjoy each shops’ individual take on artistic expression. You might even see a working artist on site, creating something amazing right before your eyes! No matter where you go, beautiful prints, sculptures and other creative area treasures will be on display: unique pieces you can purchase to remember your trip. Cruising along Main, you might spot the life-size woodcarvings
Hill City has several art galleries featuring award-winning artists.
and metal sculptures, too. Check out the horse called “Iron Star” on Main Street, or the bronze bison called “Patriarch” to see why Hill City has become a popular artist and art-lover’s destination. Hill City is a mecca for both each year in June, when you can interact with artists at the Sculpture in the Hills Show & Sale. Drawing creative talent from around the country, this free show is your opportunity to see— and purchase—quality works. Come back in September for the Hill City Quilt Show & Sale. More than 250 quilts are displayed, along with exhibits and demonstrations that include spinning, weaving, felting, batik and more. When you’re in Hill City, you know you are in a memorable place. Enjoy the art and creativity that you’ll find in our town.
Items from local shops contribute to the town’s artistic reputation.
Upon arrival you know there is something special about our picturesque town. Our streets are lined with specialty stores, art galleries, unique restaurants and acclaimed wineries and breweries. Our surrounding Black Hills encourage you to extend your Hill City stay and lead you to days filled with exploring. Our hospitality treats you like an old friend and we invite you to experience it all.
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things to see ATTRACTIONS Black Hills Central Railroad / 1880 Train (back cover) 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 CCC Museum of SD 23935 US-385, Hill City 605.389.3410 southdakotaccc.org
Circle B Chuckwagon Supper Show (page 93) 12138 Ray Smith Dr., Hill City 605.574.2129 circle-b-ranch.com SD State Railroad Museum, Ltd. 222 Railroad Ave., Bldg. A Hill City 605.574.9000 sdsrm.org Teddy Bear Town (page 111) 108 Main St., Hill City Wadeâ€™s Gold Mill 12401 Deerfield Rd., Hill City 605.574.2680 wadesgoldmill.com
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS Adams Museum 54 Sherman St., Deadwood 605.578.1714 deadwoodhistory.com Bear Country USA (page 20) 13820 S. US Hwy 16, Rapid City 605.343.2290 bearcountryusa.com Big Thunder Gold Mine (page 51) 604 Blair St., Keystone 605.666.4847 bigthundermine.com
Custer State Park (page 1) 13329 US Hwy 16A, Custer 605.255.4515 gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/ custer-state-park 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 Keystone Historical Museum 410 3rd St., Keystone 605.666.4494 keystonehistory.com Mammoth Site, The (page 3) 1800 US 18 Bypass, Hot Springs 605.745.6017 mammothsite.org
Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary (Tours by Reservation Only) 12163 Highland Rd., Hot Springs 605.745.5955 wildmustangs.com Chapel in the Hills 3788 Chapel Ln., Rapid City 605.342.8281 chapel-in-the-hills.org Crazy Horse Memorial® (inside front cover) 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs Crazy Horse 605.673.4681 crazyhorse.org
Mount Rushmore National Memorial 13000 Hwy 244, Keystone 605.574.2523 www.nps.gov/moru National Presidential Wax Museum (page 7) 609 Hwy 16A, Keystone 605.666.4455 presidentialwaxmuseum.com Rapid City Rush 444 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Rapid City 605.716.7825 rapidcityrush.com Reptile Gardens (page 21) 8955 S. Hwy 16, Rapid City 605.342.5873 or 800.335.0275 reptilegardens.com
Rush Mountain Adventure Park (page 17) 13622 Hwy 40, Keystone 605.255.4384 rushmtn.com Rushmore Tramway Adventures (page 27) 203 Cemetery Rd., Keystone 605.666.4478 rushmoretramway adventures.com adventures. com OUTDOOR ADVENTURE Andy’s Trail Rides 11264 Highway 14A South, Lead 605.645.2211 andystrailrides.com Black Hills Aerial Adventures (page 26) 24564 US Hwy 16/385, Custer 605.673.2163 coptertours.com Black Hills Wilderness Edge Adventures (page 50) 1315 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone 605.391.6551 blackhillswildernessedge.com High Country Guest Ranch 12138 Ray Smith Dr., Hill City 605.574.9003 highcountryranch.com Mt. Meadow Resort at Deerfield Lake 11321 Gillette Prairie Rd., Hill City 605.574.2636 mtmeadow.com Rabbit Bicycles 175 Walnut Ave., Hill City 605.574.4302 rabbitbike.com Rockin’ R Rides 24853 Village Ave., Custer 605.673.2999 or 520.349.6078 rockingrtrailrides.com
