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After arriving in Hot Springs, SD we again decided to motel it and take a break from camping. With the threat of rain - and we received several light to heavy showers we are glad we did. Ann Remington, lives in Hot Springs and after she dealt with a home water challenge she and her two young ones stopped by for a visit. Ann graduated from SDSU …
... got to get "down and dirty" in a pit where they actually used tools that paleontologists use to dig and search for fossil bones. Zoe found a skull of an ancient bear which was the largest bear that ever existed. I had never heard of this center and I left "wowed" by what I saw.
Lunch was at a nearby restaurant where all three of us had the Mexican dishes they offered. Not the best but OK.
It was then off to another ...
We slept in this morning, no rush to get anywhere. It was a good start to the day.
Sam wanted to check out the Hot Springs Mammoth site and museum, so we decided we would scoot up and see Crazy Horse and and Mt Rushmore first and then check out the Mammoths a bit later in the day.
The best laid plans of mice and men. The first sign was a bunch of bison not far from the road as we drove up through the Wind Cave National Park, just q ...
... a couple of narrow gravel roads we came upon Rochford and stopped at the largest "small" Mall in the United States. Small is the key word here, and it wasn't open as they must have decided on a long weekend. After a quick photo, we continued back toward Highway 385. I wanted to drive through Mystic, SD, but decided that Dolly had had enough weaving back and forth on these back woods roads and opted for the 7 mile drive back. After we got back to the ...
... We descended about 30 stories, walking through passageways and caverns and returned via an elevator about an hour and 15 minutes later.
Later that morning we hiked on a prairie/canyon trail (Cold Brook Canyon)about 2 miles through rolling prairie grasslands and adjacent to a canyon wall . We returned to the van for lunch and a 50 mile drive to Deadwood.
We reached Deadwood in the mid-afternoon and checked out a ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHills Inn Hot Springs
The Hills Inn, in Hot Springs, SD is a great "Mom and Pop" Motel on Highway 385. The rooms are sparkling clean, comfortable and a great place to rest, relax and use as a home base while touring the Southern Black Hills. I highly recommend it for anyone who may stop in this area.
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