The Heart of the Black Hills Hilly City is full of beautiful landscapes, interesting history and culture. It's the second oldest town in the Black Hills and is well located for exploring Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, and Custer State Park. Downtown Hilly City has stores, antiques and art galleries plus restaurants and wineries. There's a busy and vibrant scene here all year round.
Cultural attractions in town include The Museum at Black Hills Institute (for fossils and dinosaurs), the Conservation Civilian Corp Museum, and the South Dakota State Railroad Museum.
You can get a taste of the 1880s on a steam train ride that runs between Hill City and Keystone South Dakota in the scenic Black Hills.There is a tour and the whole ride takes about two hours.
Head off to explore Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument and Custer State Park all easily accessed from Hill City. You'll also discover lakes nearby (ice fishing is popular at Pactola and Sheridan Lake) plus trails for hiking, biking and running, snowmobiling in winter, horseback riding, rock climbing, golf and fishing.
With local wineries you can also plan tasting tours or make sure you are in town for one of the fun events such as the Wine Brew BBQ.
It's great here in summer, but fall also sees dry clear weather, perfect for visiting Mount Rushmore and getting the most out of the scenery.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Hill City. The warmest months in Hill City are July and April, when temperatures reach 90 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to -17 ˚F. The wettest month in Hill City is May with 5.54 inches of rain, while the driest month is January with 0.32 inches of rain.
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Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Hill City can pick from 67 places to stay that include WiFi. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 4 accommodations that have gym facilities. If you are driving to Hill City, you'll want to pick from 101 places to stay that provide parking. We track 27 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a cat, dog or some other animal can stay in one of 42 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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