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Things to Do

Visit our sister resort, the High Country Guest Ranch, with horseback rides, ATV rentals, and an outdoor grille & pub. As a guest at Crooked Creek you receive the same discounts on trail rides & ATV rentals. Both resorts have heated outdoor swimming pools and border the Mickelson Trail, a 112-mile hiking-biking trail that winds through the heart of the Black Hills. Spend an afternoon walking Main Street Hill City with some of the finest wineries, restaurants, shops & gallieries in the region. Whether you’re looking for action or relaxation, you’ll find it here!


Places To Eat

Circle B Ranch Chuckwagon Supper and Show

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12138 Ray Smith
Hill City, SD 57745
(605) 574-2129

Think of it as a Western-style dinner theatre. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Circle B Chuckwagon serves up top-knotch BBQ grub with bluegrass and country music favorites as the sides. Held in the Chuckwagon barn, the meal and show go on, rain or shine. Locals and tourists alike enjoy this true Black Hills experience.

Alpine Inn

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133 Main St.
Hill City, SD 57745
(605) 574-2749

Located right in Hill City, Alpine Inn is a Black Hills legend. Specializing in fine European dining, the restaurant is known for its excellent filet mignon. Lunch and dinner menus change regularly, so call ahead or stop by to see what they are serving!

Prairie Berry Winery

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23837 Hwy. 385
Hill City, SD 57745
(605) 574-3898

If you’re looking for the perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon in Hill City, head to Prairie Berry Winery. Participate in a free wine tasting and enjoy a glass (or two) of their more than 15 grape, fruit and honey wines on their large deck with an excellent view of the Hills.


Activities

1880 Train

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222 Railroad Ave.
Hill City, SD 57745
(605) 574-2222

You can never take in too many views of the beautiful Black Hills. See them by rail as you take a scenic, peaceful two-hour train ride right through the Hills from Hill City to Keystone, and back again.

Reptile Gardens

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Located 6 miles south of Rapid City on Highway 16
(605) 342-5873

Take a walk through Reptile Gardens’ grounds for a truly exotic adventure. You might even get to have a personal encounter with their albino python or their baby gator. You’ll never know what’s in store! Their collection features more than 225 cold-blooded creatures.

Sylvan Rocks

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81 Elm
Hill City, SD 57745
(605) 484-7585

Take a rock-climbing course from the people who know the area best at Sylvan Rocks. Courses are available at all levels of experience, from beginner to expert. As they say, vacation time is short, so do something extraordinary on your Black Hills adventure.

Black Hills Adventure Tours

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4131 Pleasant Drive
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 209-7817

Experience the Black Hills the way they’re meant to be experienced. Sign up for an adventure tour to hike, bike, and kayak your way through the natural beauty the area has to offer or slow things down with a sightseeing tour. Whatever you do, enjoy everything the Black Hills have to offer!

Shopping

The Farmers Daughter

Main St.
Hill City, SD 57745
(605) 574-9095

Welcome to the Farmer's Daughter located in Hill City, South Dakota, where you will find something new, something old and maybe something a little bit BOLD! A visit to the Farmer's Daughter is sure to delight your senses. Specializing in antiques and home decor.

Broken Arrow Trading Company

249 Main St.
Hill City, SD 57745
(605) 574-4275

Broken Arrow is the penultimate of gift shops. Souvenirs, moccasins, t-shirts, hats, toys—you name it, Broken Arrow has it!

Everything Prehistoric Museum Store

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117 Main St.
Hill City, SD 57745
(605) 574-4289

This gift shop reflects what is on display in the museum. From fossils, to house wares, to toys, to books, the museum store can keep you browsing for hours.

Area Attractions

Mount Rushmore

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(605) 574-2523

Hosting more than three million visitors every year, Mount Rushmore brings people face-to-face with our nation’s history. There is no better place to honor where we came and revel in our country’s history. A trip to the Black Hills is not complete without seeing this national treasure.

Crazy Horse Memorial

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(605) 673-4681

As an honor to the culture, tradition and living heritage of North American Indians, Crazy Horse Memorial is the world’s largest mountain carving. Fifty-five years after the project was started, the sculptor’s family carries on with the sculpture that is a work-in-progress. This is truly a must-see attraction in not only the Black Hills, but in America.

Jewel Cave

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11149 Us Highway 16
Custer, SD 57730
(605) 673-8300

As the second-longest cave in the world, Jewel Cave has more than 160 miles of mapped and surveyed passages. The chambers decorated with calcite and stalactites still remain a scientific mystery. This is an exploration no one will want to miss!

Discover more things to do by visiting the South Dakota Vacation Guide.

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