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Old May 31, 06, 11:40 pm   #1
 
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Question south dakota, mt rushmore, 4th of july etc

am thinking about a driving trip to south dakota including mount rushmore and especially to be at the monument on the 4th of july.

do they put on a very nice fireworks display for the 4th?

was also planning to visit other sites while there, such as the crazyhorse monument, the badlands, and any other interesting targets of opportunity

wall drug?
corn palace?
various cowboy/indian/old west type locations or activities?
lakes or other swimmable areas - natural springs?

basic idea is family fun type stuff for boys under 10 years of age and their adult companions

nice to see that there are hilton properties in rapid city, mitchell and sioux falls. may want to find nice but affordable accomodations in mitchell or sioux falls so we can conserve hilton points for rapid city - where the hampton inn is a hilton category 2 for points but over $160 a night when staying with dollars.
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Old Jun 1, 06, 3:28 pm   #2
 
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In the unlikely event you didn't find these threads, they may provide some thoughts.

I enjoyed Wind Cave but that could be either a really great or really bad experience for kids that age, depending on how they handle such enclosed spaces. The Custer State Park with the (wild) "begging" burros might be interesting. Rushmore and Crazy Horse together require much less than a full day, even with time to walk around each.

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rushmore fireworks on the 3rd were a long wait for us, but worth the effort. very nice fireworks and at an amazing venue.

since then we've seen
- the badlands
- bear country
- devil's tower (in wyoming)
- evans plunge (naturally warm spring water swimming/water park)
- black hills in general including spearfish canyon
- dinosaur museum in hill city
- alpine slide in keystone
- crazy horse from the road (they wanted $20 to go in, doesn't seem like a good value for a not-even-close-to-finished work that glorifies a guy I'm not so sure needs to be glorified)
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Gourmet magazine listed the restaurant Bob's Carry Out & Delivery as a good breakfast, lunch, dinner spot with big burgers and broasted chicken. Located at 1312 W 12th St in Sioux Falls, phone 605-336-7260
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Gourmet magazine listed the restaurant Bob's Carry Out & Delivery as a good breakfast, lunch, dinner spot with big burgers and broasted chicken. Located at 1312 W 12th St in Sioux Falls, phone 605-336-7260
Sioux Falls is quite a ways away from Mt. Rushmore - definitely, spend time in and around the Black Hills - there's nothing East River that competes with them.

In Rapid City (where my family relocated to in 2001) there's an incredible restaurant called The Corn Exchange. Uses a lot of local ingredients, you can read its reviews from Gourmet Magazine through its website.

This is probably the best restaurant in all of South Dakota.
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