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Rocky Knolls Golf Course 12181 W. Hwy. 16, Custer 605.673.4481 rockyknollsgolfcourse.com Run Crazy Horse Crazy Horse Memorial 605.390.6137 runcrazyhorse.com ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT ArtForms Gallery 280 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4894 artformsgallery.org Artists of the Black Hills 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 Black Hills Playhouse (page 29) 24834 S. Playhouse Rd., Custer 605.255.4141 blackhillsplayhouse.com
Jon Crane Gallery & Custom Framing 256 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4440 joncranegallery.net
Handbag Store, The (page 80) 253 Main St., Hill City 605.574.9585 shopthehandbagstore.com
Jon Crane Watercolors, Inc. 333 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4441 joncranewatercolors.com
Heart of the Hills Antiques, Firearms & Collectibles 280 Main St., Ste. 1 & 2, Hill City 605.574.2821
Warrior’s Work & Ben West Gallery 277 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4954 warriorswork.com
InsideOut: Gallery • Home • Garden 150 Poplar St., Hill City 605.574.4474 insideout-hc.com
SHOPPING / RETAIL Beef Jerky Outlet (page 78) 219 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2210 beefjerkyoutlet.com/hill-city Dakota Stone Company (page 78) 23863 Palmer Gulch Rd., Hill City 605.574.2760 dakotastone.net akotastone.net
Jewel of the West 208 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2464 jewelofthewest.com Mystic Foto & Gifts 116 Main Street, Hill City 605.291.5300 mysticfotoandgifts.com Old World Plaza Main St., Hill City 605.574.4635
Discount Bargain Barn / Christmas Corral 342 Main St., Hill City 605.574.9014
South Dakota Outdoor Shop 757 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2240 southdakotaoutdoorshop.com
Brent Morris & the Western Acoustics Hill City & Black Hills 605.381.6359 or 605.574.2150
Everything Prehistoric 117 Main St., Hill City 605.574.3919 bhigr.com
Things That Rock 257 Main St., Hill City 605.574.9096 thingsthatrocksd.com
Buffalo Old Time Photo 309 Main St., Hill City 605.574.3314 buffalophoto.net
Gold Diggers 241 Main St., Hill City 605.574.3332 bhgolddiggers.com
First Gold Gaming Resort 270 Main St., Deadwood 605.578.9777 firstgold.com
Granite Sports 201 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2121 granite-sports.com
TOURS / TRANSPORTATION Black Hills Above and Beyond Tours 605.641.8687 blackhillsaboveandbeyond tours.com
Hill City Area Arts Council 280 Main St., Ste. 13, Hill City 605.574.2810 hillcityarts.org
Gypsy Soul Boutique 280 Main St., Ste. 5, Hill City 605.574.4158
Black Hills Aerial Adventures (page 26) 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 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 605.355.3700 blackhillsbadlands.com Hill City Visitor Information Center (page 82) 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 bestwesterngoldenspike.com Comfort Inn and Suites 12454 Old Hill City Rd., Hill City 605.574.3535 comfortinnhillcity.com
Harney Peak Inn 125 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2544 harneypeakinn.com Hill City Super 8 Motel (page 111) 109 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4141 https://bit.ly/2PfxSK8 Holiday Inn Express 12444 Old Hill City Rd., Hill City 605.574.4040 hiehillcity.com Holiday Inn Express 321 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.666.4925 ihg.com Lantern Inn (page 78) 580 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2582 or 1.800.456.0520 lanterninn.com Quality Inn Hill City Mt. Rushmore (page 110) 616 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2100 qualityinnhillcity.com LODGES / RESORTS Battle Creek Lodge and Vacation Rentals 404 Reed St., Keystone 605.666.4800 battlecreeklodge.us Black Forest Inn 23191 US-385, Rapid City 605.574.2000 or 800.888.1607 blackforestinn.net Creekside Country Resort 12647 S. Hwy 16, Hill City 605.574.2380 or 1.800.349.4145 stayccr.com Holy Smoke Resort 24105 Hwy 16A, Keystone 605.666.4616 holysmokeresort.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 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 Mountain View Lodge & Cabins 12654 S. US Hwy 16 S., Hill City 605.574.2236 mountainviewlodge.net The Lodge at Hill City 261 Deerfield Rd., Hill City 605.366.1116 thelodgeathillcity.com Trails End Cabins & Motel (page 100) 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 Black Hills Trailside Park Resort (page 100) 24024 Hwy 16-385, Hill City 605.574.9079 trailsideparkresort.com
