Western South Dakota is calling! Discover its casinos, horseback riding, parks, and more.

Explore lots to see and do in Western South Dakota—first-class casinos, horseback riding, and popular sights from Mount Rushmore to Custer State Park.

Known for

Casinos, Nature and Sightseeing

Where to stay in Western South Dakota

Pinnacles Entrance Badlands
Sunset at the Hay Butte Overlook in Badlands National Park.
trover photo by Gerrit Ebert

Pinnacles Entrance Badlands

Known for Shopping, Dining, Nature

4/5(253 reviews)

Unique features of Pinnacles Entrance Badlands include the shopping and restaurants. Make a stop by Wall Drug or Minuteman Missile National Historic Site while you're exploring the area.

Northeast Entrance Badlands
Near the exit (or entrance)

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trover photo by TnT Travel

Northeast Entrance Badlands

Known for Nature, Sightseeing, Natural Parks

3.5/5(100 reviews)

Northeast Entrance Badlands is noteworthy for its parks, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead.

Top Hotels in Western South Dakota

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rapid City, SD
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rapid City, SD
3 out of 5
2321 N Lacrosse St, Rapid City, SD
$36
per night
Oct 22 - Oct 23
4.2/5Excellent! (2,017 reviews)

"Easy location near thr freeway, walk to the mall and an easy drive downtown"…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rapid City, SD
Baymont by Wyndham Rapid City
Baymont by Wyndham Rapid City
2.5 out of 5
4040 Cheyenne Blvd, Rapid City, SD
$33
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
4.3/5Excellent! (1,859 reviews)

"Bed and pillows very comfy! Staff were friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Baymont by Wyndham Rapid City
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Rapid City
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Rapid City
3 out of 5
1416 North Elk Vale Road, Rapid City, SD
$31
per night
Oct 28 - Oct 29
4.1/5Very Good! (1,493 reviews)

"Excellent location for visiting several nearby national and state parks."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Rapid City

Popular things to do in Western South Dakota

Mount Rushmore
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Mount Rushmore

4.5/5(1,443 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Mount Rushmore, a popular spot to commune with nature in Keystone. Discover the area's notable monuments, or seek out its horseback riding.

Custer State Park
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Custer State Park

4.5/5(1,065 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Custer State Park, a popular green space in Fairburn. Discover the mountain views while you're in the area.

Black Hills National Forest
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Black Hills National Forest

5/5(1,416 reviews)

Explore Black Hills National Forest, a popular green space in Hill City, and enjoy the horseback riding. Discover the area's casinos, or seek out its local tours.