Great American Drives: South Dakota Black Hills
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About the South Dakota Black Hills & Badlands:
The southwest corner of South Dakota is packed with iconic American landscapes, rich history, and abundant wildlife. Lewis and Clark’s expedition crossed through here, Custer made his last stand here, and the lure of gold and gunslinging brought Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok. If you chart a 350-mile figure-eight drive with Rapid City at the junction, you’ll enjoy a best-of-the-west road trip that takes in Wild West towns, wildlife on the open range, spectacular vistas, and the faces of American courage and wisdom on Mount Rushmore. The winding scenic roads along this route, including the Badlands Byway and Needles Highway, make this one of America’s all-time great drives.
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