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Custer’s Gulch RV Park & Campground 25112 Golden Valley Rd., Custer 605.673.4647 or 800.531.5923 custersgulch.com Double Diamond Ranch 23818 US Hwy 385, Rapid City 605.574.4560 or 605.381.7470 doublediamondcabins.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 or 605.415.5081 happytrailscabins.com High Country Guest Ranch 12138 Ray Smith Dr., Hill City 605.574.9003 highcountryranch.com Hillside Country Cabins 13315 S. Hwy 16, Rapid City 605.342.4121 hillsidecountrycabins.com Holly House Christmas Cabin 23852 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.4246 thehollyhouse.com Janssen’s Lode Stone Motel & Cabins 23884 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2347 lodestonemotel.com Larsson’s Crooked Creek Resort 24184 US- 16/385, Hill City 605.574.2418 crookedcreekresort.com Mt. Rushmore Resort KOA at Palmer Gulch 12620 Hwy 244, Hill City 605.574.2525 or 800.562.8503 palmergulch.com
Mountains to Prairies Cabin Suites B&B 200 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2424 mountainstoprairies.com Newton Fork Ranch (page 101) 12407 Deerfield Rd, Hill City 605.574.2220 newtonforkranch.com Pine Rest Cabins (page 104) 24063 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.2416 pinerestcabins.com Rafter J Bar Ranch & Campground 12325 Rafter J Rd., Hill City 605.574.2527 rafterj.com Restmore Inn 24191 US-385, Custer (2 mi. South of Hill City) 605.574.2593 restmoreinn.com Rustic Ridge Guest Cabins (page 100) 12980 US-16, Keystone 605.666.4848 rusticridgeguestcabins.com Spring Creek Inn 23900 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2591 springcreekinn.com Three Forks Campground 23821 US-385, Hill City 605.574.4546 threeforkscampgroundsd.com Trails End Cabins & Motel (page 100) 320 Park St., Hill City 605.574.4900 hillcitycabin.com
Whispering Winds Cottages & Campsites 12720 US-16, Rapid City 605.574.9533 whisperingwindsblackhills.com Yak Ridge Cabins & Farmstead (page 110) 24041 Cosmos Rd., Rapid City 605.390.7627 yak-ridge.com B&BS / VACATION HOMES Black Forest Inn 23191 US-385, Rapid City 605.574.2000 or 800.888.1607 blackforestinn.net Deerview Lodging 12110 Deerfield Rd., Hill City 605.574.4204 deerviewbb.com Elk Ridge B & B 12741 Matthew Ct., Keystone 605.574.2320 erbnb.com Gold Pan Inn (VRBO 707759) 605.574.0076 VRBO.com/707759 Heart of the Hills Vacation Homes 349 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2250 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 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 (page 101) 12407 Deerfield Rd., Hill City 605.574.2220 newtonforkranch.com
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DINING / RESTAURANTS Alpine Inn (page 101) 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 Chuckwagon Supper Show (page 93) 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 (page 93) 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 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 Naked Winery (page 79) 23851 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.2454 nakedwinerysd.com Prairie Berry Winery (page 80) 23837 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.3898 prairieberry.com Ruby House Restaurant 124 Winter St., Keystone 605.666.4404 rubyhousekeystone.com ubyhousekeystone.com Subway 451 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.4174 COFFEE / ESPRESSO Annie Lode Coffee Cabin 23828 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.4722 Candyland 23835 Mill Iron Dr., Hill City 605.574.2824 candylandsd.com
