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Big Thunder Gold Mine
Black Hills' most complete original mining exprience! Original Gold Mine Black Hills' most complete original mining experience! Historic original 1892 goldmine. Tours of mine with 2 forms of gold panning, onsite in running water sluices and original creek panning. Learning historic methods with 8 hour or 4 hour experiences. Onsite large gift shop, restaurant with wild game on the menu and seating for 110 people. There is also a drive up coffee cabin with espresso. Located in historic Keystone.
Home of the Guinness World Record "Largest Teddy Bear Collection." Over 10,000 different teddy bears. All shapes, colors, sizes & origins imaginable! Also listed in Ripley's Believe It or Not. Teddy Bear Town has already been featured in The Guinness Book Of World Records several times, and continues to hold the record for the largest collection of teddy bears.
A must see & enjoy for all ages! Located across Main St. from Exxon C-Store & Super 8 Motel. Become part of the world record collection yourself, ask us how. A must see & enjoy bear themed gift shop also.
National Park Service/Mount Rushmore National Memorial
American History, Alive in Stone...
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.
The Mammoth Site
The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD is an accredited museum and an indoor active dig site which boasts the largest concentration of mammoths in the world. The Mammoth Site offers Summer Educational Programs for children June 1st – August 15th.
For more information call 605.745.6017 or visit our website.
Rush Mountain Adventure Park – Home of Rushmore Cave
You will find fun on all levels at Rush Mountain Adventure Park. Explore Rushmore Cave on a scenic cave tour, cruise down the mountain on the Rushmore Mountain Coaster, experience the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, Gunslinger 7-D Interactive Ride, and find your inner daredevil at the NEW Wingwalker Challenge Course. It’s a Mountain of Family Fun!
High Country Guest Ranch
Spacious log vacation home and camping cabins await your arrival at the High Country Guest Ranch, your Black Hills vacation destination. Located four miles west of Hill City, this serene mountain setting is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Ranch activities include guided horseback rides, ATV rentals, heated outdoor pool, or hiking and biking on the Mickelson Trail. Summertime brings family-friendly entertainment and our popular wood-fire pizzas at the outoor Grille & Pub. For more information, go to HighCountryRanch.com or call 605-574-9003.
Dakota Stone Rock Shop
Make memories with your family at Dakota Stone during your stay in Hill City and the Black Hills! Gem Panning, Gold Panning, Mine Treasure Hunt. Even crack open a Geode! The largest supply of rock in the Black Hills. Fairburn Agates, Boulders, Pond & Garden Rocks, Souvenirs, Handmade Stone & Silver Jewelry, Unique Gifts. During the Fall season visit our Pumpkin Patch.
Museum @ Black Hills Institute; Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Inc.
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute invites you to travel back in time and discover prehistoric beasts of all sizes. The museum is home to “STAN”, the 2nd largest and 2nd most complete T. Rex skeleton ever found. View extensive collection of other dinosaurs, marine fossils, minerals, meteorites and more.
Museum featuring regional dinosaurs, ammonites, and mammal fossils, other world-wide fossils, mineral and meteorites.
BHIGR supplies museum display pieces worldwide. We also specialize in custom preparation and fossil skeleton mounting services.
One of Hill City's treasures! A must-see and stop during your visit!
For more information visit our website: bhigr.com
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation
The Story of Crazy Horse Memorial
Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski and Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear officially started Crazy Horse Memorial June 3, 1948. The Memorial’s mission is to honor the culture, tradition and living heritage of North American Indians.
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation demonstrates its ongoing commitment to this promise by following these objectives:
- Continuing the progress on the world’s largest mountain sculpture, carving a memorial to the spirit of legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse and his culture;
- Providing educational and cultural programming to encourage harmony and reconciliation among all people and nations;
- Acting as a repository for Native American artifacts, arts and crafts through the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® and the NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER®
- And by establishing and operating the INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA®, and when practical, a medical training center for American Indians.
A must-see stop and experience when you are in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Fort Hays Old West Town
The Handbag Store
We support USA made products through our rough cut leather crossbody line, Cowgirl Classics, Maruca, Jewelry with Soul, Inspirational Jewelry, SD Made earrings & necklaces, Stephanie Dawn, Bling cuffs & our local handcrafted fabric items.
Old MacDonald's Farm
Hands-on animal fun. Pet them, feed them, play with them.
Old MacDonalds farm has everything from baby chicks and goats to draft horses and ponies.
A unique drive-thru wildlife park featuring North American wildlife. Encounter bears, wolves, elk, buffalo, and other wildlife on your three mile drive. Enjoy the playful antics of bear cubs and other park offspring in the walk through Babyland. See where the animals roam free!
We are on the road to Mount Rushmore.
Rabbit Bicycle Rentals & Shuttle Service
Rabbit Bicycles is THE premier bike shop and shuttle service in the Black Hills! Our bicycle rental fleet is diverse and 2nd to none!
We're located just across from the 1880 Train!
Circle B Chuckwagon
A visit to the Circle B Chuckwagon is like stepping back in time. Guests can enjoy our western setting, browse in the Wild Horse Gift Shop, sip cold sarsaparilla, or join the posse looking for the Biscuit Bandit! After Supper of Roast Beef & Roasted Chicken, the Circle B Cowboys entertain their guests with old-time western music and ranch humor.
Come and taste the best of the West at the Circle B Chuckwagon!
We feature Cowboy dinner show, Gift shop, wax bullet pistol shooting, gem panning, and a gunfight.
Roast Beef & Chicken dinner with the Cowboy Music Show.
Open Monday - Saturday From Memorial Day Weekend Thru Labor Day.
Open at 4:30 pm Mon - Saturday, Closed on Sunday!
See y'all there!
Candyland is located right off Highway 16 by Prairie Berry and Miner Brewing Company.
It offers more than 2,000 different types of candy, ranging from bulk to retro. There are truffles, soda pop, ice cream and even coffee.
Wendy Bobbe the Manager for Candyland, says it is the biggest candy shop in South Dakota right now and hopes to eventually grow even more by adding an outdoor playground.
The 1880 Train is a two-hour, narrated 20-mile roundtrip between Hill City and Keystone. Passengers view vistas of Black Elk Peak, mining encampments and participate in good old-fashioned fun. The Black Hills Central Railroad is the oldest continuously operating tour railroad in the nation and operates three steam and two diesel engines throughout the season. One of our steam engines is close to 100 years old!
For reservations call 605-574-2222 or visit www.1880train.com
Black Hills Playhouse
Black Hills Playhouse
Black Hills Aerial Adventures
Our business along with sister companies Rushmore Helicopters and Badlands Helicopters, fly aerial tours in our fleet of 8 aircraft over the unique Black Hills sites of Mt. Rushmore, Black Elk Peak, Crazy Horse Monument, Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park, the Cathedral Spires, the Needles Highway, the Badlands National Park and so much more. We offer a variety of tours 7 days a week!
South Dakota State Railroad Museum
South Dakota’s unique landscapes spawned one of the most unusual and complex railroad histories in our nation. A history that helped define us as a people and as a state.
The Museum provides visitors with the unique story of railroading through displays, interactive exhibits, an operating HO train layout, and other interactive and educational displays for the entire family. The Museum is conveniently located next to the depot at the 1880 Train in Hill City.