Top 10 Things to Do in the Black Hills

We've listed the top things to do in the Black Hills in an order that can be grouped by day and spread out over a week in the Black Hills. This area includes the Lakota and Dakota nations.

1. DEVIL’S TOWER

If you are coming in from Rapid City, it is only a short detour to scoot across the border into Wyoming to visit Devil’s Tower.

2. SPEARFISH CANYON SCENIC BYWAY

When you leave, I would suggest driving along the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway (Route 14A) from Spearfish to Deadwood.

3. HISTORIC DEADWOOD

Once you arrive in Deadwood, if you have time, you can take a tour of a gold mine and do some gold panning at the Broken Boot Gold Mine.

4. CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL

5. MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL

6. JEWEL OR WIND CAVE

7. HOT SPRINGS

8. WILDLIFE LOOP IN CUSTER STATE PARK

9. HORSE BACK RIDING AT BLUE BELL STABLES

10. NEEDLES HIGHWAY THRU CUSTER STATE PARK

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