Black Hills, Badlands and LakesThe rugged Black Hills & Badlands in Western South Dakota stand in stark contrast to the farmland to the east. In fact, the landscape here hasn’t changed much since the Lakota Sioux hunted bison here centuries ago. The Black Hills, with elevations topping 7,000 feet, tower over the Black Hills National Forest’s one million acres – roughly the size of the state of Delaware.

Visitors here will discover Crazy Horse Memorial, a tribute to the North American Indian; Jewel Cave National Monument, the second-longest cave in the world; the 109-mile long Mickelson Trail; Deadwood, a National Historic Landmark; the famed Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and legendary Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Black Hills Badlands and Lakes RegionVacation Information

Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association
(605) 355-3600