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Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, Badlands Trip Report

Old Jun 22nd, 2016, 04:42 AM
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Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, Badlands Trip Report

Not a lot of recent action in the South Dakota Forum, but I was able to glean quite a bit of information from prior posts to help in our planning. Many thanks to the contributors.

Our family of 4 (DD17, DD14) spent 8 nights in South Dakota as a road trip from Indiana:
1 night in Sioux Falls
5 nights in Custer (VRBO)
1 night in Wall (Frontier Cabins)
1 night in Sioux Falls on return

We focused on the National Park Service and Custer State Park options in the area. Specifically:

NPS sites visited:
Mount Rushmore, Jewel Cave, Wind Cave, Minuteman Missile, Badlands, Devil's Tower

Custer SP:
3 scenic drives, Harney Peak, Sunday Gulch, Prairie Loop Trail

Other Black Hills:
Spearfish Scenic Byway (Roughlock Falls & Devil's Bathtub hikes), DC Booth Fishery

Sites along the way:
[Sioux] Falls Park, Corn Palace, Chamberlain Rest Area (Lewis & Clark)

Photos and commentary here:
https://freytravel.wordpress.com/201...ota-june-2016/

Thanks again!
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Great report, as usual. Thank you!
Sorry about the heart attack. I am glad you are able to be active again.
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indy_dad:

Nice report - we took this trip many years ago with our 3 children. It is a part of America that everyone should see at least once. I also remember the heat and marvel at the tenacity of the early settlers.

I am sorry to hear that you have had some recent health issues but appear to have fully recovered. Take care and thank you for sharing.

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Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it (and yes, all is well).
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Oh my - I have just been rereading your reports from Scotland and Cornwall when your kids were younger - and shorter! What a difference four years has made. (I know, I know - I swore as a kid I'd never say 'my how you've grown' to kids, but that oath was made a while ago.)

As always, a fun report to read, thanks for all the effort and detail. (And glad to hear you have recovered.)
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One of the best reasons for the travel blogs has been to capture the kids along the way. They have grown quite a bit.
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Great report!!!
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