Travel Blogs from Hot Springs
... we only had to go about half a mile down the road. About 150 meters from the road a mob of at least a dozen Elk were grazing. Several does were back a bit further, toward the trees, and the males, their massive racks still in velvet stayed nearby, grazing and no doubt observing us as intently as we did them.
Satisfied, we headed for home, seeing at least two dozen more elk near the road in the rapidly dying light.
It was an amazing day.
... swimming pools of spring water that flows into the pools from a geo-thermal spring at a temperature of 87 degrees (F). There is no chlorine added since the water is constantly flowing and changing throughout the day. Apparently it's been in business since 1890. The indoor pool had an old-timey feel to it. It seemed like it was the size of 3 Olympic-size pools put together. There were sections of the pool roped off for ...
... displays then took a short walk to the natural opening to the cave. The Wind Cave complex is huge, still not completely explored and extends for over a hundred miles beneath the ground here. One of the Rangers who works there, said the cave was formed from water both subterranean and from water above that collects acids and chemicals from beneath the surface of the soil that erodes the below ground rock resulting in the caverns. I thought the caverns were ...
We left the Badlands in am to Rapid City as Ruby's camera was not working properly and Stewart's front bike rim was out of true so we thought we needed to buy a camera and fix the rim. We were able to get the rim trued quickly by Tim of Acme bike shop who was very helpful and Ruby purchased a camera at Best Buy. We then drove through the Black Hills National Forest to Custer State Park. THe Black Hills are covered in Ponderosa pine and ...
... we arrived at Wind Cave National Park in south western South Dakota. This area is beautiful, prairie, but gentle, green, rolling hills! After picking up our ranger pack we toured the Natural Entrance tour of Wind Cave, 250 feet below the surface. It was great and the 11 degrees Celsius was a welcome relief!
Camping at the primitive Elk Mountain Campground was peaceful. We could hear the ...
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Other places to stay in Hot Springs
1401 Highway 18 Bypass, Hot Springs | 2 star hotelfrom $80
402 Battle Mountain Avenue, Hot Springs | 1 star hotelfrom $69
737 South 6th Street, Hot Springs | Hotelfrom $79
541 Indianapolis Avenue, Hot Springs | Hotelfrom $70
602 West River Street, Hot Springs | 2 star hotelfrom $66
640 South Sixth Street, Hot Springs | 1 star hotelfrom $65