Moon Mount Rushmore & the Black Hills (Fourth Edition)
With the Badlands
By Laural A. Bidwell
The only standalone guide to this popular monument and surrounding region, Moon Mount Rushmore & the Black Hills reveals the highlights of Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, and the Black Hills
Experience the open skies of the Badlands, the rolling prairies of the West, and one of America's most famous monuments with Moon Mount Rushmore & The Black Hills. Inside you'll find:
Strategic, flexible itineraries tailored for adventure seekers, families, history buffs, road-trippers, and moreRecommendations for outdoor recreation including hiking, climbing, fishing, backpacking, and more, plusessential packing tips and health and safety informationThe top sights and unique experiences: Say hello to the carved granite faces of the presidents and hike red rock canyons and hills covered in ponderosa pine. Spot bison, elk, and mountain goats and see wild horses roaming the grassy flatlands. Test yourself by climbing the tallest peak east of the Rockies or get your adrenaline going at a rodeo. Visit historic sites, galleries, and museums to learn about Lakota history. Soak in hot springs, pan for gold, or enjoy the solitude of the prairie and sleep under a field of starsRespectfully connect with Native American culture: Visit the Crazy Horse Memorial or attend a powwow ceremony to see traditional dances and sample authentic cuisineValuable insight from seasoned adventurer and local expert Laural A. BidwellFull-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughoutUp-to-date information on park fees, passes, directions, and reservations to Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, Custer State Park, and Wind Cave National ParkCoverage of gateway cities and towns including Rapid City, Hill City, and KeystoneHonest advice for families, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with petsThorough background on the culture, history, wildlife, and terrainWith Moon Mount Rushmore & The Black Hills, you can plan your trip your way.
rolling hills of the East years ago for the wide-open spaces of the American West. She first lived in Colorado Springs, then moved on to Denver before finally finding her home in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Like many, Laural discovered South Dakota more by accident than on purpose: on a rambling road trip, drifting north and east across the plains, she glanced at her map and realized she was within an hour of South Dakota, a state she'd never before visited. She decided to head for the border town of Ardmore to get gas and stay the night.
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30 May 2019
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