Cream 156 Main St., Hill City Grapes & Grinds (page 51) 609 Hwy 16A, Keystone 605.666.5142 grapesgrinds.com Lynx Den Coffee Shop & Smoothie Bar 120 Main St., Hill City 605.291.5300 lynxdenhc.com Perky Pine Café 24063 Hwy. 385, Hill City 605.574.2416 Turtle Town 205 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4124 turtletown.com DESSERTS / SWEETS Alpine Inn (page 101) 133 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2749 alpineinnhillcity.com Candyland 23835 Mill Iron Dr., Hill City 605.574.2824 candylandsd.com Cream 156 Main St., Hill City Turtle Town 205 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4124 turtletown.com WINE / BEER / SPIRITS Firehouse Smokejumper Station (page 93) 23858 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2916 firehousesmokejumper.com
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Grapes & Grinds (page 51) 609 Hwy 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 (page 97) 531 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2717 krullsmarket.com Miner Brewing Company (page 29) 23837 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.2886 minerbrewing.com Naked Winery (page 79) 23851 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2454 nakedwinerysd.com Prairie Berry Winery (page 80) 23837 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.3898 prairieberry.com Stone Faces Winery & Distillery 12670 Robins Roost Rd., Hill City 605.574.3600 stonefaceswinery.com Twisted Pine Wine & Beer Tasting Room 124 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2023 twistedpinewinery.com
AUTO / TRAVEL SERVICES Country Store at the Forks 23820 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.4377 Heart of the Hills Conoco 632 Main St., Hill City 605.574.9001 Heart of the Hills Exxon 101 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2077 Nelson’s Oil & Gas, Inc. 23909 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.4303 nelsonsoilandgas.com Rapid Auto Repair 287 Pond Pl., Hill City 605.574.3333 ATMS/FINANCIAL SERVICES Aspen Legacy Planning 909 St. Joseph St., Ste. 1, Rapid City 605.721.7665 aspenlegacyplanning.com BankWest 311 Omaha St., Rapid City 605.399.4111 bankwest-sd.bank Black Hills Community Loan Fund 607 ½ Mt. Rushmore Rd. #105, Rapid City 605.519.5124 bhclf.org Edward Jones Financial Advisor Christy Hawthorne (page 109) 280 Main St., Ste. 8, Hill City 605.574.8013 edwardjones.com
EMH Consulting Inc. 272 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4684 First Interstate Bank 351 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2531 firstinterstatebank.com Sentinel Federal Credit Union 553 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.9596 sentinelfcu.org HEALTH / WELLNESS Carson Drug 521 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.2225 carsondrugsd.com Hill City Dental 557 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2161 hillcitydental.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 communitylutheran-hill city-sd.org The Little White Church 525 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2426 thelittlewhitechurch.net PET BOARDING / SERVICES Black Hills Animal Hospital & Boarding 2909 Cambell St., Rapid City 605.343.6066 or 605.343.6067 blackhillsanimalhospital.net
REAL ESTATE Block Realty & Property Management PO Box 50, Hill City 605.868.5584 sellingblackhills.com Central Hills Real Estate 349 Main St., Hill City 605.574.6000 centralhillsrealestate.us Exit Realty Black Hills/ Laura Wilkison PO Box 602, Hill City 605.359.9360 exitrealtyblackhills.com Green Real Estate & Investments Group, LLC 23855 Hwy 385, Ste. B, Hill City 605.430.6200 greenrealestateand investments.com Integrity Realty of the Black Hills 427 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4444 landlotshomes.com Keller Williams/Lewis Realty 36 N. 6th St., Custer 605.673.5885 kwlewisrealtyblackhills.com Real Estate Center LeadDeadwood/Dan’s Hill City Home Office 125 Main St., Hill City 712.204.1990 deadwoodrealestate center.com
Aspen Legacy Planning 909 St. Joseph St. Ste. 202, Rapid City 605.721.7665 aspenlegacyplanning.com
Dallas Alexander Construction 673 Main St., Hill City 605.381.7230
Attorney Ethan W. Schmidt 1719 W. Main Street, Rapid City 605.431.8971
Dot Marketing and Design 405 Canal St. Ste. 2100, Rapid City 605.519.5740 dotmarketingsd.com
Best Chem Weed & Pest PO Box 1114, Hill City 605.574.2440
