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Jewel Cave National Monument, South Dakota (second longest cave in the world) Near Mount Rushmore

Jewel Cave National Monument, South Dakota (second longest cave in the world) Near Mount Rushmore

Perhaps you thought of stopping in Rapid City, South Dakota for a night on your family road trip, allowing a quick visit to Mount Rushmore, as did we. But after we decided to hang around for 4 nights, we discovered there was so much more to do around Rapid City. Here’s our favourite 13 things to do (in addition to Mount Rushmore).

13 Things To Do In Rapid City With Kids (PLUS Mount Rushmore)

Perhaps you thought of stopping in Rapid City, South Dakota for a night on your family road trip, allowing a quick visit to Mount Rushmore, as did we. But after we decided to hang around for 4 nights, we discovered there was so much more to do around Rapid City. Here’s our favourite 13 things to do (in addition to Mount Rushmore).

Top 10 Attractions In The Black Hills (Besides Mount Rushmore)

Top 10 Attractions In The Black Hills (Besides Mount Rushmore)

Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The Black Hills is a fantastic, cheap family vacation spot full of natural beauty and things to do. SD people are the kindest you'll ever meet.

This set includes five posters; one title page with a picture of Mount Rushmore and a poster for each of the four Presidents - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.  Each poster includes important facts about the Presidents and beautiful clip art images.

Presidents of Mount Rushmore - Fact Posters

This set includes five posters; one title page with a picture of Mount Rushmore and a poster for each of the four Presidents - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Each poster includes important facts about the Presidents and beautiful clip art images.

Rushmore Tram & Alpine SlideScenery~ flowers and food, or extreme excitement - it's all here at Rushmore Tramway and Alpine Slide. Glide up thru the pines on the smooth chairlift to a beautiful mountaintop garden.

Rushmore Tram & Alpine SlideScenery~ flowers and food, or extreme excitement - it's all here at Rushmore Tramway and Alpine Slide. Glide up thru the pines on the smooth chairlift to a beautiful mountaintop garden.

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.

Black Hills and Badlands Trip Guide

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.

Planning a trip to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota? Check out these travel tips for information on things to do, what to see, lodging, camping and more

Planning a trip to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota? Check out these travel tips for information on things to do, what to see, lodging, camping and more

It may be left in the shadow of Mount Rushmore given its location in the southwest corner of South Dakota but there is nothing ‘bad’ about ‘Badlands’ National Park. In fact, having visited here recently I would go as far to say this is one breathtaking national park that should be on your radar. It may not have the lucrative reputation of Yosemite or Yellowstone but after you take the Badlands Scenic Drive through 30 miles of natural landscape, you will soon realize why we are so enamored by…

How to Enjoy the Badlands Scenic Drive in One Afternoon

It may be left in the shadow of Mount Rushmore given its location in the southwest corner of South Dakota but there is nothing ‘bad’ about ‘Badlands’ National Park. In fact, having visited here recently I would go as far to say this is one breathtaking national park that should be on your radar. It may not have the lucrative reputation of Yosemite or Yellowstone but after you take the Badlands Scenic Drive through 30 miles of natural landscape, you will soon realize why we are so enamored by…

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