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Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills Travel Guide

Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills Top Experiences

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Top Reasons to Go to Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills

Here a fossil, there a fossil: From the mid-1800s, the fossil-rich Badlands area has welcomed paleontologists, research institutions, and fossil...

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Badlands in One Day

With a packed lunch and plenty of water, arrive at the park via the northeast entrance (off I-90 at Exit 131), and follow Route 240 (Badlands...

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Wind Cave in One Day

Pack a picnic lunch, then head to the visitor center to purchase tickets for a morning tour of Wind Cave. Visit the exhibit rooms in the center...

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Top Reasons to Go to Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills

Underground exploring: Wind Cave offers visitors the chance to get their hands and feet dirty on a four-hour guided tour through one of American...

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America's Shrine of Democracy

Like most impressive undertakings, Mount Rushmore's path to realization was one of personalities and perseverance. When Gutzon Borglum, a talented...

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Educational Offerings

There are several educational programs offered by the rangers of Badlands National Park. An outreach program is available for classes K-12,...

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Planning Your Time

Every small town in the Black Hills has something to offer—a fact that you may find surprising. This region has the highest concentration of...

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