616 MAIN ST
Hill City, SD 57745
Phone: (605) 574-2100
Fax: (605) 574-4936
616 MAIN ST, Hill City, SD, US, 57745
- Phone: (605) 574-2100
- Fax: (605) 574-4936
Aptly named, Hill City is located in the heart of the Black Hills mountain range. Though the region that Hill City would be established in saw the first human settlers as early as 7000 BCE, it was the booming mining industry, mainly tin and gold, in the late 19th Century that saw the beginnings of a proper town settlement. After the collapse of the mining industry, the town almost disappeared off the map. Today, the town is a hot-spot for tourism, and is close to places like Mount Rushmore, the Custer State Park and Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, as well as being the venue for several arts festivals. See the website to know more about Hill City.
Open seven days a week, Stone Faces Winery "produces an array of high-end wines recognized for their quality." Overnight accommodations are available.
Prairie Berry Winery produces more than 15 different varieties of award-winning "new world" wine, using old family recipes, fruits of the prairie, grapes and honey. Wine tastings and Euro deli lunches and appetizers are available.
Crazy Horse Memorial is dedicated to this Native American War Hero. Crazy Horse was known to have led attacks against several miners in Montana, the Dakotas and Wyoming. Due to bad weather, funding and other factors, the memorial is still on its way of being constructed. The project began in 1948, and consists of a monument, the Indian Museum of North America and the Native American Cultural Center. Located in Black Hills, this memorial was commisioned by Lakota Elder, Henry Standing Bear, and was to be sculpted by Korczak Ziolkowski.
This instantly recognizable mountain carving by sculptor Gutzon Borglum is one of the nation's most-beloved treasures. The 60-foot-tall faces of four of America's greatest presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, look down from their 500-foot mountaintop above the beautiful forests of the Black Hills. The Avenue of Flags, a concession building, sculptor's studio and Grandview Terrace, sets the stage for quality viewing. Admission is free, but there is an $8 parking fee. Check website for varying open hours.
The only 18 hole miniature golf course in Keystone, this multi-tiered course winds its way along a mountain side and is designed after a mine with an actual running waterwheel set against a mountain. The course features three kinds of artificial turf that simulates fairways, putting greens, sand traps, and rough.
Black Hills National Forest is spread over 1.25 million acres (505,857 hectares) and is located in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming. Trees like Ponderosa Pine, Aspen, Bur Oak, and Birch can be found here. Along with trees a lot of animals like elk, mule, deer, pronghorn and white-tailed deer can be seen here. There are more than 200 varieties of native and migratory birds. There are no vehicles permitted inside the forest and it is only accessible by foot.
Relive the 1880s gold mining experience while at this mine that was once a real, operating gold mine during Keystone's heyday as a gold mining camp and now features informative guides leading you underground where you will receive a sample of gold ore. Visitors can also pan for gold by the stream and a mining museum and gift shop are on site. The mine is open from May to September.
Ride in a rider-controlled sled on one of two 2,000-foot alpine slide tracks at Rushmore Tramway.
Located three miles from Keystone via U.S. 16-A and SD 244, Mount Rushmore National Memorial recognizes the history of the United States through its portrayal of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt, carved in the granite core of the Black Hills. Though hours vary during in spring and fall, the information center and Lincoln Borglum Museum are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during winter and 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. throughout summer.
Filled with calcite spar crystals, gypsum, frostwork, boxwork, hydromagnesite balloons, stalactites, boulders, tight crawlways and dark fissures, Jewel Cave is the second longest cave in the world at more than 150 feet. The main Visitor Center and cave entrance is 13 miles west of Custer, South Dakota on Route 16, 24 miles east of Newcastle, Wyoming.
A herd of 1,300 bison roaming freely throughout the park, "one of the largest publically-owned herds in the world;" campsites, one-room, log-style cabins, Center Lake, Legion Lake, Stockade Lake, Sylvan Lake, lodges at Sylvan Lake, Legion Lake and Blue Bell, the State Game Lodge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places; hiking trails, and more can be discovered at Custer State Park.