Hillside Country Cottages

13315 S. Highway 16, Rapid City, South Dakota, United States | Ranch
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Travel Blogs from Rapid City

Bison and Mammoths

A travel blog entry by carol_fred

35

... and walls. Well that's the science lesson for today. Very interesting.

For our last stop of the day, we went to Mammoth Site in Hot Springs. This is a huge deposit of bones and skeletons from over 60 Mammoths that have been found, so far. It is surmised that there was a cave in this area much like the Wind Cave. However, the land over this cave collapsed in on itself forming a big sinkhole. Over time, ...

Rapid City - Custer State Park

A travel blog entry by odiener

6

... us. In general there are so many beers from small unknown breweries available so that the mediocre-tasting giants can be left aside... The weather was soon clearing and the temperature raising - exactly when we drove by a large water slide park. Of course no way we would not stop. For almost two hours the kids went up and down the slides and enjoyed it a lot! On the way to the hotel we stopped at Taco Johns for dinner and ...

Day 17 - Mount Rushmore

A travel blog entry by karenlhorne

9

... go to Custer State Park, but the consensus is that we should go to Deadwood, supposedly one of the best preserved Western towns in this area. Deadwood sprung up when gold was found in local rivers. All my knowledge of Deadwood comes from the film Calamity Jane and I am gutted to find that in reality Calamity Jane didn't marry Wild Bill Hickock whilst singing show tunes. Instead, Wild Bill is shot in the head whilst gambling only a few weeks after arriving in Deadwood ...

Scenery and random places to eat

A travel blog entry by brosh2013

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... Roosevelt and Lincoln all carved onto the side of a mountain. In all honesty I did think it would be bigger. I know I didn't walk right up to the thing, but I had always had the image in my mind of the faces taking up an entire mountain side, not just the upper 1/3 of it. It was really cool to see though and it's an amazing accomplishment. Although our venue for dinner will be greater accomplishment than Rushmore..... One day. We visited the crazy ...

Minnesota to Rapid City and Mt. Rushmore

A travel blog entry by bushaw

11

... pictures you see). As we arrived with some time to spare, we had some dinner from the Visitor Center cafeteria. The food was okay, not spectacular. We watched the night program, which included lighting up Mt. Rushmore (after dark). A stunning visual effect.

Afterwards, we returned to the lodge, Ruth and I worked on getting some photos and narratives loaded up to Facebook and to our blog, respectively, and then called it a day.
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This ranch, located on 13315 S. Highway 16, Rapid City, is near Mount Rushmore National Memorial, President's Slide, Presidential Trail, and Big Thunder Gold Mine.
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