We flew into Denver then drove about 6 hours to Mount Rushmore.
I like road trips that don't last too long. :) I like to see what I'm missing in the air, eat junk food and sing songs to the radio that I wouldn't usually listen to.
WYOMING...lot's of barns, cows, horses, rolling hills and a patriotic radio station that plays the National Anthem everyday at noon.
Entering South Dakota
The four Presidents... George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt (a frequent visitor to the Black Hills) and Abraham Lincoln.
The entrance to the "city of gold" in National Treasure 2 was filmed at Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park. We stayed in a cabin at the Sylvan Lake Lodge, one of the prettier areas to stay.
Needle HighwayNear Sylvan Lake
SturgisSturgis is the world's largest motorcycle rally. This is the opposite of what we saw when we went. It looked more like a ghost town.
DeadwoodNear Sturgis is Deadwood an old gold mining town. We ate a burger at Diamond Lil's a restaurant owned by Kevin Costner. Costumes and pictures from Costner's films are displayed all over the walls.
We also visited the final resting place of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane at the Mount Moriah Cemetery on a hill above town.
Bear Country U.S.A
Bear Country is a drive through wildlife park. This was one of Greg's favorite memories of his visit to Mount Rushmore as a child.
Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary
We saw lot's of Mustangs and the Crazy Horse movie set.
Mammoth SiteMore than 50 fossilized Mammoth remains have been uncovered at the Mammoth Site, the largest find of its kind in the world. We took a tour and saw where they continue to dig remains.
Custer State ParkCrazy burros in Custer Park will lick your window waiting for food (look at the upper left hand side of the picture where burros surround the car).