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At Mount Rushmore, take a moment to examine the eyes of Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln. They sparkle, thanks to shallow recesses in the carved granite.
A work in progress since 1948, a monument of Lakota warrior leader Crazy Horse is being carved out of the side of Thunderhead Mountain.
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The 1880 train offers a different way to see the Black Hills. Catch the restored steam locomotive at Hill City or Keystone for a two-hour round trip.
National parks and state parks are beautiful places to visit and go hiking. Maximize your fun by avoiding these common mistakes - like running out of gas or getting dehydrated.
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Only a small section of Wind Cave’s 140 miles are mapped. There’s an easy one-hour tour or a four-hour expedition requiring kneepads and hard hats.
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Air travel rules vary by airline, but follow these common standards to avoid being prohibited from flying.
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Main Street Square in Rapid City, 25 miles northeast of Rushmore, offers a contrast to the state’s wild side. Enjoy omelets at Tally’s Silver Spoon restaurant.
Use these digital photography tips to take great vacation photos on every trip.
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