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!


Dog Policy

We love all animals, wild and domesticated. Unfortunately due to a high number of recent incidents with dogs, our insurance company has advised us that we can no longer allow dogs, or other personal pets, on the Reptile Gardens grounds. ADA approved service dogs are, of course, allowed although there are three areas where they are not allowed for their safety and the safety of our animals. We do offer a shaded grassy area adjacent to our parking lot for walking your dog. We only ask that your pet be leashed and attended to at all times. You are welcome to come and go from the park as often as you like to tend to your dog. For more information, visit our FAQ Page


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