Badlands & Black Hills (South Dakota)

Badlands & Black Hills  (South Dakota), photo by Ixitixel
Badlands & Black Hills (South Dakota) (photo by Ixitixel)
 

The Badlands and Black Hills are located in southwestern South Dakota, several hours from each other and with distinctive features.

The Badlands is a region marked by rugged terrain and weird rock formations that take on the shapes of domes, twisted canyons and slanted walls, often striped in different colors.  It is also home to Mount Rushmore.

The Black Hills height (several hills are over 7000 ft) stand in sharp relief to the wide sweeping prairies of the region. These hills are covered in forests of pine and aspen, further distinguishing them from their surroundings. Their unusual limestone rock geology has created many caves, and some can be visited.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
 

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Gold Star Motel

Featuring free WiFi, Gold Star Motel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Rapid City, 1.6 km from Journey Museum. Rooms have a flat-screen TV with cable channels. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Average score from 266 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$49

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Ramada Rapid City

Situated in the Black Hills of South Dakota, this Rapid City hotel is just off Interstate 90 and 27 miles from Mount Rushmore. Each of the simply furnished guest rooms at Ramada Inn Rapid City is equipped with cable TV and the HBO channel. Average score from 80 guest reviews: 6.6/10.

$37 - $150

 
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Mount Rushmore President's View Resort

Located in Keystone, South Dakota, this resort features an indoor heated pool with jacuzzi and air-conditioned guest rooms. It is 4.3 miles from Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Mount Rushmore President’s View Resort provides each room with a TV. Average score from 186 guest reviews: 6.8/10.

$70 - $100

 
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Mount Rushmore's Washington Inn & Suites

Less than 10 minutes from Mount Rushmore and 22 miles from the Crazy Horse Monument, this Keystone hotel offers an indoor pool, a jacuzzi, and suites with kitchenettes. Average score from 94 guest reviews: 6.8/10.

$70 - $100

 
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Americas Best Value Inn Rapid City

Located in Rapid City, this hotel is less than an hour’s drive from Mount Rushmore. Rooms include a microwave and refrigerator. The hotel features a business center and outdoor pool. Average score from 233 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$59 - $270

 
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See all hotels in Badlands & Black Hills (South Dakota).
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Residence Inn by Marriott Rapid City

Residence Inn by Marriott Rapid City

Situated in Rapid City, 6 km from Rushmore Mall, Residence Inn by Marriott Rapid City boasts free WiFi and a fitness centre. A free breakfast is served to guests daily. Average score from 141 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$67

 
$679.3
Comfort Suites Hotel & Convention Center

Comfort Suites Hotel & Convention Center

This all-suite hotel is located east of Rapid City and is a 40-minute drive from Mount Rushmore. It features an indoor pool and hot tub and all suits offer a flat-screen TV. Average score from 333 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$60 - $179

 
$609.2
Howard Johnson Rapid City

Howard Johnson Rapid City

Adjacent to the Civic Center, this Rapid City, South Dakota hotel features an indoor pool and 2 hot tubs and serves a continental breakfast. Guest rooms include free Wi-Fi and Mount Rushmore is 25 miles away. Average score from 27 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$50

 
$509.1
Best Western Plains Motel

Best Western Plains Motel

Seasonal outdoor and indoor pools, both heated, are featured at this motel in Wall. The Minuteman Missile Historic Site is 9 minutes’ drive away. Free WiFi is available. Average score from 216 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$69

 
$698.6
Days Inn West Rapid City

Days Inn West Rapid City

Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, this Rapid City hotel boasts an on-site bar and casino. Each guest room is equipped with free Wi-Fi. Mount Rushmore National Monument is 25 miles away. Cable TV is included in every room at Days Inn... Average score from 164 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$57 - $79

 
$578.4
Big Sky Lodge

Big Sky Lodge

Big Sky Lodge is located in Rapid City. Free WiFi access is available. A seasonal hot tub and breakfast is offered. A private entrance, a seating area with a cable TV and an en suite bathroom are included in all rooms at Big Sky Lodge Rapid City. Average score from 291 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$59

 
$598.4
Hampton Inn Rapid City

Hampton Inn Rapid City

The Hampton Inn Rapid City features an indoor pool with a water slide and rooms equipped with cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Rapid City Regional Airport is 10.2 miles away. Average score from 57 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$63 - $9999

 
$638.4
Comfort Inn I-90 Rapid City

Comfort Inn I-90 Rapid City

The Comfort Inn I-90 is ideally located one and one-half blocks south of Interstate 90. This Rapid City, SD hotel is near Rushmore Mall and Rushmore Crossing shopping center. Average score from 58 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$65

 
$658.4
Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton

Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton

Located in central Rapid City, this historic hotel is just 30 minutes’ drive from Mount Rushmore National Monument. Each guest room is equipped with free Wi-Fi, and guests can enjoy on-site dining and spa services. Average score from 220 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$56

 
$568.3
Fairfield Inn & Suites Rapid City

Fairfield Inn & Suites Rapid City

This Rapid City hotel offers free airport shuttle service, and a daily hot breakfast. The luxurious rooms have flat-screen cable TVs and free WiFi. Mt. Rushmore is 35 minutes' drive from the property. Average score from 324 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$50 - $187

 
$508.2
Americas Best Value Inn Rapid City

Americas Best Value Inn Rapid City

Located in Rapid City, this hotel is less than an hour’s drive from Mount Rushmore. Rooms include a microwave and refrigerator. The hotel features a business center and outdoor pool. Average score from 233 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$59 - $270

 
$597.9
La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Just 10 miles from the Rapid City Regional Airport, this hotel boasts an on-site indoor waterpark for all ages. Each guest room is equipped with a flat-screen cable TV. Free Wi-Fi is provided in every room at La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City. Average score from 266 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$49

 
$497.8
Americas Best Value Inn Wall

Americas Best Value Inn Wall

Less than 8 miles from Badlands National Park, this hotel conveniently located off Interstate 90 in Wall, South Dakota. Free Wi-Fi and a TV with cable channels are included in every guest room. Average score from 141 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$65

 
$657.5
Gold Star Motel

Gold Star Motel

Featuring free WiFi, Gold Star Motel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Rapid City, 1.6 km from Journey Museum. Rooms have a flat-screen TV with cable channels. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Average score from 266 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$49

$497.4
Badlands Budget host

Badlands Budget host

Featuring free WiFi and a seasonal outdoor pool, Badlands Budget host offers pet-friendly accommodation in Interior. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms feature a seating area for your convenience. Average score from 104 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$62

 
$627.4
Days Inn Wall

Days Inn Wall

Located 10 minutes’ drive from Badlands National Park, this Wall, South Dakota motel serves a daily continental breakfast to all guests. Free WiFi access is available, and the property is just off Interstate 90. Average score from 84 guest reviews: 7.0/10.

$51

 
$517.0
Rodeway Inn Rapid City

Rodeway Inn Rapid City

Located just off Interstate 90 in Rapid City, South Dakota, Dakota Pines Inn offers free Wi-Fi available in every guest room. Satellite cable TV is included in every room at Dakota Pines Inn Rapid City, along with a hairdryer and coffeemaker. Average score from 127 guest reviews: 6.2/10.

$49

 
$496.2

Highlighted Interests:

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Combination
Unusual Local Feature

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Vast sculptured rock formations of four major US presidents.
Natural
Geologic Formations
The Hills unique formation of limestone rocks makes wonderful conditions for caves to form, and the area is dotted with many that you can visit.
Other Interests:
Natural
Forests
Hiking and Trekking
Caves
Climbing
Wildlife and Plants

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