The chiseled and granite faces of former Presidents are immortalized in the Mount Rushmore National Memorial
located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Two-hundred descendants of Canadian goats, whose ancestors escaped upon their arrival at Custer State Park, make their home in the Black Hills. Visit the Crazy Horse Memorial being carved to celebrate the heritage of North American Indians. View the stalactite-filled caverns of Rushmore Cave
. Four miles west of Custer, you can eat chuck-wagon food and enjoy entertainment as part of your tour of the Four Mile Old West Town
. Shop for groceries and make some meals in your fully-equipped kitchen. Vacation rentals make ideal accommodations for holiday homes. Condo rentals, a secluded cottage or cabin make a nice get-away alternative to staying in a hotel. After a day of taking in the sights, head back to the comfort of your vacation rental lodging accommodations.
Hundreds of wild and free mustangs and their foals roam the prairies at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary
. Full steam ahead! Travel the 1880 train offering a scenic view on your return trip from Keystone to Hill City
. A larger-than-modern-day life exhibit, the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs
, is an active paleontological dig site where Ice Age fossils are unearthed and displayed. So far, the skeletons of 60 mammoths have been discovered. Today, big horn sheep, prairie dogs and bison experience the good life in the Badlands of South Dakota
. Have fun with modern-day technology and download the GPS Adventure Activity Book
to discover points of interest and learn about the Badlands National Park.
Visit Falls Park at Sioux Falls
, which is the largest city in the state. During the day, go on the Sculpture Walk. Attend a performance by the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra
. A Condo rental in the heart of town is convenient and a great alternative to staying in a hotel. See the latest murals on the outside of the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Since 1892, this is where the Corn Palace Festival
hosts a musical extravaganza. This state of Great Faces, Great Places
offers breath-taking downhill skiing and exhilarating snowboarding
days at Mystic Miner and Terry Peak
. Strap on snowshoes or try cross-country skiing or snowmobiling. In February, you can learn to ice fish at Custer State Park
. There are fishing events throughout the months of May through August in South Dakota. Summertime is time for mountain biking, sailing, rock climbing, canoeing, or kayaking
. Fishing enthusiasts will want to cast their line into the Lewis and Clark Lake
, or one of the three rivers: Big Sioux, James and Missouri
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