Black Hills Attractions & Information

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Black Hills Central Reservations
Servicing the entire Black Hills region, this "one-call-does-it-all" vacation planning service offers discount fly-drive packages into the Rapid City Regional Airport, as well as hotel-only packages.

BHCR services Rapid City, Spearfish, Deadwood-Lead, Sturgis, Hill City, Keystone, Crazy Horse, Custer, Hot Springs, Edgemont, Wall, Murdo, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and five national parks and monuments, including Mt. Rushmore.

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South Dakota Department of Tourism
From listings of area accommodations, to special vacation packages, this is the official web site of the South Dakota Office of Tourism. Providing in-depth travel information for the Mount Rushmore state, this site is loaded with helpful information to help you plan your trip to South Dakota.

Want a preview of your South Dakota vacation? Check out the live Web camera on this site. The live image of a South Dakota scene is updated every minute.

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Black Hills Badlands and Lakes Association
This is your Black Hills online vacation guide! With links to attractions, lodging, and calendar of events, this site provides you with information about attractions in and around the Black Hills region, as well as throughout South Dakota.

Let this information-rich website help you plan and book an exciting Black Hills vacation. Be sure to plan plenty of're sure to discover there's more to do in the Black Hills than you think. It's Beyond All Expectations!

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Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau
Plan the perfect Black Hills vacation!

From outdoor adventures like golf, biking, and rock climbing, to visiting our breathtaking national monuments, we have a vacation package for you!

For Visitor information, including lodging, attractions, events and packages for Rapid City and the Black Hills, this site is filled with helpful information for planning your trip to our area.

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Bear Country USA

A Drive Through Wildlife Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota!

Nestled over 200 acres amidst towering pines and along rolling meadows just eight miles south of Rapid City, Bear Country U.S.A. offers visitors intimate views of most North American mammals.

Visitors take a leisurely three-mile drive through several enclosures and encounter black bear, elk, reindeer, deer, cougars, bobcats, rocky mountain goats, bighorn sheep, dall sheep, pronghorn and buffalo.

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Visit the Shrine of Democracy!

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is visited by nearly three million people each year that come to marvel at the majestic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota and learn about the birth, growth, development and preservation of the country.

From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings visitors face to face with the rich heritage we all share.

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Crazy Horse Memorial

Watch as workers continue to carve Crazy Horse Memorial!

 Crazy Horse Memorial is the world's largest mountain carving located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. A memorial for all Native American tribes, it is considered The Eighth Wonder of the World in progress. The Crazy Horse Memorial complex is open year-round and work continues on the Mountain throughout the year! With over one million visitors per year, this is a fascinating and educational adventure for the whole family. 

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Custer State Park

The Granite Peaks Are Calling ...

The clear mountain waters are inviting, and the open ranges are waiting to be discovered. Bring your family to Custer State Park, and let yourself run wild.

Custer State Park in the Black Hills encompasses 71,000 acres of spectacular terrain and an abundance of wildlife. Within the park, you'll discover a world of adventure!



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Sky Dome

Step inside the Sky Dome to experience a warm tropical climate while exploring our indoor jungle filled with exotic and unique flora and fauna. 

Rattlesnake Gulch Funtier Town

Try your hand at gemstone sluicing, go on a 3D safari, or test your aim at the shooting gallery! Our very own old west ghost town has numerous photo opportunities and activities to keep the kids entertained.

Cheyenne's Habitat

Cheyenne the bald eagle has been a permanent resident of Reptile Gardens for 11 years with permission of the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

Maniac's habitat

Maniac is our resident giant saltwater crocodile. At over 16 feet long and1,350pounds, he is one of the largest giant crocodiles in the western hemisphere. If you don't see him at his enclosure inside the SkyDome, make sure to check outside!

Prairie Dog Town

Get down to eye-level with these fuzzy little animals and see firsthand what life is like in a typical prairie dog town!

Methuselah's Playground

Methuselah was a giant Galapagos Tortoise weighing in at over 600 pounds, and a long time resident of Reptile Gardens. His memory lives on at this playground featuring a bronze statue of Methuselah himself. 

Snake Show stage

Get up-close-and-personal with our snake ambassadors in this family-friendly snake handling show.

Gator Show stage

Dozens of Alligators, Crocodiles, and Caimans and one keeper...what could go wrong? Separate fact from fiction in this educational, family-friendly show and get a chance to pet Fluffy, our baby gator!

Bird Show stage

Interact with birds from around the world at the Bird Show, where they love to show off their beauty and intelligence. 

Gift Shop

Carrying a wide variety of Reptile Gardens souvenirs as well as educational books for every age and a variety of stunning rocks, minerals, and fossils from all over the world.

Green Parrot Cafe

Hungry? Refuel with buffalo burgers, The Maniac burger, Black Mamba Shakes, Indian Tacos, and more!

Giant Tortoise

Don't miss this photo opportunity! Get up-close and personal with these friendly giants who love to have their neck scratched and are great with kids. 

Tortuga Falls

Take a stroll through this meditative garden, gaze into our turtle and koi pond, listen to the waterfalls, and don't miss Darwin the Kookaburra! 

Walking Garden

We're about more than just Reptiles! Our outdoor gardens are beauty to be seen as they change throughout the season and year after year. 

Living Wall

This vertical garden is a wall of color that grows and changes through the Summer season creating striking patterns and unique portraits as it grows. 

Pet A Python

Don't miss your chance to Pet a Python!  Our snake handlers ar here to talk about any questions or myths you've heard about snakes. Don't forget your camera! Our pythons are very photogenic and love to photos with you!