With iconic landmarks such as Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial and numerous State and National Parks, the Black Hills are a popular destination when it comes to vacations and summer travel, but don’t overlook this beautiful area for fun and exciting adventures during the colder months of the year.
The Black Hills of South Dakota are home to wide range of activities and attractions that offer year-round access allowing locals and visitors alike to get out and experience the beauty that this area has to offer all year long.
With the changing of the leaves and the cooler air making its way through the hills, it’s safe to say that autumn has officially settled upon our region. Fall is a beautiful time in the Black Hills and it is also an exciting time filled with plenty of festive and spooktacular activities for all to enjoy!
Every September thousands of visitors stampede their way to the southern Black Hills to catch a glimpse of an event as wild and authentic as the West itself during the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup. This year marks the 49th anniversary of this exciting event and it is sure to be a wild and fun event-filled weekend throughout the Black Hills.
September is a beautiful time of year to visit the Black Hills. Mild temperatures make many popular outdoor activities more enjoyable and after Labor Day this area becomes much less crowded than peak vacation months leaving more room to explore and enjoy the amusements and activities that abound in this region, including some of the local festivities that take place like the annual “Holy Terror Days” celebration in Keystone, SD!
As summer begins to peak here in the Black Hills, the distant rumble of motorcycles has already begun to carry through the air. The 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is quickly approaching and the scenic roads and communities throughout the Black Hills are beginning to see the rapid influx of riders that descend upon this area every year for this event.
Planning a family vacation is not always an easy venture, especially when certain members of your family have four legs and fur. Finding a reliable pet sitter to care for your animals while you are away can be difficult and boarding through a local kennel or trainer can be quite expensive, but with a little advanced preparation before hand, you may find the easiest option is to bring your pet along the trip!
A visit to the Black Hills is sure to be a trip that you and your family will forever remember, but with so many great attractions and things to see and do in this area, preparing for a Black Hills vacation can take some serious planning!
Located in beautiful Custer State Park at the site of an old CCC camp, the Black Hills Playhouse (BHP) was Inspired and founded in 1946, by the vision of Warren M. “Doc” Lee, who believed the Black Hills Playhouse could provide a unique and intensive training opportunity for theatre professionals in the region while helping enrich rural areas.
The Black Hills are known for famous attractions like Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, and Wind Cave National Park, but the Black Hills are also home to many other exciting attractions that are sure to make any Black Hills vacation more enjoyable. A few of our favorite Black Hills attractions happen to be very close by and some are located just down the road in Keystone, SD.
With so many exciting things to see and do around the area, keeping busy is never a problem when it comes to a Black Hills vacation. While some “monumental” Black Hills attractions are not to miss, you may want to plan an afternoon to tour a new style of attraction that is becoming increasingly popular across the Black Hills region – local wineries. Embarking on a Black Hills wine tour is a great way to enjoy the Black Hills at a leisurely pace while enjoying some local wines that showcase the unique ingredients and flavors indigenous to this region.
For those looking to get outside and enjoy all that this beautiful region has to offer during their Black Hills vacation, don’t forget to pack along a rod & reel to wet a line in one of the many lakes and streams that are found throughout hills.
Just a couple of miles up the road from the Powder House Lodge and Restaurant rests one of our nation’s most prominent monuments and premier Black Hills attractions, Mount Rushmore. Hailed as the Shrine of Democracy, Mount Rushmore National Monument stands above the surrounding plains as a symbol of the birth, growth, development, and preservation of our country.