First Impressions Salon 280 Main St. Ste. 6, Hill City 605.574.4158
Black Hills Electric Cooperative 25191 Cooperative Way, Custer 605.673.4461 bhec.coop
Friends of Library c/o Hill City Public Library 341 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4529
Black Hills Energy Rapid City 605.399.5793 blackhillsenergy.com Black Hills Plumbing, Inc. 605.391.7471 blackhillsplumbinginc.com Blue Skies Septic Hill City 605.574.2024 or 605.517.9470 Blue Wing Recreation Corporation PO Box 9322, Rapid City 605.391.1162 bluewingrecreation.com Boys & Girls Club of the Black Hills 297 Walnut Ave., Hill City 605.574.2010 bgcblackhills.org
COMMUNITY RESOURCES Al Cornella Refrigeration 208 Saint Onge St., Rapid City 605.348.4684 or 800.743.6508 alcornella.com
Branch Construction Services 23855 Hwy 385, Ste. B, Hill City 605.574.2506 constructionrapidcity.com
Alexander Drilling 24172 US-385, Hill City 605.381.7230 alexanderdrillinginc.com
Coca Cola/AquaPure 2150 Coca Cola Ln., Rapid City 605.342.8222 or 800.658.3638 coca-colahighcountry.com
Forest Recreation Management 107 Elm St., Hill City 605.574.4402 Green Owl Media & Photography PO Box 6038, Custer 605.440.2400 greenowlmedia.com Golden West Telecommunications PO Box 411, Wall 855.888.7777 goldenwest.com Harlow’s School Bus Service 24050 Hwy 385, Custer 605.574.2249 goharlows.com Heart of the Hills Catering Company Custer 605.440.7636 Hill City Ambulance District 359 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2631 Hill City Evergreen Garden Club 605.391.5423, Hill City
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Hill City Fire District 403 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2631 Hill City Lions Club 605.351.0187, Hill City Hill City Prevailer News 333 Main St. #7, Hill City 605.574.2358 hillcityprevailernews.com Hill City School District 51-2 488 Main St., Hill City 605.574.3030 hillcity.k12.sd.us Hill City Senior 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 HUB International Mountain States, Ltd. 40 N. 5th St., Ste. #2, Custer 605.574.2547 or 605.673.2214 hubinternational.com J & J Asphalt 2234 Dyess Ave., Rapid City 605.341.6262 jandjasphaltcompany.com Krullâ€™s Market (page 97) 531 E. Main St., Hill City 605.574.2717 krullsmarket.com KSLT, KLMP & 97.9 The Breeze 1853 Fountain Plaza Dr., Rapid City 605.342.6822 bcbradio.org Lasting Impressions Unlimited 13830 SD Hwy. 40, Hermosa 605.201.1021 liudesigns.com
Longbranch Civil Engineering 821 Columbus St., Rapid City 605.721.4040 longbrancheng.com
Sander Sanitation 4761 Sturgis Rd., Rapid City 605.342.1088 sandersanitation.com
McCormick Insurance Agency 716 N. Lacrosse St., Ste. 100 Rapid City 605.348.0464 mccormickagency.net
Scull Construction Services 803 Industrial Ave., Rapid City 605.342.2379 scullconstruction.com
Mickelson Trail Affiliates 605.440.2400 mickelsontrailaffiliates.com Pennington County SD 130 Kansas City, Ste. 100 Rapid City 605.394.2171 pennco.org Pennington Title Company 725 Kansas City St., Rapid City 605.343.5670 penntitle.com Rangel Construction Company 2626 W. Main St. Ste. #3, Rapid City 605.716.0547 rangelconstruction company.com Rosenbaumâ€™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. (page 80) 23848 US-385, Hill City 605.574.2512 neimanenterprises.com Russ Johnson Construction 23946 Hwy 385, Hill City 605.574.2881 russjohnsonconstruction.net
Servall Uniforms & Linens 312 Main St., Rapid City 605.343.0680 servall.net Simpson Inc. 23716 Burnt Fork Rd., Hill City 605.877.4462 State Farm Insurance Agent Steve Engelbrecht 302 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4141 protectcuster.com TelNet PC 1727 W. Main St., Rapid City 605.716.6582 telnetpc.com Tin City Masonic Lodge #112 288 Pond Ct., Hill City 605.381.1293 112-sd.ourlodgepage.com United Way of the Black Hills 621 6th St., Ste. 100, Rapid City 605.343.5872 unitedwayblackhills.org Wilkison Construction, LLC Hill City 605.310.0767 wilkisonconstruction.com Xanterra at Mount Rushmore 13000 Hwy 244, Keystone 605.574.2515 mtrushmorenational memorial.com Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills PO Box 28, Custer 605.673.1260 zonta.org
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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.
