Black Hills Adventures
Trip Start May 11, 2008
19Trip End May 24, 2008
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The 1880 trip was a lot of fun. We saw a lot of the region up close and heard the history of the region. When the trip was over, we did a little shopping in the gift shop and then walked around "downtown" Hill City ( a town of 700) checking out some of the shops and looking for a place for lunch. We settled on the Bumpin' Buffalo and had one of the best meals yet, with a couple of mid-west USA beers
Mount Rushmore was only a few miles away from Hill City, and so we drove over to see what it was all about. The drive was, once again, rocky, hilly, winding and beautiful. We paid the $10 entry fee and went to check out the carvings. It is really unbelievable how much the area has been built up by buildings, amphitheater, stores, museums, etc ... so much so that the carvings are secondary to the stage. But the carvings are nonetheless very impressive.
After talking to the park ranger, we decided to drive to the Badlands.