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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lodging
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“I Love this place. lunch is German food dinner is filet mignon. cash only and expect a small wait time.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Science Museum
“An incredible collection of paleontological and geological finds from all around the Black Hills and Badlands. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Route
“Walk in the footsteps of the past, explore the outdoors, or simply enjoy a stroll! Imagine a path where the ghosts of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane still roam; where bicyclists, hikers and horseback riders can explore spruce and ponderosa pine forests; and the very young, the very old and people of all abilities can enjoy. The George S. Mickelson Trail, in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills, was completed in September of 1998. Its gentle slopes and easy access allow people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills. Much of the trail passes through National Forest Land, but there are parts of the trail that pass through privately owned land, where trail use is restricted to the trail only. The trail is 109 miles long and contains more than 100 converted railroad bridges and 4 rock tunnels. The trail surface is primarily crushed limestone and gravel. There are 15 trailheads, all of which offer parking, self-sale trail pass stations, vault toilets, and tables. Bridge over creek A majority of the trail does not exceed a 4% grade, but parts of the trail are considered strenuous. Dumont is the highest point and the 19 mile stretch from Deadwood to Dumont is the longest incline. Note: Poor to non-existent cell phone coverage on the trail This is a hiking and bicycling trail that can be accessed from many places along the 108 mile trail. Check out the website for additional details.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Art Gallery
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“While at the Bumpin Buffalo, make sure to go up and sit on the rooftop area to enjoy a good cold beer on a warm afternoon!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Our favorite meal here is the trout., and if you have room for dessert, we love the cookies, baked fresh daily and warm from the oven. The homemade pies are scrumptious. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Train
“Great views you may only see on the train. Ordering your tickets online is the best. They do sell snacks and drinks on the train.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The cinnamon rolls are huge. They are almost as big as your hand! Locals enjoy meals here, and so will you!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A reasonable option if the Alpine is too busy. The food is average, it's kind of a local bar as well.”
  • 1 local recommends
City
“With the train from Hill City to Deadwood and all the wine and breweries available, Hill City is a must!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Route
“At 7,242 feet, Harney Peak stands prominently as the highest point in the Black Hills of western South Dakota. Standing sentinel over the Black Hills, Harney Peak is topped by a stone fire tower providing a magnificent view of the surrounding landscape. Nestled in a designated wilderness area, and surrounded by the Black Hills National Forest, it is accessible by hiking a 3.5 mile trail starting from Custer State Park. The granite highpoint is sacred ground to Native Americans, especially the Sioux Lakota. It was upon this peak towering over the Lakota Nation that a young Black Elk experienced a vision. Many years later he would recount that vision publicly as he evolved as a respected elder and medicine man. If you enjoy hiking, this is a fabulous hike but plan on a half day adventure. We like this hike.”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery Store
“ Small market with surprisingly good produce selection, great butcher shop, and an attached liquor store.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Amazing photography and mix of local and collected pieces. Many beautiful people and things in here . ”
  • 1 local recommends
Sporting Goods Shop
“Great mix of outdoor gear and clothing. Campers, hikiers, bikers, climbers and climber want to be's always welcome . ”
  • 1 local recommends
Art Gallery
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Lodging
“I Love this place. lunch is German food dinner is filet mignon. cash only and expect a small wait time.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
“While at the Bumpin Buffalo, make sure to go up and sit on the rooftop area to enjoy a good cold beer on a warm afternoon!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our favorite meal here is the trout., and if you have room for dessert, we love the cookies, baked fresh daily and warm from the oven. The homemade pies are scrumptious. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The cinnamon rolls are huge. They are almost as big as your hand! Locals enjoy meals here, and so will you!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A reasonable option if the Alpine is too busy. The food is average, it's kind of a local bar as well.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“The frosty malts are the best! We love their hamburgers and fries -- great comfort food. You will enjoy the 60’s vibe. If you can, pick a spot at the front of the restaurant and watch the traffic go by. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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