You are here Midwest Living / Travel / South Dakota / Black Hills Black Hills and Badlands Trip Guide Granite spires and pine-covered hills rise from the prairie in the state's western edge. There, you'll find pieces of history, and proof of perseverance and plenty of natural beauty to explore in places like Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial and Badlands National Park.
Two Amazing Drives to Take at Custer State Park, South Dakota
What not to Miss: The Black Hills, South Dakota The picture here shows a small tunnel, on Needles Highway, that looks like you won't fit, but there is plenty of room. This is a great state to visit. We stayed at the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park, and were never far from any of the attractions. The buffalo are amazing and the highlight of my trip. They are free roaming at the park.
Great State Park Stays: South Dakota's Custer State Park