Road Trip: South Dakota

Home to stunning scenery, iconic monuments, and hours of outdoor fun, the Black Hills of South Dakota are truly one of the most family-friendly regions of America. From national parks to Wild West towns, to the largest reptile zoo in the world, there are many fun things to do in the Black Hills!

A vacation in the Black Hills is road trip Americana at its finest. Our Rushmore Shadows Resort is located on the road between Rapid City (Western South Dakota’s largest city) and Mt. Rushmore. We’re right past Reptile Gardens and located next to Old MacDonald’s Petting Farm. There’s endless hiking trails and a rails to trails biking/walking path that stretches 110 miles through the Black Hills. You’ll find opportunities to wine and dine, eat the best burger in South Dakota, or watch American Bison herds in their habitat. Don’t miss Custer State Park – or drive east to The Badlands National Park – a surprising landscape surrounded by prairie.

South Dakota tourism continues to increase, and you should consider booking early to ensure a camping spot or lodging. Still an affordable part of the country, you won’t regret visiting the Great Faces, Great Places in South Dakota!

Photo Credit: Sharlene Earnshaw

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