This epic sculpture featuring the granite faces of four American presidents - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln - proudly towers 5,500 feet above sea level.
Crazy Horse Monument
Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski began creating his monumental sculpture of Chief Crazy Horse mounted atop a spirited warhorse in 1948. After his death in 1982, his family still continues work on the world's largest sculpture.
Norbeck Scenic Byway
Winding through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Black Hills, this Scenic Byway offers views of scenic lakes, towering granite formations, rock tunnels and spiraling bridges as it travels through wildlife preserves and wilderness areas.
Nestled in a picturesque setting, mountain lakes offer boat launching, power boating, water skiing, sailing, paddleboats, canoeing, wind-surfing, swimming and scuba diving.
Venture into the mysterious depths of the underground world. This area is home to a number of caves, including Jewel Cave, the second longest cave in the world; Rushmore Cave, the closest cave to Mt. Rushmore; and Wind Cave, the world's fourth longest cave.
From strenuous mountain climbs and relaxing rides on old railroad beds to fun biking events, the area offers spectacular biking opportunities for families of all ages and activity levels.
The Black Hills National Forest and the surrounding State and National Parks offer more than 450 miles of nature walks and hiking trails. These systems are perfect for walking, hiking and backpacking, and differ in length and difficulty levels.
View lush forests, tranquil meadows, and breathtaking overlooks along a meandering trail on horseback. Families of all experience levels will be accompanied by an experienced guide on their trek.
The Black Hills are rich with history and rural heritage ranging from pre-historic to modern day. Explore the Old West, American Indian culture, dinosaurs, gold panning, gambling plus much more!
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