Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills Sights

Black Hills Petrified Forest

  • 8220 Elk Creek Rd. Map It
  • Piedmont
  • Geological Site

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

An audiovisual presentation and a self-guided nature walk teach you about the geologic evolution of western South Dakota. Allow about an hour for your visit to this forest, which opened to the public in 1929, and is located about halfway between Rapid City and Sturgis.

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8220 Elk Creek Rd., Piedmont, South Dakota, 57769, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $7
  • Memorial Day–Labor Day, daily 8–5; rest of May and Sept., and Oct., daily 9–5

Published 01/19/2016


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