The Black Hills is located in the heart of South Dakota. The area is home to some of the most beautiful and scenic roads in the country. So, what better way to take in the beauty of the Black Hills than by going on an epic road trip!
Of course, you can’t just jump in any vehicle to travel the Black Hills, you have to make sure you are traveling in the best possible choice. If you don’t own your own RV, don’t worry! There are plenty of place to choose from for an RV rental. Renting an RV if you don’t have one is going to let you make the most of the Black Hills. There are a number of terrific places where you can park your RV and stay a few days to enjoy all of the fantastic sightseeing spots.
Custer State Park has plenty of sightseeing with a 14-mile road that leads through pine tree filled forests. If you are lucky, you will be able to spot some of the wild local animals like an elk, a bighorn sheep, a mule deer, a buffalo or a mountain lion.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a must stop place anytime you are traveling through the Black Hills of South Dakota. Completely in 1941, the massive sculpture is carved in the side of the mountain and contains the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. You can also enjoy interactive exhibits and museums nearby.
Not far from Mount Rushmore sits Spearfish. The city is home to a really cool fish hatchery where visitors can feed ducks and fish, along with a great spot to park your RV. If you are visiting during the summer months, you can enjoy a hike at Spearfish Canyon and check out all of the wildlife. Or you can venture to the Community Caves at Spearfish Canyon where you can see a stunning waterfall and a natural cave at the top.
Not far from Spearfish is the small town of Sturgis, which is known for its huge yearly motorcycle rally. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally had been around for over 75 years and around 740,000 people attend the event in a town that is home to only about 6,000 residents. When the rally isn’t going on, the little town is still a wonderful place to visit. You can enjoy some wine while wine tasting at local Belle Joli’ Winery. The winery offers amazing views of the town’s ponderosa pines and their 5-acre vineyard.