SPIRES, HILLS, CAVES, granite faces, and alien landscapes? Think twice before booking a family vacation to South Dakota’s Black Hills & Badlands. There’s too much over here on the western side of the Mount Rushmore State that the kids aren’t used to, and change is scary. Plus, all that fresh air and those wide open spaces can’t be good for anyone.
Still tempted? You won’t be for long. Here are 18 more reasons to avoid taking your kids to the Black Hills & Badlands.
1. Getting close to the bison at Custer State Park may give them a reason to look up from their smartphones.