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Family Vacation in the Black Hills

Created by RoBoNC on September 24, 2013 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
1 Story

Our trip to the Black Hills took us to the famous Mount Rushmore and the still being built Crazy Horse Memorial. We drove up to Sturgis and Deadwood to experience the Wild West. Then onto Custer State Park to mingle with the buffaloes.

More Than Just Badlands

Created by MilwVon on July 22, 2012 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews
1 Story

During my "Road Trippin' Across America's Heartland" I spent a full day exploring some of South Dakota's more well known attractions. There is more to see and do than one might expect!

Meeting up in South Dakota

Created by catsholiday on June 15, 2011 Best of IgoUgo

11 Reviews

Our four week road trip began in Utah and ended up in Nevada passing through a number of States. In South Dakota we met up with my daughter and partner who joined us for the last two weeks of the trip.

Journey to the Old Way of Life in South Dakota

Created by VanessaK on November 11, 2008 Best of IgoUgo

8 Reviews

This trip to western South Dakota was my first and hopefully not may last. My family was thrilled to visit some of the landmarks that made this country great. Mount Rushmore is a must see.

My Black Hills

Created by Mandan Lynn on August 26, 2007 Best of IgoUgo

16 Reviews
5 Stories

The beautiful Black Hills and its many offerings -- the place I was lucky enough to be born and raised.

4th of July in the Black Hills

Created by Noel F. on July 8, 2007 Best of IgoUgo

8 Reviews

Over July 4th holiday, two families take a road trip to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, Badlands, and the Mitchell Corn Palace.

Dining in the Hills

Created by Mandan Lynn on May 28, 2007 Best of IgoUgo

9 Reviews

Here is where you can learn about my favorite (and not so favorite) eating establishments throughout the Black Hills region, where I grew up.

Eating, Sleeping, Thinking -- Black Hills

Created by btwood2 on November 9, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews
1 Story

Prime tourist country, the Black Hills are full of accommodations ranging from luxurious to basic. We stayed at two RV parks, reviewed here. There are countless places to find good food, two reviewed below. And...more of my thoughts and ramblings concerning the Paha Sapa.

Hillyo! Heart of the Black Hills

Created by btwood2 on October 30, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

3 Reviews
2 Stories

In the pine forests of the Black Hills, most of the towns owe their existence to gold, tin, and other precious metals. Nowadays, they survive on tourist dollars. Keystone, gateway to Mt. Rushmore, is commercial and fake-looking. Hill City, also known as Hillyo, has a more authentic feel.

Bison, Burros, More Black Hills Adventures: Custer

Created by btwood2 on October 18, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

3 Reviews
3 Stories

Don’t hold it against the town of Custer and Custer State Park that they were named after one of the more infamous characters of the Old West, General George Armstrong Custer. Only 3 miles from the town of Custer, the wildlife-rich state park’s rolling hills are well worth a visit.

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