Photos: Prairie Berry Winery/Miner Brewing Co. Mt. Rushmore Brewing Co. Alpine Inn
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 has 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 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 seafood, it’s best to arrive after you have worked up 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.
Turn to page 94 to see our area favorites.
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Where to Eat The Southern Hills offer a wide range of food choices sure to please every palate. From burgers and tacos to upscale fare like steak, youâ€™ll find something guaranteed to tantalize your tastebuds. For a real treat, try a local specialty such as bison or chislic! And wash it down with a craft beer or glass of wine.
Custer The Canteen at The Custer Beacon 351 Washington St., Custer
605.673.3800 custerbeacon.com Creative classics, sharables, and more in a relaxed atmosphere. All ages, pets welcome.
Buffalo Dreamer 1829 Minnekahta Avenue, 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 MtRushmoreBrewing.com Full service taproom, house craft beers, elevated pub fare, patio, kid & fido friendly.
Begging Burro Mexican Bistro 529 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer
Pounding Fatherâ€™s Restaurant
140 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605.673.4200 MtRushmoreBrewing.com 24 SD craft beers, wine & spirits. Wild game, steaks, fish, salads & pasta. Family friendly.
605.673.3300 BeggingBurro.com Authentic Mexican bistro for lunch & dinner, plus a tequila bar! Outdoor seating available.
Hill City Pizzaâ€™s, Specialty Sandwiches, Salads, Calzones and more!
Hill City Alpine Inn
133 Main St., Hill City 605.574.2749 AlpineInnHillCity.com Enjoy traditional German flavors of mouthwatering dishes and delicious desserts.
Family Owned And Operated 904 Mt Rushmore Rd Custer, SD
pizzamillcustersd.wixsite.com/pizzamill Hill City Circle B Chuckwagon
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.
Hill City FRESH PRODUCE | FRESH MEAT DELI | LIQUOR STORE
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Hill City Naked Winery & Sick n Twisted Brewery 23851 Hwy 385, Hill City
605.574.9200 NakedWinerySD.com Wine tasting & artisan craft beer. Pizza, pretzels, sandwiches, wings, & charcuterie.
531 E Main St., Hill City 605.574.2717 Krulls Market.com
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16 Sheridan Lake
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Crazy Horse Memorial
CUSTER STATE PARK
BREWERIES Hill City 1. Firehouse SmokeJumper Station 2. Miner Brewing Co. 3. Sick-N-Twisted Brewing Co. Custer 4. M t. Rushmore Brewing Co. Hot Springs 5. Highway 79 Brewing Co.
Wild Horse Sanctuary
WINERIES Hill City 1. Firehouse SmokeJumper Station 2. Prairie Berry Winery 3. Naked Winery 6. Stoneface Winery 7. Twisted Pine Winery 8. Grapes & Grinds
FOOD & DRINK ®
Take a Sip Wine & Brew
A sip of water and a plain cracker between tastes will help to clear your palate.
In a search for local flavor, plan to visit one of the area’s award-winning wineries and breweries.
