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Head for the Hills Passport

There are simply no hills like the Black Hills. And what better way to explore them with the family than with the Head for the Hills Passport?

This free, mobile-exclusive digital passport will guide you to the family-friendliest places in the beautiful Black Hills. Check in to stops across western South Dakota for discounts, prizes and more. No app required.

See how fast “Are we there yet?” becomes “THAT WAS SO COOL!” with the Head for the Hills Passport. And with prizes waiting to be awarded, you and the entire family are sure to make some memories that’ll last a lifetime.


The Head for the Hills Passport is a can't miss collection of family-friendly attractions in the Black Hills. Experience it all and earn prizes along the way.

Each stop is worth 10 points. Earn points, win prizes!

  • 10 Points: Local Artist Stickers, Children’s Activity Book, or Black Hills Mini Backpack Keychain
  • 50 Points: Custom South Dakota Poster or Stuffed Buffalo Toy
  • 150 Points: South Dakota Field Notes and South Dakota Carhartt Cap
  • 200 Points: South Dakota T-Shirt or Big Frig Rambler
  • 350 Points: ENO Hammock or South Dakota Osprey Backpack

Prizes are available while supplies last. Current South Dakota Passport points expire annually on April 1.

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How it works

Select "Add To Cart" to sign up for the passport.
Click the "Learn More" button to see a map and list of included stops.


The Boundless Black Hills


With each passport, visitors and locals can check in to designated locations to unlock a broad range of prizes based on the number of locations visited. The program delivery is seamless, with no app download needed. Instead, the pass is easily accessed through Participant location redemption is followed through GPS-based tracking, with point accumulation and redemption tracked through the South Dakota Passport. Prizes are then shipped directly to participants.

See the following questions and answers for more information about the South Dakota Passports:


How do I add my passport to my mobile device's home screen?


How do I add my passport to my desktop?


Who do I contact if I'm having trouble with my passport?


Is there a separate sign up for each passport, or are the passports interconnected?


Are visitors limited to participating in only one passport?


How do people get their prizes?


Do the points expire?


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