Sunday, June 7, 2015

Dakota Highlights

The Dakotas offer a lot interesting things to do in addition to the national parks.

Of course, almost everyone has heard of the iconic Mt. Rushmore National Monument.

But have you heard of the Crazy Horse Memorial?
Its also a carving on a mountain, not far from Mt. Rushmore.
Its dedicated to the native Americans and has been undergoing
 construction for over 50 years.
It is the largest mountain carving progress.

 You can also visit the Mammoth Site, 
an excavation site of 58 ancient Columbian & Wooly Mammoths.

The fossils of the mammoths remain in the ground where they were discovered,
at the site of an ancient sinkhole.
The entire site is enclosed in a huge building, making it a good rainy day attraction.

 You can drive up beautiful Spearfish Canyon and see Bridal Veil Falls.

or get out and hike to Roughlock Falls.

 Take a ride on the 1880's steam train from Custer to Hill City.

Drive to Deadwood to see Buffalo Bill's grave.
 You just might see an old west shoot out re-enacted on Main Street.

 Or catch Calamity Jane walking through town.

 And lastly, be sure to see the Medora Musical in the Burning Hills Amphitheature
in North Dakota, near Roosevelt National Park.

  Its a rousing patriotic musical with a western slant, making you proud to be an American!
 And it even has horses on stage!
As you can see, there's lots to do in the Dakotas!

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