South Dakota
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Our most recommended South Dakota Natural Attractions & National Parks

  • From Rapid City: Private Devils Tower Tour and Hike

    1. From Rapid City: Private Devils Tower Tour and Hike

    Discover the diversity of South Dakota's natural monuments on this day trip to Devils Tower. Departing from your hotel in Rapid City or Spearfish, enjoy the ride to Devil's Tower National Monument in Wyoming. Once there, get the opportunity to hike around this natural wonder. While hiking, learn more about Devil Tower's incredible Native American history, and what makes it so unique, from your tour guide. Admire local fauna and flora and witness panoramic views. Stop for lunch at a restaurant of your choice and get the chance to sample some local cuisine before heading back to your hotel in the evening.

  • Badlands National Park Private Tour

    2. Badlands National Park Private Tour

    Enjoy a private tour for a unique glimpse into the unique beauty of the Badlands National Park. Learn about the history of the area and spend the day discovering the rare geology of the Badlands. After being picked up, take a short drive to the quaint town of Wall to explore and uncover why Wall Drug is so legendary throughout the world. Next, travel into the Badlands National Park to admire some of the rarest and most incredible geological formations in South Dakota. Enjoy a few moderate hikes around the Badlands and with some luck see some local wildlife up close. Lastly, visit the town of Scenic, a ghost town with a great history, which your guide will tell you all about. On your way there, see the Minuteman Missile Site.

  • From Rapid City: Custer State Park Private Safari and Hiking

    3. From Rapid City: Custer State Park Private Safari and Hiking

    Enjoy a private full-day tour from Rapid City or Hill City to the beautiful Custer State Park. Custer is South Dakota's largest state park, famous for its bison herds, antelope, mule deer, white-tailed deer, mountain goats, coyotes, elk, bighorn sheep, and other wildlife. Custer State Park is regularly named as one of the best wildlife destinations in the world. Once at the park, join an open-air jeep safari tour to get up close and personal with roaming buffalo and other wildlife. You will have an opportunity to get out and feed the burros. For the remainder of the afternoon, you will be able to hike some of the most beautiful trails located in the park. Lunch will be enjoyed at the historic Custer State Game Lodge, or another location of your choice.

  • Buffalo Jeep Safari & Mammoth Site Tour

    4. Buffalo Jeep Safari & Mammoth Site Tour

    Get up close and personal with roaming buffalo, deer, and feed the wild donkeys at Custer State Park. Once in the park, board an open-air Jeep and explore the beauty the park has to offer with your guide. Make sure to bring healthy snacks for the wild donkeys and you will have them eating out of the palm of your hands. Next, travel to Hot Springs to get a behind-the-scenes VIP tour of the Mammoth Site. While at this active Paleontological dig site, view fossils from the ice age. Enjoy an interactive learning experience that includes a botany and geological walkway.

  • Rapid City: Badlands National Park Bike Tour with Lunch

    5. Rapid City: Badlands National Park Bike Tour with Lunch

    Join a bike tour of Badlands National Park. Cycle around the park and learn its history from your experienced guide. Admire the spectacular scenery and wildlife as you pedal. Meet your guide in the parking lot. Get kitted out with a bicycle and helmet before embarking on a moderate 30-mile cycle along the Badlands Loop Road. Enjoy a breathtaking ride with only a couple of short steep hills. Learn how the Badlands were formed over millions of years, from an underwater world to a lush forest to the windswept land you see today. Spot wildlife. Pedal through the heart of the pinnacles and lower shale formations to the other end of the northern segment of Badlands National Park, where you will enjoy a picnic lunch. After the ride, you can head back to Rapid City or visit a couple of other sites, such as the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Wall Drug, or Sheep Table overlook, that l...

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What people are saying about South Dakota

Excellent! Collected from accommodation and had private all day tour. Guide was wonderful (Karen), informative and fun to be with. Not knowing the area meant we would not have felt comfortable taking a hike alone so this made it a great option to see beyond the normal tourist route. Would highly recommend.

Denny, our guide, was awesome. He got my 2 kids and I around to all the hot spots with great efficiency. Worked out great!!

Chris was very knowledgeable and personable. Having someone do the driving and explaining while you just look was great.