Things to See & Do

Tourists from all over the world come to the Black Hills of South Dakota to enjoy its awe-inspiring surroundings. Not only is the Black Hills National Park home of famous National Memorials such as Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse; incredible wildlife, historic towns, and many other attractions can be found in the Black Hills. You will never run out of things to do in the Black Hills!

The Lead-Deadwood area dates back to the gold rush of 1876 and was home to legendary characters such as Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, and they both rest at Mt. Moriah Cemetary in Deadwood. Visit the Black Hills Mining Museum and the Homestake Visitors Center to learn more about the history of the area.

There are many things to do in the Black Hills. The area offers activities such as snowmobiling, snow-shoeing, cross-country and down-hill skiing, mountain biking, ATV riding, horseback riding, rock climbing, hunting, fishing, golfing, and more. Other popular Black Hills attractions are Needles highway, the buffalo in Custer State Park, wineries, museums, and Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Mickelson Trail is perfect for hiking and biking, and gold panning in historic Lead is an excellent activity suitable for the entire family!

Here is a sample of some Black Hills attractions you shouldn't miss:


  • Adams Museum and House
  • Alkali Ike Tours
  • Belle Joli Winery
  • Casinos – Historical
  • Kool Deadwood Nites
  • Tatanka


  • 1880 Train
  • Dinosaur Museum
  • Naked Winery
  • Prairie Berry Winery


  • Mt Rushmore
  • Needles Highway


  • Bear Country
  • Circle B Chuckwagon
  • Fort Hays Chuckwagon
    Supper & Show



  • Devils Tower


  • Crazy Horse
  • Custer Buffalo Roundup
  • Harney Peak
  • Naked Winery-Custer
  • Sylvan Lake


  • Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary
  • Mammoth Site


  • Black Hills & Ft. Pierre
    Railroad Roundhouse
  • Black Hills Mining Museum
  • Homestake Opera House
  • Homestake Visitor Center
  • Mystic Miner Ski Area
  • Spearfish Canyon Scenic By-Way
  • Terry Peak Ski Area


  • Matthews Opera House
  • Spearfish Water Park


  • Badlands
  • Wall Drug

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