Roosevelt Inn
Roosevelt Inn

We are
located in
the Black Hills

Mt. Rushmore
Crazy Horse
Custer State Park
Devil's Tower
Jewel Cave
Wind Cave
The Badlands
1880 Train
Sylvan Lake
The Needles
Hot Springs
Bear Butte
Spearfish Canyon
Wounded Knee
Bear Country
Reptile Gardens
and many other
Black Hills


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Horsethief Lake: A great place to have a picnic near Mt. Rushmore.
Horsethief Lake is a great place to have a picnic in the Black Hills. It is located just a mile behind Mt. Rushmore on SD Highway 244.

Sample Itineraries

The links on this page are to several suggested itineraries for getting the most out of a short visit to the Black Hills. Roosevelt Inn at Mt. RushmoreSometimes visitors can only stop in the hills for a day or two and these suggestions are intended to help those people "hit the highlights." In fact, there is much more to see and do in the hills and we believe that is one reason so many people return year after year.
    These itineraries tend to be long on sightseeing and short on activities.  As such, they should only be taken as only as suggestions.
    As you read them you will notice that you'll be spending quite a bit of time in your vehicle as you flit from place to place in an effort to "see everything." And, in a way, the view of the Black Hills that you get will be somewhat misleading because these are indeed the highlights and they can be busy at times.
    For instance, if you just see Mt. Rushmore at 10 a.m. in the peak of the tourist season, you might get the impression that the Black Hills is packed with people. In fact, just the opposite is true. Even on the busiest days of the year there are many places in the Hills where you can experience peace, serenity and solitude -- and you don't have to hike miles off the beaten path to do it.
    Here are some examples:

The Bus Tour -- Similar to route used by commercial tour operators 2-Day Itinerary -- Just the highlights if you only have two days to spend in the Hills 3-Day Itinerary -- A good well-rounded initiation to Black Hills sight-seeing Hiking Itineray -- Some walking ideas if you have one two or three days
Badlands -- Badlands National Park, Buffalo Gap National Grasslands and Wall Northern Hills -- Lead, Deadwood, Spearfish Canyon, Sturgis, Bear Butte and points between Southern Hills -- Hot Springs, Custer, Wind &/or Jewel Cave National parks Devil's Tower -- A side-trip to Wyoming
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