Western South Dakota Tourism on SouthDakotaBeautiful.com Western South Dakota Tourism – also known as the Black Hills, Badlands, & Lakes Region – your South Dakota Tourist Guide to Vacations, Attractions and Events

High Plains Western Heritage Center – Spearfish, South Dakota

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High Plains Western Heritage Center - Spearfish, South Dakota This unique museum doesn't just showcase South Dakota but a 5-State Region honoring the Old West Pioneers and Native Americans of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Whyoming and Nebraska.  … [Read more...]

Evans Plunge – Hot Springs, South Dakota

Evans Plunge - Hot Springs, South Dakota Just a little ways from Mt. Rushmore you can take all the aches and pains of your stressful life away with a warm water swim in Evans Plunge with its warm water swimming pool.  The plunge and it's therapeutic … [Read more...]

The Roo Ranch – Deadwood, South Dakota – Closed

The Roo Ranch - Deadwood, South Dakota - Roo Ranch has Closed.  If you have always wanted to see a Roo but you couldn't get to Australia then a visit to Deadwood and the Roo Ranch is the perfect solution. The ranch sits in the beautiful Black Hills … [Read more...]

Buffalo Roundup and Buffalo Arts Festival – Custer, South Dakota

Buffalo Roundup and Buffalo Arts Festival - Custer, South Dakota The way to see if you are truly a cowboy is to join in on the Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park in the fall of every year.  The cowboys, cowgirls and staff from the park saddle up and … [Read more...]

Jewel Cave National Monument – South Dakota

Jewel Cave: South Dakota's Hidden Treasure While rumors of gold in the Black Hills may have spurred the last Gold Rush, South Dakota still guards its most precious treasure jealously. Jewel Cave if one of the most impressive cave systems in the entire … [Read more...]

Badlands National Park – South Dakota

Badlands National Park – South Dakota's Hidden Beauty In the southwestern part of South Dakota lies one of the most awe-inspiring areas in the world. The otherworldly terrain, multicolored strata and incredible rock formations could be something … [Read more...]

Black Hills National Forest – South Dakota

The Black Hills: Natural Beauty, Stunning History The Great Plains lie flat from horizon to horizon.  However, in the northern distance lies a black smudge against the blue sky.  Traveling nearer, visitors are stunned to see black mountains … [Read more...]

Wounded Knee Museum – Wall, South Dakota

Enter the Wounded Knee Museum and view riveting photographs and descriptions tell the story of a small band of Lakota families who became the focus of the last major military operation of the U.S. Army to subdue the Native American tribes. … [Read more...]

Wind Cave National Park – Hot Springs, South Dakota

Wind Cave National Park - Hot Springs, South Dakota This is one of the world's longest and most complex caves. When most people think about the importance of Wind Cave they tend to dwell on boxwork and the cave's vast length. Over many years of … [Read more...]

Wall Drug Store – Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug Store - Wall, South Dakota In the middle of nowhere land the Wall Drug was started in 1931. Since then it has grown and prospered because of the unique and entrepreneurial spirit of it's owners. … [Read more...]