“Go west, young man, go west” was first used in 1851 by John B. L. Soule and later reprinted by Horace Greeley in 1865. It was a saying that many took to heart, at that time, and moved to the west to set up a home.
Since the days of the old west when the frontier was a place of new beginnings as well as excitement and adventure, it has retained that spirit drawing vacationers year after year.
A trip to the Black Hills and the Badlands is one of those destination locations not to be missed.
With more than 6,000 square miles to explore, you’re sure to discover plenty of activities to suit everyone of all ages.
Within the Black Hills and Badlands, enjoy hikes, off road biking, boating, fishing and wildlife observation at these parks:
- Black Hills National Forest
- Custer National Forest
- Badlands National Park
- Custer State Park
- Bear Butte State Park
- Mount Rushmore National Memorial
- Wind Cave National Park and Devils Tower Monument
- Shade Hill Recreational Area
- Bear Butte State park
- Buffalo Gap National Grasslands
- Jewel Cave National Monument
Kids will get a kick out of Bear Country USA. Plan a zipline excursion at Rushmore Cave, take to the treetops at Rushmore Tramway Adventures or the Alpine Slide.
Sit back and enjoy the Dakotaride Summer Sled Dog Tours or settle in for a 20-mile ride on the 1880s steam train at the Black Hills Central Railroad.
For the adults, head to Deadwood for plenty of gaming action at one of many casinos including Miss Kitty’s Casino, Midnight Star, Mckennas Gold Casino, and the landmark Saloon No. 10 for more action.
Visit PleasureLand RV Center
Before you hit the road to the Black Hills of South Dakota, stop in at PleasureLand RV Center to ensure that your RV is in good shape for traveling. If you don’t own an RV yet and would like to make a trip to the Black Hills your inaugural trip, stop by and tour the inventory at PleasureLand RV Center and find the rig that’s right for you.