Best of the Black Hills, South Dakota

Come see the best of the Black Hills, South Dakota in my new mini travel guide video showcasing my favorite “must-see” destinations in the region. From national parks to wildlife encounters, from refreshing dips in jaw-dropping lakes to scenic drives through canyons – South Dakota’s Black Hills is one of my favorite places to explore in the U.S. Find out why!

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  • Badlands National Park
  • Sylvan Lake
  • Needles Highway
  • Mt. Coolidge
  • Black Elk Peak
  • Wind Cave National Park
  • Spearfish Canyon
  • Deadwood
  • Wildlife Loop in Custer State Park
<strong>Author:</strong>ย Mindy Michaels,ย <a href=
Author:ย Mindy Michaels,ย mindyonthemove.com

Mainย Photographer:ย Doug MichaelsMy name is Mindy Rose Michaels and I am an avid adventurer and traveler. ย I โ€œwork to travelโ€ (as I like to say) and thus, live a very unconventional life. My husband, Doug, and I are freelancers in the film industry and work on various reality/doc tv shows for a multitude of networks, such as: Travel Channel, Animal Planet, NBC, Discovery, A&E, Starz, HGTV etc. ย Our work keeps us constantly moving and constantly on our toes AND, when weโ€™re not working, you best believe weโ€™re still on the move. Always. Because we love to travel as often and as far as possible.
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The abounding beauty in the American west is quite staggering. ย Everywhere you drive, youโ€™re inundated with a jaw-dropping, breath-taking scene. ย With all the allure, itโ€™s difficult to choose what to explore and what to forgo. ย Iโ€™m a huge advocate of โ€œseeing it allโ€. ย However, rarely is that feasible. ย Thus, Iโ€™ve created a list of what I believe to be the 22 most surreal and must-see destinations in the U.S. West (excluding the PNW because that is a list all on its own). ย Read my full guide, “The 22 Most Surreal Destinations in the U.S. West” below.

Among my travels, I constantly seek out the best destinations and national parks for spotting wildlife. After exploring this country countless times, Iโ€™ve discovered a few national parks that (more or less) guarantee its visitors some unbelievable wildlife sightings. With that said, Iโ€™d love to share these places with you in hopes that you, too, can marvel at their awe-inducing beauty โ€“ forming everlasting bonds with these wild creatures and their land. Read my full post, “Best National Parks for Spotting Wildlife” below.

Badlands National Park in South Dakota holds a very special place in my heart โ€“ it was the first National Park that I ever visited AND it was my first trip โ€œout westโ€. ย Iโ€™ve now been there multiple times and have LOVED every second of every day Iโ€™ve spent there. ย I think it is a highly underrated natural beauty in the U.S. and I feel everyone should start planning a trip there ASAP! ย SO many people make the drive to see Mount Rushmore, which is only about an hour and a half away from Badlands National Parkโ€ฆyet, they skip over Badlands!??! HOWWWW? ย I do not understand this in the slightest. ย PLEASE, do not make this mistake yourself. ย If anything, choose Badlands National Park OVER Mount Rushmore (if you canโ€™t do both) โ€“ you wonโ€™t regret it! Check out my full post, “10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Badlands National Park” below.


Thank you so much for tuning in to my video guide. If you have any further questions regarding the Black Hills of South Dakota, feel free to leave them below in the comments and/or reach out to me via my contact page.

As always…

Happy travels,

Mindy

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