Guidebook for Hot Springs

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Guidebook for Hot Springs

Sightseeing
Hundreds of wild horses running free.
Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary
12165 Highland Road
Hundreds of wild horses running free.
Natural swimming area. No fee.
Cascade Falls
Natural swimming area. No fee.
John was one of the main explorers mapping the cave. Beautiful above ground park as well with abundant wildlife including Bison herd.
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Wind Cave National Park
26611 US Highway 385
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John was one of the main explorers mapping the cave. Beautiful above ground park as well with abundant wildlife including Bison herd.
World's largest find of Columbian Mammoth bones displayed in situ, exactly as they were found.
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The Mammoth Site
1800 U.S. 18 Bypass
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World's largest find of Columbian Mammoth bones displayed in situ, exactly as they were found.
World's largest natural, spring fed warm water indoor pool. Outdoor pool too. Come and go as you like from early morning through evening.
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Evans Plunge Mineral Springs
1145 North River Street
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World's largest natural, spring fed warm water indoor pool. Outdoor pool too. Come and go as you like from early morning through evening.
Largest Paleoindian-age bison kill site ever discovered.
Hudson-Meng Bison Kill Bed
Largest Paleoindian-age bison kill site ever discovered.
Similar to the Badlands in SD but closer. Lunar landscape we like to hike under a full moon. By day it's a nice 6 mile (roundtrip) hike through Toadstool Park to Hudon-Meng Bison Kill.
Toadstool Geological Park and Campground
Similar to the Badlands in SD but closer. Lunar landscape we like to hike under a full moon. By day it's a nice 6 mile (roundtrip) hike through Toadstool Park to Hudon-Meng Bison Kill.
Another treasure in the nearby Nebraska Panhandle. 22,000 acres. Historic outpost served as cavalry remount station. Trail rides, jeep rides, kayaking, museums, restaurant, and LIVE THEATER.
Fort Robinson State Park
Soldier Creek Road
Another treasure in the nearby Nebraska Panhandle. 22,000 acres. Historic outpost served as cavalry remount station. Trail rides, jeep rides, kayaking, museums, restaurant, and LIVE THEATER.
Wildlife, wildlife, wildlife.
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Custer State Park
13329 U.S. 16A
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Wildlife, wildlife, wildlife.
Hiking/horseback trails. Less crowded access to the lake if you're putting in a boat. With advance notice host can rent a canoe for you.
Sheps Canyon State Recreation Area
28150 South Boat Ramp Road
Hiking/horseback trails. Less crowded access to the lake if you're putting in a boat. With advance notice host can rent a canoe for you.
Food Scene
So unexpected it's like a mirage. Delicious pie, steaks, burgers, Indian Tacos, and more Near Toadstool Park. Dare you to try the 2 lb buger. Call ahead for hours and reservations.
The Drifter Cookshack & Bunkhouse
263 Sandcreek Rd
So unexpected it's like a mirage. Delicious pie, steaks, burgers, Indian Tacos, and more Near Toadstool Park. Dare you to try the 2 lb buger. Call ahead for hours and reservations.
John's favorite Chinese restaurant in the Black Hills. Definitely try their cashew chicken or pork with scallions. Fast. Buffet or order from menu.
China Buffet
333 North River Street
John's favorite Chinese restaurant in the Black Hills. Definitely try their cashew chicken or pork with scallions. Fast. Buffet or order from menu.
Steak Night at the Allen Ranch Steak Night in a beautiful canyon Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays Jun 03 - Aug 29. 7:00 - 9:00 pm Juicy steaks and live music
Allen Ranch Campground
13013 Fall River Road
Steak Night at the Allen Ranch Steak Night in a beautiful canyon Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays Jun 03 - Aug 29. 7:00 - 9:00 pm Juicy steaks and live music
Essentials
Friendly, not a chain. Our favorite chicken to go.
Sonny Superfoods
801 Jensen Highway
Friendly, not a chain. Our favorite chicken to go.
Also designed by your host. Spacious log building to relax and read in the fireplace room, play board games, check your e-mail, and take in the view of the Seven Sisters mountain range.
Hot Springs Library
2005 Library Drive
Also designed by your host. Spacious log building to relax and read in the fireplace room, play board games, check your e-mail, and take in the view of the Seven Sisters mountain range.
Arts & Culture
Because a cowboy has to have culture. Excellent productions throughout summer. Cast, set, costumes, and music can definitely beat Off Broadway any day.
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Black Hills Playhouse
24834 South Playhouse Road
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Because a cowboy has to have culture. Excellent productions throughout summer. Cast, set, costumes, and music can definitely beat Off Broadway any day.
Everything Else
Hike, bike, or ride through the Black Hills on former railroad bed. 109 mile long trail from Edgemont near the ranch to Deadwood, SD with 15 trailheads.
Mickelson Trail
Hike, bike, or ride through the Black Hills on former railroad bed. 109 mile long trail from Edgemont near the ranch to Deadwood, SD with 15 trailheads.
HIke, bike, or ride part or all of 111 mile trail. Nearest access at Wind Cave Nat Park. Crosses through Custer State Park, Black Elk Wilderness, BH Nat Forest, BLM and ending at Bear Butte, Sturgis.
Centennial Trail
HIke, bike, or ride part or all of 111 mile trail. Nearest access at Wind Cave Nat Park. Crosses through Custer State Park, Black Elk Wilderness, BH Nat Forest, BLM and ending at Bear Butte, Sturgis.
Brochures, maps, and guidebooks available at your bunkhouse room but stop by info centers at Mueller Center or Depot if you would like more information.
Chamber of Commerce
801 S 6th St
Brochures, maps, and guidebooks available at your bunkhouse room but stop by info centers at Mueller Center or Depot if you would like more information.
Designed by your host. 18-hole, par 70, 5,905 yard golf course facility. 4 1/2 stars from Golf Digest. Rated by Golf Week as the #1 Resort Course of South Dakota.
Southern Hills Golf Course
1130 Clubhouse Drive
Designed by your host. 18-hole, par 70, 5,905 yard golf course facility. 4 1/2 stars from Golf Digest. Rated by Golf Week as the #1 Resort Course of South Dakota.