Local Area Attractions
The Mammoth Site
The Mammoth site is one of the world's greatest fossil treasures. On-going paleontology dig that has been seen on "Raising the Mammoth" on the Discovery Channel. www.mammothsite.com
Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary
View wild mustangs, ancient indian petroglphs and the "Crazy Horse" movie set on a guided tour. www.wildmustangs.com
Evan's Plunge offers fun for everyone in the family. Large swimming pool and slides are filled with natural warm spring water. Show your receipt from the Hot Springs KOA and get 25% off your admission to Evans Plunge.
Pioneer Historical Museum
The Pioneer Historical Museum is house in an 1893 school building and offers exceptional artifacts and memorabilia documenting the history of th Southern Black Hills area and the community of Hot Springs. pioneer-museum.com
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Seasonal Volksmarch Trail
Custer State Park
This is a Volksmarch event which evolved from public races in southern Germany that still take place today. Custer State Park continues this European tradition each year. Participants walk (on their own) 6.2 miles through various park habitats. Trail begins at the parking area of the east end of the French Creek Natural Area. Walk box and check-in at the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center. Info: 605-255-4464.
Mickelson Trail Trek
Begins in Custer
Special run along the Mickelson Trail.
Wine Express into the West
222 Railroad Avenue
The Wine Express into the West is your chance to enjoy a memorable ride on the 1880 train. The Wine Express into th West features a gourmet lunch box with each item paired with a Prairie Berry wine and a scenic train ride through the Black Hills. Ticket prices include food, wine, the train ride, a keep-sake wine glass and fun old-west style entertainment.
The 49th Annual Buffalo Roundup
Custer State Park
Feel the thunder and join the herd at the 49th Annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup. Watch cowboys and cowgirls as they roundup and drive the herd of approximately 1,300 buffalo (number of animals vary depending on rangeland conditions).The actual Buffalo Roundup will begin at 9:30 a.m. Guests must stay in the viewing areas until the herd is safely in the corrals, generally around noon. Parking lots open at 6:15 a.m. and close at 9 a.m. Handicap parking is provided in all areas, otherwise personal vehicles are not allowed at the corrals.
What to bring: Folding chairs, cameras, binoculars, layered clothing, rain gear and sun screen.
Badger Clark Cowboy Music, Stories & Roundup
Celebrate the life, works and spirit of South Dakota's poet laureate at the Badger Clark Poetry & Music Gathering. It's not just for cowboys, it's for anyone who loves the Black Hills the way Badger Clark did! Make sure to make this apart of your Buffalo Roundup trip. Friday evening kicks things off with a social hour, buffet and Bunk House Tales open mic featuring some of our guest performers.
Saturday's morning activities begin at 10:00 AM with a round-table workshop given by Slim McNaught & Robert Dennis.
Return to the Mueller Center for the afternoon open session form 2 - 4 PM. This is for anyone who would like to share their poems or songs.
The evening performance will begin at 7 PM at the Mueller Center with a lineup of entertainment.