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Old 03-08-2010, 01:12 PM   #15
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My two cents.

As you leave Mt Rushmore ask yourself if this architecture suits the environment. Ask yourself if this style would be offensive to the Native American people who view this land as sacred.

I much prefer Crazy Horse, even if an Indian would never point at something. The museum is very nice and the place doesn't feel like something from Stalin's Russia.

Enjoy your trip.

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Old 03-08-2010, 01:51 PM   #16
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Drop by the Black Hills Institute, in Hill City, to see an enormous number of dinosaur skeletons. Fascinating.
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:38 PM   #17
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You may find this website helpful in planning your trip: http://www.blackhillsbadlands.com/roadtripbh-info.html
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:17 AM   #18
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Think Bison, a neat area to see them.

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Old 03-09-2010, 06:53 AM   #19
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Wow, I am really getting excited about this trip. It sounds like there are so many things to see and do. We may just have to consider getting to the area and not worry about what to see along the way. Thanks again for all the advice you are giving. Terry R
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:28 PM   #20
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Terry, if you have never been....you'll love it.....
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:47 PM   #21
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Several of you gave me advice on Mt. Rushmore. Now I have another question. Right now we are planning our trip for the third weekend in May. My question is... since school will still be in, do you think we will need to have reservations or will we be able to find camping?

Thanks, for the info., Terry
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:51 PM   #22
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I see no reason for them. There many place to camp around there. We have never used them, even in July. Always have found a nice site.

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Old 04-07-2010, 12:11 AM   #23
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You should be safe without, but if your stay extends thru the holiday weekend, I would have reservation.
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:53 AM   #24
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We stay at Chris` campground at Spearfish, S.D.
It is family owned-clean and nice people run the place.
Beautiful country!
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:59 AM   #25
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This is the post I have been looking for. I have been trying to find out if I will need reservations when visiting SD this June (mid June) and hopefully staying in Custer State Park. Anyone have any experiance with that? Reservations needed or is there always plenty of space? I would much rather just wing it so I am not tied down to a certain place at a certain time but I also don't want to have to scramble for a place to stay at the last minute either.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:23 AM   #26
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Any new advice since the last post a few years ago? I am planning a trip to SD and hopefully Custer State Park and always love any advice and suggestions people have to give. My biggest concern right now is will I need to make camping reservations ahead of time or are there plenty of places to camp that you just show up and find a spot?
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:12 AM   #27
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No need for campground reservations in May, but by mid-June you might want to reserve.

Here's a tip: our absolute favorite Black Hills campground - and we've camped in most of them - is the little Bismarck Lake CG inside of (but not part of) Custer State Park. It's actually a USFS campground, but you have to enter the state park to get to it. Why is it a favorite?

1 - It's quiet - no motors allowed on the lake (most of the BH campgrounds are plagued with jetskis and motorboats).

2 - It's just a few minutes away from the Custer State Park Wildlife Loop, a wonderful place to visit at dawn and dusk for good views of bison, prairie dogs, antelope, foxes, mule deer, elk, mountain sheep and feral donkeys - and wonderful in May when the newborn animals are nursing.

3 - It's also just a few minutes outside the town of Custer, very convenient for shopping and dining.

4 - The south end of the Black Hills is less touristy and crowded, yet convenient to Mt. Rushmore, the Iron Mt. Road and Needles Highway, Crazy Horse Mtn., and an easy drive to Hot Springs and the superb Mammoth archaeological site.

We camp at Bismarck Lake almost every year, usually in late May.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:37 AM   #28
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we went about Sept 11 last year, if you are a quilter there is a huge quilt show in Hill City about that time, it takes all day to get through it. The next weekend after things pretty much shut down around there.
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