T Photos: Prairie Berry Winery/Miner Brewing Co. Bottom Right Mt. Rushmore Brewing Co.
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.
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
Brewmasters say the Black Hills water is what gives their brew its unique flavor.
local stories behind each label. 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.
OPEN ALL YEAR Custom built log cabins nestled in a picturesque Black Hills setting
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Full-service kitchenettes Unique Mountain settings Sleep 6 comfortably A/C, Satellite TV Charcoal grill & picnic area Children’s play center Fire-pit area
RusticRidgeGuestCabins.com 1.800.889.0932 & 605.666.4848
HILL CITY, SD
Quiet, country-like setting just 2 blocks from Main Street restaurants & shopping Near Custer State Park, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse & Mickelson Trail Hot Tub, Fire Ring with FREE wood! 320 Park Street, Hill City, SD Reservations: 605-574-4900 email@example.com www.hillcitycabin.com
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
24024 HWY 385, Hill City 605.574.9079 Toll Free Phone: 855.324.2462
Six Stunning Log Cabin Rentals • Half mile from Shops, Art Galleries and Restaurants • Property gate opens onto the Mickelson Hiking & Biking Trail • Full Kitchens & Clawfoot Bathtubs or Rock-Surround Showers • Gas Fireplaces & Barbeques • Open Year-Round
For information and reservations please call: 605.574.2220 12407 Deerfield Road, Hill City, SD • NewtonForkRanch.com
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
Your Stay in the Southern Hills
A true Midwest experience in the middle of the Black Hills National Forest.
Photos: Middle Left Under Canvas®. Bottom Left south Dakota Department of Tourism.
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 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. Many lodging facilities allow pets.
Book Ahead With limited space and millions of visitors coming for special events, it’s best to secure your lodging early if you are coming for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the Buffalo Roundup, or holiday weekends.
WHERE TO STAY
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 8 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 in our outdoor Family Fun Zone. Our cozy cabins with full kitchens have a magnificent view of granite cliffs and majestic Black Hills Ponderosa pine. At the base of the mountain a lazy stream winds through our picturesque backyard. 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 US-16 • Hill City
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There's no better place to hang your hat other than custer, South Dakota! Our hotels are minutes away from an abundance of trails, restaurants and iconic attractions like Mount Rushmore, Jewel Cave National Monument, Crazy Horse Memorial and Custer State Park. skip the long trip and get right to the good stuff. get the best rate when you book direct.
SOAK IN HOT SPRINGS (SD)
Spa & Massage Therapy | Yoga | 3-In-1 Sauna | Soak in Hot Springs 4 natural mineral spring fed pools ranging in tempratures from 88ยบ to 102ยบ+ Open Seasonally: May - December, Wednesday - Sunday, 8am - 8pm | Ages 18+
www.MoccasinSprings.com | 605.745.SOAK (7625)
Buffalo Dreamer at Moccasin Springs
AMERICAN FOOD ALCHEMY transforming simple ingredients into joyful food
Vacation Rental | Open Year Round 12 Acres | 4 Studio Cabins
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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!
Hotel & Spa
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. 4 pools ranging in temps 88º- 102º+.
Hotels / Motels
Bluebird Mesa Cabins 549 Cold Brook St, Hot Springs MoccasinSprings.com 4 cozy cabins with incredible views. Full kitchens; furnished with linens, dishes, and utilities. Book Now: Airbnb
Baymont Inn & Suites
Hotel / Motel
Hotels / Motels
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. Family owned and operated since 1995.
Ramada at Keystone
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.
115 Swanzey St., Keystone 605.215.5850 RamadaMtRushmore.com Deluxe accommodations, 90 rooms, new beds, full service. Restaurant, bar, pool, and exercise room on location.
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Hotel / Motel
Rushmore Express Inn & Family Suites 320 Cemetery Rd., Keystone 800.323.6476 or 605.666.4483 RushmoreExpress.com More than a Hotel â€“ an Experience! Indoor Pool, Hot tub, Large Suites, Exercise Room, Fireplaces, Bunk Beds and Conference Space.
