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- Continental Breakfast
- Microwave in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Indoor pool
TripAdvisor Reviews Sundowner Inn Hot Springs
Travel Blogs from Hot Springs
... after I found an available and reasonably priced hotel in Hot Springs, South Dakota, we ended up having to drive another 45 minutes to get there. I'm not sure I have ever been so tired in my life. After getting to the hotel, I could barely put a full sentence together. But, we made it safely and the place was actually pretty nice. I remember thinking that night when I finally laid in bed, "How on earth am I going to wake up and drive all day again ...
... their website, we found out that yesterday was one of two days out of the whole year that they open the memorial to the public for free and do what they call "blasts" off the mountain at night, so we opted to do that! Although my mom claims that this was all by coincidence, we've had a great two days at special events (first the Battle of the Little Bighorn two days ago and now this). The crazy horse memorial does the blasts on June 26th every year in honor of Ruth's ...
... used to roam these prairies. It must have been an awe inspiring sight. Again, there were a lot of babies with this group. Suddenly a group of bikers on the other side of the herd coming our way apparently decided that they had waited long enough for the buffalo to do their thing and, disregarding the fact that the animals had the right of way, they started gunning their motors and pushing through the herd. This started off a mini stampede and was a ...
... the local herd of wild horses and burros. These feral donkeys were very friendly little creatures, a mother and foal (?) wandering among the assembled tourists.
There were more Bison along the way, very close to the road. Sam was pretty happy to see them up so close that it was possible to pick the grass in their shaggy wool.
By the time we got back to Hot Springs, we had added dozens of White tail and Mule deer to our list, but ...
... groundbreaking, the operator of the backhoe noticed what looked like bones. Everything stopped in order to determine what was beneath the soil. The area was loaded with the remains of animals that had fallen into a warm springs sink hole at this site about 26,000 years ago. Since then, digs have been ongoing. In the 1980's the largest part of the site was put under roof, which is what you see when you visit. A tour guide takes ...