Leaving tomorrow. Going to spend a day in Badlands National Park, and then the next 2 days in Mt Rushmore area. Other than Deadwood, is there any other "must see" items in that general area? Wall Drug? Devil's Tower?
been quite a few years since I was there - I believe my favorite thing was driving this road called the Iron Mountain road. really fun on a motorcycle. Maybe not so much in a minivan. There is another road that I can't recall the name of that was fun as well. I'm sure when you get there you will see something about it. lots of twists and turns and going though cut tunnels and some rock formations.
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy - Swift
When we were that way we did Mr Rushmore first and then the Badlands as it was getting dark. Big mistake. Make sure you have time to really check out the Badlands, the place is amazing. Mr Rushmore is cool too, but it looks bigger on tv. If I could do it again I'd view Rushmore from a spot outside that National Park itself. Seeing it get closer as you drive is exciting then you get there and there it is and you take some pictures and that's kind of it. I went 17 years ago and they were doing some upkeep, so there might be more too it. I'd love to travel like that again someday. Enjoy your trip.
I clicked on the link and it looks like SI took the article down. All his other articles in his archive are there, but that one has been removed... Looks like he struck a nerve, according to his follow up article. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.