Hotel / Motel
Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn 310 W Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer 605-673-2275 CusterHospitality.com Minutes from attractions, newly renovated, Wi-Fi, breakfast, HBO, guest laundry, indoor pool & hot tub, microwaves, & refrigerators.
Campground / Cabin
Cabins / Campgrounds
Rustic Ridge Guest Cabins 12980 S. Hwy 16, Keystone 800.889.0932 or 605.666.4848 RusticRidgeGuestCabins.com Log cabins minutes from attractions. Each cabin has unique mountain setting with log accents and kitchenettes. OPEN ALL YEAR.
Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort
Hotel / Motel
Yak Ridge Cabins & Farmstead 24041 Cosmos Rd, (Near Keystone) 605.390.7627 Yak-Ridge.com Enjoy mountain views and wildlife from charming rustic cabins with modern amenities. Minutes from major attractions.
Comfort Inn & Suites 339 W Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer 605-673-3221 CusterHospitality.com Award-winning. Offers warm cookies, Wi-Fi, breakfast, gym, laundry, indoor pool & hot tub, microwaves, & refrigerators. Spectacular views!
245 Centennial Dr., Custer 605-673-4664 CusterHospitality.com Luxury cabins, glamping teepees, treehouses, camping, cabins & RV sites. Rentals, general store, laundry, shower houses, and new pools.
Hotel / Motel
Econo Lodge 342 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer 605-673-4400 CusterHospitality.com Simplify travel at this award-winning lodge located downtown Custer. Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, indoor pool, & pet-friendly.
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.
Hotel / Motel
Hotels / Motels
Holiday Inn Express & Suites 433 West Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer 605-673-2500 CusterHospitality.com Award-winning. Newly renovated. Breakfast, Wi-Fi, business center, indoor pool & hot tub, laundry, & a gym. Minutes from attractions!
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.
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Campground / Cabins
Super 8 Custer/Crazy Horse
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.
535 West Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer 605-673-2200 CusterHospitality.com Enjoy breakfast, indoor pool, hot tub, Wi-Fi, HBO, laundry, refrigerators, & microwaves. Minutes from Mt. Rushmore. Open year-round!
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Super 8 by Wyndham Hill City/Mt Rushmore 109 Main St., Hill City 605.574.4141 or 800.800.800 Super8.com Centrally located. Open year-round. Indoor pool, spa & elevator. Free breakfast & Wi-Fi. Pets welcome. Near downtown activities.
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Motel / Cabins
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.
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blackhillscouponbook.com Lodging Options Looking for more lodging options? You can see an array throughout the pages of your guide. From campgrounds and rustic resorts to hotels and vacation rentals, there is something for everyone! Custer (page 71) Hill City (page 87) Hot Springs (page 41) Keystone (page 59)
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Your Black Hills Adventure Awaits • Minutes to Mount Rushmore and Major Attractions • Open Year Round • Well Appointed • Full Kitchens • Peaceful Setting with Campfires • 5-Star Rated • And Himalayan Yaks!
605.390.7627 | yak-ridge.com Julie@Yak-Ridge.com Located in Keystone
• Newly Renovated • Platinum Award Winning Hotel • Free Hot Breakfast • Free High-Speed Internet • Indoor Pool & Hot Tub • Guest Laundry • Neighbors the Black Hills National Forest & Located on the Mickelson Trail
(605) 937-5865 | 616 Main Street | Hill City, SD www.qualityinnhillcity.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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 SD Centrally Located in the Heart of the Beautiful Black Hills on Historic Main Street in Hill City SD
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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 Nearly 12,000 Different FREE Wildlife Displays family dining, shopping, Teddy Bears” • Car & Truck Wash galleries, entertainment & 108 Main Street, Hill City SD • Laundromats other services nearby. 605-574-2266 • Casinos • ATMs
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PIZZA & DELI 605-574-2077 Main Street & Deerfield Road
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ANTIQUES EMPORIUM 605-574-9001 South End of Main Street
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Round trip departures daily from Hill City & Keystone, SD Early May - Mid October
1880train.com Please book early. Our trains sell out! 222 Railroad Avenue, Hill City and 103 Winter Street, Keystone 605-574-2222