Touring the Black Hills
There are a lot of places to see and experience in the Black Hills of South Dakota. As we prepare for the upcoming Cadet camporee in July, here is a list of popular places families could visit while they are out for the week of the camporee. This is not an exhaustive list, just a sampling of what is out there to visit.
Google has a nice list of the "Top Sights to see in South Dakota" that can be seen here.
Here is a list of places I came up with to share. All distances and times are calculated using Google Maps with the Family Campground as the starting point.
Custer State Park 13329 U.S. 16A, Custer, SD 57730 7.4 miles, 12 minutes
Crazy Horse Memorial 12151 Ave of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730 8.7 miles, 15 minutes
Jewel Cave National Monument U.S. 16, Custer, SD 57730 10.3 miles, 27 minutes
Needles Highway 23034 Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway, Hill City, SD 57745 14.0 miles, 18 minutes
Mount Rushmore National Memorial 13000 SD-244, Keystone, SD 57751 23.1 miles, 32 minutes
Wind Cave National Park 26611 US-385, Hot Springs, SD 57747 29.5 miles, 55 minutes
Evans Plunge Mineral Springs 1145 N River St, Hot Springs, SD 57747 39.7 miles, 1 hour 5 minutes
The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD 1800 US-18 BYP, Hot Springs, SD 57747 41.3 miles, 1 hour 11 minutes
Rapid City, South Dakota 48.1 miles, 1 hour 12 minutes
Deadwood, South Dakota 61.2 miles, 1 hour 37 minutes
Spearfish Canyon Hwy Spearfish, SD 57783 97.7 miles, 1 hour 55 minutes
Devils Tower National Monument WY-110, Devils Tower, WY 82714 133 miles, 2 hours 33 minutes