The Offbeat Black Hills

National Museum of Funeral History [Review]
On the shoulders of Giant's Causeway

The Black Hills–on and off the beaten track.

Yes, don’t worry, Mount Rushmore is on the list. But here are our top five favorite quirky, hidden, and unmistakable South Dakotan delights in the western Black Hills.

1. Mount Rushmore

Iconic Mount Rushmore
There can be only one. Unless you count Crazy Horse Memorial.

2. The dinosaurs at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD

Famous Dinosaur Statues at SDSM&T
These famous dinosaur statues overlook the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

3. Downtown Rapid City, SD – check out their hip organic stores

Downtown South Dakota Spices
Row upon row of colorful spice.

4. Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Hill City, SD

BHIGR is one of the top fossil preparation and fossil casting facilities in the nation.
BHIGR is one of the top fossil preparation and fossil casting facilities in the nation.

5. The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD

Air conditioned, climate controlled, a fossil paradise.
Air conditioned, climate controlled, a fossil paradise.
National Museum of Funeral History [Review]
On the shoulders of Giant's Causeway