Backroads Inn & Cabins

13350 Silver Mountain Road, Rapid City, South Dakota, 57702, United States | Campground
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Travel Blogs from Rapid City

Custer State Park

A travel blog entry by gsanchez on Jul 16, 2014

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... edges of the roads to get pictures. The kids were so excited! Especially when we moved forward and several crossed the roads in front of us! They are huge creatures! Babies followed their mothers close and the males grunted as they walked! So exciting! We encountered another one just before our campground walking along the road! So cool!!! Such a great ...

Mount Rushmore!

A travel blog entry by trevandlorna on Jun 30, 2014

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Today we drove from Cody to Rapid City. We were so glad we'd decided to take a bit of time off the journey by staying in Cody! Leaving Cody we met our first state trooper, who managed to catch Trev speeding even though the trooper was in front of us! He was a really nice guy though, even though he relieved us of some dollars! Trev asked if we could take a pic of Boris on his car, which he agreed to.......and then got his own ...

From the cave to Crazy Horse

A travel blog entry by jxb2222 on Jun 23, 2014

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Day 6

Today started with Tyler and I going to Jewel Cave National Monument. When we got there, we found out they had an elevator broken so we couldn't do the tour we were planning to do. We decided to do the Historic Lantern tour instead. This one was kinda cool because you carried these oil lanterns and walked in through the old historic entrance. They told us it was more strenuous and that you climb ladders, and we ...

Black Elk Wilderness and Wind Cave National Park

A travel blog entry by david.pierce on Oct 19, 2013

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... quarters of the way up, I shed my jacket because I was getting really warm from the climb. However, on arrival at the top, it went back on quickly because it was cold at the top!!! It was really windy on this day and there was nothing to block the wind at the top. However, the view was stunning. You could see the Black Hills in all directions and could also see the back of Mount Rushmore, as well as some other nearby sites where the creators of the famous ...

Day 89 - Mt Rushmore - Custer State Park

A travel blog entry by strayerstravel on Aug 26, 2013

1 comment, 119 photos

... in a studio one inch to one foot scale. Then a horizontal beam on a protractor was attached to the stone head and a plum bob was dropped get the exact measurements. Every inch on the sculpture translated to a foot on the mountain -- exactly reproducing the model.

The construction was aided by Borglum's delicate use of dynamite. He was able to make exact charges to get just the effect he ...

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This campground, located on 13350 Silver Mountain Road, Rapid City, is near Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Presidential Trail, President's Slide, and Big Thunder Gold Mine.
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