Road through Blue Belle Lodge Cabins in Custer State Park
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Custer Cabins: Blue Bell Lodge

If you're traveling to the Black Hills of South Dakota, you can't go wrong staying in Custer State Park. Located near Rapid City, this state park rivals many national parks in terms of awesomeness! Fortunately, there are many Custer Cabins available right in the middle of the action! Blue Bell Lodge Cabins We stayed in… Continue reading Custer Cabins: Blue Bell Lodge

Skull of a Mammoth at Mammoth Hot Springs
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Tip & Tee: Mammoth Site 

Travel tees make the BEST souvenirs! In Tip & Tee, I show off an awesome tee I picked up on my trip and share a trip tip for that destination! If you’re looking for a unique experience in the Black Hills of South Dakota, look no further than the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.  This treasure… Continue reading Tip & Tee: Mammoth Site 

Slyvan Lake in Custer State Park
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7 Things to Do in Custer State Park

Custer State Park surprised me. I’m not sure exactly what I expected. But, that wasn’t it. This state park in the Black Hills of South Dakota rivals some of the national parks in terms of awesomeness! Custer State Park is one of the largest state parks in the US. It is located approximately 30 miles… Continue reading 7 Things to Do in Custer State Park

View of the Black Hills
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Good Eats in the Black Hills

Good food is a big part of vacation fun! Fortunately, on our recent South Dakota adventure, we had no trouble finding good eats in the Black Hills. On our Black Hills trip, we stayed in a cabin with a kitchenette and an outdoor grill. So, we fixed many of our own meals at the cabin.… Continue reading Good Eats in the Black Hills

Front of Big Thunder Gold Mine in the Black Hills
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Black Hills Gold Mine

The Black Hills in South Dakota experienced a gold rush in the late 1800's. When planning our Black Hills vacation, I knew I wanted to take a tour of one of the historic Black Hills gold mines in the area. We selected the Big Thunder Gold Mine. The Big Thunder Gold Mine is located in… Continue reading Black Hills Gold Mine

The Skull of a Mammoth
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Hot Springs Mammoth Site

There are more things to see and do in the Black Hills of South Dakota than most of us can fit in one trip. However, if you're looking for something truly unique, then don't miss Hot Springs Mammoth Site! This tour is unlike any other tour you've ever experienced. About Hot Springs Mammoth Site Mammoth… Continue reading Hot Springs Mammoth Site

Large concrete dinosaur in the Rapid City Dinosaur Park
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Rapid City Dinosaur Park

The Rapid City Dinosaur Park in South Dakota is one of the area's iconic tourist attractions. It was built in 1936 and is a reminder that dinosaurs once inhabited the area. As a result, many fossils have been found along the ridge. Yes, this attraction is super cheesy. But, who says cheesy can’t be fun?… Continue reading Rapid City Dinosaur Park

Badlands Cedar Pass Lodge
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Tip & Tee: Badlands Cedar Pass Lodge

The Badlands of South Dakota was originally established as a National Monument in 1939. It wasn't until 1978 that it was finally designated a National Park. The Badlands has an open hike policy. This policy is unique in national parks. It allows visitors to go off trail to better enjoy the incredible geologic features as… Continue reading Tip & Tee: Badlands Cedar Pass Lodge

Black Hills Vacation-Custer State Park
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8 Must-See Sights on a Black Hills Vacation

The Black Hills of South Dakota is a fun family vacation destination! There is so much to see and do in this corner of South Dakota that I could be perfectly happy spending 2 weeks on a Black Hills vacation! Unfortunately, most us can't spend 2 weeks! With so many things to do and limited… Continue reading 8 Must-See Sights on a Black Hills Vacation

Wind Cave Box Formations
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Tip & Tee: Wind Cave National Park Tours

Wind Cave was designated a National Park in 1903 by Theodore Roosevelt. Wind Cave National Park is located in South Dakota near the Black Hills and shares a border with Custer State Park. Wind Cave National Park offers three different ranger guided walking tours. These tours are rated easy to strenuous based on the amount… Continue reading Tip & Tee: Wind Cave National Park Tours