Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions
Highland Meadows Resort is walking distance to the Evans Plunge Mineral Springs, and an idyllic basecamp to explore the top activities and attractions in the Black Hills of South Dakota - incredible natural wonders, world-famous tourist sites, miles of secluded wilderness, iconic festivals and fun for the whole family.
Start planning your vacation to Hot Springs and the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota with Highland Meadows Resort today!
The Black Hills of South Dakota are home to incredible and surreal natural wonders, all a short drive from Highland Meadows Resort in Hot Springs. From the iconic Mount Rushmore to wild mustang sanctuaries, your bucket-list adventures in the Black Hills begin here.
Natural Hot Springs
Hot Springs, SD is known for it`s sacred natural hot springs discovered during the Black Hills gold rush in the late 1870s. Today, visitors can still soak in the spring-fed mineral waters nearby.
Social distancing is easy in Hot Springs. Escape on miles of hiking & biking trails, play in natural swimming holes and water falls, kayak and fish the lakes, or come in the snowy season for winter activities in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Fun Family Activities
We`re a family-friendly resort and there`s plenty of fun things to do in the Black Hills for kids of all ages. From free activities in the great outdoors - to paid attractions for interactive, educational, engaging and thrilling adventures for even the tiniest tots.
Historical Sites & Museums
The top attractions in Hot Springs include active paleontological sites and museums, historic hot springs & mineral baths, and one of the most complex caves in the world. History buffs can also take a walking tour of historic Hot Springs, and tour local museums exhibiting the history of Fall River County, ancient Ice Age fossils and the largest Tylosaurus in South Dakota.
Local Shopping in Hot Springs
You`ll find all your groceries, fresh farm produce for home-cooked meals and vacation essentials in downtown Hot Springs - as well as unique souvenirs, gifts and collectibles to take home in memory of your vacation in the Black Hills.
Restaurants & Nightlife
From unique dining experiences at a historic hot springs to family-friendly restaurants and fast food for the whole crew, you`ll find a great selection of restaurants for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a quick coffee and treat on the go.
Black Hills Events & Festivals
Stay up to date with local happenings, events and festivals in the Black Hills of South Dakota! From iconic hot air balloon festivals and local markets to world-class live events at the Monument, your Black Hills base camp at Highland Meadows Resort is nearby.