Bus Tour of Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills
If you love doing outdoorsy things, this is the perfect list. There are hundreds of trails, including 17 scenic byways with views of Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills. This list only includes some of the attractions that accompany these natural treasures!
Mount Rushmore – If you have ever been to South Dakota, chances are this is the first thing you are asked about. Over 600 miles of roads and trails will keep you exploring for days in this national monument. Just ensure you get there early, so you don't miss President.
Badlands National Park – This park has one of the world's greatest concentrations of fossil beds. There are also miles of hiking trails and ancient Native American rock art sites that can be found here. Also known as the "Feeding Ground of the Buffalo," this is an amazing place.
Custer State Park – This park is home to Ghost Ranch, the grave of a famous general, and a large group called the Buffalo Bunch that performed there in the 1930s and 1940s. There are many scenic trails and lookout points where you can see wildlife, including bison, antelope, elk, and more.
Falls Park – This is one of those places you must see with your own eyes! It boasts five waterfalls in an area just 11 miles long. There are also hiking trails through mountain meadows and an observation tower at the top of one of them.
Canyon Lake – This is located in Spearfish Canyon, a scenic byway. Canyon Lake has over 20 miles of hiking trails, many of which are difficult, with steep inclines and descents to the water's edge.