The Lodge at Palmer Gulch
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... hill. We're so close to nature here. Even the wild flowers lining the road were beautiful. We detoured to Custer for a coffee break and some shopping. On the way home, we cruised on the Needles Road, one of our favorite routes. The drive takes you through granite needle-like formations - hence the name. The Cathedral Spires formations can also be seen. Every turn in the winding road presents spectacular views to behold and with the sufficient rains, the landscape is emerald ...
... Victorian house right on the main street of Hill City and we waited for our table with a drink on a wraparound porch watching the action in town. We didn't realize until we sat down that they only had two options. Filet mignon with potato and Texas Toast (aka cold white bread toasted). This came with a wedge salad with Ranch dressing. I thought the food was good. Bill didn't need to use his glasses, even though it ...
... rest of year. The reputation of the event is much worse than
actuality. Supposedly they have really cracked down on the over the line stuff.
If you want that then some of the outlying areas is where the action is
at. One dealer “Black Hills Harley” in Sturgis, it is alleged sold over 450
bikes during the week. We didn’t buy but we did stop and eat at ...
... again and over the years Wall Drug has grown tremendously in size and scope and is a major tourist attraction. It puts South of the Border to shame. If you want to know more go to roadsideamerica.com and search for Wall Drug. They have a great write-up about it. Perpetuating the myth of the Jackalope is a big thing at Wall Drug (and maybe in South Dakota, in general.) They have many versions for sale and a giant one outside for photo ops. (See ...
... for some buffalo or tatanka as apparently the Indians called them. It was a very pretty drive, but the herd of over 1500 buffalo continued to allude us despite our chants of tatanka, tatanka. We stopped at the ranger station and he told us exactly where they were at. He told Dawson that he had let the herd know that there was a family from Pennsylvania expecting to see them and that they should be ready in about 45 ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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