Often refer to as “an emerald isle in a sea of prairie”, the famous Black Hills are among the most popular US vacation destinations. They rise up from the western South Dakota plains and even though they cover a territory only 50 mi wide and 120 mi long, these majestic mountains can tell you many a story.
The slopes are covered with ponderosa pine forests, while alpine meadows and creek-carved canyons make the Black Hills landscape one of a kind. Mt. Rushmore itself is a sight you will never ever forget.
Things To See And Do
Are you a fan of underground exploring? If you are, Wind Cave is a must for you.
This cave offers visitors the chance to satisfy their curiosity and get their hands and feet dirty in the process.
Beware though, this is a four-hour guided tour through one of American’s longest and most complex caves, so make sure you’re up for it.
Are you a fan of wild life? If yes, the Wind Cave National Park should be included in your itinerary. You will encounter a wide variety of wild animals like bison, coyote, deer, antelope, elk, prairie dogs, while 37 different species of birds is another story.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore, a granite batholith formation. It was sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum. Mount Rushmore features 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln.
Need we say more?