Evans Plunge – (2 miles)
The world’s largest indoor naturally warm, spring fed pool. Open daily year round. Indoor/outdoor pools, waterslides, fun-tubes, pool games, traveling rings, sauna, steam room, super spa, fitness center. Great family enjoyment. Located on the north edge of Hot Springs.
The Mammoth Site – (.5 mile)
View Ice Age mammoth remains in the largest site of its kind in the world. More than 50 Columbian and woolly mammoths have been unearthed in this ancient, slippery sided sinkhole, now an internationally renowned working, paleontological site/museum. AAA star attractions. National Natural Landmark.
Southern Hills Municipal Golf Course – (2 miles)
Southern Hills Municipal Golf Course is rated by Golf Digest as the #1 Nine-Hole Golf Course in North America. As of June 2005, this course has been expanded to 18-Holes with a new clubhouse facility. Rated by Golf Week as the #1 Resort Course of South Dakota. This course will soon be one of the premier facilities in the mid-west with prices that fit any pocket book. If you’re a golfer and you miss out on this opportunity, you WILL regret it!
Wind Cave – (11 miles)
Wind cave harbors unusual gems down under, including the world’s largest concentration of boxwork. Aboveground, the park serves as a wildlife sanctuary, home to antelope, bison, elk and prairie dogs. Open year round; fee for the three different tours available moderate to less strenuous.
Custer State Park – (20 miles)
73,000 acres for outdoor adventure, including a herd of 1500 bison. Explore this world-class wildlife preserve and vacation paradise located just south of Mount Rushmore.
Crazy Horse Memorial – (35 miles)
Six miles north of Custer on Thunderhead Mountain, is a world-class memorial depicting the Lakota Sioux warrior, Crazy Horse. After half a century, the colossal 88-foot high face of Crazy Horse was officially dedicated. It was a landmark day for an undertaking so immense that progress is measured in decades and generations. A mountain sized statue of an Indian man and a spirited war-horse that’s as long as a cruise ship and taller than a sixty story skyscraper.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial – (45 miles)
Mt. Rushmore stands as a shrine of democracy, a monument and memorial to this country’s birth, growth and ideals. Mount Rushmore symbolizes the greatness of this nation through the greatness of it leaders. The epic sculpture of Mount Rushmore depicts the faces of four exalted American presidents that symbolize this nations rich history, rugged determination and lasting achievements.