Because of iconic staples like Mount Rushmore National Memorial and the state’s outdoor beauty, millions of tourists find their way to the Black Hills of South Dakota each year. While there’s nothing wrong with taking the touristy route, the Black Hills have just as much to offer the wanderer who prefers lesser-known stops. From local wineries to unique hikes, if you look into these local-approved suggestions, you’ll find a unique side of South Dakota you didn’t know existed.
Stroll Through Art Alley
Whether you’re en route to Mount Rushmore or roaming the streets of Rapid City to check out the presidential statues, a walk through Art Alley is a must for anyone spending time in or passing through this city. It showcases the creative culture of Rapid City in a way that nothing else can. Some of it is simply beautiful, some of it is funny, but all of it is great.