The Black Hills of South Dakota- Vacation Destination
The Black Hills of South Dakota are best known for Mount Rushmore National Park, but there is so much more to see and do there. Come along on my four day adventure and see the highlights with me. The main purpose of this trip was to introduce my four year old grand daughter to the four presidents in the rock. She had been asking about Mount Rushmore ever since I picked up a sweater there a few years ago and it was time to let her experience exactly what the rest of us loved about the Midwest.
Our first stop was at Custer State Park, located about twenty five miles south of Rapid City. The Wildlife Loop, the home of the largest buffalo herd in the world, is a must see for every visitor to the park. Allow plenty of time for traffic jams and unscheduled stops, you’ll be glad you did. When it was finally time for us to weave our way through the herd, we prayed this buffalo wouldn’t ram and scratch at us like hedid to another red car that came from the other direction a few minutes earlier.
On this day beautiful day in South Dakota, the herd was just south of the small visitor center. It does move freely through the park. Once we passed this large herd, we enjoyed walking out to a prairie dog town. There, we listened to all the squeaking and squawking as they warned each other to return to their tunnels. We were able to still get a good look. Read more