The Black Hills are home to some natural and man-made wonders that are like nothing else in this world.
Crazy Horse Memorial, just a few minutes north of Custer, is the world’s largest mountain carving in progress. When completed it will be 563-feet-high and carved in the round.
Jewel Cave National Monument, just 15 minutes from Custer, is officially the world’s second longest cave and researchers are finding new passageways all the time.
The Mammoth Site in Hot Spring, just 30 minutes from Custer, is an ongoing paleontological dig. So far, 55 mammoth remains have been found in this prehistoric sink hole.
Wind Cave National Park is the fourth longest cave in the world and one of the oldest national parks in the country.
Researchers have found fossils dating back millions of years among the jagged spires of Badlands National Park. Ongoing digs continue throughout the park.