Southern Black Hills Travel Guide: Keystone
Written by Jenna Carda-Evergreen Media
April 15, 2019

Home to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone boasts a rich mining history with a family fun atmosphere.

When gold was booming in the early 1900s, Keystone was like any other community throughout the Hills. However, it was the introduction of the railroad that allowed Keystone to thrive. With the ability of transporting people and goods, the railroad allowed the opportunity for the carving and creation of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Today, the monumental experience continues to draw millions to the town.

Experience the History
From minerals and gold to travelling treasures, you’re going to be able to experience historical moments and memories when you visit this community. Start at one of the galleries. You’ll be able to take in the stories from museums of pioneers and miners, and view collections of carvers and historical figures.

Looking for more hands-on experiences? Take a tour through a cave and learn about mining in the Hills. Then, pan for your own gold memento. Or, travel back in time with a ride on the vintage steam engine locomotive that runs through town.

Create Memories
When you drive into this quaint community, your soul can’t help but smile at the opportunity. There are boardwalks filled will treats, treasures, and trinkets you’ll want to get for friends and family back home. Take photos, enjoy nostalgic meals, and take in the sites throughout town.

No matter your age, you’ll enjoy all the attractions Keystone has to offer. With puzzles and mazes to solve, and rides through the sky, you’re going to have stories to tell for a lifetime.

Keystone is a small town that packs a punch with endless opportunity. Whatever type of adventure you’re looking for, Keystone has something to offer.



Welcome to the Southern Black Hills
Written by Jenna Carda-Evergreen Media
April 4, 2019

Welcome to a little taste of the Black Hills! We can’t wait for you to take a look inside our Southern Hills Vacation Guide and see all that awaits your adventure here.

Nearly three million people will visit our home this year, and it’s no wonder why. Surrounded by acres of the Black Hills National Forest, the Black Hills is unlike any other. Sprinkled with small, welcoming communities along the way from one stop to another, you’re going to make memories that will truly last a lifetime.

The Southern Hills is the true hub of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Here, you are placed minutes away from the area’s largest attractions, sites, and outdoor adventures you’ll want to see and experience while you’re visiting.

Mount Rushmore is the state’s shining star as America’s shrine of democracy. You’ll be able to see the monument, ride some rollercoaster and tour the caves, take an aerial adventure, and grab the best South Dakota memorabilia in Keystone. Don’t leave without tasting the homemade saltwater taffy!

When art is your calling, Hill City is a must stop. From beautiful sculptures adorning a quaint downtown, to galleries, boutiques, and events – this community is often referred to as the heart of the Hills. Be sure to ride the steam engine locomotive and purchase a piece of work to take home.

A bit further south, you’ll be able to visit the town of Custer! Grab a bite to eat at one of their upscale restaurants with fine dining, or grab the best burgers you can find in the Black Hills. See the largest memorial in history being carved at Crazy Horse Memorial, and get ready for a wild adventure with some memorable critters through Custer State Park.

As you travel to the southernmost community of our beautiful Hills, stay a while longer and visit Hot Springs. Known for its wellness community, this town is full of history. From warm spring pools and an indoor waterpark that stays the same temperature all year round, to beautiful sandstone architecture and an active paleontological dig museum – Hot Springs will have you feeling great in no time!

We are so happy to share our favorite parts of our communities with you. If you need anything, or have questions about the Hills, give us a call. We’d love to help make your trip to the Black Hills the best experience it can possibly be.

Here’s to an adventure in the Southern Hills!



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