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Orange arrow When is peak/off peak tourist season?

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  Peak Season: May through September; Off-Peak Season: October through April...
Orange arrow How long should I plan my stay in the Black Hills?

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  In order to experience the Black Hills - we recommend a minimum of 4 nights, 5 days. Ask about an itinerary!...
Orange arrow What rodeos take place in the Black Hills region?

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  There are quite a few different rodeos scheduled for 2020. As of right now, there is the Deadwood PBR-6/12-6/13; Mt Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch-6/6-9/6(periodically); Black Hills Roundup-Belle Fourche 6/30-7/4 & The Days of 76-Deadwood 7/21-7/25. Additional updates and events can be seen at:...
Orange arrow What is the climate in the Black Hills?

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  We are fortunate to have four seasons: Spring (late March - mid-June) - Mostly sunny days, but this can be the rainy season. Spring snow showers are a possibility through mid May. Temperatures can range from the 40s (4°C) to the 80s (27°C). ...
Orange arrow Do I need a permit to use the Mickelson Trail? If so, where can I get that permit?

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  The Mickelson Trail does require a permit. Daily Permits: $4 daily (required per person ages 12 and over) and Annual Permits: $15 (required per person ages 12 and over). There are 15 trailheads, all of which offer parking, self-sale trail pass stations, vault toilets, and tables. All information is...
Orange arrow What towns are centrally located in the Black Hills?

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  Rapid City, Hill City and Keystone are the most centrally located communities; however, the entire area is only 100 miles from north to south and about 40 miles wide....
Orange arrow What are my transportation options in the Black Hills?

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  Having your own vehicle is the most convenient way to travel within the Black Hills. As an alternative, group tours are available with pick-up/drop-off service to and from your hotel. Rapid City Regional Airport is the closest airport, with car rental options available....
Orange arrow What events are going on over the 4th of July in the Black Hills

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  Here are schedules for the 2019 4th of July available by pdf download. 4th of July Schedules: Dusk, Fireworks above the open cut in Lead, SD https://leadmethere.org/local-events/july4th/ 97th Annual Black Hills Roundup in Belle, fireworks after the rodeo on July 3rd http://www.blackhillsroundup....
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Orange arrow What is the Sturgis Bike rally?

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  The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is an American motorcycle rally held annually in Sturgis, South Dakota, for ten days, starting the first Friday in August. It began in 1938 and was originally held for stunts and races but has evolved into a meet-up for motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world. For ...
Orange arrow Can I reserve in advance for Jewel Cave?

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  Yes, there are specific times set aside daily to reserve in advance on a 90-day window. The cave also offers tours on a first come first serve basis, although it is recommended that guests arrive early in the morning in order to secure a tour. Currently Due to COVID-19, the visitor center and park ...
Orange arrow Can I reserve in advance for Minute Man Missile?

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  Yes, all tours must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance. We do open reservations up 90 days in advance & the tickets are limited so we do suggest that you make your reservations as soon as you can. Due to COVID-19, until further notice, the Visitor Center and the Delta 09 self-guided tours...
Orange arrow Where are the Hot Springs located? Can we swim in them?

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  Evans Plunge, is the world's largest indoor freshwater swimming pool heated by a thermal spring. Evans Plunge (named after its builder Fred Evans), was built in 1890 over the numerous small, sparkling springs and one mammoth spring of mineral water. Originally, Evans Plunge and the other mineral ba...
Orange arrow Where do I get ATV/UTV permits?

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  The 2020 Trail system fees are $20 a week per vehicle or $25 for an annual pass. Motorized trail permits to use the system are available at Forest Service offices, outlets and online. Forest Service offices are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. For folks arriving during the weekend, permits are ...
Orange arrow Where are the Black Hills?

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  The Black Hills run north/south along the western edge of South Dakota....
Orange arrow Where is the closest airport?

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  Rapid City Regional Airport is located about 10 miles east of Rapid City, SD and is served by Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta and United. From the Airport, you can be at Rushmore within 40 minutes!...

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