Expert Travel Advice to Black Hills, Badlands, and Mount Rushmore
Top Answers To Black Hills, Badlands, and Mount Rushmore Travel Questions
MomOfFour asked:Answer this3 AnswersAlistair answered:Adding to blackhillsgrrl's excellent recommendations, Watiki is featured as one of Away.com's top water-park resorts (http://bit.ly/k4ipFt). Affordable accommodations for WaTiki are available at Rapid City's Fairfield Inn & Suites (http://bit.ly/k4ipFt) and La Quinta Inn & Suites (http://bit.ly/k4ipFt). Have fun!
Pieter answered:We camped at one of the more rustic campgrounds in the area (can't remember the name, but it was one of the National Forest campgrounds and down this nearly impassable road). We did some nice hikes in the area of Wind Cave and saw the Crazy Horse monument being built. The best thing we saw was the drive along Peter Norbeck highway...there's a lookout point at the top where you can see Rushmore in the distance. To be honest, the coolest part about the whole experience was soaking in the local, mmm, culture: lots of wide-open spaces and miner-shacks-turned-saloons there. It hasn't changed much since the Deadwood days.
Black Hills is generally in the 60s during the day and in the 40s at night. It's best to pack a clothes that you can easily layer. So maybe a few t-shirts/long sleeved shirts, a light jacket, and a sweater. Also expect some rain during that time of the year. The Best Western Black Hills Lodge is affordable (about $66 a night) and close to all the big attractions. Please visit the Black Hills, Badlands, and Mount Rushmore Family Travel Guide for more information on the area and for hotel information.