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The Mount Rushmore National Memorial

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota, in the United States. The Mount Rushmore Memorial was sculpted by Gutzon Borglum.
Representing freedom and democracy, Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hill National Forest near Keystone, Hill City, and Custer, is a tribute to four presidents.
 Please check at the park's Visitor Center or call the park at (605) 574-2523 for times of these activities.
Black Hills Institute of Geological Research Inc., has long been recognized as the world's finest paleontological and earth science supply house. The Institute's primary business is supplying professionally prepared fossils, fossil casts, and mineral specimens for research, teaching, and exhibit. Staff have been the leaders in developing new techniques and new materials for use in fossil exploration, collection, preparation, and exhibition.

* This information was taken from the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research website.
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Black Hills Scenic Drives

Take a drive on many of the scenic roads and highways in out area. Visit the Needles Highway, Iron Mountain Road, Wildlife Loop Road, Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway or Spearfish Canyon
National Scenic Byway.
Crazy Horse Memorial

The memorial consists of the mountain carving (monument), the Indian Museum of North America, and the Native American Cultural Center. The monument is being carved out of Thunderhead Mountain between Custer and Hill City, roughly 17 miles from Mount Rushmore. The head of Crazy Horse will be 87 feet (27 m) high; by comparison, the heads of the four U.S. Presidents at Mount Rushmore are each 60 feet (18 m) high.

The Crazy Horse Memorial is a mountain monument complex that is under construction in the Black Hills, in Custer County, South Dakota. It depicts Crazy Horse riding a horse and pointing into the distance.
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Custer State Park's is a playground for exploration

Whether hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, or rock climbing, find your adventure along our roads and trails! Custer State Park's is a playground for exploration. A herd of 1,300 bison roams freely throughout the park, often stopping traffic along the 18-mile Wildlife Loop Road.

Prairie Berry Winery

Five generations ago, Anna Pesá Vojta and her husband Jon emigrated from Czechoslovakia to homestead near Mound City, Dakota Territory. Today our winemaker, Anna's great-great-granddaughter, Sandi Vojta, embraces the flavor, color and aroma of those same prairie berries, plus grapes and honey. Her wines are a taste of refinement and a reminder of our rich South Dakota heritage.

A Working Winery in the Black Hills
We aren't just a tasting room! From Phat Hogg to Red Ass Rhubarb, every drop of wine we sell is produced right here at Prairie Berry Winery, near Hill City, South Dakota. We are making wine every day.
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The 1880 Train Depot

The 1880 train Depot in Hill City is just 5 minutes from Mountain View Lodge & Cabins!
See the Black Hills of South Dakota by rail! Experience a historic, breathtakingly scenic, relaxing vintage steam train ride your family will never forget.

Enjoy a two hour and fifteen minute round trip through the scenic Black Hills. Hear the bellow of the engine and the whine of the whistle as it winds its way through the hills between Hill City and Keystone... and back again.
The George S. Mickelson Trail

The George S. Mickelson Trail, in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills, was completed in September of 1998. The George S. Mickelson Trail has gentle slopes and easy access allow people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills. The Mickelson trail is 109 miles long and contains more than 100 converted railroad bridges and 4 rock tunnels. The trail surface of the George S. Mickelson Trail is primarily crushed limestone and gravel.
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