Learn all about snakes, crocodiles, birds and other amazing animals at world-famous Reptile Gardens. Located directly across the highway from Happy Holiday RV Resort, see the famous three-level Sky Dome, one of the most iconic buildings in South Dakota. Step into the Safari Room, a veritable jungle filled with beautiful orchids, bromeliads, caladiums, and other tropical plants from all around the globe. The Sky Dome is home to the largest collection of reptiles in the world, and is a favorite attraction for our guests!
Covering over 250 acres, Bear Country U.S.A. offers intimate views of many North American mammals. Take a leisurely three-mile drive through several enclosures and observe black bears, elk, reindeer, deer, cougars, bobcats, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, buffalo and more.
Fort Hays is the site of the Oscar award winning movie set, Dances with Wolves. Enjoy a Cowboy “All You Can Eat” Pancake breakfast, then tour the set with many other turn-of-the century workshops and a gift shop. Complete your day with an original Chuckwagon Supper followed by the Cowboy Music Variety Show, the most popular dinner theater entertainment in the Black Hills of South Dakota!
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Black Hills golf courses twist deep into pine forests, cross rushing trout streams and open up to distractingly spectacular mountain vistas. Many Black Hills golf courses have been listed by Golf Digest among the top courses in America.
The Black Hills offers a variety of paved bicycle paths and quiet, scenic roadways. The George S. Mickelson Trail, formerly a railroad right-of-way, features over 100 converted railroad bridges and four tunnels that were blasted through solid rock in the late 1800s.
From pine-studded mountains to wide-open plains; easy strolls to rugged adventures – you can enjoy over 450 miles of beautiful trails.
The pursuit of trout is a year-round sport. We also have walleyes, northern pike, bluegills and crappies.