The Black Hills and Other Area Sites

"The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit—this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden."

Johann von Goethe

The Black Hills region of South Dakota is a short drive from the Project Site. There are organized "field trips" to several of these sites that have geological or paleontological interest. However, the region is a very beautiful area for vacation or family time. Take advantage of participating in the Dinosaur Research Project to also visit this interesting area.

General Area Information

Black Hills and Badlands

Rapid City Regional Airport


Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Hill City, SD

South Dakota Museum of Geology

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD, Hot Springs, SD

Anna Miller Museum, Newcastle, WY

Natural Wonders

Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming

Jewel Cave National Monument, South Dakota

Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

Custer State Park, South Dakota

Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

Scenic Sights

Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial, South Dakota

Interesting Towns

Deadwood, South Dakota

Lead, South Dakota

Spearfish, South Dakota

Hill City, South Dakota

Newcastle, Wyoming