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South Dakota 2019

Western South Dakota: Black Hills and vicinity

Saturday, August 17 through Sunday, August 25

We drove from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Rapid City, South Dakota, via western Nebraska, to visit the attractions both along the way, and near the destination. Among the highlights: World's largest ball of twine (Cawker City, Kansas), Courthouse/Jail/Chimney Rocks (western Nebraska), Scotts Bluff (Scottsbluff, Nebraska), Carhenge (Alliance, Nebraska), Devil's Tower (near Sundance, Wyoming), Black Hills (western South Dakota), Custer State Park (western South Dakota), Wonderland Cave (in Black Hills), Badlands National Park (western South Dakota), and the western south Dakota Minuteman Missile silos. This was our first visit to this part of South Dakota since 50 years ago!

I tracked the trip with a Bad Elf GPS Pro+ GPSr (GPS receiver). The problem:

NOTE: the downloadable GPX tracks are the full GPX files, while those shown on the provided "view map" links are simplified (with minimal effect on geographic accuracy) for much faster viewing.

Original GPX tracks are unedited, except as noted.

Businesses are named below for reference only. No endorsement should be inferred. If you wish to see my opinion of the places mentioned, see TripAdvisor (for those that I have actually rated).

Topographic maps (1:24,000) are available via the "Topo" links.


Saturday, August 17

Sunday, August 18

Monday, August 19

Tuesday, August 20

Wednesday, August 21

Thursday, August 22

Friday, August 23

Saturday, August 24

Sunday, August 25

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