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South Dakota is truly a wild frontier. A key player in the days of the Wild West, it’s offers kids unforgettable experiences filled with history, excitement and of course, FUN!

Mount Rushmore National Monument, Badlands National Park (where you might run into a real dinosaur dig!) and Custer State Park with it’s incredible buffalo round-up, are by far the most visited attractions in the state, and for good reason! They are national treasures.

History comes back to life again, with sites like the Four Mile Old West Town, the Prairie Homestead and the High Plains Western Heritage Center, which honors the pioneers and the Native Americans of the region.

And did you think that South Dakota would have two of the world’s longest caves? Black Hills Caverns, Rushmore Caves, and even Broken Boot Gold Mine - the oldest gold mine open to the public in Black Hills - all give kids the chance to go deeper underground and explore underneath the state!

There are so many fascinating and fun things to do in South Dakota, no matter what age you are, you will find something magical and adventurous!

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  • Rushmore Tramway

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    (1 miles)Keystone

    Ride up to a beautiful alpine landscape: get off on top to see impressive rock formations, waterfalls, flowers, and panoramic views. Have a cold drink or a bite to eat as you take in the unique view ...

  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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    (2 miles)Keystone

    Mount Rushmore National Memorial, near Keystone, South Dakota, is a monumental granite sculpture by Gutzon Borglum, located within the United States Presidential Memorial that represents the first ...

  • Terror Golf Mini Golf

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    (3 miles)Keystone

    The Holy Terror Mini Golf course is nestled on the side of a pine-covered slope in Keystone. Named after the last active gold mine in Keystone, the course will have you "screamin' mulligans" as you ...

  • The Presidential Waxworks Museum

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    (3 miles)Keystone

    Beneath the watchful gaze of Mount Rushmore in the beautiful Black Hills sits the National Presidential Wax Museum. Visitors gain insight into our nation's democracy through life-size, life-like wax ...

  • Rushmore Cave

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    (5 miles)Keystone

    An ancient Black Hills' treasure, buried beneath the earth's surface is now yours to discover and explore, just a few miles east of Mount Rushmore. Here you will find beautiful Rushmore Cave, where ...

  • 1880 Train Black Hills Central Railroad

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    (8 miles)Hill City

    Over the Hills & Beyond the Imagination! Imagine yourself immersed in the staggering beauty of the Black Hills of Western South Dakota! Imagine you're gliding over the rugged landscape aboard a ...

  • Crooked Creek Resort

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    (8 miles)Hill City

    One of Hill City's finest campgrounds nestled in a quiet shaded valley, with Spring Creek babbling through the resort. You are minutes away from some of the most fantastic attractions in the Black ...

  • Horse Thief Campsite

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    (8 miles)Hill City

    Horse Thief is a family owned and operated campground and resort. We’re located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, a popular family camping vacation destination. Our central location makes it easy ...

  • Reptile Gardens

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    (10 miles)Rapid City

    Our beautifully landscaped park includes the Bewitched Village, which is a Family Fun Station with Gemstone and Arrowhead sluicing, a Blacklight 3D Adventure with the dizzying Black Hole, an Air ...

  • Custers Gulch Campground

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    (11 miles)Custer

    An RV park surrounded by the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, Custer's Gulch Campground is where General Custer actually camped in 1874! Kids can learn about the fascinating history whilst ...

  • Crazy Horse Memorial

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    (11 miles)Crazy Horse

    Crazy Horse Memorial, home of the world's largest mountain sculpture in progress, is in the Black Hills of South Dakota on U.S. Highway 16/385 just 17 miles southwest of Mount Rushmore. Sculptor ...

  • Thunderhead Underground Falls

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    (12 miles)Rapid City

    This historic old gold mine is the oldest gold mine open to the public in the Black Hills area. The easy walk along the rushing underground stream is a delightful experience for both young and old.

  • Black Hills Caverns

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    (12 miles)Rapid City

    Come discover the wonder of the glittering underground world and see its many fantastic animal formations. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do with kids in ...

  • Rushmore Waterslides

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    (12 miles)Rapid City

    Perfectly situated on the road to Mount Rushmore, this 17 acre waterslide park is number one for fun in the Black Hills of South Dakota!

  • Echo Valley Park RV

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    (12 miles) Custer

    We are a non-commercial campground. You'll enjoy our cool summer evenings. Come to Echo Valley Park Campground RV Park and enjoy the Black Hills.

  • Custer State Park

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    (13 miles)Custer

    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!

  • Black Hill Aerial Tours Mount Rushmore

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    (13 miles)Custer

    offers five tours that feature additional sights and adventures, but all of them start with the glorious Black Hills.

  • Flintstones Bedrock City

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    (13 miles)Custer

    Bedrock comes alive in this modern Stone-Age setting of fun-filled buildings and play areas. Tour Fred's Bedrock City. Ride the Flintmobile and Iron Horse Train. See Mt.Rockmore and enjoy the new ...

  • Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns

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    (15 miles)Rapid City

    Come experience a world unlike any other. Let our knowledgeable and friendly guides lead you through subterranean, crystalline passages in the Paha Sapa limestone. Marvel at the world\\\'s most ...

  • Storybook Island

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    (15 miles)Rapid City

    Storybook Island is a free attraction located in Rapid City, South Dakota. Come meet Humpty Dumpty, Pinnochio and other favorite childhood characters. Nursery rhymes and Fairytales come to life in ...

  • Cosmos Mystery Area

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    (15 miles)Rapid City

    Have you ever experienced a place where the laws of nature seem to have gone completely berserk? Have you ever stood on the wall or felt an unexplainable force? Here at the Cosmos you can ...

  • Circle B Ranch Chuckwagon Cowboy Music Show

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    (16 miles)Rapid City

    A visit to the Circle B Ranch is like stepping back in time. Guests can stroll along the wooden sidewalks of the Old West town, browse in the Wild Horse Gift Shop, sip a cold sarsaparilla in the ...

  • Flags and Wheels Indoor Racing

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    (16 miles)Rapid City

    Along with being the only indoor carting facility in rapid city you can also use the Lazer Tag, Batting Cage, Paint Ball, Arcade and Bumper Cars. One of the many fun family places to go if you're ...

  • Bear Country USA

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    (16 miles)Rapid City

    Very few people have had a full-grown black bear look in the window of their family car, or if they have, it was not by choice. Even fewer have seen a reindeer or a elk up close. However, many people ...

  • Four Mile Old West Town

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    (16 miles)Custer

    Come visit Four Mile Old West Town and experience this wonderful slice of history. Four Mile is situated in the heart of the Black Hills and was named Four Mile by the Earliest stagecoach line ...